| Oct 6, 2014
| 12:23 PM
It has been 45 years since Gary Donatelli walked on to the football field at Glenbrook North High School, where he was good enough to snare a scholarship to Indiana University.
"There's nothing like high school sports," he said in a phone interview,...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 2:55 PM
Nothing is easier, if you're a political philistine playing to an audience of anti-intellectual rubes, than to ridicule scientific research projects by caricature.
Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, who frighteningly enough is chairman of the House Committee on...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 8:47 PM
In the early years of his long congressional career, Philip M. Crane was a key figure in the fledgling conservative movement that became a standard of American politics.
In the 1970s, the Illinois congressman's home outside Washington was the meeting...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 6:22 AM
Evanston's Central Street was already sluggish on a recent Saturday afternoon when a wailing siren brought traffic on the two-lane road to a halt. An Illinois State Police cruiser sailed up from behind, lights blazing, and led a line of westbound buses...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 12:25 PM
Several months ago at his parents' Naperville home, Randy Stine stumbled on an issue of his high school newspaper in which seniors talk about their future plans.
He doesn't remember writing that he wanted to be a successful singer in an a cappella...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Hapless lovers are not the only ones who get lost down there: even sexologists can't agree on what's what, and where, among women's female parts.
At least, that's according to a father-daughter team of researchers in Italy, Drs. Vincenzo and Giulia...
| Oct 19, 2014
Jerry J. Burgdoerfer spent 25 years with the Chicago law firm Jenner & Block, where he led its securities practice, built a reputation for mentoring young lawyers and developed its practice in Japan.
"Jerry was passionate about being a lawyer, and he...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 8:56 PM
Beebe Elementary School’s Learning Resource Center director Josh Mika is one of four teachers from three states to receive the Jacobs Educator Award from Indiana University School of Education. The annual award honors Pre-K through grade 12 teachers...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Some say the Christmas season begins on Black Friday or Cyber Monday or perhaps on Buyers’ Remorse Tuesday, but I still contend that it begins at 11 a.m. this coming Saturday, in front of U.S. Bank on the northeast corner of Jefferson Avenue and...
| Aug 1, 2014
When Larry Zhao returned here to China's largest city in 2005 after getting a master's degree in business from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he wanted to connect with other Illini.
He invited them for tea to discuss business...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 12:11 PM
Mohammed Kamran received some of the most heartbreaking news of his young life Saturday morning.
“One of my teammates called and said they had both passed away,” said Kamran, a Naperville North High School graduate and former member of the...