| Jun 27, 2011
| 5:46 PM
Gisele Plancher took a deep breath and began to read her son's handwritten message inside the last Mother's Day card he ever gave her.
Her voice wavered as she told jurors that her son, Ereck, wrote, "I would like to personally thank you for raising me...
| Oct 6, 2011
"If you can put a number on it," Arthur C. Nielsen Jr. said his father once told him, "then you know something."
It was a lesson the younger Nielsen — who died Monday at age 92 — never forgot. His lifelong efforts remade his father's once-...
| Sep 20, 2011
Coach led organization
of Big East Conference
Dave Gavitt, 73, one of basketball's most influential leaders in the last three decades, died Friday in a hospital near his hometown of Rumford, R.I., after a long illness, his family said....
| Dec 12, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Highland Park High School's Victoria Otto didn't initially want to teach physical education. Instead, she opted for a degree in personal training at the University …...
| Apr 12, 2011
| 7:23 PM
In a dramatic turn for the country's second-largest school district, Los Angeles Unified released school ratings based on a new approach that measures a school's success at raising student performance — the first in a series of high-stakes moves...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 4:34 AM
McHenry County College counts on one man when it comes to predicting the weather in far northwest suburban Crystal Lake — instructor and meteorologist Paul …...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Winter may be the dormant season, but it's the busiest time of the year for Oakton Community College naturalist and groundskeeper Ken Schaefer. When he’s …...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Clif Bar Family Foundation grants first fellowships in organic plant breeding granted in U.S....
| Mar 9, 2012
| 4:36 PM
A Wheaton teen knows what it would be like to walk on the moon, orchestrate a space shuttle launch and protect Air Force One from …...
| Oct 6, 2011
Steven P. Jobs, the charismatic technology pioneer who co-founded Apple Inc. and transformed one industry after another, from computers and smartphones to music and movies, has died. He was 56.
Apple announced the death of Jobs — whose legacy...
| Sep 23, 2010
Upper-income parents are more likely to have children with autism, according to a University of Wisconsin-Madison study. The findings suggest either the genetics or the lifestyles of wealthier people predispose their children to autism.