You may remember earlier this year, two trustees voted against Football Coach Tim Beckman's contract. They said the university didn't try hard enough to find a minority coach. That's not the case this time, the board of trustees met in Chicago Thursday. They ok'ed a $1.3 million contract for Groce and a $330,000 contract for Bollant.
U of I is also going forward with a new addition to the Chem Annex Building at the board meeting - that is expected to cost around $23 million.