| 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...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 8:31 PM
When Abigail Omdahl averaged a team-high 14.1 points per game and earned Colonial League second team honors during her sophomore season at Saucon Valley, it seemed like a given that she would continue her athletic career at the collegiate level.
| Nov 25, 2014
| 10:39 AM
When Nick Westbrook committed to play football at Indiana University this past summer, the decision raised a few eyebrows.
After a junior season at Lake Mary High that saw him catch 52 passes for 826 yards and 13 touchdowns, most figured he was destined...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 6:58 AM
Christine McCoy plans to shop on Thanksgiving evening and wake up at 5 a.m. on Black Friday to hit the stores again with a couple of friends.
The 23-year-old Baltimore resident said she will likely go to Target, Wal-Mart and Towson Town Center to score...
| Nov 28, 2014
Kayla Cunningham, a three-time Morning Call player of the year from Whitehall High School, was recently named to the American Athletic Conference all-rookie team in women's soccer.
Cunningham played field hockey at Indiana University in 2013 before...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 10:09 PM
Disabato: Southland still top football region
If there was any doubt to whether the Southland remains the state’s dominant high school football region, Saturday’s showing in Champaign should settle all debates.
| Dec 1, 2014
| 4:53 PM
Aiming to close a legal loophole that allowed L.A. Unified attorneys to argue that a 14-year-old girl could consent to sex with her teacher, a state assemblywoman introduced a bill Monday that would bar that defense in civil cases.
| 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...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 2:19 PM
The Rev. Robert Botthof took an unusual path to becoming a Catholic priest, joining the Dominicans order as a member of the Order of Preachers when he was in his late 50s, after the death of his wife of 23 years.
He was a longtime public school teacher...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 5:25 PM
Current job: Colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve
Born in: Elgin
Lives in: Carpentersville
Education: Bachelor's degree in psychology from Indiana University (1990); master's degree in national security and...