By Joseph Bauers
The little green things came into my life with a job I had in a plastics factory while I was in college. It was a watchman/janitor position, reserved for students at the local university. During the school year, we worked weekends, and if we pleased management enough, we might catch on full-time summers doing maintenance work.
Earlier this year, the Urbana City Council gave its police force the OK to purchase and use Tasers in t
By Meghann Hiser
I'm sitting here taking a break from my University of Illinois homework and decided to get on Facebook. The first thing I saw was an article from the Effingham Daily News that four young people have been found dead, from what they now know were heroin overdoses.
By Martin J. Luby
We have all read a lot in the last few years about Illinois' two major financial deficits. First, there is a large mismatch between sustainable operating revenues and costs for existing programs — this is our structural deficit, which is on the order of $6 billion per year. Second, Illinois has an immense pension deficit, estimated to be greater than $100 billion.
By Adam Andrzejewski
Illinois' high property tax is driving the American Dream underground. Citizens are evading crushing property taxes with a new kind of dwelling — the "shouse" or shed/house.
By Gene Budig and Alan Heaps
With the surprising emergence of a boisterous Donald Trump and the growing concerns about truthfulness surrounding Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, a dozen leaders from significant state universities anticipate a wild fall on campus.
I'm no Princess and the Pea so if I feel under attack from manufacturers' and designers' clothing labels, you probably do, too. And that's because we are. The fabrics used for labels today are cheap and rough in texture. When sewn into the neck area of a garment, they chafe and scratch, often leading to skin abrasions, infections, welts, and burns.