| Jan 30, 2015
| 5:37 PM
Funeral arrangements have been made for Benjamin Allison, the Illinois State University student from Crystal Lake who was killed in what police said was a hit-and-run accident near the campus in central Illinois.
The memorial service will cap a week of...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 3:56 PM
An Illinois State University student from Crystal Lake is on life support in a downstate hospital after he was struck by a car, according to family friends.
Benjamin Allison, 20, a Crystal Lake South High School graduate and an ISU sophomore, has not...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 4:23 PM
An Illinois State University student from Crystal Lake died Tuesday morning in a central Illinois hospital after being struck by a car Saturday, authorities in Normal said.
Benjamin Allison, 20, a Crystal Lake South High School graduate and an ISU...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 5:50 PM
Erin Birt had just voted for one of the biggest severance packages for a public employee in Illinois history, but she couldn't — or wouldn't — explain it.
The chairwoman of the College of DuPage board of trustees, Birt repeatedly declined to...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 11:33 AM
Trustees at the College of DuPage moved last week to catapult President Robert Breuder a few years before his contract expires. But don't feel bad for him. He will float pleasantly to Earth with a golden parachute worth more than $750,000 in severance....
| Jan 23, 2015
| 5:17 PM
While walking her dog in a park near O'Hare International Airport years ago, Rhonda Burke noticed a group of girls lying on their stomachs in the grass, their heads turned sideways and their bodies still.
"She stood there for a few moments, watching and...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 3:13 PM
Brock Spack is being rewarded for a historic Illinois State football season.
The Redbirds head coach on Tuesday landed a contract extension through 2021 and a raise that puts his salary at $300,000 beginning with the 2015 season.
Illinois State went...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 2:51 PM
Mark W. Johnson was a Villa Park police officer and deputy chief who spent 15 years as a board member and board president of DuPage High School District 88.
He was the west suburban department's first officer for Drug Abuse Resistance Education, or...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 1:40 PM
A Glenview teenager was among 83 winners of this year’s Girl Scout Gold Award in the Chicago and Northwest Indiana area.
The award is the most prestigious national honor for the Girl Scouts.
Alyson Ford, 18, of Troop 4362, received the award...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 11:07 AM
Illinois universities can legally grow industrial hemp now, but it may be a while before seeds are planted.
A new law, effective Jan. 1, allows state institutions with four-year agriculture degrees to research hemp with a license from the Illinois...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Robin Redmond, Executive Director of the George M. Pullman Educational Foundation, announces that two students from the Oak Park/River Forest area are among the 161 Pullman Foundation Scholarships awarded for the 2014-2015 school year: River Forest’...