| Apr 9, 2015
| 9:02 AM
Ted Beattie, who guided the Shedd Aquarium through major expansions and maintained its strong popularity and profitability in the past two decades, will retire once a successor is in place, the aquarium announced Thursday.
Beattie's 21-year tenure at...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 7:23 AM
Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer sealed his long-term future with the Buckeyes in January after guiding the program to its first college football national title in more than a decade. On Monday, he was rewarded by the university.
Ohio State signed Meyer...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 1:03 PM
Ohio State has rewarded Urban Meyer with a new contract extension making him the second highest paid coach in the nation and the highest paid coach in the Big Ten.
The new deal, which is retroactive to Feb. 1, could keep Meyer at the school...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 8:26 AM
Video games can be educational and inspirational.
Take the case of Nick Sabatini, a senior at Lincoln-Way Central High School in New Lenox. He played video games when he was young, and that is when a love for flight was first sparked, he said. Now he...
| Mar 29, 2015
Even if you can easily complete the daily crossword puzzle and regularly trounce your pals in Words With Friends — classic ways to keep your mind sharp — there may be other everyday habits chipping away at your intellect, sabotaging your...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 11:10 AM
Dr. Howard J. Ehrlich, a sociologist, educator and author who founded the Prejudice Institute, died Feb. 2 at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center of Parkinson's and cardiac disease. He was 82.
Born in New York City, Howard Jay Ehrlich was raised...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 7:41 AM
After six years of serving as a Delray Beach commissioner, Adam Frankel will relinquish the title on March 31.
Frankel, 43, is term-limited this year, so he must give up the post of Seat 3 to his successor Commissioner-Elect Mitch Katz.
| Mar 13, 2015
| 6:17 PM
It only seems appropriate that the first piece of information in Kara Gust's biography on the Ohio State University women's hockey website deals with her academic achievements.
As successful as the Orland Park resident has been on the ice for the...
| Feb 21, 2015
Want to help your student do better on tests? Cut out the fast food.
Fast-food consumption isn't merely connected to increases in pants size — it's also tied to significant decreases in test scores among school children, according to a new...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 7:01 PM
Federal investigators looking into a fiery commuter train wreck that killed six people zeroed in Wednesday on what they called the big question on everyone's mind: Why was the driver of an SUV stopped on the tracks, between the lowered crossing gates?
| Feb 4, 2015
| 9:23 PM
New medical staff officers have been named at Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey for 2015-16, according to a press release from Ingalls Health System.
Dr. Cressa Perish, a family practice physician, was elected president, while Dr. Carl Johnson, a...