| May 29, 2015
| 10:49 AM
When I was going into my freshman year at the University of Missouri, there were a few options for finding a roommate. I'm the nervous type, so I opted out of going random. At the same time, I'm not terribly picky (my only requirement: must not be basic),...
| 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 21, 2015
| 10:03 AM
A favorite children's story can get new audiences to appreciate ballet.
"A family is more likely to see 'Cinderella' and then say, 'Wow. We like ballet.' That's the biggest satisfaction for me," said Ken Von Heidecke, founder and director of Von...
| May 19, 2015
| 11:33 AM
When violence broke out in Baltimore following the police shooting death of Freddy Gray, Naperville native Kai Reed was in the midst of it. A news anchor for WBAL television station in Baltimore, Reed was given the tasked with reporting the events as they...
| May 18, 2015
| 5:42 PM
As their senior years come to a close, eight high school students from New Trier Township were rewarded with scholarships from The Winnetka Club at a special ceremony on May 17.
Taking place at The Hadley School for the Blind, The Winnetka Club...
| May 14, 2015
| 1:20 PM
Former Highland School Superintendent Renner "Chip" Ventling, 68, is remembered as a caring educator and a dedicated family man.
He died May 7 in Austin, Texas. A memorial service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at Boman Funeral Home in Webster City,...
| May 7, 2015
| 1:54 PM
When Kyle Crement was in fifth grade in 2008 he was 4-foot 9-inches tall and weighed 91 pounds. He dreamed of playing baseball and basketball in high school and later attending North Central College to become a stockbroker someday.
Now a senior in...
| May 2, 2015
| 9:13 PM
The closer Jonathan Williams drove to Mount Mitchell in North Carolina, the more obstacles were thrown in his path. Within a few miles of the mountain, his girlfriend had an asthma attack, and he was pulled over for speeding and issued a ticket. As he...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 10:25 AM
When Nick Berardini was a senior at the University of Missouri, he learned of the story of Stanley Harlan. Harlan, 23, had been shocked with a Taser by police for more than 30 seconds after a routine traffic stop outside his home in Moberly, Mo., in 2008....
| Apr 29, 2015
| 8:01 PM
College is the time to discover passions, develop independence and experience new opportunities. While many teens see college as their chance to start anew, they also face an uncomfortable reality when it comes to relationships after graduation. Should...
| Apr 27, 2015
| 2:27 PM
The night of Thursday, April 23, was a relatively easy one for 25-year-old Hen Mazzig. There was no heckling, no screaming and no one was calling him a murderer.
Mazzig was at the end of a two-week "StandWithUs" tour of the Midwest, where he is...