| Dec 16, 2014
| 5:18 PM
Mark Alt never felt any different than anybody else he grew up around, but he sure was, and people took notice.
The son of John Alt, the Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame right tackle, a 6-foot-8 behemoth of a man, Mark Alt had some very big shoes to...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 1:31 PM
In retirement, Bill Johnson brought his love of horses to his role as board president of Newark, Ill.-based Equine Dreams, a nonprofit horseback riding program for children and adults with disabilities in Kendall County.
"To everybody here he was 'Sweet...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 12:39 PM
On Nov. 4, Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner won more than an election. He won the opportunity to change our state's kleptocratic political culture and make Illinois once again a hospitable place to raise a family and grow a business.
Rauner campaigned as a...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 5:20 AM
"Books are a uniquely portable magic," wrote Stephen King, who ought to know about such things.
This holiday season, why not spread a little portable magic yourself? We're suggesting 100 books for gift-giving in a variety of genres, tones and topics....
| Dec 2, 2014
| 5:05 AM
WASHINGTON The number of U.S. college students from overseas has skyrocketed in recent years, with more than 886,000 studying on American campuses this past academic year an all-time high and more than double the number of foreign students 20 years ago....
| Nov 12, 2014
| 1:28 PM
Three prominent Mexican film directors have called out their government on the issue of the 43 disappeared students, a San Diego architect takes on Sen. Ted Cruz and border policy and protesters hit the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Plus: There are plans...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 8:05 AM
At the end of Season 3 of "Girls" (apologies if this is a spoiler), Hannah got accepted into the University of Iowa's MFA program. The new trailer for Season 4 shows us a little bit of her Iowa City life after she picks up and moves from New York for...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 12:56 PM
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has changed its admissions system with the hope that no more students will feel like B-list applicants, invited to join the class only after getting a second look.
In an effort to make students from...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Tom Steyer wants to save the planet, but first he wants to know about the U.S. Senate race in Iowa.
Seated in a hotel coffee shop, with a packet of data in his lap, he bursts with questions for the political strategists arrayed around the table: How...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 10:25 AM
The Virginia Peninsula Literary Consortium will host New York Times best-selling author T.C. Boyle at Christopher Newport University on Thursday, Oct. 9.
Boyle, a graduate of the Iowa Writer's Workshop, received his doctorate from the University of Iowa...
| Oct 9, 2014
has been named account executive at First Generation in Allentown.
Gering will work to help the company meet its clients' needs as well as identify and pursue new accounts to expand its business.
Gering has experience in managing and...