| Jun 26, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Mary Applegate carefully molds scored pieces of clay until they start to take shape into a holder for writing utensils. The octogenarian Palatine artist called …...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 4:26 PM
In his weekly press conference, Bill O'Brien discussed his team's approach after the bye week, his relationship with Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz and his love of Twitter. Here's the transcript, courtesy of the fast typists at ASAP Sports. Q. How......
| Jan 15, 2013
Dyer Brainerd Holmes
NASA manned space flight director
Dyer Brainerd Holmes, 91, director of manned space flight for NASA when Americans were making their early forays into space in the early 1960s, died Friday at a hospital in Memphis, Tenn., of...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 3:37 PM
During his more than 60 years in the news business, Timonium resident Lou Panos crossed paths with people from legendary Baltimore scribeH.L. Mencken to the Kennedy brothers — as in RFK and JFK.
Along the way, Panos, 86, who was inducted last...
| Mar 19, 2012
— The familiar coach on the other end of the phone was speaking from Oregon, where he was preparing his newest team, the University of Iowa, for a second-round NIT game.
Franny McCaffery is a grizzled 52 years old now. Heck, even his voice has...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Aberdeen: Raymond M. Schutz of Aberdeen passed away Friday, March 30, 2012, at Saint Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn.
Ray, the son of Matthew and Loretta (Jammer) Schutz, was born in Rock Valley, Iowa, on May 11, 1929. He graduated from the...
| Apr 8, 2012
Wallace Stegner wrote books about the American and Canadian West, so it's understandable that people consider the longtime California resident a Western author.
Stegner, a prolific novelist, essayist, conservation advocate and professor at Stanford...
| Apr 11, 2012
Dr. Ernst Friedrich Lepold Niedermeyer, who was a leading researcher, author, clinician and pioneer in the field of electroencephalogy and its use in epilepsy and other brain research, died Thursday of colon cancer at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson.
| Oct 11, 2012
| 1:39 PM
Mitch Fick joined FOX 17 News in September of 2012 as a general assignment reporter.
Mitch is "riding the rapids" so far in his TV news career, coming to GRAND Rapids from CEDAR Rapids, Iowa - his hometown.
Mitch spent his first two years in the...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 1:01 PM
The literary events at the Chicago Humanities Festival are illustrative of the festival's sprawling theme, “America.” A diverse array of voices, perspectives and characters will illuminate the American experience. And for those whose passion...
| Nov 30, 2012
— Take a walk around Lathrop Hall at the University of Missouri, and it won't take long before you meet someone from the Chicago area.
There are the roommates from Barrington and Cary, and, two doors down, freshmen from Lemont and Mount Prospect....