| Jan 10, 2015
| 3:05 PM
Each year when U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky announces his January town forums, he waits for the barrage.
“The questions can range from what’s going on with the South Shore extension to whatever is on townspeople’s minds,” said...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 2:24 PM
Rahadi Lohman's challenge was to replace a worn track pad button on a five-year-old Hewlett-Packard laptop.
But first he had to carefully remove a foot-long panel and safely put aside a collection of tiny screws.
"The left click button is worn away so...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 9:50 AM
Things couldn’t have looked worse for Candy Point Inc., a Calumet City, Illinois-based candy shop, when Sears left as an anchor of River Oaks Shopping Center.
Foot traffic left and other businesses that made their home in that section of the mall...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 8:45 PM
Under the Republican “leadership” of Mitch Daniels and Mike Pence, our last two governors, Indiana can proudly proclaim that it’s the eighth-worst educated state in the country, according to a survey by Education Week Research Center....
| Nov 25, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Healthy heart diet classes
Porter Health Care System will offer a number of classes on healthy heart diets in December, according to a release from the medical provider.
The free classes will provide an understanding on how to read food labels and...
| Oct 1, 2014
Hampton University received a $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to promote learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields.
The university received the federal funds for STEM education under a new initiative...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 9:05 PM
For the first time in 13 years, USC has lost its title as the leader in recruiting lucrative foreign students, according to a new report.
USC enrolled about 10,900 students from outside the country in the last academic year, according to a survey of U....
| Oct 23, 2014
| 5:27 PM
Current job: Congressman
Born in: Madison, Wis.
Lives in: Naperville
Personal: Married to Aesook Byon; two adult children from previous marriage
Education: Bachelor's degree, University of Wisconsin at Madison (1975); doctorate...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 3:41 PM
Last month, UConn quarterback Casey Cochran stunned fans by announcing that he was quitting football after suffering a concussion, the last of several he absorbed playing the game he loved.
The son of legendary high school coach Jack Cochran, Casey...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 11:57 AM
The Virginia Zoo is all about animals – and, increasingly, all about plants.
There are more 10 themed gardens that make up the zoo's 53-acre experience. There's the White Garden with its cooling ambiance of pale flowers. There's the fiery...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 10:52 AM
A former Purdue University student who admitted killing a fellow student on campus in January has been found dead in prison of an apparent suicide, a state prison official said on Wednesday.
Cody Cousins, 24, was found unresponsive Tuesday night in...