| Aug 20, 2014
| 12:21 PM
CHAMPAIGN -- Just minutes after coach Tim Beckman announced Wes Lunt as the Illinois starting quarterback, his phone already had several text messages.
Word traveled fast around Champaign and beyond as the successor to Nathan Scheelhaase was named...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 5:05 PM
James E. Moore had a profound impact on the lives of thousands of young men and women as the face of the Evans Scholars Foundation, which has provided tuition and housing to 10,000 golf caddies since 1930.
Those caddies had a lasting impact on him too....
| Aug 13, 2014
| 12:44 PM
Two Brookfield residents have filed a legal complaint against Jimmy John's, accusing the Champaign-based sandwich giant of making them work "off the clock" for no pay.
Karolis Kubelskas, a former delivery driver for a Hillside, Ill., franchise, and...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 8:18 AM
Try to check out a hot new book or movie at your local library, and you're likely to get put on a long waiting list.
Libraries in the Chicago area are trying to change that by offering a new online checkout service. Instead of having a limited number...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 11:56 AM
Troy Brundidge's education as a DJ and beatmaker is an incredibly well-rounded one. Performing live in improvised sets, he pulls samples and sounds from his drum machine, taking his his years of hip-hop knowledge and fandom and propelling them forward...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:59 AM
A Chicagoan studying at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign died in Brazil this week and, in an unrelated incident, a second student went missing over the weekend while swimming off that country’s coast, university officials said...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 2:31 PM
When Maryland men's lacrosse coach John Tillman recently hit the recruiting trail, he wasn't entirely sure how players would react to a Terps program making the leap from the Atlantic Coast Conference to the Big Ten, a move that became official Tuesday....
| Aug 6, 2014
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has a terrific reputation, even if it has suffered some administrative lapses in recent years (not to mention that underachieving football team). But with strong engineering and business programs and a...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:29 PM
Sometimes on summer evenings, Marion Miller likes to sit in her lawn chair and enjoy the air show happening overhead.
With soft and rapid twittering, small smudge-gray birds known as chimney swifts gather at sunset and with amazing precision whip in...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn today formally received the backing of the Illinois Federation of Teachers, which joined the Illinois Education Association in endorsing the Democratic governor over Republican challenger Bruce Rauner.
The IFT’s endorsement was not a...
| Aug 1, 2014
Linda Fotzler bought the Armory House, a private dorm on the University of Illinois campus, in 1973, the year after she graduated.
The students who lived there were predominantly men, and there was quite a bit of partying.
Her current challenge is...