| Jun 8, 2013
| 11:31 AM
NORMAL - Nerida Ellerton trembled as she held a page from a "ciphering book" written by a teenage Abraham Lincoln as she did research in the archives of Houghton Library at Harvard University.
However, the Illinois State University mathematics professor...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 11:16 AM
Amy Lynne Shelton has a closet full of toys at the Johns Hopkins University cognitive psychology lab: Wooden human figures with movable joints, Lego and model train buildings, toy cameras and wooden triangular blocks — some with eyes, some without....
| Oct 25, 2012
| 2:21 PM
Not everybody is watching football games on Sunday afternoon. Thank goodness that's the case for the classical music series Sundays at Three, which, true to its name, stands a sporting chance of attracting a nonsporting audience for its season-opening...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 6:20 PM
A Chicago man was being questioned after a female student reported he attacked her at Illinois State University, officials said.
The incident triggered a series of alerts warning students of a man with a weapon. The incident caused officials to briefly...
| Apr 13, 2012
Christine O'Reilly has fond memories of her early days with the White Sox. Might not have been too funny then, but she laughs now.
O'Reilly had landed a part-time job at old Comiskey Park through a grammar school friend who was an Andy Frain usher.
| May 18, 2012
Huma Gruaz picked a precarious time in her personal life to enroll in a Master of Business Administration program.
She had just moved to Chicago from the suburbs. She had to figure out how to navigate life after a divorce. And she had just started her...
| Mar 23, 2012
The poem Joshua Travis read to other teenage alumni of the state's child welfare system described in his own words how his mentally ill mother killed his 3-year-old brother.
Amanda Wallace waved goodbye and hanged him from the transom of their West...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 11:30 AM
According to those in the know, there are several reasons why students choose to start their education at a community college before transferring to a four-year school.
One important reason is accessibility through an "open door policy," says Chris...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 1:41 PM
Dietitians were once found mainly in hospitals and health care facilities treating patients with diabetes or kidney issues.
While those needs still exist, healthy eating, overcoming the obesity epidemic, quality school lunches and bio-engineered foods...
| Dec 17, 2011
| 12:01 AM
Jason Leahy hasn't set foot on the Illinois State University campus this school year, doesn't teach classes there and doesn't report to anyone at the school, an hour away from his office.
But through a contract with ISU, he is deemed an "employee" of the...
| Feb 5, 2012
| 10:58 AM
The nightclub stabbing that killed a young Naperville teacher was reportedly touched off by a squabble authorities called so trivial – drinking beer from a wine glass – they could offer no reasonable explanation for the tragic events it...