| Jul 6, 2015
| 12:59 PM
JoAnn Clemen compares the sport of running to brushing her teeth.
"It's something I have to do," said the marathon runner and Glenview mom of three. "It gives me extra patience, it refuels me, it sets a good example for my kids, it allows me to be...
| Jul 2, 2015
| 5:24 PM
When Miriam Schapiro took a break from her career as a painter and moved from New York to California in 1967, it was for her husband's job.
By the time the couple returned to New York eight years later, she had established herself as a pioneer...
| Jul 1, 2015
A heart doctor and Ivy League university president is taking charge of the Smithsonian Institution.
David Skorton, the former president of Cornell University, begins his tenure Wednesday as the 13th secretary of the Smithsonian.
Skorton says the...
| Jun 30, 2015
| 5:41 AM
Chinese authorities have arrested a former University of Iowa student in southeastern China and say they will prosecute him in the slaying of his girlfriend in Iowa, where her body was found stuffed into the truck of her car, Iowa City police said.
| Jun 29, 2015
| 4:43 PM
The former dean of the University of Iowa law school didn't commit illegal political discrimination when she passed over a conservative lawyer for teaching jobs, a jury ruled Monday.
After a six-day trial, a federal jury in Davenport rejected Teresa...
| Jun 10, 2015
| 10:28 AM
A son of migrant farm workers in California, Juan Felipe Herrera will be the next U.S. poet in chief.
The Library of Congress announced Wednesday the appointment of Herrera as the nation's 21st poet laureate for 2015 through 2016, beginning in September....
| Jun 10, 2015
| 12:04 PM
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…"
Wait, wasn't Charles Dickens writing about high school in the Tale of Two Cities? Well, not quite. But his musings aptly describe what...
| Jun 10, 2015
| 9:24 PM
Pick up any paper or magazine, and you're likely to see a front-page article on college: It costs too much, spawns too much debt is or isn't worth it.
I entered academia 52 years ago as a student of Latin and Greek expecting to enter a placid sector...
| Jun 9, 2015
| 12:16 PM
Deerfield High School students did not stop their charitable activism when classes came to a close for the current term.
A group of nine teens are taking a big role as part of the event leadership team for the American Cancer Society's annual Relay...
| May 27, 2015
| 9:21 AM
More than 2,100 seniors headed to DeKalb Sunday and returned home as District 204 alumni following three commencement ceremonies at Northern Illinois University Convocation Center. On May 24, Neuqua Valley High School kicked off the festivities at 10 a.m....
| May 22, 2015
| 4:18 PM
Robbie Boyte of River Grove had mixed emotions as he graduated from East Leyden High School May 19.
He was excited to begin a new chapter in his life, yet sad to leave behind the friends and memories that he had at Leyden.
"Leyden was great," he said....