| Mar 27, 2015
| 5:36 PM
As a twin, astronaut Scott Kelly knew his mission to spend a year on the International Space Station offered the perfect opportunity for a science experiment. Kelly launched into space Friday on a Soyuz space capsule while his brother, retired astronaut...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 3:08 PM
Ending months of speculation, Lehigh County Sheriff Ronald Rossi on Monday confirmed that, for the first time in 24 years, there will be a new sheriff in town next year.
Rossi, 78, a Democrat who has held the office since 1991, said he will not seek...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 7:30 PM
Under the Affordable Care Act, Illinois hospitals have secured $34.9 million in research funding since 2012 to help them find answers to some of the most elusive health care questions.
The latest — and largest — round of funding is expected...
| Mar 1, 2015
Janet Otwell led the Illinois Department on Aging in the 1980s, was a coordinator of the Governor's Task Force on Children and chairman of the Children and Family Services Advisory Council.
"She was an advocate who really got things done for older...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 7:27 PM
Lee Sandlin, a writer, covered a broad range of subjects in books and articles, producing everything from a historical look at life along the Mississippi River in the 19th century to a study of how early tornado chasing brought about the field of...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 2:12 PM
Robert McClory, who left the Catholic priesthood after falling in love with a nun who became his wife, brought strong convictions, a wry sense of humor and a gentle demeanor to his work as a writer and an associate professor at Northwestern University's...
| Apr 4, 2015
| 3:02 PM
Grace Mooney said she's always considered herself a shy person. So when she was invited to attend the National Student Leadership Conference for Business and Entrepreneurship at Northwestern University last summer, she was hesitant.
She was expected to...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 10:08 AM
I belong to a secret society at Northwestern. In fact, it is such a secret society that I don't know any of the other members. No, I'm not a hooded Klansman (irreconcilable differences). What I'm a part of is much more nefarious. No one, not even my...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 1:57 PM
Get too far ahead of public opinion … and you lose.
It's a lesson I learned in college during the late '60s. Not in some political science course, but through my double life as a student at Northwestern University and, between semesters, stock...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 3:08 PM
Cook County Jail may not be a very pleasant place, but it is not the cesspool of violence described by several inmates in a federal lawsuit, a judge ruled late Tuesday.
In a long-awaited opinion, U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall denied a motion...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 9:25 AM
Events for the whole family are being held at local libraries.
Warren-Newport Public Library
224 North O'Plaine Road, Gurnee
(847) 244-5150; http://www.wnpl.info
School night: Kids of all ages with an adult are invited to spend the evening with...