| Apr 4, 2014
Just hours after the state launched a new, multimillion-dollar teacher licensing system last year, an educator logging in was shocked to find a serious security breach.
"I discovered that by doing a public search using any educator's name, ALL of our...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Illinois State University President Timothy Flanagan started in August 2013, resigned in March 2014 and departed with a $480,418 golden parachute.
Upon Flanagan’s being hired, Michael McCuskey, chairman of the board of trustees said, “We...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 4:58 AM
Timothy Flanagan, the former Illinois State University president who resigned shortly after a police investigation of an alleged confrontation with a school employee, has been charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct, officials said Tuesday....
| Mar 22, 2014
| 3:25 PM
The president of Illinois State University has resigned, the school announced Saturday, following a police investigation into claims that he assaulted a former ISU employee late last year.
Timothy Flanagan, who was appointed president by the school's...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Bernie Schoenberg: It was 37 years ago next week that I wrote a story about the three candidates running for Illinois State University’s Student Association president. The winner of that 1977 race? It was Dan Rutherford, then a fourth-year student.....
| Mar 5, 2014
5 Questions with Treasurer Dan Rutherford
First job? Washing dishes and waiting tables at his parents' restaurant, Carol's Pizza Pan, age 8.
Favorite song? Depends on mood. The Doors, Grand Funk Railroad and Lynyrd Skynyrd are favorites.
| Mar 8, 2014
| 8:55 PM
NORMAL, Ill. — Kiara Lewis carried Young for most of this season, so it was fitting that her teammates lifted her up moments after the Dolphins secured the Class 4A girls basketball state championship Saturday.
After missing all of last season...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 4:59 PM
Virginia Beckett "Becky" Tubbs, a retired Department of Defense worker, died of cancer Sunday at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. She was 89 and lived in Severna Park's Ben Oaks community.
Born Virginia Beckett in Shelbina, Mo., and raised in...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 12:15 PM
The poet is on vacation until April, that “cruelest month” of T.S. Eliot’s, and so was to be found one afternoon in early December sitting at the bar at the Billy Goat Tavern and drinking a beer.
His name is J.J. Tindall (James Joseph)...
| 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...