| 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...
| 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 27, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Dorothy Beksinski Higdon, a homemaker and former secretary once active in scouting, died of heart disease Friday at her Mays Chapel home. She was 89.
Born Dorothy Beksinski in Baltimore and raised in Fells Point, she was the daughter of Walter and...
| 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
| 12:16 PM
It took four years, two applications, and a lot of work, but Elmhurst has been named a Bike-Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists.
Elmhurst is one of eight communities in Illinois that have the designation, including Chicago, Batavia,...
| 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...
| Oct 24, 2013
News briefs from St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia and Elburn.
The St. Charles Public Library District Board of Trustees is seeking a resident to fill a vacancy on the board with a term ending in May 2015. Candidates should...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:50 AM
As a girl growing up in Bridgeport, Mimi Liu played the piano so beautifully that a neighbor remembers stopping whatever she was doing to listen.
"She'd start playing the piano, and I could hear the scales," Becky Sipple said, holding back tears. "It...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 12:15 PM
It’s July 26 in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, and Nate Prescott and Mark Jirik have a lot of work ahead of them. They’re nearly 4,000 miles from home—but a staggering 15,000 miles from their final destination, in Ushuaia, Argentina. On four...
| 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...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 7:03 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — Americans got their first chance Tuesday to shop for health insurance using the online marketplaces that are at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, but government websites designed to sell the policies...