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.