| 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 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...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 3:09 PM
A law enforcement veteran with decades of experience in Chicago has been named a deputy chief of police in Oak Park, officials announced this week.
Frank Limon was chosen out of more than 60 candidates in a four-month national search process, said Oak...
| 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...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 3:02 AM
When Northwestern University cut down a stand of trees last year to make way for a parking garage and visitor center along Lake Michigan, it seemed as if the university was bumbling into a new version of the madness that inspired Joni Mitchell's famous...
| 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&...