| 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...
| Feb 19, 2014
Sportscaster Sarah Kustok was in court Tuesday to support her father as jury selection began in the murder trial of Allan Kustok, who is accused of killing his wife.
Sarah Kustok, formerly a reporter for Comcast SportsNet Chicago and now covering the...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 10:05 AM
Sportscaster Sarah Kustok was in court this morning to support her father, her attorney said, as jury selection began in the murder trial of Allan Kustok, who is accused of killing his wife.
Sarah Kustok, formerly a reporter for Comcast Sports in Chicago...
| 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...
| 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.
| 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...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 8:06 AM
University of Illinois at Chicago’s faculty union announced Thursday night that it will strike for two days later this month if it feels the administration is not beginning to “bargain in earnest” on a contract. According to an email...
| 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...
| 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...