| Nov 29, 2013
| 1:05 AM
MEDINA, N.D. - John “Jack” Rutledge, 69, grew up in a Chicago suburb. After a stint as a Navy corpsman in the Vietnam war, he spent about 20 years in the Champaign-Urbana area of central Illinois. He worked in aviation-related fire and medical training...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 4:03 PM
After failing to reach a contract agreement with university officials, University of Illinois at Chicago’s new faculty union is voting this week on whether to authorize a strike.
Faculty members formed the union in 2011, becoming the first major...
| Nov 10, 2013
Noemi Heras is supposed to graduate from Prosser Career Academy in 2015, but when she enters a computer lab on the building's second floor, she becomes a member of the class of 2019.
That's the year when, if everything goes according to plan, she will...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:00 PM
Almost two weeks after Andrew O'Connell was badly beaten on the Near West Side, his family is waiting for him to recover and looking to find out what happened that night.
Police have no suspects in custody and limited information on what happened about...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 11:30 AM
The woman who was stabbed to death Friday at her Urbana apartment has been identified as a 25-year-old University of Illinois student from China, officials say.
The Champaign County Coroner identified the woman in a release as Mengchen Huang, of the ...
| Aug 25, 2013
Chemistry teacher and cheerleading coach Mark Krockover was reprimanded over his conduct toward female students, but it took several years before Maine Township High School District 207 tried to fire him.
The school board cited "immoral and cruel...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Defying the odds against a legislator's making the leap to the state's top job, Del. Heather R. Mizeur plans to announce her candidacy Wednesday for the Democratic nomination for governor.
The 40-year-old Montgomery County lawmaker would join Lt. Gov....
| Aug 26, 2013
| 4:36 PM
The battle over gay marriage is heating up in the states, energizing religious groups that oppose same-sex relationships — but also dividing them.
In June, the U.S. Supreme Court gave married gays and heterosexuals equal status under federal law,...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Strappy sandals, sneakers and combat boots. The most popular women's shoes that college students are packing for school this fall are remarkably consistent across the country.
"In California, you can wear sandals almost year round," says Robin Xu, who...
| 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...
| Sep 14, 2013
Lerna, Ill.: Wayne Hodson, 58, of Lerna and formerly of Ipswich passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill.
His celebration of life memorial service will be at the Richland Church in Mina on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013,...