| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Q: Several years ago, family members aged 91 and 95 died and left me the owner of a lot of things that I have no idea re value. Can you give me a clue? I'll pay for your appraisals.
A: Oh, boy, do I feel for this reader. I can't count the times this kind...
| 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....
| 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...
| 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 19, 2013
| 7:20 PM
The driver of a pickup truck that went over a curb and struck two students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, killing one of them, had marijuana in his system and faces felony charges or driving under the influence, Champaign County...
| 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...
| 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...