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  • The art of home

    The art of home
    The secret to Dutes Miller and Stan Shellabarger's home is hidden in plain sight. Maybe it's tucked between the layers of blankets the artists have stacked in the closet. Or the restaurant's-worth of dishware filling the cupboards. Perhaps it's writ large...
  • A version of David Foster Wallace's life

    A version of David Foster Wallace's life
    When the great English poet Philip Larkin worked at the University of Hull, he liked to say that the need to change trains in Doncaster meant most journalists, academics and other London irritants didn't bother to harass him. The American writer David...
  • A lift or a drag?

    A lift or a drag?
    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...
  • Connecting the social and the spatial

    Connecting the social and the spatial
    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....
  • 'His name was Joseph'

    'His name was Joseph'
    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...
  • Autopsies confirm no foul play in deaths of 2 students in 2 dorms on ISU campus

    Autopsies confirm no foul play in deaths of 2 students in 2 dorms on ISU campus
    Two 19-year-old students from the Chicago area have been found dead in two campus dormitories at Illinois State University, but school officials say no foul play or criminal activity is suspected in either case. Allison Zak, a sophomore from Schaumburg,...
  • 2 ISU students found dead in dorms

    2 ISU students found dead in dorms
    Two 19-year-old students from the Chicago area have been found dead in two campus dormitories at Illinois State University, but school officials say no foul play or criminal activity is suspected in either case. Allison Zak, a sophomore from Schaumburg,...
  • What everyone should know about the child survivor of a family tragedy

    What everyone should know about the child survivor of a family tragedy
    When 3-year-old Joseph Wallace was hanged by his mentally ill mother in April 1993, months after the courts removed him from the loving foster parents who begged to keep him, the case became a catalyst for Illinois to overhaul its troubled child welfare...
  • Lack of jobs leave many teachers wondering about future

    Lack of jobs leave many teachers wondering about future
    Four years ago, Peter Robertson thought he was leaving the uncertainty of a freelance writing career for the stability of teaching. He'd always wanted his own classroom, and the 52-year-old was pretty sure he'd get hired — schools were eager for...
  • Mayor's mission is to mend Harvey

    Last year, Eric Kellogg's city of Harvey recorded more murders, sexual assaults and burglaries than any other south suburb. At least five gangs plied drugs along his streets. And more robberies occurred there than in many places with twice the population....
  • Mr. Basketball of Illinois 1992 | Glenbrook North's Chris Collins: Hard-working star tops Collinsville's Keene

    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...