| Jan 31, 2014
| 12:59 PM
Parents may not spend much time thinking about their children’s “giggle level,” but professional storytellers do. The giggle level–a term some storytellers use to determine what children find funny at different ages–is just...
| 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...
| 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,...
| May 5, 2011
With more children being diagnosed with disabilities and the goal of inclusive classrooms firmly in place, the special education landscape continues to progress.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 1 in every 110 children in the...
| May 5, 2011
Since their birth in record numbers in the years following World War II, baby boomers have impacted all facets of society from housing to education. As this generation approaches its sunset years, it will continue to have great impact, in particular in...
| Dec 4, 2011
Chicago State University police Chief Ronnie Watson was convinced he had a rape case on his hands in the early morning hours of Feb. 20, 2010.
An 18-year-old freshman reported being attacked by a fellow student after going to his dorm room to listen to...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 9:55 PM
Three men were being questioned Tuesday in the shooting death of a woman in River Forest, which may have stemmed from a domestic situation, a law enforcement source said.
Chervon Alexander, 29, was shot several times in a parking lot on Division Street,...
| 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...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 12:20 PM
Former Newport Harbor High standout Kirby Burnham and UC Irvine starters Aly Squires and Kristin Winkler are among 48 players selected to participate in the U.S women's national A2 volleyball team program this summer.
Burnham, a 6-foot-3 outside hitter...
| Nov 26, 2011
On a recent Wednesday night at Blue Chicago, a long-running club downtown, you had to elbow your way forward just to get past the doorman. Men and women in business suits — collars loosened, beers in hand — packed the place, barely leaving...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 2:17 PM
Nancy Marie Haragan, founding executive director of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, died Sunday of metastatic melanoma at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
The Canton resident was 60.
"Reflecting on all she's done for the arts community made me realize...