| 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...
| 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...
| 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....
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...