Eastern Illinois University

Hitting coach Kevin Seitzer of the Toronto Blue Jays autographs baseball memorabilia before the start of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park on May 18, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Brandon Wade/Getty Images)

Springfield, Ill. Native Hired As Braves Hitting Coach

Kevin Seitzer served in same capacity for Blue Jays, this season.


Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the New England Patriots passes against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half at Arrowhead Stadium on September 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

EIU Joins Garoppolo Hype With Jersey Offer

It didn’t take long for New England Patriot quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo’s alma mater to take advantage of the buzz around the quarterback’s first NFL appearance.


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Graduation Selfies? Absolutely, Says Ill. School

Some Illinois colleges are asking students to, please, avoid the temptation to take a selfie on graduation day.


Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

Moody’s Downgrades Debt of 7 Illinois Universities

Illinois now has the lowest credit rating of any state in the country, largely because of its unpaid bills and $100 billion in unfunded retirement plans for state employees.


Jay Spoonhour

Jay Spoonhour To Coach At EIU

Son of former St. Louis U. coach Charlie Spoonhour was recently coaching at Moberly Junior College.


Springfield, IL

Ill. University Presidents Plea for More $$$

State university officials have begun their annual trek to Springfield, testifying about what their financial needs.


Eastern Illinois University

EIU Chemistry Lab Vandalism Costs $367,000

The vandalism to the chemistry labs and classrooms happened during Thanksgiving break.



Eastern Illinois Chemistry Labs Vandalized

Vandals damaged thousands of dollars of laboratory equipment and ruined faculty research projects.


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EIU Closes Ahead of Forecast Monster Winter Storm

Schools across central Illinois, from Champaign and Decatur to Peoria and all points in between, closed Tuesday in anticipation of a major winter storm.


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