Alumni & Campus Stories

Seven’s Illini

Stop by the plate glass window on State Street in Chicago to watch the ABC7 Eyewitness News, any time, any day, and you’re likely watching an Illinois graduate. You’d think there was a direct...

Children’s advocate

Amid the noise and energized movement inside Chicago’s Washington Park Fieldhouse, Kambium “Kam” Buckner, ’07 LAS, stops to savor a warm, cathartic moment. Just weeks into his role as the new executive director of...

The brain defense

Kevin Davis, ’85 MEDIA, is author of The Brain Defense: Murder in Manhattan and the Dawn of Neuroscience in America’s Courtrooms. An assistant managing editor at the ABA Journal in Chicago, he has written...

People’s Muralist

At first glance, Jeff Zimmermann’s latest mural, in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood, is cryptic. There’s a top hat, a candy cane, a pair of high-top sneakers, a pile of SpaghettiOs. And a blue mass...

Unstoppable

Billy Dec, ’95 LAS, wears so many hats and sports so many interests that you think they can’t possibly belong to one person. Where to start? Best begin with his Chicago clubs and restaurants,...