| Mar 4, 2014
| 12:55 PM
Consolidated High School District 230 looked to its own administrators, teachers and alumni to fill three leadership roles at Sandburg High School and Stagg High School.
Deb Baker, Stagg's associate principal, will take the helm at Sandburg next fall,...
| Nov 24, 2013
There’s nothing like a day at the museum, but tickets can cost a pretty penny -- especially if you bring the entire brood. Avoid pricey admission fees during these museum free days.
1300 S. Lake Shore Drive (312-922-7827;...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 1:05 PM
Two new principals have been chosen to lead Wescott and Willowbrook schools in Northbrook/Glenview School District 30.
The school board approved Chris Brown, assistant principal at Maple school, to be the next principal at Wescott, a first through fifth...
| Oct 13, 2013
Since she was a little girl, Sheri Prentiss knew she wanted to be a doctor.
"My parents would remind me — if you want to be a doctor, you have to work harder than the other kids," says Prentiss, 45 (whose name, until her Oct. 1 marriage to...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 4:25 PM
Murder charges were filed Tuesday against a 23-year-old Cicero man in connection with the death of his 15-year-old ex-girlfriend, whom he allegedly shot outside of her Romeoville home last week.
Briana Valle, a freshman at Romeoville High School, died...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Source: Loyola University Medicine
A recent cigarette tax hike in Illinois is making smoking dangerous to people's physical and financial health. The additional economic pressures are compelling people to quit smoking. In fact, 70...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 4:27 AM
University of Illinois at Chicago officials are reviewing the dissertation of a high-ranking administrator at Chicago State University amid allegations that parts of it were plagiarized.
Chicago State interim Provost Angela Henderson, who took over in...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 11:54 AM
Donald E. McBrien, former director of pupil services for Howard County public schools who earlier held the same position in Baltimore County public schools, died Wednesday of congestive heart failure at St. Agnes Hospital.
The longtime Ellicott City...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:53 PM
McDonogh didn't look far or long to find its new boys soccer coach.
Assistant Brandon Quaranta will take over for longtime coach Steve Nichols, who was named the new men's coach at Loyola University on Wednesday.
Quaranta, a standout player at...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 8:02 AM
On an oil-stained blacktop beside a Harvey convenience store, someone shot and killed 20-year-old trade student Tommy Lee in his car.
Five years later, his parents still have the sedan, two bullet holes rusting in the hood and fender. They also have...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 11:27 AM
Calls this year to raise the state and federal minimum wages from $7.25 to $10.10 brought the expected political responses from both sides of the aisle. Regrettably, neither side's response is clearly supported in reality. The final outcome will minimally...