Brenda Milcik

Jan 072019

Emeritus Associate Professor of Economics Robert (Bob) Leekley passed away on Tuesday, Jan.1. Prof. Leekley started teaching at Illinois Wesleyan in 1974, and from his first year to his 44th, his commitment to IWU and our students remained unchanged. His positive impact on generations of students and colleagues will not be forgotten. Read an obituary. A service will be held in the IWU Evelyn Chapel from 11-12 on Wednesday, January 9th.

May 162018

Jane Brue, 84, of Bloomington, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.  A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. this Friday, May 18, in Evelyn Chapel, with a visitation prior to the service from 9-10 a.m. in the Chapel.

Jane was a nursing professor at Illinois Wesleyan for 21 years, leading many study abroad classes and receiving multiple accolades from students and colleagues. More details on her dedication to her profession, to IWU basketball, and to her family are in her obituary. Our thoughts are with her family at this time.
Jul 232014

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Jun 112013


A new restaurant at the Tribune Tower called Howells & Hood just opened on Chicago’s busy and famed Magnificent Mile. It’s the latest venture from Chicago-based Bottleneck Management, owned and operated by three former Illinois Wesleyan students, Titan football players and fraternity brothers: Chris Bisaillon ’93, Jason Akemann ’96 and Nate Hilding ’96.  Howells & Hood takes its name from the the Tribune Tower’s history – paying homage to the building’s original architects, John Howells and Raymond Hood.  The restaurant officially opened on March 14th, 2013.

Howells & Hood’s Executive Chef Scott Walton and Bottleneck’s Corporate Executive Chef Paul Katz have collaborated on a menu that offers globally-inspired cuisine with locally-sourced product, capitalizing on Walton’s reputation as one of Chicago’s foremost authorities on fresh and sustainable cuisine.

This marks the sixth location for Bottleneck Management, following other bars and restaurants that they’ve opened throughout the city including Trace, The Boundary Tavern, Sweetwater Tavern and Grille, South Branch Tavern and Grille, and, most recently, Old Town Pour House.  For more information about Howells & Hood, visit their website at