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  • Ereck Plancher trial: Planchers rest their case after parents' emotional testimony

    Ereck Plancher trial: Planchers rest their case after parents' emotional testimony
    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...
  • Arthur C. Nielsen Jr. dies at 92; oversaw growth of ratings firm

    Arthur C. Nielsen Jr. dies at 92; oversaw growth of ratings firm
    "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-...
  • PASSINGS: Dave Gavitt, Wilma Lee Cooper, James Speed, James N. Rosenau, Yuli Ofer, Kurt Ziebart

    PASSINGS: Dave Gavitt, Wilma Lee Cooper, James Speed, James N. Rosenau, Yuli Ofer, Kurt Ziebart
    Dave Gavitt 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....
  • Highland Park physical education teacher named best in Midwest

     
    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 …...
  • L.A. Unified releases school ratings using 'value-added' method

    L.A. Unified releases school ratings using 'value-added' method
    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...
  • MCC turns to one man for weather advice

     
    McHenry County College counts on one man when it comes to predicting the weather in far northwest suburban Crystal Lake — instructor and meteorologist Paul …...
  • Oakton naturalist takes nature to a new level

     
    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 …...
  • Foundation grants first fellowships in organic plant breeding in U.S.

     
    Clif Bar Family Foundation grants first fellowships in organic plant breeding granted in U.S....
  • Wheaton teen gets taste of life in space

     
    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 …...
  • Steve Jobs dies at 56; Apple's co-founder transformed computers and culture

    Steve Jobs dies at 56; Apple's co-founder transformed computers and culture
    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...
  • Autism linked to wealth

    Autism linked to wealth
    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. Researchers...