| Nov 17, 2013
| 11:29 AM
Although severe weather forced a temporary suspension of the Bears-Ravens game, other area sports events were still a go as of early Sunday afternoon.
The Chicago Blackhawks were set to host the San Jose Sharks at 6 p.m. at the United Center.
| Nov 27, 2013
| 1:54 PM
Already recognized as a leader in disability services for students, the University of Illinois has plans to tackle a new concern — helping the most severely injured war veterans who want to continue their education.
The Urbana-Champaign campus...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 8:02 AM
President Barack Obama today declared a major disaster exists in his home state of Illinois and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas hit by severe storms and tornadoes on Nov. 17.
The declaration makes federal...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 1:53 PM
WASHINGTON — The Illinois congressional delegation today wrote the president asking him for a disaster declaration for 15 counties hit by severe storms and tornados on Nov. 17.
The counties, they said, "were pummeled by the fourth largest November...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 11:23 AM
Emonie "Star" Beasley-Brown lived just three weeks before she was suffocated. Her grandmother was accused of placing her hands over the infant's mouth to hush her crying as the 14-year-old mother stood by.
Clayton Condiff, four months old, died after...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:01 PM
Commercial owner-builder Bucknell Industrial is adding a 100,300-square-foot food-distribution center and warehouse in Tatamy to its portfolio.
The pre-leased space will serve Mondelez International, a multinational snack and confectionary company that...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 7:20 PM
The driver of a pickup truck that went over a curb and struck two students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, killing one of them, had marijuana in his system and faces felony charges or driving under the influence, Champaign County...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 7:26 PM
The scale of Sunday's deadly storms became clearer today: Six people dead in Illinois, hundreds of homes flattened and splintered, more than 80 tornadoes reported through the Midwest, 358 reports of damaging winds, 40 reports of large hail.
| Nov 18, 2013
| 9:01 AM
Gov. Pat Quinn today is touring Illinois towns damaged by Sunday’s tornadoes and encouraging victims to keep a detailed record of what was lost to help secure a federal disaster declaration that could bring in money to help with recovery efforts....
| Nov 6, 2013
| 3:09 PM
Legalizing same-sex marriage in Illinois could give Democrats a much-needed boost of enthusiasm headed into next year’s critical elections, though financial woes and high unemployment could mute long-standing traction for the party that rules the...
| Nov 15, 2013
— University of Illinois trustees voted Thursday to revoke the tenure of a longtime faculty member who had a history of clashing with the administration, the first such board sanction in the school's history.
In dismissing engineering professor...