| Dec 6, 2013
| 9:13 AM
Lori Bein is the new Arlington Heights School District 25 superintendent.
A three-year contract was approved Thursday at a special meeting in which the school board members present all voted yes but made no comments. School board Vice President Susan...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 5:35 AM
WASHINGTON, Ill. — One week after a twister ripped through this tiny town, the team standing in the way of Washington High School's undefeated football team and its chance to return to the state finals for the first time in 28 years is Sacred Heart-...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 12:50 PM
After noticing there weren't many activities geared toward young Catholics in the Orland Park area, Stephanie Thomas and Laura Soppet decided to do something about it.
The two women thought a Bible study group for Catholics in their 20s and 30s would...
| Nov 10, 2013
David Foster Wallace was no fan of cities. He used to complain to friends that they left him riled up. Being in New York City, he once wrote to the then-fiction editor of Playboy, Alice Turner, “My whole nervous system seems to be on the outside...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 1:27 PM
In hockey the term "policing the game" usually refers to an enforcer who protects a younger or smaller teammate, but it takes on a whole new meaning during the Orland Park and Oak Lawn charity hockey game.
Police and fire departments in the two...
| Sep 3, 2013
Itasca's library director has been tapped to run the Wheaton Public Library.
Betsy Adamowski will take over as director Oct. 1, replacing Sarah Meisels, who is retiring after 47 years.
"This is very bittersweet for me. I really love Itasca, and I love...
| Aug 4, 2013
Doris McKenzie remembers when she first saw the young man who would later become her husband.
It was a case of bemusement at first sight.
It was September 1956 and John McKenzie was fresh out of the Army. While he was in the service, his parents had...
| Jul 31, 2013
Plainfield East junior Aaron Jordan suffered an ankle injury at the wrong time of the summer.
After a promising sophomore basketball season that helped put him on the radar of several midmajor schools, Jordan's game was starting to attract the glare...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 7:08 AM
Oil Painters of America member and award-winning figurative painter Kevin Beilfuss will offer a four-day figurative workshop from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, July 22-25.
After graduation from Illinois State University and the American...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 9:54 AM
One of these runners was not like the others.
The 23rd Tinley Park Stars and Stripes 5K Run/Walk event took place on the Fourth of July and nine of the top 10 finishers were ages of 24 or younger. The first three finishers were all 21, as was the fifth-...
| Jul 10, 2013
For more than 40 years, Tinley Park resident Charley Smith has worked to help people who have disabilities.
While still a young teacher in 1971, he used a $10,000 loan from a childhood friend to build a statewide program of 26 sites dedicated to helping...