| Feb 12, 2015
| 5:20 PM
Scott Walker was gone. Dropped out. And in the spring of his senior year.
In 1990, that news stunned his friends at Marquette University. Walker, the campus' suit-wearing, Reagan-loving politico — who enjoyed the place so much that he had run...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 10:05 AM
Methodist Hospitals' board of directors on Monday named Raymond Grady as new president and CEO.
Grady will assume the post on Feb. 23. Previously, it had been filled on an interim basis by Dr. Michael Davenport since November 2013, when Ian McFadden...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 12:30 PM
Americans care too little about education and too much about diplomas.
Here in Springfield, we extol the virtues of Abraham Lincoln, our state's native son, who despite having little formal schooling was able to teach himself. This nation has never...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 1:09 PM
Michael D. Koehler was the grandson of one of America's greatest athletes, Jim Thorpe, and as a high school football star faced the inevitable comparisons.
As an All-American fullback for Mount Carmel High School who later played for the University of...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 11:35 AM
A 2012 West Aurora High School graduate who was seriously injured while studying abroad in Spain last month has been released from the hospital and is now working to recover in outpatient physical therapy.
Jennifer Waters, a junior at Marquette...
| Nov 12, 2014
BLACKSBURG — Let's start with Buzz Williams' compulsive letter-writing and tortured penmanship.
No, let's go with the coaching style that borders on "inhumane."
But we must mention his heartwarming outreach to children and abiding reverence...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 7:38 PM
James Foley was determined to tell the stories of people suffering in war-ravaged countries, and he risked his life to cover conflicts in the Middle East.
But Foley, a journalist trained at Northwestern University who willingly went to countries beset...
| Jul 23, 2014
Dr. Harold Gerstein created programs at Northwestern University Dental School and Marquette University School of Dentistry, and he invented several instruments used in the practice of endodontics.
He never applied for patents for those devices, his...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 4:10 PM
AURORA — A 2012 West Aurora High School graduate known for her community work in Aurora and Milwaukee is in critical condition after she fell and hit her head while on her way to a Sunday evening religious service in Madrid, Spain.
| Oct 26, 2014
| 1:31 PM
Sister Catherine Elizabeth "Katie" McHugh spent decades as a teacher and leader in Chicago's Catholic organizations, and was a force for change in areas such as nursing home care, equitable housing and health care.
One of Sister McHugh's crowning...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Two years ago, politics here burned with a white-hot intensity.
Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican elected in 2010, had pushed a bill through the Legislature eliminating most collective bargaining rights for state workers. Unions and their Democratic...