Authorities are urging people at Northwestern University in suburban Chicago to take shelter after a report of a gunman and shots fired in a student residential building.

The Illinois State Board of Education has named 10 finalists for 2018 Illinois Teacher of the Year.


A state senator from the Chicago suburb of Evanston is joining the race for Illinois governor.


A professor at Northwestern University outside Chicago is one of three scientists honored with this year's Nobel Prize for chemistry.  The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences says Fraser Stoddart will share the $930,000 prize with Frenchman Jean-Pierre Sauvage and Dutch scientist Bernard "Ben" Feringa. The award was given for the "design and synthesis of molecular machines." 

Authorities say a Northwestern University student has been found dead in his Evanston campus dormitory.

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