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Martin Luther King Day

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  • NCAA feeling pressure to take stand against controversial Indiana law

    NCAA feeling pressure to take stand against controversial Indiana law
    This is usually a happy time of year for college basketball, a chance for the game to take center stage with all eyes focused on March Madness. But just days before the Final Four tips off in Indianapolis, the mood surrounding the tournament has...
  • If Indiana Chooses To Exclude, Let's Exclude It From Sports

    If Indiana Chooses To Exclude, Let's Exclude It From Sports
    ALBANY — The year was 1985 and the NCAA women's Final Four was in Austin. Geno Auriemma remembers arriving at the University of Texas, looking around and thinking, "They have buildings bigger than our campus. It's another world." Auriemma was...
  • Coming Together: First-hand witnesses share pivotal experiences about race

    Coming Together: First-hand witnesses share pivotal experiences about race
    If anyone needed a reminder of the relevance of a sober examination of race relations in the United States, the national news of late has answered the call. From a police department in Ferguson, Mo. to a fraternity house at the University of Oklahoma,...
  • 8 more fraternity scandals that made national headlines

    8 more fraternity scandals that made national headlines
    The offenses are numerous and well documented: A Yale fraternity chants, "No means yes, yes means anal," on campus. Partygoers at an Arizona fraternity dress as racial stereotypes to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A Michigan fraternity and sorority...
  • Aurora women visit Selma to mark 50th anniversary of historic civil rights march

    Aurora women visit Selma to mark 50th anniversary of historic civil rights march
    When Angelia Hall, of Aurora, got an email in late January offering a free bus ride from Chicago to Selma, Alabama, to mark an historic civil rights event this weekend, she signed up right away. It was a good thing she did, because the next day, the bus...
  • College Notes for March 4

    College concert, fair, honors and more. College of Lake County, Grayslake College fair: The Illinois Regional College Fair will be held at 6 p.m. March 12 at the College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St. It's a great place for families to...
  • Boys basketball: Lake Zurich, perhaps better than its seed, ready for postseason

    The winner of three tournaments during the regular season, Lake Zurich's boys basketball team faced arguably the toughest schedule of anybody in the Class 4A Barrington Sectional. One of those tournaments was a round-robin the Bears hosted during the...
  • For College Programs, Snow Brings New Heights Of Frustration

    For College Programs, Snow Brings New Heights Of Frustration
    Ted Stavropoulos likes warm weather and sunny days. He has a house in Florida. As the associate athletic director and director of the Sports Center at the University of Hartford, he is in charge of maintaining the playing fields for the school's...
  • Hampton Roads Philharmonic brings its love of music to the community

    Hampton Roads Philharmonic brings its love of music to the community
    Young and old, working and retired, military and civilian. The Hampton Roads Philharmonic is a mixed bag of musicians with a common bond: the music they love to play. Founded less than two years ago, the community orchestra gave its first performance in...
  • Journalist's videos capture mayoral campaign in close-up

    Journalist's videos capture mayoral campaign in close-up
    There are few places less hospitable on a Chicago winter morning than an "L" stop. But that's where hundreds of thousands of us spend time and where candidates for political office occasionally show up, smiling and pressing the flesh and otherwise...
  • Vernon BOE discusses religious holidays

    The Vernon Board of Education approved its school calendar for the 2015-2016 school year, but not until it heard concerns over which holidays are observed, and which are not. Superintendent Mary Conway said her proposed calendar was constructed after...