| 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,...
| 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...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 10:25 AM
As a budding food scientist, northwest suburban native Amy DeJong is used to lab coats, beakers and goggles.
But, for one month last summer, DeJong embarked on a new experiment while dashing around the world with her lab partner as contestants on CBS'...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 5:58 PM
Northwest suburban native Amy DeJong and teammate Maya Warren — the “Sweet Scientists” — won a sweet victory on CBS’ reality television show “The Amazing Race” on Friday.
After a 26,000-mile journey through...
| 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...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 6:49 AM
Carl Barks' Duck by Peter Schilling Jr., Uncivilized, 122 pages, $12.95
"My cartoons weren't good," a Mickey Mouse doppelganger cheerfully declared on a recent episode of "The Simpsons." "They were just first." Fortunately, Disney's questionable quality...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 9:04 AM
Driving a 27-foot-long hot dog will get you noticed, and that's just the point for Alexandra Longo, a former Miss Addison who has spent the last eight months relishing her travels aboard the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.
She has logged 27,000 miles so far...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 7:10 PM
Rumors of the death of the Rose Bowl game are, once again, greatly exaggerated. The old girl hasn't lost a step.
That's true, even though college football will play for the big title elsewhere to end this season. And probably elsewhere for seasons to...