Several local students received degrees from the University of Illinois Springfield, including:
- Kenneth James Brokop, of Bourbonnais, business administration
- Vini Rajivkumar Gandhi, of Bourbonnais, biology
- Kyrianna Gabriella Johnston, of Bradley, psychology
- Kenady Pauline Clayburn, of Coal City, exercise science
- Gina Carol Zunke, of Kankakee, liberal studies
- Matthew Luke Fitton, of Paxton, communications
- Sarah Neill, of Kankakee, master's degree in human services.