| Apr 28, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Nine students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus have been clinically diagnosed with the mumps since returning from spring break, officials said.
Dr. Robert Palinkas, director of the U. of I. McKinley Health Center, said the...
| May 1, 2014
| 2:55 PM
Half of Illinois residents would move to another state if they could — the highest percentage for any state, according to a poll released by Gallup this week. Nearly half of those polled in Connecticut and Maryland said they would move.
| Mar 6, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The 16th annual Roger Ebert Film Festival will screen Oliver Stone's "Born on the Fourth of July," Steve James' Ebert doc "Life Itself" and "Young Adult," starring Charlize Theron and Patton Oswalt.
The event, better known as Ebertfest, will take place...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 12:27 PM
University of Illinois trustees today approved a student health insurance plan for the Urbana-Champaign campus that will for the first time cover gender reassignment surgery, a benefit they approved for the Chicago campus last year.
| Mar 19, 2014
| 11:12 AM
As faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago consider another strike later this semester, school officials said they are unable to meet the faculty’s demands because of uncertainty in state funding.
UIC Provost Lon Kaufman said it would...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 7:39 AM
Hyunhwa Thomas Yu and Yuko Naululani Yu hail from different countries in Asia, but the world of ballroom dance brought them together in America.
About six years ago, while each was seeking a dance partner, the two discovered one another and quickly...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 1:52 PM
SPRINGFIELD--Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan advanced his proposal to make people who make more than $1 million a year pay a higher income tax Thursday, but a separate measure calling for a broader graduated income tax in Illinois failed in the...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 10:28 AM
David Guerrero was on his way to a dorm restroom to brush his teeth Monday morning when he heard someone yell that another University of Illinois at Chicago student was being sexually assaulted in the women’s shower.
“I opened the bathroom...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 12:55 PM
University of Illinois at Chicago’s faculty union on Thursday announced another strike date for later this month, an indefinite walkout that would disrupt classes near the end of the semester.
The strike would begin April 23 if a contract is...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Film critic Roger Ebert might be gone, but his fame lives on in a life-sized bronze statue of him.
The statue was unveiled Thursday at the 16th annual Ebertfest outside the Virginia Theatre in Champaign, Ill., next to the film critic's hometown of...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 8:45 AM
Decades of efforts to curb air pollution have cut lung-damaging smog to levels far below the hazy days of the 1970s and '80s in Chicago and most other big urban areas.
New cars emit dramatically less pollution than older models, gasoline and diesel...