| 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....
| Sep 12, 2012
The secret to Dutes Miller and Stan Shellabarger's home is hidden in plain sight. Maybe it's tucked between the layers of blankets the artists have stacked in the closet. Or the restaurant's-worth of dishware filling the cupboards. Perhaps it's writ large...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 12:50 PM
When the great English poet Philip Larkin worked at the University of Hull, he liked to say that the need to change trains in Doncaster meant most journalists, academics and other London irritants didn't bother to harass him.
The American writer David...
| 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...
| 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....
| 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...
| Mar 23, 2012
The poem Joshua Travis read to other teenage alumni of the state's child welfare system described in his own words how his mentally ill mother killed his 3-year-old brother.
Amanda Wallace waved goodbye and hanged him from the transom of their West...