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  • 1.7 percent tuition increase proposed for U of I

    1.7 percent tuition increase proposed for U of I
    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. The proposal...
  • Deadly storms spawn more than 80 reports of tornadoes in Midwest

    Deadly storms spawn more than 80 reports of tornadoes in Midwest
    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. Since 1986,...
  • Forest Park man charged in West Side slaying

    Forest Park man charged in West Side slaying
    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...
  • U. of I. works out deal on use of Chief Illiniwek

    U. of I. works out deal on use of Chief Illiniwek
    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...
  • Dorothy Higdon, of Mays Chapel, secretary and scout volunteer

    Dorothy Higdon, of Mays Chapel, secretary and scout volunteer
    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...
  • Family seeks answers about badly beaten man

    Family seeks answers about badly beaten man
    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...
  • Stabbing victim identified as U. of I. student from China

    Stabbing victim identified as U. of I. student from China
    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 ...
  • Retirement: Detroit's lesson for public pensions

    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...
  • Pedal power: Cyclists travel 15,000 miles for a good cause

    Pedal power: Cyclists travel 15,000 miles for a good cause
    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...
  • University of Illinois student killed by truck remembered as 'amazing young lady'

    University of Illinois student killed by truck remembered as 'amazing young lady'
    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...
  • Women's shoes for the college scene

    Women's shoes for the college scene
    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...