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  • U. of I. legal bills rise in admissions probes

    The University of Illinois admissions scandal has cost the school about $440,000 in legal fees so far and has made it the target of a state inspector general's investigation, newly released documents show. The bulk of the legal costs, about $392,000,...
  • Book review: 'William Golding: The Man Who Wrote "Lord of the Flies" '

    Book review: 'William Golding: The Man Who Wrote "Lord of the Flies" '
    William Golding The Man Who Wrote 'Lord of the Flies': A Life John Carey Free Press: 574 pp., $32.50 William Golding, the writer, has been a subject for study: reviews and critical essays, a bibliography and more than 100 books about the books....
  • U. of I. to vote today on 6.9 percent tuition hike

    Tuition to the University of Illinois will increase 6.9 percent for undergraduates this fall if trustees approve the recommendation at their meeting today. New students at the Urbana-Champaign campus would pay $11,104 a year in tuition under the...
  • Attorney general aide: U. of I. flouting law

    Attorney general aide: U. of I. flouting law
    As a student reporter at the Daily Illini newspaper, Jennifer Wheeler tried to use the state's open records law last May to get the results of class evaluations filled out by students. In six weeks, she will graduate from the Urbana-Champaign campus...
  • Backlogs, leniency on new public records law

    Backlogs, leniency on new public records law
    Attorney General Lisa Madigan has used her broad new authority over public records disputes to whittle at Illinois' long-standing culture of secrecy, but lax enforcement and a suffocating backlog of cases have left many citizens waiting in vain for the...
  • Shimmering prose, insinuating insights

    Shimmering prose, insinuating insights
    Among the advantages of the iPad or other e-reader is that no great book need ever again suffer the sad fate of my paperback copy of "Art and Ardor" by Cynthia Ozick. The essay collection was published in 1983, but by the time it came to me, plucked...
  • U. of I. trustees will try to hold increases to inflation

    University of Illinois trustees pledged this afternoon to try and keep tuition increases in line with the inflation rate for the next three years. The policy, approved by the board at its meeting at UIC, cautioned, however, that increases are...
  • Rebooting culture: a heady start to Saturday

     
    On the "Rebooting Culture" panel at the Festival of Books on Saturday, L.A. Times Book Editor David Ulin opened the discussion by recognizing this moment in time as one of intense cultural shifts, affecting readers, writers and narrative itself. The......
  • English pubs in literature -- can America compete?

     
    British author Richard Francis is a novelist and a scholar -- this fall, Yale University press will publish his book "Fruitlands: The Alcott Family, the Englishmen, and Utopia" about the Transcendentalists, particularly Bronson Alcott (father of Louisa...
  • February mayoral election will see no clowning around

     
    Thank Spanky. When Chicago voters go to the polls Feb. 22 and receive a ballot with a long list of names of ethnically and ideologically diverse mayoral candidates, they can offer up silent expressions of gratitude to Ray Wardingley (right),......
  • From the archives: Braun's money-related controversies

     
    More background from the Tribune archives on the mayor's race (see, previously, Rahm Emanuel, Freddie Mac and the big bucks years and Chico walks the ethics line) Braun denies wrongdoing in Medicaid flap September 30, 1992 An apologetic yet feisty......