University of Illinois system trustees endorse U of I President Timothy Killeen's plan to boost enrollment at the university system's three campuses in Champaign-Urbana, Chicago and Springfield by 15 percent over the next five years. . Killeen says the effort will expand academic programs and opportunities for Illinois students in a bid to ward off efforts by out of state schools to lure incoming Illinois college students. Out-of-state schools have been offering discounted costs to Illinois students. University of Illinois at Springfield Chancellor Susan Koch is thriled with the effort.
Meanwhile, the University of Illinois trustees have decided for a third-straight year not to raise tuition rates next fall for in-state freshmen.