| 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.
| Nov 12, 2013
Chinese-American civic leader Leonard Louie may be best remembered for his contributions to the creation of Ping Tom Memorial Park and the recently opened field house in Chicago's Chinatown.
"He wanted to see that park become reality," said longtime...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 12:50 PM
After noticing there weren't many activities geared toward young Catholics in the Orland Park area, Stephanie Thomas and Laura Soppet decided to do something about it.
The two women thought a Bible study group for Catholics in their 20s and 30s would...
| 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.
| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:48 PM
Chief Illiniwek danced his official last dance at the University of Illinois on Feb. 21, 2007.
But that hasn't stopped U. of I. alumni and other Chief supporters from working to keep the controversial mascot around, leading the state's flagship public...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Mundelein High School stripped the "interim" label from Interim Principal Anthony Kroll's title on Tuesday, naming him the new principal.
Kroll took over as interim principal for Lauren Fagel after she resigned in June to take a job as assistant...
| Sep 30, 2013
***1/2 (out of four)
You don’t have to be able to properly work a table saw (I can’t) or be in the market for a custom-made chair (I’m not) to buy what “Parks and Recreation” star/woodshop owner Nick Offerman is selling in...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 11:30 AM
The woman who was stabbed to death Friday at her Urbana apartment has been identified as a 25-year-old University of Illinois student from China, officials say.
The Champaign County Coroner identified the woman in a release as Mengchen Huang, of the ...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 4:14 PM
Illinois' crushing public pension crisis has been literally decades in the making, but the present stalemate in Springfield over how to resolve it can be traced in great measure to a single point in time: July 21, 1970.
Richard Nixon was president,...
| Oct 21, 2013
For years, Audrey Petty's perspective of public housing high-rises came from a series of glimpses.
She grew up in Hyde Park and whenever she took the bus down State Street, past the former Stateway Gardens and Robert Taylor Homes, she often sat up...
| 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...