| Jan 6, 2015
| 3:38 PM
As Washington welcomes the 114th Congress, the capacity of our national legislature to address the nation's problems is in doubt.
Public approval of Congress hovers near historic lows. The contrast between Congress' bare ability to pass routine...
| 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...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 12:39 PM
On Nov. 4, Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner won more than an election. He won the opportunity to change our state's kleptocratic political culture and make Illinois once again a hospitable place to raise a family and grow a business.
Rauner campaigned as a...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 9:54 PM
Young shooting phenom Sarah Osborn of Hampton has earned a ticket to the World Cup season opener in Changwon, South Korea, in early April.
Osborn, 15, will be representing USA Shooting in the women's 10-meter air rifle competition. It will be her...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 9:10 AM
With Ebola threatening the world's populations, there is a new urgency to find therapies. Bringing naturally occurring pharmaceuticals to market should be a priority for our nation because drugs derived from nature are astonishingly successful. The United...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 10:12 AM
With only a few days left before election day, pretexts for panic over the sanctity of the ballot box are dwindling down to a precious few. Two political scientists from Virginia's Old Dominion University have done their part, with an article on the...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 2:22 PM
The thorny and unresolved question of whether life itself can be patented may come again before the U.S. Supreme Court, if it accepts a motion filed Friday by Santa Monica-based Consumer Watchdog. (H/T to David Jensen's California Stem Cell Report.)
| Nov 20, 2014
| 8:51 PM
Lemont faces tough task against Peoria Notre Dame
Lemont coach Bret Kooi is impressed with what he has seen from Peoria Notre Dame, Saturday’s Class 6A semifinal opponent.
“I know they execute as good as you’re going to...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 5:27 PM
Current job: Congressman
Born in: Madison, Wis.
Lives in: Naperville
Personal: Married to Aesook Byon; two adult children from previous marriage
Education: Bachelor's degree, University of Wisconsin at Madison (1975); doctorate...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 4:42 PM
More than a century ago, Ivan Pavlov showed he could make trained dogs salivate when they heard a bell, invoking the memory of food.
But it wasn't until the 1980s that USC neuroscientist Richard F. Thompson cracked the mystery of how those types of...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 10:00 PM
It’s easy for the weekdays to slip away while you’re shuffling the kids from school, to music lessons, to home and then nudging them to get their homework done in the evening. The result is a family that’s busy, but maybe not fit nor...