| Feb 21, 2015
| 7:08 PM
Like spectators at a boxing match, more than 200 people Saturday roared and shrieked from their auditorium seats at the barely visible battle ensuing in a 12-by-12 arena onstage.
The challengers: four robots, all about 1 foot high, each jockeying to...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 7:02 PM
Brianna McKenna is one of those students other kids envy because she is so smart.
A senior at Lincoln-Way East High School in Frankfort, McKenna, 18, said she always has done pretty well in school.
"Academics come more easily to me than most people, but...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 3:44 PM
It's no coincidence that the upcoming week holds both George Washington's birthday as well as National Engineers Week. When the National Society of Professional Engineers initiated Engineers Week in 1951, it was timed with a nod to Washington who, among...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 2:32 PM
North Shore art lovers were treated to a special luncheon Jan. 23 as Public Television's Geoffrey Baer stopped by the Michigan Shores Club in Wilmette.
Baer's visit was sponsored by the Winnetka Community Associates of the Art Institute of Chicago,...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 2:30 AM
As program director of the master's degree program in rehabilitation counseling at Chicago's Adler University, Mary O'Connor Drout realizes most people are not familiar with the field. Which is a shame, since rehab experts do such life-changing work....
| Feb 8, 2015
| 2:30 AM
As president and co-owner of GovHR USA, based in Northbrook, Heidi Voorhees and her staff help place people in local government jobs. Clients of the recruitment, selection and management consulting firm include cities, counties, park districts,...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 7:07 PM
A good city is like a good omelet. While the fillings matter, what really counts are the eggs that hold everything together.
I kept thinking of omelets last week as I walked the dull, nearly empty sidewalks around McCormick Place, the nation's largest...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 7:32 PM
George Willborn and Christian Hayes came through when the Meteors needed them most Friday night.
De La Salle's George Willborn has a ton of respect for his Division I-bound teammates Karl Harris and Brandon Hutton.
He watches and listens, picking...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 3:38 PM
Truly a free man for the first time in more than two decades, Tyrone Hood quietly exited a courtroom Monday at the Leighton Criminal Court Building when his sister let out a shout of joy.
Serene despite the commotion around him, Hood stopped in the...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 4:00 AM
Cook County prosecutors on Monday plan to set aside the conviction of a Chicago man who served nearly 22 years in prison for a murder he has long insisted he did not commit.
Sally Daly, spokeswoman for the state's attorney's office, said prosecutors...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 5:20 AM
Over the last year, Britta McKenna and students at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy have done a lot of research to help shape the design of a new innovation hub slated to open for the start of the 2016-17 school year.
Last week, the...