| Jan 13, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Incoming freshmen at the University of Illinois’ three campuses will pay between $22,661 and $25,708 in annual base tuition, fees and room and board under a proposal being considered by the university’s Board of Trustees.
| Nov 18, 2013
| 7:26 PM
The scale of Sunday's deadly storms became clearer today: Six people dead in Illinois, hundreds of homes flattened and splintered, more than 80 tornadoes reported through the Midwest, 358 reports of damaging winds, 40 reports of large hail.
| Jan 30, 2014
| 11:37 AM
A Forest Park man shot an Austin man to death after having a dispute last month over drugs a relative of the Austin man had taken, prosecutors said said.
James Wilson, 30, appeared in Cook County bond court on Thursday in the fatal shooting of Barnett...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:48 PM
Chief Illiniwek danced his official last dance at the University of Illinois on Feb. 21, 2007.
But that hasn't stopped U. of I. alumni and other Chief supporters from working to keep the controversial mascot around, leading the state's flagship public...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Dorothy Beksinski Higdon, a homemaker and former secretary once active in scouting, died of heart disease Friday at her Mays Chapel home. She was 89.
Born Dorothy Beksinski in Baltimore and raised in Fells Point, she was the daughter of Walter and...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:00 PM
Almost two weeks after Andrew O'Connell was badly beaten on the Near West Side, his family is waiting for him to recover and looking to find out what happened that night.
Police have no suspects in custody and limited information on what happened about...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 11:30 AM
The woman who was stabbed to death Friday at her Urbana apartment has been identified as a 25-year-old University of Illinois student from China, officials say.
The Champaign County Coroner identified the woman in a release as Mengchen Huang, of the ...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
As the city navigates a bankruptcy filing, workers and retirees worry about "significant cuts" in pension benefits called for by the city's emergency manager, who cites a $3.5 billion funding shortfall, and about the likely restructuring of retirement...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 12:15 PM
It’s July 26 in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, and Nate Prescott and Mark Jirik have a lot of work ahead of them. They’re nearly 4,000 miles from home—but a staggering 15,000 miles from their final destination, in Ushuaia, Argentina. On four...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:50 AM
As a girl growing up in Bridgeport, Mimi Liu played the piano so beautifully that a neighbor remembers stopping whatever she was doing to listen.
"She'd start playing the piano, and I could hear the scales," Becky Sipple said, holding back tears. "It...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Strappy sandals, sneakers and combat boots. The most popular women's shoes that college students are packing for school this fall are remarkably consistent across the country.
"In California, you can wear sandals almost year round," says Robin Xu, who...