| Feb 5, 2015
| 10:32 AM
Chimpanzees can learn a new sound for a common object, suggesting that the ability to acquire the building blocks of language may be more ancient than humans, according to a new study.
When a band of captive chimpanzees was transferred from the...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 2:15 PM
Bad news for the desk-bound office worker, the long-haul road warrior and the couch surfer: even a heart-pumping regimen at the gym, apparently, won't undo the harm done by sitting, a new study finds.
Irrespective of hours spent in moderate-to-intensive...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 7:17 PM
Michael Bayne has done everything you're supposed to do to avoid taking on too much debt for college. He lives off-campus to save money on housing. He's always working at least one job — sometimes two. And he enrolled at an in-state public school,...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 2:08 PM
The Elmhurst College Jazz Festival kicks off its 48th year next weekend. Young musicians from more than two dozen schools will perform Feb. 20 through 22.
As in past years, this year's festival offers listeners the opportunity to hear a mix of energetic...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 8:32 AM
The African-American Heritage Festival will kick off with a free cultural event beginning at 6 p.m. Feb. 6 with a performance by "American Idol" contestant David Oliver Willis in the Tavares High gym, 603 N. New Hampshire Ave.
The Community Choir of...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 10:08 AM
An Oak Park school board member was found dead in a west suburban meadow Saturday morning, officials said Sunday.
Peter Traczyk, who has been on the District 97 School Board since 2007, was found on North Avenue, east of First Avenue, in Melrose Park....
| Feb 27, 2015
| 5:34 PM
Benedictine University in Lisle recently named students to the fall 2014 dean's list and dean's recognized list.
The following full-time students who achieved a 3.5 grade point average or above were named to the dean's list:
From La Grange: Erika...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 8:30 PM
OK, here goes. I've no doubt that this column will probably generate more hate mail than any other I've written, much of it from my own friends. Maybe even my wife. But I'll say it right up front: I would not vote for any candidate for president, Democrat...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 5:20 PM
Scott Walker was gone. Dropped out. And in the spring of his senior year.
In 1990, that news stunned his friends at Marquette University. Walker, the campus' suit-wearing, Reagan-loving politico — who enjoyed the place so much that he had run...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 10:28 AM
Tom Yeager witnessed major college conferences enact historic legislation that will allow schools to provide extra benefits to scholarship athletes. When voting concluded at last month's NCAA convention, he and many others couldn't help but think: Now...
| 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...