| 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...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 2:27 PM
After four people with ties to Northwestern University committed suicide within a year, Josh Walfish no longer could remain silent.
The deaths compelled him to disclose a painful piece of his past that he had kept to himself. When he revealed his...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 9:20 AM
SKOKIE — Like many highly-regarded female basketball players in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hilma Mededovic encountered a crossroads when she considered her future.
Universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina — where Mededovic was part of the country&...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 7:02 PM
Tyrone Hood paused just outside the prison entrance to look at the horizon, the treetops and the bridge spanning the nearby Mississippi River. He marveled at the technicolor world around him, a jarring contrast to the grays and whites that had been his...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 12:15 PM
Lauren Ribordy has several theories as to why women are not better represented in the field of computer science. But the 18-year-old senior at Glenbrook South High School is fully committed to changing that.
In mid-November, Ribordy, a Glenview...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 4:38 PM
In his final minutes in office Monday, Gov. Pat Quinn granted 43 clemency petitions, including two commutations that will lead to freedom for convicted murderers whose appeals had been stuck in the courts in spite of mounting evidence of their innocence....
| Jan 12, 2015
| 3:00 AM
You don't design and build a to-scale replica of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater in gingerbread without a particular kind of zeal for butter, flour and sugar. Jeffrey Hallenbeck possesses that zeal. It's the kind of commitment and enthusiasm it takes to...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 2:37 PM
Abe Kogan was a successful entrepreneur who grew his suburban businesses into leaders in the plumbing and kitchen supply industry.
Mr. Kogan started the businesses, Builders Plumbing Supply in Addison and Kitchen Distributors of America in Itasca, after...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 2:17 PM
Chicago police say students were the victims in two separate holdups near the Illinois Institute of Technology campus in the past week.
At about 2 p.m. and again at about 2:15 p.m. on Friday, police say that two males wearing hooded sweatshirts...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 3:25 PM
The year 2014 was a year of recovery for the real estate world. The market continued to improve, realtors were back at work (and lovin’ it, I might add), and buyers and sellers were actively doing deals.
Projects were started, construction...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 7:12 AM
When students stop by Carly Kocurek's office at the Illinois Institute of Technology, they assume her extensive book collection is on loan from the campus library.
"Wow, how many books does the library let you borrow?!" they ask.
The confusion is...