| 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...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 10:48 AM
In 2014 architecture put the recession in the rearview mirror.
A wave of residential towers washed over American downtowns while, in Chicago, controversies flared over George Lucas' plan for a massive museum along the lakefront and Donald Trump's...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 7:13 PM
Nelson Mandela's selfless brand of leadership surprised the world and won him universal accolades during his lifetime. After being confined to Robben Island for most of his 27 years in prison, Mandela became South Africa's first black president, and his...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 11:26 AM
Former Tinley Park Mayor Kenneth J. Fulton passed away Nov. 20. He was 86 years old.
Mr. Fulton was mayor from 1965 to 1969 and served as a village trustee for 32 years, first from 1961-65, then from 1971 to 1999, village officials said.
He was a...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The Highland Park property known as the “Ferris Bueller house” has sold for less than half the original $2.3 million asking price to a Highland Park couple who intend to maintain and restore the main home and pavilion in keeping with the...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 7:36 PM
Robin Williams was a rich, talented and beloved superstar who had no problem holding up his demons for public inspection. He joked onstage about his cocaine addiction and spoke with many interviewers about his alcoholism, relapses and mental health.
| Sep 18, 2014
| 3:19 PM
Ask Chicagoans how to fix their city and you'll hear powerful ideas to rescue flailing schools, cut violent crime, create attractive jobs and help families thrive. We know this. We asked. Last October, we launched our Plan of Chicago project to fill in...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 9:11 PM
The Illinois State Police captain was used to taking command in high-profile cases, among them overseeing dozens of officers in the investigation that led to the arrest of former Bolingbrook police Sgt. Drew Peterson.
But in September, when a life-...