| Mar 26, 2013
| 1:22 PM
The combination of opera and mariachi is not as unlikely as one might think. Both art forms, in the view of Lyric Opera General Director Anthony Freud, tell human stories about love and loss, family and country. Beyond that, said Freud, "mariachi is a...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 4:23 PM
A union that represents 775 staff members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign plans to start a three-day strike on Monday.
Members of the Service Employees International Union Local 73, whose duties include food service and custodial work,...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 9:09 AM
Cali Hobgood barely knows what time zone she's in.
She lives in Illinois, but she has spent the past two weeks driving from Naples to Southern California and then to Winter Park. She's exhibiting in this weekend's Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival,...
| Aug 26, 2012
| 3:42 PM
The University of Illinois received nearly 48,000 applicants this year across its three campuses, a number the university says is a record high.
According to the university, 31,454 prospective freshmen applied for the Urbana-Champaign campus’...
| Sep 9, 2011
Michael Stern Hart, a burly rebel whose vision of a literate society led him to pioneer the electronic book decades before the spread of the Internet, has died. He was 64.
The founder of the online library Project Gutenberg, Hart had been in poor...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 7:10 PM
An audacious Internet gambling mogul long sought by authorities has been indicted in Baltimore, capping an investigation that spanned nearly a decade and several countries and comes amid a recent crackdown on the popular poker and gambling sites....
| Jun 18, 2011
| 1:15 AM
When a 19-year-old University of Notre Dame freshman first went to campus police to file a sexual assault report in late November, she did so reluctantly and at her parents' urging.
Authorities complied with her request not to open an investigation, in...
| Feb 25, 2012
| 1:24 PM
Politicians exerted their influence at the University of Illinois to boost admissions prospects for the relatives of lobbyists, fundraisers, a union leader and other connected applicants, a Tribune investigation has found.
The first broad analysis of who...
| 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...
| Apr 2, 2011
As a student reporter at the Daily Illini newspaper, Jennifer Wheeler tried to use the state's open records law last May to get the results of class evaluations filled out by students.
In six weeks, she will graduate from the Urbana-Champaign campus...
| 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...