| Dec 2, 2012
Six years ago, when University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign officials announced plans to enroll more undergraduates from outside the state, the public outcry was so intense that the plan was scrapped within a week.
But despite the university's...
| Aug 25, 2013
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...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Strappy sandals, sneakers and combat boots. The most popular women's shoes that college students are packing for school this fall are remarkably consistent across the country.
"In California, you can wear sandals almost year round," says Robin Xu, who...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:55 PM
University of Illinois President Robert Easter will receive a $90,000 bonus payment for his performance during the past year, bringing his total compensation this year to $552,375.
University of Illinois President Robert Easter will receive a $90,000...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:00 PM
Almost two weeks after Andrew O'Connell was badly beaten on the Near West Side, his family is waiting for him to recover and looking to find out what happened that night.
Police have no suspects in custody and limited information on what happened about...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Defying the odds against a legislator's making the leap to the state's top job, Del. Heather R. Mizeur plans to announce her candidacy Wednesday for the Democratic nomination for governor.
The 40-year-old Montgomery County lawmaker would join Lt. Gov....
| Jun 24, 2013
| 5:34 PM
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...
| May 29, 2013
| 9:42 AM
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.
| May 24, 2013
| 9:35 AM
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...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 7:25 AM
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. “...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 2:08 PM
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...