| Sep 27, 2012
| 2:57 PM
There's nothing like a weedy, littered-filled lot or a vacant building to bring down a neighborhood. That is, until a community comes together and finds a creative use for the space, holding its place until a more permanent solution comes along.
| Feb 4, 2012
| 5:32 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn today named seven people to a state commission that will oversee a privately funded scholarship program designed to help undocumented immigrants pay for college.
The scholarship fund was created by the Illinois DREAM Act, which Quinn...
| Feb 25, 2012
| 11:46 AM
The Chicago Housing Authority is looking for public input as Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s new leadership team tries to put its stamp on a long-running plan to overhaul the city’s public housing.
On Saturday, housing officials announced a new...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 12:36 PM
John Cheney Wood, a Baltimore artist who worked in a variety of media, died July 20 of advanced Parkinson's disease at his summer home and studio in Ithaca, N.Y.
The Mount Washington resident was 90.
The son of a master carpenter and an executive...
| Aug 12, 2012
Downers Grove retiree Robert Govenat was on the computer every day, watching prices of his stocks go down.
It was November 2007, and a bear market was threatening.
"He was about to have a nervous breakdown or a heart attack," recalls his wife, Jan, a...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 10:04 AM
The Illinois Institute of Technology announced Tuesday that it has named Dutch architect and educator Wiel Aretsas the new dean of its architecture school. Arets, currently a professor of building, planning and design at the BerlinUniversity for the Arts,...
| Oct 29, 2012
Amy Francetic was at a child's birthday party in 2004 when she decided it was time to leave Silicon Valley.
"I was sitting there listening to 6-year-olds talk about IPOs and whose house was bigger and how much a wedding dress cost," she said.
| Dec 23, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Six candidates are vying for three seats on the New Trier High School Board in the April 5 election. Three were selected by the New …...
| Dec 29, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Highland Park High Schoolâ€™s robotic team will be competing in a robotics world championship in St. Louis this spring after it earned top honors at …...
| Feb 8, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Thousands of high school athletes from all over the country signed letters-of-intent to various colleges the first week of February, including 27 from District 230. …...
| Mar 2, 2011
| 4:35 PM
A slate of independent candidates for New Trier High School board tried to associate their opponents with a caucus system they say is responsible for …...