| Jan 23, 2015
| 5:17 PM
While walking her dog in a park near O'Hare International Airport years ago, Rhonda Burke noticed a group of girls lying on their stomachs in the grass, their heads turned sideways and their bodies still.
"She stood there for a few moments, watching and...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 3:13 PM
Brock Spack is being rewarded for a historic Illinois State football season.
The Redbirds head coach on Tuesday landed a contract extension through 2021 and a raise that puts his salary at $300,000 beginning with the 2015 season.
Illinois State went...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 2:51 PM
Mark W. Johnson was a Villa Park police officer and deputy chief who spent 15 years as a board member and board president of DuPage High School District 88.
He was the west suburban department's first officer for Drug Abuse Resistance Education, or...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 11:07 AM
Illinois universities can legally grow industrial hemp now, but it may be a while before seeds are planted.
A new law, effective Jan. 1, allows state institutions with four-year agriculture degrees to research hemp with a license from the Illinois...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 4:16 PM
Perhaps it’s accurate to say that an excess of talent is responsible for the most recent success of Glendale Community College product Collin Keoshian.
The Santa Clarita Valley resident and one-time Vaqueros standout has enjoyed a breakthrough...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Families remain justifiably concerned about paying for college, but there may be cause for some relief, according to a new national report.
Though college tuition and fee prices still outpaced the rate of inflation in the past year, the average...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 5:58 PM
‘Throwback’? That’s Lemont’s Flynn Nagel
There are receivers who make a catch and prefer to tiptoe out of bounds to avoid making contact with a defender.
Don’t put Lemont’s Flynn Nagel in that group....
| Dec 8, 2014
| 6:28 PM
Of 100 freshmen who start at a Chicago public high school, about 14 will graduate from a four-year college by their mid-20s, a number that has improved over time but is still troubling and below the national average, according to a report to be released...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 5:57 PM
Back in 2006, the University of Chicago calculated that just 8 out of every 100 freshmen in Chicago Public Schools eventually earn a college degree. That was a dismal gauge of Chicago's future. While not everyone is destined for college, people who do...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 4:34 PM
Lincoln High School basketball coach Loren Wallace hurled the challenge at Springfield Lanphier’s Ed Horton.
“He’s a great player, but he’s no Superman,” Wallace said of Horton before Lincoln played Lanphier in a Class...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 6:50 PM
Chris Collins adjusts the weighted vest snugly around his 6-foot-3-inch, 175-pound frame and heads for the front door of his family's Northbrook home. Collins is about to go through a series of agility drills, including skipping rope. He already has...