| May 23, 2014
| 2:46 PM
Our food is cheap – perhaps too cheap, if you look at the intersection of economics and obesity.
Researchers have found that obesity hits all groups of Americans – those with more money and education and those with less. That, and some other...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 10:05 PM
Albert Valocchi, a University of Illinois engineering professor, recently recruited new graduate students to join his research team. He is scheduled to teach two classes this fall. He has several grant proposals pending.
But Valocchi, 60, may not be...
| 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...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Nine students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus have been clinically diagnosed with the mumps since returning from spring break, officials said.
Dr. Robert Palinkas, director of the U. of I. McKinley Health Center, said the...
| 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 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 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 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...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 10:28 AM
David Guerrero was on his way to a dorm restroom to brush his teeth Monday morning when he heard someone yell that another University of Illinois at Chicago student was being sexually assaulted in the women’s shower.
“I opened the bathroom...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 12:55 PM
University of Illinois at Chicago’s faculty union on Thursday announced another strike date for later this month, an indefinite walkout that would disrupt classes near the end of the semester.
The strike would begin April 23 if a contract is...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Film critic Roger Ebert might be gone, but his fame lives on in a life-sized bronze statue of him.
The statue was unveiled Thursday at the 16th annual Ebertfest outside the Virginia Theatre in Champaign, Ill., next to the film critic's hometown of...