| Nov 18, 2013
"If dreams could come true" written by Dennis Holtschneider (Opinion, Apr. 18) explains the struggles of illegal immigrant children who have earned higher education and are unable to use their knowledge to work in America today. Holtschneider explains how...
| Nov 10, 2013
David Foster Wallace was no fan of cities. He used to complain to friends that they left him riled up. Being in New York City, he once wrote to the then-fiction editor of Playboy, Alice Turner, “My whole nervous system seems to be on the outside...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 3:43 PM
SPRINGFIELD — As the emotional debate unfolded Tuesday on the Illinois gay marriage bill, one lawmaker from Urbana rushed in and out of the Capitol to vote in favor as supporters worried whether they would have enough vote to pass the landmark...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:55 PM
University of Illinois President Robert Easter will receive a $90,000 bonus payment for his performance during the past year, bringing his total compensation this year to $552,375.
University of Illinois President Robert Easter will receive a $90,000...
| Oct 27, 2013
When she was hired five years ago at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chancellor Paula Allen-Meares received a new perk with the job: an all-expenses-paid house to live in, with the expectation that it would be used for university functions.
| Oct 25, 2013
| 1:05 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois and Iowa are not the only states being considered as the possible home of a $1.2 billion fertilizer plant, Gov. Pat Quinn said.
"There are other states that are competing with us, and we have to put our best foot...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:48 PM
Chief Illiniwek danced his official last dance at the University of Illinois on Feb. 21, 2007.
But that hasn't stopped U. of I. alumni and other Chief supporters from working to keep the controversial mascot around, leading the state's flagship public...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Mundelein High School stripped the "interim" label from Interim Principal Anthony Kroll's title on Tuesday, naming him the new principal.
Kroll took over as interim principal for Lauren Fagel after she resigned in June to take a job as assistant...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 12:16 PM
It took four years, two applications, and a lot of work, but Elmhurst has been named a Bike-Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists.
Elmhurst is one of eight communities in Illinois that have the designation, including Chicago, Batavia,...
| Oct 20, 2013
Within a few months in 2001, Groupon CEO Eric Lefkofsky's net worth had soared from zero to $70 million and then plummeted back to zero again.
"People were knocking on my door late at night with subpoenas and lawsuits," Lefkofsky said. "I found myself...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 9:00 AM
More than half of families of fast food workers receive some sort of public assistance, costing the nation $7 billion a year, according to a new report distributed by a group that has been pushing for union representation and higher wages for fast food...