| Aug 23, 2014
Roommates Hexuan Wang and Yiwei Huang spent their first day on the University of Illinois campus running errands just like other freshmen.
The two young men hit Wal-Mart for necessities like hangars, light bulbs and Coca-Cola. They found the bookstore,...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 5:59 PM
Shea Belahi worked in information technology until last year, when she escaped her crowded, windowless office to follow her childhood dream of being a farmer. Now she runs a 1-acre farm in Champaign, but her dream has brought troubles as well as joys....
| Aug 22, 2014
| 2:09 PM
University of Illinois officials on Friday issued two lengthy statements defending their decision to rescind a job offer to a professor who posted controversial tweets regarding Israel’s conflict with Hamas.
Steven Salaita was set to begin an $85,...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 8:24 AM
Who knew that having sex on the beach — or other far-flung tourist destinations — could be so complicated?
Some women who engaged in risky sexual behavior while traveling told a researcher that they felt freed from a sexual double standard...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 3:25 PM
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Friday, Aug. 29
Chicago Public-Inter City 2
Hirsch at Gage Park, 4:15
Kelly at Farragut, 4:15
Kennedy at Bronzeville, 4:15
Mooseheart at Hiawatha, 7
Rockford Christian Life at...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 6:43 PM
After several nights of tense street confrontations, state and federal authorities stepped in Thursday to curb the aggressive tactics of local police against demonstrators protesting the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager.
Missouri Gov. Jay...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 5:20 AM
SAN FRANCISCO For Max Levchin, the once-shy and at times off-putting whiz kid who co-founded PayPal, his early success has become his biggest burden.
The entrepreneur and investor says he will rest only when he has another startup that matches the...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 8:37 AM
The University of Illinois has rescinded the job offer of a professor who wrote controversial social media posts about the war in Gaza, according to documents released by the university Wednesday.
Steven Salaita’s appointment at the U. of I.&...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Say the word "protein" and it conjures up everything from Paleo and Atkins diets for weight loss to soy protein for heart health and whey protein for muscle building. At the other end of the protein spectrum are claims that too much can harm your kidneys,...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 3:32 PM
Arvel Bird calls himself a "Celtic Indian" — he is of Southern Paiute heritage on his mother's side and Scottish on his father's. He plays fiddle and Native American flute in an unusual but highly effective celebration of both cultures that has been...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 12:09 PM
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