| Aug 28, 2011
On the edge of the Nebraska sand hills is Lake McConaughy, a 22-mile-long reservoir that in summer becomes a magnet for Winnebagos, fishermen and kite sailors. But officials here in Keith County, population 8,370, imagined this scene: an Al Qaeda...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 6:13 PM
Women who report sexual violence on college campuses seldom see their accused attackers arrested and almost never see them convicted, according to a Tribune survey of several Midwestern universities.
The survey of six schools in Illinois and Indiana...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 11:11 AM
When your teen comes home slurring, swaying and smelling of alcohol, here's a research finding that will help you pinpoint whom to finger as the major "bad influence" in the kid's life. First, a couple of hints: It's not that rowdy gang of boys your son...
| Sep 16, 2010
| 7:50 PM
The best competition for Vernon Hills must come during the week.
That's when the Cougars' high-powered offense takes on their stingy defense.
The No. 18 Cougars certainly weren't tested by their first four opponents.
Vernon Hills put together another...
| Sep 15, 2010
| 7:25 PM
Brian Palmer is the leading rusher on a team that averages just fewer than 50 points a game.
Austin Miller is the leading tackler on a defense that hasn't allowed an opponent to score this season.
When it comes to Vernon Hills football, Palmer and...
| Oct 20, 2011
For schools reeling in the aftermath of a student's suicide, some mental health experts say that paying tribute to the teen with candlelight vigils, hallway locker memorials and all-school assemblies may do more harm than good.
Though school officials...
| Jul 27, 2011
In his more than 25 years behind the bar at the Chicago Bridgeport Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5079 on the South Side, Michael Pryor has heard and seen plenty, including from vets unburdening their troubles.
"We're like a family here," Pryor said. "I...
| Oct 7, 2010
| 10:27 AM
Let the bar fights begin: Mario Vargas Llosa? You gotta be kidding me.
Of all the categories in which Nobel Prizes are awarded, none gets the blood going quite like the literary one. It’s a little tricky to have an opinion about the physics or...
| Dec 8, 2010
| 3:36 PM
Relaxing on a couch, hanging out with his brother and cousin, another Big Ten title tacked onto his resume, Terrelle Pryor took a call from DeVier Posey, one of his Ohio State teammates.
Posey is a receiver, but he nonetheless managed to deliver a...
| Dec 7, 2010
| 5:08 PM
Denard Robinson and Rich Rodriguez bonded on a football field covered with snow.
Robinson had come to Ann Arbor from south Florida for a recruiting visit on the second weekend in January 2009. The inside of Michigan Stadium looked whiter than Miss...
| Dec 6, 2010
| 5:29 PM
One former Purdue teammate nicknamed him " Superman."
Boilermakers coach Danny Hope favors "Tarzan."
Quarterback Robert Marve tagged him "The Beast."
Ryan Kerrigan answers to all of them, mainly out of politeness.
" 'Superman' is so out of character...