| Feb 12, 2015
| 6:51 AM
Peer into the kitchen window of David Lyman's Bloomington home at dinner time, and you will find three retired gentlemen and a teenage boy sitting together at the table.
Lyman, 68, and Tom Glastras, 90, co-own the house they share with Carlos Cortina,...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 8:44 AM
Some Lake Zurich High School students made the most of the extra time they had before starting class later on Feb. 9 by doing a little "Career Scene Investigation."
The students — mostly juniors — weaved their way through the tables of...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 10:00 PM
The Chicago Humanities Festival said it would name on Wednesday Jonathan Elmer its new artistic director, a half-time position that helps guide the festival's programming choices and serves as one of its public faces.
Elmer, 54, is a professor of...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 2:14 PM
Audiences love young musicians. The soloist with the three-quarter size violin, the pianist whose legs just now reach the pedals, the kid whose confidence is as big as the talent exploding before our eyes.
We are astonished, awed, and amazed. We wonder...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 7:58 PM
Look at the cost of a degree at Penn State and it can make you a little dizzy, kind of like writing a check for a big-ticket item like a sleek, shiny sports car.
President Eric Barron has used that analogy before, exhorting students to get the most...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 4:45 PM
Randy Stine hoped he could make a career out of singing when he enrolled at Indiana University. The 1995 Naperville North graduate got his wish along with fellow Hoosier classmates when they started an a cappella phenomenon called Straight No Chaser....
| Jan 16, 2015
| 5:40 PM
It was beginning to feel like a demolition derby.
On Tuesday, word started to spread that the canary-yellow 1937 house in Cheviot Hills where the writer Ray Bradbury lived for more than 50 years was being knocked down.
The person razing it to make...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 7:17 AM
A spoonful of sugar, anyone?
The career of Dame Julie Andrews, from her young vaudevillian start to her Disney collaborations and beyond, will be celebrated through stories and songs when Chicago cabaret artist Laura Freeman brings her show "The Hills...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 1:54 PM
GARY — Twenty-nine teams of middle and high school students from 23 schools in Lake, Porter, LaPorte counties and surrounding areas will demonstrate their science and engineering talents at the 2015 Science Olympiad Regional Tournament on Saturday,...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 4:04 PM
has been promoted to vice president at DesignPoint Inc. Sportelli will be part of the leadership team and also hold the title of senior interior designer to lead all major design activities at the firm.
Sportelli has been with...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 11:36 AM
CROWN POINT--Sue Ward, who at the age of 78 six years ago was one of the oldest people in the state to receive a doctoral degree, recently died.
Ward graduated from Indiana State University in 2006 with a doctorate in education. At the time she was...