| 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...
| Aug 28, 2013
Breast-feeding, already known for supplying babies with healthy nutrients and disease-fighting antibodies, may also help guard against persistent stuttering, a University of Illinois study has found.
Boys who were breast-fed for more than a year had...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:02 AM
When a University of Illinois transfer applicant last month was denied acceptance, she called the admissions office to ask about submitting an appeal. Her godmother, who stated that she was a Cook County Circuit Court judge, was yelling in the background....
| 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 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...
| 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...
| Dec 15, 2013
Philip Laible, Argonne National Laboratory: endurance bioenergy reactor. An endurance bioenergy reactor. Huh?
Most of us have seen one — in a movie.
In "Back to the Future," Doc barrels his DeLorean into the McFlys' driveway. "What are you...