| 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...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:55 PM
University of Illinois President Robert Easter will receive a $90,000 bonus payment for his performance during the past year, bringing his total compensation this year to $552,375.
University of Illinois President Robert Easter will receive a $90,000...
| Jan 27, 2013
Amy Thomas Elder lives and breathes education. Has been doing so for most of her 49 years.
Her parents were teachers. Dad taught history; mom was a math instructor. Her kindergarten was held in an antique house at Greenfield Village next to the Henry...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:33 AM
A Downstate Illinois GOP county chairman resigned Thursday after likening former Miss America Erika Harold, who's challenging a sitting Republican congressman in next year’s primary election, to a "street walker" whose "pimps" were Democrats and...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 2:11 PM
Here's a look at major schools that offer Master of Business Administration programs in the Chicago area. Many schools give students a choice of part-time (including evening and weekend options), flexible, full-time, accelerated, dual-degree,...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 12:50 PM
When the great English poet Philip Larkin worked at the University of Hull, he liked to say that the need to change trains in Doncaster meant most journalists, academics and other London irritants didn't bother to harass him.
The American writer David...
| Aug 12, 2012
Endurance and enviable upper body strength seem like commendable, necessary even, traits in a fitness instructor.
Joan Creviston would throw empathy in there too.
"I understand everybody has their own challenges in life," says the 48-year-old Creviston,...