| Apr 6, 2015
| 3:08 PM
As a child, Maya Breitenstein would go on nature hikes with her aunt, an experience that awakened her interest in environmental science.
As a senior at Oak Park and River Forest High School, she put that interest to work in teacher Allison Hennings'...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 12:49 PM
An estimated three-fourths of the students at South Elgin High School dressed in red Monday in honor of a tutor, coach and mentor who had died of a heart attack over the weekend at age 38.
Principal James Edwards announced in an email to the school's...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 9:38 AM
The following students have recently graduated from their respective colleges and/or universities:
Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wis.
Bannockburn: Ryan Bisceglia. Barrington: Alex Campbell, Claire Karon, Tessa Kasmar. Deerfield: Andrew Peters,...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 8:30 PM
OK, here goes. I've no doubt that this column will probably generate more hate mail than any other I've written, much of it from my own friends. Maybe even my wife. But I'll say it right up front: I would not vote for any candidate for president, Democrat...
| 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...
| 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...