| Jan 20, 2015
| 7:03 PM
The legislator who has proposed a bill that would allow certain college athletes to unionize said Tuesday that he thinks a union would at least get students "a seat at the table."
Rep. Matthew Lesser, D-Middletown, said he was partly inspired by...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 10:00 PM
Points pondered while starting the new year off with a really sore/stiff neck, the result of paying $6 at a service station for 3.05 gallons of gas, and then spending the next four hours perusing the sky in search of flying pigs.
1) It may be that...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 10:00 PM
It was a strange number ringing my cell phone a couple months ago that I hadn’t seen before. As I was loading my youth soccer player and his backpack full of gear into the car after practice, I was tempted to let the call go to voicemail, but...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 6:24 PM
Educational leader and Northwestern University professor Tim King will headline Aurora’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Waubonsie Valley High School, 2950 Ogden Ave.
Named by People Magazine as “Hero of the Year&...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 9:06 PM
“Jim was formed by the word of God. Words were his stock in trade, and they resonated with God’s word.”
The Rev. Kevin Feeney spoke these words of James Foley during a Northwestern University memorial service for the slain journalist,...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 12:00 PM
Move over, critics: Computers are the new film experts in Hollywood.
According to a Northwestern University study released Monday, computer analysis has the potential to be as good or better at identifying significant films than human experts in the...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 12:35 PM
Evanston city officials are looking at working with the Chicago Transit Authority on a pilot program in 2015 extending the hours of the Purple Line Express service – a need which arose in a number of comments in a recent city survey of local transit...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 2:47 PM
Bolingbrook said goodbye Tuesday to Police Chief Kevin McCarthy, an officer who came up through the ranks and became the top cop in 2008.
A packed house at a village board meeting gave McCarthy a standing ovation.
Mayor Roger Claar also declared...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 2:01 PM
Downers Grove high schools this year logged their highest-ever number of passing grades on advanced placement exams, according to Community High School District 99 officials.
Students took 1,741 AP tests in the spring, up 9 percent from the previous...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 12:17 PM
With an ongoing debate about flooding, a community fight to save a 19th-century home, a drunk driving investigation, and yes—chickens—Downers Grove was ripe with controversial, provocative and intriguing news in 2014. Here's are some of the...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 5:20 AM
A federal judge threw out a lawsuit Thursday against Northwestern University by a student who alleged the school mishandled her complaint that a professor sexually attacked her after getting her drunk in 2012.
In his eight-page ruling, U.S. District...