| 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...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 4:19 PM
Illinois Republican governor and U.S. Senate candidates are traveling the state rallying potential voters ahead of Tuesday’s primary election.
Republican Bill Brady urged his supporters on St. Patrick's Day to turn out in force and repeat his 2010...
| Nov 10, 2013
David Foster Wallace was no fan of cities. He used to complain to friends that they left him riled up. Being in New York City, he once wrote to the then-fiction editor of Playboy, Alice Turner, “My whole nervous system seems to be on the outside...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Sixty-two teams showed off what robots made of Legos could do at a state competition held recently at Forest View Educational Center in Arlington Heights.
"We are trying to get the kids interested at a young age," said Dan Green, the executive...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 10:00 PM
An upcoming evening of sampling wines, craft beers and gourmet food will benefit the Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce and a local group building an accessible baseball field.
More than 70 vendors will participate in the 5th annual Brew & Vine Festival 4-...
| Feb 5, 2014
If Kane County voters approve a tax proposal to fund developmental disabilities services next month, county officials, providers and the general public will have to work through a system that exists nowhere else in Illinois.
The county, according to...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 1:18 PM
When Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills opened its new 113,000-square-foot, $35 million Health, Fitness and Recreation Center, 84-year-old Don Aulwurm was waiting at 5:30 a.m. to be the first user.
He and many others followed during the...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 3:09 PM
Legalizing same-sex marriage in Illinois could give Democrats a much-needed boost of enthusiasm headed into next year’s critical elections, though financial woes and high unemployment could mute long-standing traction for the party that rules the...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 9:49 AM
Each year Downers Grove North High School conducts a contest for students to recite the most digits from memory of the never-ending mathematical figure known as pi.
This year on March 14, known as Pi Day, the razor-sharp recall of senior Michael Schirle...