| Feb 5, 2015
| 1:15 PM
Dear Mr. Bradshaw,
I have submitted applications to a number of top-tier colleges and am now waiting to hear their decision. I will be on pins and needles until the April 1 decision date.
You have worked with a lot of high school seniors who have...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 11:36 AM
CROWN POINT--Sue Ward, who at the age of 78 six years ago was one of the oldest people in the state to receive a doctoral degree, recently died.
Ward graduated from Indiana State University in 2006 with a doctorate in education. At the time she was...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 6:33 AM
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The Purdue University Police Department is investigating the second report of sexual assault on the campus in less than a week.
The victim told campus police she was walking home alone after leaving a party Saturday night when...
| 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
| 10:24 AM
What happens when three bored college guys reunite in the city for winter break? A Chicago urban snowboarding showcase video set to music, that's what.
Connor O’Brien, 20, of Wheaton, Ill., tethered to the back of his friend Stephen Macenas'...
| 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...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 1:34 PM
Walgreen CEO Greg Wasson will step down after the company completes its acquisition of European counterpart Alliance Boots, the company said Wednesday, a decision that didn't surprise company observers and investors.
Chairman James Skinner will become...
| 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 26, 2014
| 8:02 AM
He grew up in Bridgeport and as a stellar athlete ended up playing professional football for the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants. And now former wide receiver and Bridgeport's Central High School graduate Keith Carlos is on the catwalk....
| Jan 5, 2015
| 3:40 PM
The University of Illinois has proposed a tuition freeze for in-state undergraduates next fall, part of an effort to woo high-achieving Illinois students who are increasingly leaving the state for less expensive options.
The freeze, if approved by...
| 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...