| Mar 26, 2014
| 11:10 AM
Plainfield East High School senior Jamal Bruce has studied his teachers from as early as the first and second grades, and knew he wanted to do what they do.
"Just watching them, and how willing they were to help with everything, it just seemed like it...
| 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...
| 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 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 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 9, 2014
| 1:19 PM
Dr. Matthew Barbini begins his new role as deputy superintendent of schools for Palatine's Community Consolidated School District 15 at the end of May.
The Buffalo Grove resident has been assistant superintendent of student services in North Shore...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 10:30 AM
By Marcella Kreiter
As a pre-med student at the University of North Dakota, audiologist Marie Vetter was flipping through a course catalog when she came across the section on Communication Sciences and Disorders.
She spotted an introductory course on...
| 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.
| May 29, 2014
| 10:02 AM
Young adulthood is so very, very hard to capture honestly on screen, in all its lurches and false starts and weird little moments of truth. Compress those experiences into the weeks spent rehearsing a college play, and there's an almost absurd degree of...
| May 12, 2014
| 10:46 AM
Village officials awarded six Tinley Park teenagers $1,000 scholarships "for providing outstanding community service while maintaining academic excellence."
The recipients were selected from 32 applications from eight schools, village officials said. It...
| Feb 13, 2014
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.....