| May 24, 2015
The ritual is upon us.
High school graduations — many, many high school graduations — are being staged. And while we can't introduce you to everyone in the Class of 2015, we did catch up with four notable area graduates.
| May 21, 2015
| 2:39 PM
Recently our granddaughter, a Chicago Public Schools valedictorian, was honored with one of two citations given to high school seniors for promoting interracial communication and understanding. The award certificate was given by the Princeton University...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 5:03 PM
ELMONT, N.Y. (AP) - Elmont High School senior Harold Ekeh had a plan - he would apply to 13 colleges, including all eight Ivy League schools, figuring it would help his chances of getting into at least one great school.
It worked. And then some. The...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 8:30 AM
There's been another outbreak of the meningococcal disease among college students, this time at the University of Oregon. If you remember, a year or so ago, there was an outbreak at Princeton University and another at the University of California-Santa...
| May 14, 2015
| 6:32 PM
They hadn't made such a fuss over Dot Koller at Rockne Hall since her wedding day. But there she was again Thursday, 102 years old, happily reminiscing in the student-packed Allentown Central Catholic High School gymnasium where she and her late husband,...
| May 14, 2015
| 2:20 PM
William Zinsser had been a writer and editor for 30 years, covering subjects as varied as shad running in the Hudson River and the Mau-Mau revolt in Kenya, when he complained to his wife that his well had gone dry.
She had a brilliant idea: "You...
| May 13, 2015
| 6:49 PM
By the mid-19th century, most Europe capitals were experiencing a period of prosperity. A growing middle class found it had both the time and means to pursue cultural diversions, including music, played on household instruments in private homes and...
| May 8, 2015
| 6:33 PM
American Cynthia "Thia" Keppel and Italian Patrizia Rossi are research physicists who've been probing the nucleus of the atom for years.
But there's one nagging mystery that even these brainy women can't crack: Why the U.S., Great Britain and other...
| May 7, 2015
| 1:49 PM
Scientists have known for decades that having measles suppresses kids' immune systems for several weeks or months, leaving them ill-equipped to fight off pneumonia, bronchitis, diarrheal diseases and other infections.
Now a team of researchers has...
| May 6, 2015
| 2:37 PM
WEST HARTFORD — The board of education voted Tuesday to accept Cheryl Greenberg as its newest member.
Greenberg, a professor at Trinity College, was selected to fill a vacancy left by Democrat Jillian Gilchrest, who resigned in March. Greenberg...
| May 5, 2015
| 4:50 PM
New 9th Ward Ald. Brian Miller had been on the job barely a half hour Monday night when he got to vote against adopting a resolution in support of Gov. Bruce Rauner's turnaround agenda for Evanston and other municipalities.
He paused as the roll call...