| Jan 27, 2015
| 12:53 PM
It's time to dust off those Mardi Gras beads and masks, as South Floridians will have a chance to taste a bit of the traditional New Orleans festival a little earlier this year.
The New Orleans-based jam band Galactic will perform Friday, Jan. 30, at...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 6:21 PM
There are dozens of entities devoted to educating you about all things financial. Congress funds a commission and a website, Mymoney.gov. Schools have added “financial literacy” to their curricula. Banks put out pamphlets, and every major...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 11:56 AM
A new superintendent is heading to Lombard Elementary School District 44.
The board has hired Michael Robey as superintendent, effective July 1, 2015. Robey will earn a salary of $197,000 a year.
Robey is replacing two interim superintendents, Kenneth...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 8:07 PM
The brother of a Loyola University student who was shot to death during a robbery last week said Tuesday his family seeks "peace not vengeance, understanding not bigotry." Mutahir Rauf, 23, was fatally shot while walking with his brother about 7:40 p.m....
| Dec 9, 2014
| 4:58 AM
Mohammed Hamzah Khan, 19, rose before dawn on Oct. 4 to pray with his father and 16-year-old brother at their neighborhood mosque in Bolingbrook.
When they returned home just before 6 a.m., the father went back to bed and the Khan teens secretly...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 10:44 AM
Three men were killed, and five others another were wounded in separate shootings since Friday on the city's North, West and South sides, said police.
The latest shooting happened at about 7:50 p.m. in the 1200 block of West Albion Avenue, said...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 4:32 PM
A memorial service is planned Tuesday for a Loyola University student shot to death during a robbery last week, Loyola announced Monday.
The family of Mutahir Rauf, 23, who was fatally shot while walking with his brother about 7:40 p.m. Friday near...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 7:46 AM
Thanks for making civic education in our state a front-page issue recently! We agree. Students in Illinois do deserve rich, engaging opportunities to be prepared to effectively participate in our democracy. Research shows that the voting and civic...
| Dec 7, 2014
Former Chicago Park District CEO and Superintendent Tim Mitchell, who was instrumental in bringing Lollapalooza to Chicago, was found dead in his North Side home Wednesday.
Mr. Mitchell, 49, died in his sleep of natural causes after months of health...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 6:16 PM
Muhlenberg College has chosen John I. Williams Jr., a graduate of Harvard Law School with extensive experience as a strategic consultant to higher education, as its new president, school officials announced at a news conference Friday.
| Dec 6, 2014
| 11:25 AM
A Loyola University student from Pakistan who was shot to death Friday evening when two attackers tried to rob him and his brother in the Rogers Park neighborhood has been identified, authorities said.
Mutahir Rauf, 23, of the 1400 block of West Pratt...