I just got the fat envelope from UIC today after being told I was on hold for a decision last month! I can't believe after all the sacrifice, money, and time the day has come. I sincerely hope all of you get to experience this feeling soon. Thanks for all of the support and information you all provide on this forum, your posts kept me going throughout the painful wait. For any of you who think major blemishes on your applications will prevent you from achieving your dreams, think again and realize that nothing will prevent you if you honestly believe in your purpose! Good luck everyone! I am going to the liquor store!