| Nov 30, 2012
— Take a walk around Lathrop Hall at the University of Missouri, and it won't take long before you meet someone from the Chicago area.
There are the roommates from Barrington and Cary, and, two doors down, freshmen from Lemont and Mount Prospect....
| Dec 2, 2012
Six years ago, when University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign officials announced plans to enroll more undergraduates from outside the state, the public outcry was so intense that the plan was scrapped within a week.
But despite the university's...
| Aug 4, 2013
Doris McKenzie remembers when she first saw the young man who would later become her husband.
It was a case of bemusement at first sight.
It was September 1956 and John McKenzie was fresh out of the Army. While he was in the service, his parents had...
| Apr 13, 2012
Christine O'Reilly has fond memories of her early days with the White Sox. Might not have been too funny then, but she laughs now.
O'Reilly had landed a part-time job at old Comiskey Park through a grammar school friend who was an Andy Frain usher.
| Dec 17, 2011
| 12:01 AM
Jason Leahy hasn't set foot on the Illinois State University campus this school year, doesn't teach classes there and doesn't report to anyone at the school, an hour away from his office.
But through a contract with ISU, he is deemed an "employee" of the...
| Feb 5, 2012
| 10:58 AM
The nightclub stabbing that killed a young Naperville teacher was reportedly touched off by a squabble authorities called so trivial – drinking beer from a wine glass – they could offer no reasonable explanation for the tragic events it...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 11:30 AM
According to those in the know, there are several reasons why students choose to start their education at a community college before transferring to a four-year school.
One important reason is accessibility through an "open door policy," says Chris...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 1:41 PM
Dietitians were once found mainly in hospitals and health care facilities treating patients with diabetes or kidney issues.
While those needs still exist, healthy eating, overcoming the obesity epidemic, quality school lunches and bio-engineered foods...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 3:34 PM
An shooting early Saturday morning near the Illinois State University Campus in Normal left an ISU student wounded.
The unidentified female is being treated at a Twin City Hospital.
ISU President Al Bowman, in an email statement to ISU students, said...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 6:26 PM
A 20-year-old woman supposedly headed to Illinois State University from her Kane County home was last seen at Millennium Park in Chicago but now is reported missing.
Tanner Conroyd left her house on Route 31 in unincorporated Kane County near St. Charles...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 4:39 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than 3 million students will start college this fall. What sage advice would you offer someone stepping onto campus for the first time? Here are recommendations from some former freshmen with valuable experiences to share....