| Apr 7, 2015
| 12:27 PM
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — A private plane returning from the NCAA basketball tournament in Indianapolis crashed in a central Illinois field on Tuesday, killing all seven people on board, including Illinois State University's associate head basketball...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 8:36 AM
Illinois State University has unveiled a portrait of President Larry Dietz.
Artist Rick Lewis says he wanted to capture Dietz's affability in the piece. Lewis graduated from Illinois State with a master's degree in art. Dietz is the school's 19th...
| Apr 5, 2015
| 10:20 AM
As Illinois' 12 public universities were planning last month for the possibility of steep funding cuts proposed by the state's new Republican governor, Bruce Rauner, a state senator quietly proposed legislation that would have gone much further:...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 6:50 AM
Entertainment in Lake County including concerts, performances and more.
Auditions: PM&L Theatre will hold auditions for "Assassins," the multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force musical by Stephen Sondheim, at 7 p.m. April 6 and...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 6:59 AM
College honors and activities including an art exhibit and performance.
Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tenn.
Scholar: Katherine Julkowski of Lindenhurst was awarded the Provost's Out-of-State Scholarship. Academic scholarships to APSU...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 5:10 PM
When a dozen Elgin Community College students signed up to devote their precious week of spring break building a house for a family who needs it, they knew they were giving up the chance to spend the week lolling on a tropical beach. But when Ma Nature...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 1:50 PM
Golden Apple Award-nominee Amanda Willey believes that if you want to reach students' heads, you must first reach their hearts.
"First of all, I think all kids are capable of learning, and I feel like it's the teacher's responsibility to figure out what...
| Mar 29, 2015
| 8:13 AM
With her advanced degrees, Amanda Hopkins could make a lot more money as a practicing nurse rather than as an assistant professor of nursing at Illinois Wesleyan University.
But Hopkins, in her second year at IWU, says, "For right now, this fits for me ....
| Mar 28, 2015
Followers of high school girls basketball in Lake County know that Class 3A was where things were happening in 2014-2015.
And clearly, the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association agreed, as it selected the coaches of the area's three best 3A teams as...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 8:36 AM
The District 220 Board of Education recently welcomed three new administrators, set to begin in fall of 2015 at Barrington High School and at Lines and Sunny Hill elementary schools.
Ken Hyllberg, Health McFaul and Leticia Valadez, who were officially...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 12:19 PM
Financial challenges and improving communication are the top concerns among five candidates seeking four seats on the La Grange Elementary School District 102 Board in the April 7 election.
Candidates said they are alarmed by two proposals in...