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The making of Marquis Hill
Nov. 5, 2015
About a year ago, trumpeter Marquis Hill, now 28, traveled to Los Angeles, played five tunes for a panel of judges, and won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition.
Could Chicago be in for a long hot summer?
Jun. 24, 2015
June rains and dense row crops in Illinois set the stage for a bad summer if temperatures soar.
IL tuition law helps families, hurts schools
Jul. 24, 2013
The Illinois Truth in Tuition law requires schools to predict the future four or six years ahead.
NIU heads to Miami for bowl game
Dec. 26, 2012
Northern Illinois University's football team is the first Mid-American Conference team to compete in a Bowl Championship Series game. Some of their fans are traveling to watch them make history in Miami.
22 charged in NIU hazing death
Dec. 18, 2012
Sex-assault case dropped against ex-NIU officer
Nov. 28, 2012
Charges have been dropped against a former Northern Illinois University police officer accused of sexually assaulting a student in 2011.
Immigration offer ties roommates in knots
Oct. 19, 2012
What would keep an undocumented youth from applying for permission to stay in the United States for at least two years? The question has embroiled two Northern Illinois University sophomores.
Illinois universities worried about lack of state funding
Mar. 11, 2011
Some public universities say they're stretched too thin because of Illinois' ongoing budget crisis. Southern Illinois University has struggled to negotiate contracts with two employees' unions.
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