| Dec 24, 2014
| 11:20 AM
Since my wife and I moved in together 23 years ago, I've been waking up on the wrong side of the bed, because she took my side!
Nevertheless, for 21 of those years, I've been a regular exerciser and rarely make it past three pages in a novel before my...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 12:56 PM
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has changed its admissions system with the hope that no more students will feel like B-list applicants, invited to join the class only after getting a second look.
In an effort to make students from...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 12:20 PM
Judy Baar Topinka had already developed her “no B.S. approach” to politics as class president of her high school in Lake Forest.
After a 30-year career in elective office — including 12 years as state treasurer — Topinka passed...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Stephen Schellhardt, who was raised in Winnetka and has appeared in the Glencoe Writers Theatre production of “Days Like Today,” is company manager of the newly formed Chicago Artists Chorale.
Schellhardt, a 2001 New Trier Township High...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 3:02 AM
When Northwestern University cut down a stand of trees last year to make way for a parking garage and visitor center along Lake Michigan, it seemed as if the university was bumbling into a new version of the madness that inspired Joni Mitchell's famous...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A Northwestern University philosophy professor filed a defamation lawsuit Tuesday against an undergraduate student who accused him of sexual misconduct.
The suit by Peter Ludlow alleges that the student knowingly made false statements to news media...
| 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 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,...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 6:22 AM
Evanston's Central Street was already sluggish on a recent Saturday afternoon when a wailing siren brought traffic on the two-lane road to a halt. An Illinois State Police cruiser sailed up from behind, lights blazing, and led a line of westbound buses...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 8:33 PM
Cecilia Corrigan, a 2013 Lake Forest College writer-in-residence, is receiving national accolades for the poetry she wrote during her stay on the North Shore.
Corrigan's book, "Titanic," contains poems whose central figure is Alan Turing, the British...