University of Illinois

Grant from IL DNR
8:16 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Researcher Looks at Whitenose Syndrome in Western IL

Lisa Powers examining a captured bat during her white-nose syndrome research.
Credit Lis Powers

Whitenose syndrome has devastated bat populations across the country. Now a researcher is hoping to answer some lingering questions about the disease by looking at bats in Western Illinois.

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Facility in Urbana Remains Open
7:23 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Police Training Institute Still Possible for Macomb

The head of a state panel on police officer training now says facilities in Macomb and Urbana can co-exist. 

It appeared the facility at the University of Illinois was about to close this summer. But the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board said Monday July 9 that it has come to an agreement with the U of I to keep that facility’s doors open.

Executive Director Kevin McClain said U of I President Robert Easter initiated talks with members of the board to explain the role of its Police Training Institute, repairing a relationship he described as "dormant."

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