| Dec 6, 2014
| 9:15 AM
Ben Carson had a modest plan in mind last year when he retired from Johns Hopkins Hospital after a celebrated, decades-long career in neurosurgery: He wanted to improve his golf game and learn to play the organ.
But the 63-year-old has been too busy...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Northfield native Charles Engelman said he is still in shock after he was selected as the winner in a national contest sponsored by National Geographic, in which he will receive a $50,000 grant to launch his "dream expedition."
"To be completely honest,...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Isiah Hill looked at the big man on the other side of the prison visitor's window as if his life depended on him, because it did.
Christopher Scott had done time in prison, too — 12 years for murder. But then another man confessed to the crime,...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 3:58 PM
University of Illinois trustees Thursday approved a nearly $100,000 bonus for outgoing UIC Chancellor Paula Allen-Meares, who earlier this week completed her sometimes rocky tenure as the campus’ top official.
The bonus payment, which is in...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 9:40 AM
Of all the activities he is involved with at Andrew High School in Tinley Park, Travis Christner’s favorite, by far, is helping his peers.
That’s saying a lot, because the junior is involved with a long list of activities.
He is on the...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 10:19 AM
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin was a French judge and politician who managed to survive revolution, the Napoleonic wars and the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy, all the while exercising a considerable and nuanced appreciation for the pleasures of the...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 1:35 PM
Evanston Township High Assistant Head Football Coach & Defensive Coordinator Steve King died Friday. According to the release:
Evanston Township High School has lost a dear and beloved member of our school family. Steve King died on Friday, June 27,...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Forget the race "card." In this election, Democrats have been playing the entire race "deck."
The Wall Street Journal has listed some of the more outrageous ads and flyers designed to frighten African-Americans into believing that all opposition to...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 8:03 AM
Who: Being a volunteer created a career opportunity for Jonathan Davidson. He recently joined United Way of Broward County as mentor coordinator with its Mission United initiative, working now in the organization for which he had been volunteering for...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 10:44 AM
Almost three-quarters of parents turn car seats around too early in a child's life, according to a recent study from the University of Michigan.
The American Academy of Pediatrics updated its guidelines for child passenger safety in March 2011,...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 8:26 AM
When Daniel Promislow jogs with his Weimaraner, Silver, it pains him to see age creeping up on the 11-year-old canine.
"Month by month, he gets slower and slower," said Promislow, an evolutionary geneticist at the University of Washington. His other dog,...