| Feb 19, 2015
| 2:22 PM
Pleasantdale Elementary District 107 has a new leader.
Dave Palzet, who has been an administrator in Wilmette District 39 for the past three years, has been chosen as the next superintendent. Pleasantdale School Board members Feb. 18 unanimously...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 4:20 AM
When Mohammed Abdullah Saleem speaks, many observant Muslims in Chicago's South Asian community listen and obey.
The conservative Muslim scholar opposes men and women shaking hands. He maintains strict gender separation during prayers at the mosque....
| Feb 13, 2015
| 4:33 PM
When the story broke that a little girl was trapped in a well in San Marino, thousands of Angelenos snapped on their television sets. They kept them on for the next 27 hours.
The year was 1949 — decades before live coverage of car chases, hostage...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 1:19 PM
Outside the Loyola University Chicago student center Monday night, a few dozen students huddled in the snow for a candlelight vigil to commemorate human trafficking victims and survivors around the world.
Organizers from a campus anti-trafficking group...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 6:04 PM
A recently released survey of 150,000 college freshmen found that 9.5% had frequently felt depressed in the last year, up from 6.1% in 2009. As such numbers rise, some colleges balk at the idea of being "caretakers" for their psychologically fragile...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 8:39 AM
Plastic is everywhere. Tiny plastic fibers are in fleece hats and gloves. The shovels used to dig out from the storm, the lids on the cups of coffee bought to warm up, the sleds the kids used at the park and the soda bottles bought for Super Bowl...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 7:37 AM
A fundraiser at a tattoo parlor. A mustache invasion at a rally. College campus forums. And of course Facebook posts and YouTube videos.
Chicago’s mayoral candidates are trying to tap into the hip factor, in hopes of wooing 20-something and 30-...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 4:28 PM
Darnell Mayes grew quiet, removed his glasses and wiped his tears with his other hand while testifying Thursday about his family members' missing gravestones at Burr Oak Cemetery.
"I can't do this -- I can't do this," he repeated, shaking, as Judge Joan...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 3:12 AM
Illinois' troubled residential treatment centers for children and teens are drawing the attention of federal authorities after the Tribune documented hundreds of rape and assault allegations and found that state officials kept sending juvenile wards to...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 2:30 AM
By Erinn Hutkin
Suzanne Pham's most memorable experiences on the job have involved patients who enter the hospital in critical condition but recover enough to move to a rehab center or even go home. She recalled treating a 90-year-old man who'd...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 2:22 PM
As the longtime president of Ready Paving & Construction Co., Robert Ready helped pave many of the roads in Chicago's growing southwest suburbs during the boom years of the 1960s and '70s.
With new houses and subdivisions popping up to accommodate waves...