| Mar 23, 2012
| 7:37 PM
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,...
| Mar 23, 2012
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...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 6:26 PM
A 20-year-old woman supposedly headed to Illinois State University from her Kane County home was last seen at Millennium Park in Chicago but now is reported missing.
Tanner Conroyd left her house on Route 31 in unincorporated Kane County near St. Charles...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 3:34 PM
An shooting early Saturday morning near the Illinois State University Campus in Normal left an ISU student wounded.
The unidentified female is being treated at a Twin City Hospital.
ISU President Al Bowman, in an email statement to ISU students, said...
| Aug 9, 2010
| 9:18 AM
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...
| Jun 29, 2003
| 9:58 AM
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....
| Apr 4, 1992
| 10:00 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...