| Feb 13, 2015
| 12:46 PM
WASHINGTON — While hawking his new book, Sen. Marco Rubio plunges into a tour of early caucus and primary states starting on Friday, the latest sign that Florida's Republican rising star intends to run for president.
Rubio's politically inspired...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 4:51 PM
Hey, fitness junkies, here's something to ponder the next time you lace up your athletic shoes for that long, heart-pounding run: A Danish study recently concluded that high-intensity, high-mileage joggers die at the same rate as channel-surfing couch...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 2:30 AM
The memory of the February 2011 blizzard -- a monster dubbed "Snowpocalypse" that came complete with "thunder" snow -- remains fresh in meteorologist Mark Ratzer's mind.
A senior weather forecaster at the National Weather Service's Chicago/Romeoville...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 9:03 PM
The oldest planetary system ever found has been spotted by astronomers. The ancient star and five small, Earth-like planets are about 11.2 billion years old.
Until now, scientists questioned whether rocky planets could have formed so long ago, just 2....
| Jan 19, 2015
| 10:00 PM
The following students have recently graduated from their respective colleges and/or universities:
Arizona State University, Tempe
Libertyville: Meredith Peacock. Wauconda: Michelle Meyer. Zion: Rachelle Edwards.
Black Hills State University,...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 10:40 AM
The latest chapter of a previously heartwarming story has turned into a confusing and contentious dispute.
Now the International Olympic Committee is trying to help resolve the clash that has led the South Sudan track and field federation to suspend the...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 3:40 PM
The University of Illinois has proposed a tuition freeze for in-state undergraduates next fall, part of an effort to woo high-achieving Illinois students who are increasingly leaving the state for less expensive options.
The freeze, if approved by...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 6:20 PM
"New Directions: A Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Textiles," organized by the Textile Society of America, opened recently at the Craft & Folk Art Museum. The concept is to showcase shifts in contemporary textile art and to highlight technical,...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:37 PM
After 39 years of delivering meals to the homebound, a hospital stay prompted Amy Shimberg to try a taste for herself.
She said her Meals on Wheels volunteers in the Tampa, Fla., area treated her well and the food was excellent, but being on the other...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Herb Mitchell passed away peacefully on September 25, 2014 in Naples, FL. Born on July 25, 1929 in Elkhart, IN to Charles and Beulah Mae Mitchell. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Roberta, and children Robert, Debra, Kimbra and Melissa, as well...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 5:49 PM
When Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval announced a $1.3-billion package of public subsidies to lure a Tesla Motors battery factory, he stressed that the huge sum would be dwarfed by an economic windfall for local residents.
The electric car maker will create...