| Mar 16, 2015
| 10:16 AM
The City of Lights has reached the end of an era of sorts as Al Miller is now retired after almost 50 years of continuous service to students in all of our public school districts and private schools.
If you have lived in the Aurora area for any...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 7:26 AM
Whether Darien has an effective strategy in place for future economic development is a key point of contention between the two candidates for mayor in the April 7 election.
Fourth Ward Ald. Joerg Seifert, who is seeking to unseat Darien Mayor Kathleen...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 10:38 AM
With two members stepping down from the Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 Board of Education this spring and three, four-year seats to fill, new faces are a given. And voters will have four candidates from which to choose.
Running are Anthony...
| 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...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 5:27 PM
Susan Sher was at her son Graham Moore's side in Los Angeles over the weekend, beaming as he won an Oscar for best adapted screenplay.
Next month, Sher will be after a prize of her own. As senior adviser to University of Chicago President Robert Zimmer,...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 6:49 PM
The Ravens and Orioles stadiums haven't undergone a liquor board inspection in years, records show. The Royal Farms Arena? Not since 2013. And at Baltimore's Horseshoe Casino — home of the city's only 24-7 liquor license — officials have yet...
| 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...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 11:16 AM
Much like the genesis of his band’s debut album, a conversation with Kids vocalist and bassist Joshua Diaz is a series of twists and turns, paths he’s been down before, and unfamiliar ones that come with the territory of publicizing a new...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 6:27 PM
With a Thursday deadline looming for submitting their official proposals, two Chicago universities hoping to host the Obama presidential library are lining up support from across the city, seeking to build coalitions that would strengthen their bids....
| Feb 26, 2015
Rare is the year when an area graduate has the opportunity to play in the NCAA Division I softball College World Series.
For many area sports fans, exposure to college softball is pretty much limited to ESPN's TV coverage of the Series each May/June,...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 3:28 PM
There's a growing desire among Americans to ramp up our military action against the Islamic State.
A Pew Research Center poll released this week showed that sending ground troops to fight these terrorists in Iraq and Syria is supported by 47 percent...