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  • Biographer D.T. Max on David Foster Wallace and Chicago

     Biographer D.T. Max on  David Foster Wallace and Chicago
    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┬ánervous system seems to be on the outside...
  • Jury selection begins in Kustok trial

     Jury selection begins in Kustok trial
    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...
  • Daughter at trial to support dad accused of killing mom

    Daughter at trial to support dad accused of killing mom
    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...
  • Son of lawmaker who sped back for gay marriage vote dies

    Son of lawmaker who sped back for gay marriage vote dies
    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...
  • Illinois system fails to protect students from abuse

    Illinois system fails to protect students from abuse
    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...
  • U. of I. tracking attempts to influence admissions

     U. of I. tracking attempts to influence admissions
    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....
  • UIC spends $1M on chancellor house that rarely hosts guests

    UIC spends $1M on chancellor house that rarely hosts guests
    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. Yet...
  • Urbana man charged with DUI, reckless homicide in death of Chicago student at U of I

    Urbana man charged with DUI, reckless homicide in death of Chicago student at U of I
    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...
  • UIC faculty union threatens 2-day strike

    UIC faculty union threatens 2-day strike
    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...
  • Solid homework and a cool head key to getting the best price for inherited treasures

    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...
  • UIC faculty taking strike authorization vote this week

     UIC faculty taking strike authorization vote this week
    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...