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  • Illinois State Fair taking steps to stop spread of new swine flu

    Illinois State Fair taking steps to stop spread of new swine flu
    Illinois State Fair organizers are equipping the Springfield fairgrounds with extra hand-washing stations and cautionary signs to keep an emerging swine flu strain at bay. State public health officials on Thursday confirmed Illinois' first case, a...
  • Remarkable Woman: Joan Creviston

    Remarkable Woman: Joan Creviston
    Endurance and enviable upper body strength seem like commendable, necessary even, traits in a fitness instructor. Joan Creviston would throw empathy in there too. "I understand everybody has their own challenges in life," says the 48-year-old Creviston,...
  • Fatal cab crash: 'It flipped four times'

    Fatal cab crash: 'It flipped four times'
    A University of Chicago business school student was struck and killed by a cab that veered off Milwaukee Avenue in the River West neighborhood this morning, hit a light pole and flipped over several times, authorities said. Eric Kerestes, 30, was...
  • Local school's reaction to admission ruling: 'Breathing sigh of relief'

    Local school's reaction to admission ruling: 'Breathing sigh of relief'
    The Supreme Court's decision Monday means that, at least for now, Illinois colleges and universities that consider an applicant's race among other factors can continue to do so. A decision to ban or limit the use of race in admissions decisions would...
  • Sex-change operations to be covered by UIC health insurance

    Sex-change operations to be covered by UIC health insurance
    University of Illinois trustees this morning approved a student health insurance plan for the Chicago campus that for the first time covers gender reassignment surgery, a move that about three dozen other colleges have taken in recent years. The...
  • Carl Sandburg athletic director dies in single-car crash

    Carl Sandburg athletic director dies in single-car crash
    Carl Sandburg High School officials are mourning the loss of the high school's athletic director who was found dead Sunday afternoon after a single-vehicle accident in Carroll County. Bruce Scheidegger, 54, had been reported missing at 11:07 p.m....
  • "The Walking Dead" Novel Author Jay Bonansinga talks about TV series and Book 3

    "The Walking Dead" Novel Author Jay Bonansinga talks about TV series and Book 3
    Last night’s mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead had fans re-visiting the town of Woodbury and finally re-uniting the Dixon Brothers, Daryl and Merle. By the end of the episode the poop really hit the fan and left viewers with a lot of...
  • News of the Weird: Gaza Cosmetics Company Offering Anti-Israel Perfume

    News of the Weird: Gaza Cosmetics Company Offering Anti-Israel Perfume
    Updating “The Smell of Napalm in the Morning”: A cosmetics company in Gaza recently began selling a fragrance dedicated to victory over Israel and named after the signature M-75 missile that Hamas has been firing across the border. “...
  • Dr. William J. Weiner, UM chairman of neurology

    Dr. William J. Weiner, UM chairman of neurology
    Dr. William J. Weiner, a professor and chairman of the department of neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine who was nationally known for his work with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, died Dec. 29 of multiple myeloma...
  • Richard Linklater finishes trilogy with 'Before Midnight'

    Richard Linklater finishes trilogy with 'Before Midnight'
    CHAMPAIGN -- Richard Linklater's sneakers squish-squish- squished against the wet tiles. We were walking the perimeter of the Illini Union, on the campus of theUniversity of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign. It was a stormy night in April, and students...
  • College Roundup: Vanguard men advance to quarterfinals

    MEN'S TENNIS Vanguard 5, Warner 1 MOBILE, Ala. — The No. 3-seeded Lions improved to 23-0 by trouncing the Florida-based school in the second round of the NAIA Tournament on Wednesday at the Mobile Tennis Center. Lions freshman Stefan...