| Jun 24, 2013
| 5:34 PM
The Supreme Court's decision Monday means that, at least for now, Illinois colleges and universities that consider an applicant's race among other factors can continue to do so.
A decision to ban or limit the use of race in admissions decisions would...
| May 29, 2013
| 9:42 AM
University of Illinois trustees this morning approved a student health insurance plan for the Chicago campus that for the first time covers gender reassignment surgery, a move that about three dozen other colleges have taken in recent years.
| Feb 25, 2013
| 5:49 AM
SPRINGFIELD — As the Obama administration comes under fire for its use of unmanned drones in foreign lands, a state senator is pressing to have Illinois join the national debate on whether states should regulate drones to ensure the high-tech...
| Jan 27, 2013
Amy Thomas Elder lives and breathes education. Has been doing so for most of her 49 years.
Her parents were teachers. Dad taught history; mom was a math instructor. Her kindergarten was held in an antique house at Greenfield Village next to the Henry...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Dr. William J. Weiner, a professor and chairman of the department of neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine who was nationally known for his work with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, died Dec. 29 of multiple myeloma...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 11:36 AM
A Woodridge man is scheduled to stand trial next month on charges that he allegedly beat his father to death with a weed trimmer.
DuPage County Judge Robert Kleeman on Thursday set Jan. 14 as the trial date for Yashesh Desai, 22, charged with the August...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 2:26 PM
Still haven't selected your tree for the holidays? Prefer to wait and display your tree closer to Christmas? Then you should consider a live Christmas tree, suggests the International Society of Arboriculture in a news release.
Live Christmas trees...
| May 24, 2013
| 9:35 AM
CHAMPAIGN -- Richard Linklater's sneakers squish-squish-
squished against the wet tiles. We were walking the perimeter of the Illini Union, on the campus of theUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign. It was a stormy night in April, and students...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 4:51 AM
South Side rapper Lil Reese was caught sleeping in a car early Sunday and arrested on a warrant.
The arrest warrant was issued Thursday in Champaign County for Lil Reese, 20, whose birth name is Tavares Taylor.
He was arrested about 4 a.m. Sunday in...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 4:07 PM
South Side rapper Lil Reese's Sunday arrest on a felony warrant is tied to a 2012 videotaped incident in which he purportedly beat and stomped a woman in her Champaign home, police said Monday.
Video of the attack went viral late last year, with...
| May 1, 2013
| 5:45 PM
Virginia received plenty of berths in the NCAA individual tournament, which will start in Champaign, Ill., in May after the team event has concluded.
The Cavaliers' big-hitting Alex Domijan earned the No. 2 seed in the field of 64, while...