| Oct 18, 2014
| 2:37 PM
In his words: Rick O'Day, Westborough, Mass.
Your request to share carrier memories evoked lively discussions between my father and me, who were both Courant carriers at a young age. My father, Bill, recalls starting as a Courant carrier in New...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 6:55 PM
Lehigh University has a new leader.
John D. Simon, executive vice president and provost at the University of Virginia, will become Lehigh's 14th president July 1, the school announced Friday in a news release.
Simon is an internationally renowned...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 8:44 AM
Kevin Brenton, a retired U.S. Navy captain and former submarine squadron commander, has joined Huntington Ingalls Industries as corporate director of customer affairs for submarine programs, the company announced this week.
Brenton most recently...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 7:51 AM
Of all the inventions of the 20th century, the birth control pill arguably had the most profound effect on the everyday lives of human beings. By making widely available a convenient and effective form of contraception, the pill gave women control over...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 4:29 AM
Here's a look at upcoming events in the North and Northwest suburbs. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit
Thursday, Oct. 16
"Pleading for the Future: A Play": Watch the production based on the Leopold...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 6:28 PM
Name recognition plays a big role in races for two Palm Beach County Commission seats up for election this November, but in very different ways.
In one race, incumbent commissioner Steven Abrams highlights his long experience in public office as his main...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Jeremy Lin said he left tens of millions of dollars on the table by not accepting the endorsement opportunities he was offered during the height of the “Linsanity” era in New York two years ago.
The 26-year-old Lin, who is now with the Los...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Mass shootings have occurred in the United States with increasing frequency over the past 14 years, with 486 people killed in 160 incidents, according to an FBI analysis released on Wednesday.
There were an average of 16.4 active-shooter incidents...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 9:45 AM
In 1990, with the exception of Cook County, no more than 21 percent of Chicago-area residents were 50 or older. In Cook County, it was 26 percent, according to the Census.
Back then, the first members of the baby boom generation hadn't celebrated...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 12:30 PM
William A. Fogle Jr., who served as Mayor William Donald Schaefer's executive assistant and all-purpose troubleshooter and later became secretary of the Maryland Department of Licensing and Regulation, died Wednesday at his Glen Rock, Pa., farm of...
| Aug 20, 2014
Recently the Royal Palm Beach-based nonprofit Caribbean-Americans For Community Involvement had a ceremony in which they presented 22 awards to local students bound for college. This year's theme was The Future is Yours.
The 21 graduating seniors who...