| 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...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 1:36 PM
Quiltavia Patterson was an aspiring rapper who left Chicago months ago to get her twin toddlers out of harm's way.
Jermaine Carter was "the cool guy" in the West Pullman neighborhood who did tattoos. He also preached to his children daily about staying...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 11:16 AM
The University of Illinois’ initial free online courses attracted about 14,000 enrollments on the first day of registration, according to the company partnering with the university on the project.
“Overnight, we have (thousands of) students...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 3:50 AM
AURORA, Colo. -- Prosecutors in the Colorado movie theater shooting on Thursday abruptly dropped their effort to gain access to a notebook written by suspect James Holmes, who appeared in court looking engaged and without the orange hair he had in...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 11:48 AM
A 17-year-old kayaker who held a man's head above water in the Chicago River until rescuers arrived this spring was honored today by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District for his heroic actions.
Emmanuel Gonzalez was kayaking for the first time on...
| 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,...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 11:25 AM
Jennifer grew up in Sullivan, Illinois where she was active in cheerleading, show choir and cross country. Jennifer went to Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois where she majored in Communication Studies and minored in Meteorological...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 5:34 PM
The Supreme Court's decision Monday means that, at least for now, Illinois colleges and universities that consider an applicant's race among other factors can continue to do so.
A decision to ban or limit the use of race in admissions decisions would...
| May 29, 2013
| 9:42 AM
University of Illinois trustees this morning approved a student health insurance plan for the Chicago campus that for the first time covers gender reassignment surgery, a move that about three dozen other colleges have taken in recent years.
| Feb 25, 2013
| 5:49 AM
SPRINGFIELD — As the Obama administration comes under fire for its use of unmanned drones in foreign lands, a state senator is pressing to have Illinois join the national debate on whether states should regulate drones to ensure the high-tech...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Carl Sandburg High School officials are mourning the loss of the high school's athletic director who was found dead Sunday afternoon after a single-vehicle accident in Carroll County.
Bruce Scheidegger, 54, had been reported missing at 11:07 p.m....