| Nov 15, 2013
— University of Illinois trustees Thursday extended the Chicago campus chancellor's contract an additional year, to January 2015, but signaled that a search for the next UIC leader could begin in the spring.
UIC Chancellor Paula Allen-Meares'...
| Nov 10, 2013
Back when retired professor Bill Ayers hosted potluck seminars with his partner Bernardine Dohrn at their Hyde Park home, some University of Illinois at Chicago graduate students might have seen their mentor as simply a pleasant, aging lefty with a love...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Even after retiring to Florida, Ervin and Margaret Franczak stayed in regular contact with their longtime priest back in Milwaukee.
Especially after Ervin died in 2001, the Rev. James Dokos looked after Margaret, visiting her on occasion and sending...
| 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 1, 2013
| 8:05 AM
The great marvel of Chicago jazz remains its young people – emerging artists who keep redefining and re-energizing the music, notwithstanding the challenges involved (economic and otherwise).
One of the most promising of them opened a key...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 9:40 AM
When trumpet virtuoso Jon Faddis takes the stage of the Harris Theater on Sunday afternoon, he probably will feel a brew of emotions – as will his fans.
For Faddis will be returning to the city where he scored major artistic triumphs with the...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Seven companies that can trace their start back to the University of Illinois at Chicago are highlighted in a report released this morning designed to illustrate the importance of the federal government's investment in university research.
| Sep 18, 2013
Rather than destroying bacteria to fight infections, a University of Illinois at Chicago researcher is trying to "tweak" their savvy communication networks and block the signals that lead to infection and disease.
Researchers have known for several...
| Sep 16, 2013
Regnal Jones is a University of Chicago-trained molecular geneticist. John Bradley has a master's degree in urban education from Harvard. The two have devoted the bulk of their careers and lives to helping Chicago-area students become doctors, nurses,...
| Oct 26, 2013
Transmitted behind closed doors, camouflaged by easily overlooked early symptoms — a sore that doesn't hurt, a rash that doesn't itch — and capable of mimicking so many other diseases that it has been called "The Great Imitator," syphilis is a...
| Oct 6, 2013
You'd be forgiven if you couldn't tell at first which of the runners racing around the Plainfield South High School track is new girls cross-country head coach Kristen Heckert.
Not only could Heckert, a 26-year-old math teacher, easily pass for a...