| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 11:05 AM
If Nora Ibrahim feels strongly about something, those who disagree had best watch out. She knows how to make her argument and has done so for three years, going on four, as a member of the debate team at Universal School in Bridgeview.
Ibrahim, a senior,...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 8:57 AM
Stores are welcoming a second wave of shoppers in what has become a two-day kickoff to the holiday shopping season.
The big question: How much the Thanksgiving shopping will hurt Black Friday, which is relinquishing its status as the frenzied start of...
| 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....
| Dec 12, 2014
| 9:50 AM
An Oak Brook couple is among three alumni and longtime supporters of Eastern Illinois University chosen as honorary lifetime members of the institution’s foundation.
Sandra Senkbile Pine and Jack Pine of Oak Brook were inducted into this class when...
| 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...