| Mar 19, 2014
| 11:12 AM
As faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago consider another strike later this semester, school officials said they are unable to meet the faculty’s demands because of uncertainty in state funding.
UIC Provost Lon Kaufman said it would...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 7:40 AM
After a near two-year sabbatical, the beloved Alma Mater statue is headed back to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
University officials confirm the 84-year-old landmark will be returning to campus next month after undergoing extensive...
| Mar 18, 2014
In the hush of the college library, MeLissia Caston sat in front of a computer, propped open a textbook and settled into her online class in cultural anthropology.
Margaret Mead's studies in Samoa, cross-cultural research on chores and children's...
| Mar 16, 2014
It was while sitting in a Missouri federal courtroom watching his peace activist wife refusing to pay $424.47 in restitution to reduce an 11-year sentence for damaging a nuclear missile silo that Joe Gump decided that he, too, would take what he liked...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 8:09 AM
The new movie "Divergent" opens on a marsh, wild and untended, its grasses long, wavy and serene. So what follows, considering the relatively benign, "Ferris Bueller"-ed archetype of Chicago on film, might prove unnerving: As the camera pans across...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 12:27 PM
University of Illinois trustees today approved a student health insurance plan for the Urbana-Champaign campus that will for the first time cover gender reassignment surgery, a benefit they approved for the Chicago campus last year.
| Mar 4, 2014
Gordon Delmar Chambliss, an engineer with Shell Oil for 33 years, sat on the board of the Wheaton Mosquito Abatement District and also served with the Wheaton Environmental Improvement Commission.
Mr. Chambliss, 94, died Sunday, Feb. 23, at Central...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 8:45 AM
Decades of efforts to curb air pollution have cut lung-damaging smog to levels far below the hazy days of the 1970s and '80s in Chicago and most other big urban areas.
New cars emit dramatically less pollution than older models, gasoline and diesel...
| Feb 19, 2014
Sportscaster Sarah Kustok was in court Tuesday to support her father as jury selection began in the murder trial of Allan Kustok, who is accused of killing his wife.
Sarah Kustok, formerly a reporter for Comcast SportsNet Chicago and now covering the...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 10:05 AM
Sportscaster Sarah Kustok was in court this morning to support her father, her attorney said, as jury selection began in the murder trial of Allan Kustok, who is accused of killing his wife.
Sarah Kustok, formerly a reporter for Comcast Sports in Chicago...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 7:53 PM
School administrators at Durham Academy in Durham, N.C., got a little old-school in their school-closing announcement this week.
Michael Ulku-Steiner, head of school, and Lee Hark, assistant head of school and upper-school director, threw it down...