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  • Joe Gump, 1927-2014

     Joe Gump, 1927-2014
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • More than half of U.S. fast food workers on public aid, report says

    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...
  • 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...
  • U. of I. insurance plan covers gender reassignment surgery at Urbana-Champaign

    U. of I. insurance plan covers gender reassignment surgery at Urbana-Champaign
    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. The trustees’...
  • 'Divergent' dreams up a broken future Chicago

    'Divergent' dreams up a broken future Chicago
    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...
  • Restored Alma Mater headed back to University of Illinois

    Restored Alma Mater headed back to University of Illinois
    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...
  • 2nd strike looms, UIC says it can't meet union's demands

    2nd strike looms, UIC says it can't meet union's demands
    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...
  • No bail for suspect in UIC assault

    No bail for suspect in UIC assault
    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...
  • 1.7 percent tuition increase proposed for U of I

    1.7 percent tuition increase proposed for U of I
    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. The proposal...