| Feb 4, 2012
Patricia A. Disney
Philanthropist, ex-wife of Walt Disney's nephew Roy
Patricia A. Disney, 77, who grew up as a neighbor of Roy E. Disney in Toluca Lake and was married to him for more than 50 years, died Friday of Alzheimer's disease, her family...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 2:57 PM
University of Illinois freshmen will pay more than $24,000 this fall for tuition, fees and housing, an amount board members approved today as one trustee urged the group to “keep tuition in check.”
New students at the Urbana-Champaign...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 1:20 PM
***update to show date***
The Tenors Show is tomorrow, January 18th!
Tenors Un Limited
An evening with The Rat Pack of Opera - Tenors Un Limited - with special guests Fiveplay
Tomorrow January 18th
Wentz Concert Hall (at North Central...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 5:57 PM
Becoming more conscientious could be your ticket to better health and longer life.
Our weight, our genes, our diet, whether we exercise or smoke (or used to)‚ we accept that these are all part of the complicated mix that determines how healthy we...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 1:48 PM
The last time filmmaker Jason Reitman came through town we got into a conversation about unlikable characters. He knows something about unlikable characters: "My first movie was about the head lobbyist for Big Tobacco ('Thank You for Smoking'), my...
| 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 13, 2012
The University of Illinois handed out a $4.6 million contract to an architectural firm partially owned by the husband of a key administrator who oversees the planning of campus construction projects.
The school initially did so without asking for the...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 9:45 PM
The heat backs up across the country, causing drought, wildfires, a mega-storm on the East Coast. More than 4,000 "hottest day" records have been shattered in the U.S. in the past month.
"The ecological ego matures," Theodore Roszak wrote 20 years ago in...
| 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...