| Feb 6, 2014
Letters to the editor from Lisle, Downers Grove, La Grange, Batavia and Glen Ellyn.
I have liked all the popes, but Francis seems to be finding and hitting a long lost chord that is resonating quite well with our times. It is as if we...
| Apr 23, 2014
Constance Cameron Porth grew up in rural Libertyville, where she developed a love for riding horses, including one of her own that she named Ms. Caroline.
"She rode horses around town like other kids rode their bikes," said her sister Lorrie Burrows....
| Feb 28, 2014
| 6:37 PM
Chicago Public Schools tend to be known for their talented basketball players.
A Young junior is trying to change that.
At the boys state swimming and diving meet Friday, Mossimo Chavez won his preliminary heats in the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyles,...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 5:44 PM
Leonore Draper was minutes away from entering her West Pullman home after an anti-violence charity event she attended Friday night when she was shot and killed.
Police found Draper, 32, shot in the chest and arm in a parked car near her home in the 11600...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:09 AM
The Chicago City Council today filled the November general election ballot with enough referendums to prevent any citizen questions from being placed on all ballots in the city.
Aldermen voted to place three questions on the Nov. 4 ballot — the...
| May 2, 2014
| 2:10 AM
A 19-year-old man was shot and seriously wounded along a Safe Passage route in the Englewood neighborhood this afternoon, authorities said, and four others were wounded across the city.
The man was shot in the face and the leg about 3:45 p.m. in the...
| May 2, 2014
| 8:56 AM
Chicago Public Schools today released a proposed $423-million capital plan that is nearly triple what the district proposed this time last year in spending to upgrade its schools. This year’s projects include building the new Barack Obama College...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 1:13 PM
It may be comforting to someone somewhere — though I'm hard-pressed to figure out who or where — to know that Riccardo Muti, the esteemed music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 2010, believes that Chicago is "the most elegant...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:36 AM
Tired of the frigid weather and constant criticism of Chicago Public Schools, Kenwood Academy High School students recently decided to show the world how truly “happy” they are.
And, as it turns out, their happiness is contagious.
A video of...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 5:19 AM
Chicago Public Schools and the city’s public health department will be expanding a pilot program to make condoms available to high school students to 24 schools this fall as part of an ongoing effort to combat teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 3:17 PM
A change in the standardized test that Chicago Public Schools is requiring for entry to selective enrollment high schools puts Catholic School students at a distinct disadvantage, according to a letter the superintendent of the city’s Catholic...