| 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 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 6, 2014
| 1:40 PM
New leaders have been approved at Florida's top two public universities.
Former Florida House Speaker John Thrasher will lead Florida State University while Cornell University Provost W. Kent Fuchs will lead the University of Florida. The State...
| 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....
| 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...