Students at the University of Iowa in 1947.

(Margaret Bourke-White/Time)

March 18, 2014 - News Local/State

How The Cost Of College Went From Affordable To Sky-High

If you want to get an earful about paying for college, listen to parents from states where tuition and fees have skyrocketed in the last five years. In Arizona, for example, parents have seen a 77 percent increase in costs. In Georgia, it's 75 percent, and in Washington state, 70 percent.

March 17, 2014 - News Local/State

Illini Playing Boston In NIT Wednesday

The Illini men's basketball team has made the posteason, accepting an invitation to play Boston University in the NIT Wednesday night in Boston.

People in Simferopol, Ukraine, attend a pro-Russian rally in Lenin Square after a day of voting on whether to unite with Russia. Exit polls show strong approval for the move, according to Russian state-run media.

(Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

March 16, 2014 - News Local/State

Crimea: Exit Polls Support Split From Ukraine To Join Russia

Russian news services are claiming overwhelming support in Crimea for the region's plan to secede from Ukraine and unite with Russia, citing exit polls from Sunday's referendum.

Nick Stauskas hits 3-pointer

(Rob McColley)

March 14, 2014 - News Local/State

Illini Fall Just Short In Loss To Michigan

Jordan Morgan scored on a layup with 7.9 seconds left, giving No. 8 Michigan a 64-63 victory over Illinois in Friday's Big Ten tournament.

Armed men, believed to be Russian troops, walk outside a Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye, near the Crimean city of Simferopol, on Friday.

(Vasily Fedosenko /Reuters/Landov)

March 14, 2014 - News Local/State

U.S., Russia Talk As Crisis In Ukraine Nears New Flash Point

While Crimeans prepare to vote Sunday on whether to join the Russian Federation, Secretary of State John Kerry is in London for talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

March 14, 2014 - News Local/State

Pension Law Could Mean Mass Retirements At State Universities

The courts will ultimately decide what happens to Illinois’ pension reform law.  But, two and a half months before the overhaul is set to take effect, thousands of public university employees may soon face a choice - retire before July, or lose a substantial portion of their retirement income. 

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