| May 21, 2015
| 11:51 AM
The Elmwood Park Woman's Club celebrated its spring luncheon by looking back on the year and looking forward to the future of four local students.
The May 14 event at Elmcrest in Elmwood Park recognized Carolline Raczynski, Barbara Galinska, Krystal...
| May 19, 2015
| 11:40 AM
Amtrak rail service reductions that would follow proposed cuts in next year's state budget will hurt businesses and impact students, Illinois university officials and mayors told a state Senate committee Tuesday.
"Amtrak's frequent and convenient...
| May 12, 2015
| 12:46 PM
In the 15 years he's been teaching, Lee Parrott has had little doubt he is in the right profession.
Simply put, teaching is in his "core."
His passion for education earned the Wesmere Elementary School teacher one of the profession's highest honors --...
| May 8, 2015
| 8:24 AM
An Illinois State University senior who planned to miss commencement to help honor an in-law celebrating her own college graduation has received a private send-off from the school's president.
The (Bloomington) Pantagraph (bit.ly/1ETgX3e ) reports that...
| May 7, 2015
| 7:13 AM
The West Aurora School Board looked within the district to name a new director of assessment for the next school year.
Elizabeth Wendel, who has served as assistant principal for operations at West Aurora High School for the past three years, was...
| May 6, 2015
| 2:29 PM
A La Grange entrepreneur decided one way to stand out in the online marketplace is to include elegant gift wrapping, no-hassle, returns and free shipping.
"We're trying to sincerely build relationships for life," said Christine Clark, who launched Perry...
| May 6, 2015
| 3:28 AM
McLean County Board member Victoria Harris was looking for an opportunity to make a difference when she attended a recent McLean County Drug Court graduation.
There, she met a man who needed someone who would give him a second chance.
"I'm interested in...
| May 5, 2015
| 2:31 PM
When the curtain fell on Maine South's "Shrek, the Musical" this past weekend, it was also the curtain call of director John Muszynski's last production at the Park Ridge high school.
Muszynski is retiring after 25 years as a drama teacher and...
| May 1, 2015
| 12:34 PM
The fantasy goes like this:
Shaylin falls hard for a Chicago Blackhawk, and there's no going back to ordinary life! She had never dreamed she would meet a professional hockey player, let alone date a professional hockey player!! Now her world would...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 8:30 AM
Schools across Lake County announce fundraisers, concerts, events and honors for students.
Fundraiser: Grayslake Middle School students and staff will hold their 2nd annual St. Baldrick's fundraiser to help raise money for childhood cancer...
| Apr 23, 2015
| 11:03 AM
Two years ago, board members who oversaw Metra ousted their executive director but handed him a severance package worth up to $871,000. They tried to keep the details secret.
We see that a lot in Illinois, particularly in higher education. University of...