| Mar 31, 2015
| 5:44 AM
The Saturday before Maggie Lyon played in the Northwestern women's basketball team's first NCAA tournament game in 18 years, she was at New Trier working on her game with her dad.
It was just like old times.
"We've been doing that for a long time,"...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 11:26 AM
No more video gambling licenses
As residents of Will County, we ask our fellow residents to attend the Will County Board Executive Committee's April 2 public hearing to urge the board to opt out of Illinois' video gambling law until such a time as...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 3:59 PM
Kari McCarthy of Oak Park knows it strikes most people as odd when she says her family feels lucky.
Her 5-year-old daughter, Aria, has acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Diagnosed two years ago, Aria is on track to complete chemotherapy in May, a few days...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 6:05 PM
One month into her collegiate playing career, Loyola University freshman Brooke Wyderski has already earned two prestigious accolades.
For the week ending March 2, the Rambler shortstop was named the Missouri Valley Conference's Newcomer of the Week in...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 9:00 AM
Sitting in the darkness that is the inside of Zanies comedy club no matter the time of day or the glare of the sun on Wells Street outside, it is impossible not to be thrown back into the past.
That is because the walls of the club, almost every...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 7:05 PM
Gov. Bruce Rauner's Department of Juvenile Justice says it will retool efforts to keep low-risk juvenile offenders out of state facilities and help those who are incarcerated successfully re-enter their communities.
A five-point plan for how to do...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 12:51 PM
John H. Schmidt, a retired Lucent Technologies manager who served for nearly four decades with the Maryland Air National Guard, died March 20 at Howard County General Hospital of heart failure. He was 80.
The son of Walter Schmidt, a roofer, and...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 3:04 AM
"Girt" Burton was 21 when he alleged Chicago police detectives working under Cmdr. Jon Burge kept him in custody without charges for six days, beating him with a phone book, choking him until he passed out and torturing him until he finally confessed to a...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 12:19 PM
Financial challenges and improving communication are the top concerns among five candidates seeking four seats on the La Grange Elementary School District 102 Board in the April 7 election.
Candidates said they are alarmed by two proposals in...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 4:39 PM
A lifelong history buff and who majored in the subject in college, Patricia Bunning Stevens began contributing articles about historical figures for Encyclopedia Britannica while raising her children.
She later taught high school history both in the...
| Mar 21, 2015
| 11:23 AM
Katelyn Sullivan, 18, already has been close to the medical career she's set her sights on – working with renowned doctors in Chicago and across the country and experiencing diabetes since she was 8.
The senior at Richards High School in Oak...