| Mar 26, 2015
| 5:58 AM
Alice Dreger had just left a session of the National Women's Studies Association where fellow academics savaged her research. She had known the panel would be far from flattering, and it was. The historian had twice petitioned organizers to be allowed...
| Feb 18, 2015
It's been nearly two years since Matt Bogusz, at 26, assumed the title of Des Plaines' youngest mayor. And though the novelty of his youth may have worn off for some, age still factors in his opponent's criticisms of him and his policies.
| Feb 17, 2015
| 11:37 AM
In a world of Elvis impersonators aplenty, "Elvis Lives: The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Event" can live up to its "ultimate" billing for simple reasons.
One, for the money.
Two, for the show.
The powerhouse behind "Elvis Lives," a multimedia...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 4:20 PM
Shortly after her older brother joined the military during World War II, Frances Jennings signed on with the Women's Army Corps and trained as a physical therapist.
She found she had a knack for it.
After the war and college, Mrs. Jennings worked as a...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 1:49 PM
St. Francis de Sales School third grade teacher Judy Renner has been nominated for the prestigious Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching.
The Gold Apple Award was set up in 1986 to recognize 10 outstanding teachers in the Chicagoland area that...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 3:21 AM
For months, Niki Glass waited anxiously in Room 976 of the cardiac intensive care unit for the call that would save her life.
A few doors down the hall at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Karen Tompkins was in painfully similar limbo. Also waiting for...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 2:37 PM
Shaun Kremin has traveled the world most of his adult life, and estimates he's been to over 50 countries. It was his trip to Australia three years ago that led Kremin to launch his travel and urban walking shoe company, CMUK.
"My wife and I were both on...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 3:05 PM
The University of Chicago, Northwestern and Illinois have some of the best graduate schools in the nation for business, law and engineering, according to a U.S. News and World Report list released Tuesday.
U. of C. ranked fourth among law schools,...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 6:40 PM
For the Buffalo Grove High School music community, the big one is coming up.
"This is one of the better concert halls in the world, and it's right in our backyard," said Ed Jacobi, BGHS' director of bands.
The school's symphonic band, concert choir...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 8:44 AM
Students in Northwestern University Professor Regina Logan's Adulthood and Aging class spend a good deal of the 10-week course going over studies and learning prevailing theories about the aging process.
The class looks at various psycho-social...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 9:27 AM
Who is Will Butler?
He is the Ringo, the goofy one, the guy who runs around on stage beating a huge drum. The problem with that analogy, though, is the Beatles had four Beatles and Arcade Fire, the Montreal-based mega group in which Butler plays...