| Mar 25, 2014
| 2:05 PM
Retiring Plainfield school district Superintendent John Harper will be returning to his alma mater when he takes over as principal at Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox on July 1.
The 1977 graduate of Providence Catholic recently was...
| 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
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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)...
| 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...
| 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.....
| 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...