| Mar 23, 2012
| 7:37 PM
Two 19-year-old students from the Chicago area have been found dead in two campus dormitories at Illinois State University, but school officials say no foul play or criminal activity is suspected in either case.
Allison Zak, a sophomore from Schaumburg,...
| Mar 23, 2012
When 3-year-old Joseph Wallace was hanged by his mentally ill mother in April 1993, months after the courts removed him from the loving foster parents who begged to keep him, the case became a catalyst for Illinois to overhaul its troubled child welfare...
| 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 29, 2011
| 7:58 PM
James (Jim) L. Boitnott passed away peacefully in Nashville, Tenn. on Dec. 24, 2011 after a lengthy illness. Jim was born in Toledo, Ohio on Aug. 10, 1946. He was a graduate of Illinois State University and resided in Chicago for most of his career with...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 11:16 AM
Amy Lynne Shelton has a closet full of toys at the Johns Hopkins University cognitive psychology lab: Wooden human figures with movable joints, Lego and model train buildings, toy cameras and wooden triangular blocks — some with eyes, some without....
| Oct 25, 2012
| 2:21 PM
Not everybody is watching football games on Sunday afternoon. Thank goodness that's the case for the classical music series Sundays at Three, which, true to its name, stands a sporting chance of attracting a nonsporting audience for its season-opening...
| 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....
| May 18, 2012
Huma Gruaz picked a precarious time in her personal life to enroll in a Master of Business Administration program.
She had just moved to Chicago from the suburbs. She had to figure out how to navigate life after a divorce. And she had just started her...
| 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....
| Jan 30, 2012
| 4:19 AM
WASHINGTON (AP)— Fuzzy math, Illinois State University’s president called it. “Political theater of the worst sort,” said the University of Washington’s head.
President Barack Obama’s new plan to force colleges and...