| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Incoming freshmen at the University of Illinois’ three campuses will pay between $22,661 and $25,708 in annual base tuition, fees and room and board under a proposal being considered by the university’s Board of Trustees.