| May 27, 2012
Introspection is kind of a drag. It requires unpleasant acts like "thinking" and "talking about emotions," and it can rarely be done while watching TV.
But like it or not, more and more workers are taking time to reflect on what they do for a living,...
| Aug 26, 2012
| 3:42 PM
The University of Illinois received nearly 48,000 applicants this year across its three campuses, a number the university says is a record high.
According to the university, 31,454 prospective freshmen applied for the Urbana-Champaign campus’...
| Jun 15, 2012
Question: Is it okay if a dog drinks from a water garden with submerged pots of elephant ears and water lilies?
Answer: It’s okay if a dog drinks water from a water garden with submerged pots of elephant ears or water lilies, neither plant will...
| Jun 22, 2012
When high-ranking University of Illinois administrator Craig Bazzani retired in 2002, the board of trustees praised him for his financial expertise, his efforts to modernize the university's operations and his knowledge of the state's political system....
| Jul 11, 2012
| 5:57 PM
Becoming more conscientious could be your ticket to better health and longer life.
Our weight, our genes, our diet, whether we exercise or smoke (or used to)‚ we accept that these are all part of the complicated mix that determines how healthy we...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 1:48 PM
The last time filmmaker Jason Reitman came through town we got into a conversation about unlikable characters. He knows something about unlikable characters: "My first movie was about the head lobbyist for Big Tobacco ('Thank You for Smoking'), my...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 12:50 PM
When the great English poet Philip Larkin worked at the University of Hull, he liked to say that the need to change trains in Doncaster meant most journalists, academics and other London irritants didn't bother to harass him.
The American writer David...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 1:36 PM
Quiltavia Patterson was an aspiring rapper who left Chicago months ago to get her twin toddlers out of harm's way.
Jermaine Carter was "the cool guy" in the West Pullman neighborhood who did tattoos. He also preached to his children daily about staying...
| Jul 13, 2012
The University of Illinois handed out a $4.6 million contract to an architectural firm partially owned by the husband of a key administrator who oversees the planning of campus construction projects.
The school initially did so without asking for the...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 9:45 PM
The heat backs up across the country, causing drought, wildfires, a mega-storm on the East Coast. More than 4,000 "hottest day" records have been shattered in the U.S. in the past month.
"The ecological ego matures," Theodore Roszak wrote 20 years ago in...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 11:16 AM
The University of Illinois’ initial free online courses attracted about 14,000 enrollments on the first day of registration, according to the company partnering with the university on the project.
“Overnight, we have (thousands of) students...