(Chicago, IL) — Two Illinois universities shot up the charts in the latest “U.S. News & World Report” ranking of colleges. Southern Illinois University’s Carbondale campus climbed 36 spots, one of the largest jumps on the annual list, to be ranked as the 153rd best school in the nation. The University of Illinois at Chicago rose 20 spots to rank 129th. Perennial top-ten school the University of Chicago ranked fourth.