| Mar 27, 2015
| 7:38 AM
New Trier High School art teacher Kat O'Reilly is spending her last days before spring break packing up her classroom of the last 13 years.
While sifting through more than a decade's worth of teaching materials and student works, O'Reilly took time to...
| Mar 22, 2015
| 7:47 PM
Jack Peltason, a constitutional scholar with a modest manner and a homespun sense of humor who was a former chancellor of UC Irvine and president of the UC system for three years in the 1990s, has died. He was 91.
The cause of his death Saturday was...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 3:51 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in the case of Walker v. Sons of Confederate Veterans. The case poses an intriguing First Amendment question.
Like many states, Texas permits drivers to design specialty license plates bearing messages...
| Mar 22, 2015
| 11:25 AM
Jack W. Peltason, a constitutional scholar and a former chancellor of UC Irvine who was president of the University of California system for three years in the 1990s, died Saturday, UC Irvine announced.
Peltason, 91, had Parkinson’s disease....
| Mar 19, 2015
| 11:37 AM
Mark Turgeon was on the phone, recruiting, the first few times Brenda Frese ducked into his office to greet her new coaching colleague at the University of Maryland.
So when he found a free minute, he walked down the hall and stuck his head into Frese's...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 7:47 AM
Women between the ages of 30 and 55 tend to ignore early heart attack symptoms, which may be part of the reason more young women die from heart attacks than young men, according to new research by Yale School of Public Health.
Many women delay seeking...
| Mar 15, 2015
| 4:29 PM
Mayor James W. Knowles III was walking down an aisle at Shop ’n Save here last week when an African American woman started shouting at him.
This is not an unusual occurrence for the white mayor of Ferguson, a city of 22,000 that's more than two-...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 1:34 PM
Skinny jeans and graphic T-shirts. Or collared shirts and khaki pants.
For students in elementary or middle schools, fashion statements could be a thing of the past. The standard preppy look — polos and khakis — could become the new normal...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 8:17 PM
For 19-year-old student Karen Spears, being raised by a hardworking, yet struggling, family in a far South Side neighborhood overridden by gangs and crime was no excuse not to follow her dreams.
Despite not having a college fund or any financial help...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 7:31 PM
"... If I feel tomorrow like I feel today
If I feel tomorrow like I feel today
I'm gonna pack my trunk and make my getaway ..."
— William C. Handy, "Saint Louis Blues"
Felicia Childress is a retired kindergarten teacher from Gary who at 97 years...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 5:00 AM
It's no secret in Hollywood that sex sells when it comes to marketing provocative films.
Studios over the years have made big money with movies including "Basic Instinct," "Fatal Attraction" and even "Sex and the City." But with "Fifty Shades of Grey,"...