| Jul 14, 2011
| 1:04 PM
A former police officer stands accused of plotting with his son and a friend to kill a girlfriend who had been pressuring him to "advance" their relationship, police said today.
The plot unfolded Monday night near Dominican University in River Forest,...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 9:45 AM
Prosecutors said this morning a former North Chicago police officer offered a friend $400 to kill the man's girlfriend.
Devin Bickham Sr. paid Cardell Taylor half the money upfront before the killing of Chervon Alexander Monday night in a parking lot...
| Aug 10, 2011
Bits and pieces from the local sports scene:
Toluca player takes first in Golden Arm competition: The Fightin' Titans, a Toluca Baseball Pony League team, enjoyed modest success recently at a Cooperstown Dreams Park Tournament.
During the event in New...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 7:58 AM
Your ears are in for a treat at the Illinois Storytelling Festival, Saturday September 24th at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. Tellers from many cultures will share their talents with family audiences in the afternoon & adult audiences...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 1:41 PM
Dietitians were once found mainly in hospitals and health care facilities treating patients with diabetes or kidney issues.
While those needs still exist, healthy eating, overcoming the obesity epidemic, quality school lunches and bio-engineered foods...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 12:00 PM
A $200,000 bail was set today for a Lakeview school teacher charged with punching his dog to death in anger when it refused to get into a bathtub after it “ate every piece of paper” in the man's apartment and soiled itself.
Derek Fierro, 25,...
| May 28, 2012
Fashion students get used to pulling all-nighters in the studio as deadlines approach.
But heading into the 11th annual Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence recently, Maribel Dinwiddie thought she could rest easy, knowing her last loose thread had been...
| May 31, 2012
| 7:42 PM
For every kid with a scraped knee, a skinned elbow, a bumped head and a torn shirt — the inevitable result of being very determined not to learn from one's mistakes — Maurice Sendak was your man.
For every kid who builds forts out of old...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 12:46 PM
On the fence about an advanced degree?
Looking down the road at the stress, juggling and homework and not always being able to see where that road leads can be a deterrent. But, adults in a variety of fields who have returned to school to pursue their...
| Nov 20, 2009
"I'm really happy to be here," says teacher Annie Darley, whose life trajectory proves: You can go home again. Although she and her husband just moved to River Forest a year ago, Darley also grew up here -- in a house her grandfather built, no less. After...
| Jan 21, 2010
The lecture was entitled "How I Made $300,000 My Senior Year," and the house was packed. Dominican University alumnus Chad Scott gave this talk last spring at the school's biennial Entrepreneur's Boot Camp, a popular event that helps budding entrepreneurs...