| 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...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 1:51 PM
Most people would be slowing down at age 71, but not Sandy Haggart.
"The hardest part is trying not to work too hard (because) then I feel like I'm out of balance," says Haggart, who founded the nonprofit Feed the Dream (feedthedream.org), a nutrition...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Michael Wynn, a star football player at Evanston Township High School during the mid-1960s, played defensive end at the University of Nebraska and was drafted in the eighth round of the 1970 NFL draft by the Oakland Raiders.
Injuries derailed his dreams...
| 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...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 12:37 PM
The president of Chicago-based Roosevelt University was paid nearly $1.8 million in 2012, making him the fifth highest-paid private university president in the country that year, according to an annual survey of college presidents' compensation.
| Dec 30, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Robin Redmond, Executive Director of the George M. Pullman Educational Foundation, announces that two students from the Oak Park/River Forest area are among the 161 Pullman Foundation Scholarships awarded for the 2014-2015 school year: River Forest’...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 12:18 PM
A passionate advocate for the falsely accused and an attorney dedicated to fighting injustice, Jane Raley helped overturn convictions of men and women who had spent years behind bars for crimes they did not commit.
During 14 years at Northwestern...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 12:34 PM
Some people talk about being green, and they maybe make it a point to recycle their plastics.
Then there is John Rosales. The Oak Forest High School senior actually is doing something about our environment on a regular basis. As president of the school&...