| May 7, 2014
| 4:48 PM
Nearly a decade ago, Susan Cressman was exercising regularly, but found she needed something to help with flexibility.
So she stepped onto a mat and started practicing yoga.
Cressman, of Bolingbrook, said she loved the variety of physical and mental...
| May 9, 2014
| 1:39 PM
As she navigated through a difficult divorce five years ago, pole dancing offered Wheaton resident Michelle Tenuta, 35, a healthy outlet for her stress. "It was empowering, helped me get in shape, and was great with reducing stress," Tenuta said.
| Mar 19, 2014
| 6:55 AM
An Evanston middle school principal sent a letter home to parents Tuesday seeking to calm controversy over a dress code that appears to ban girls from wearing leggings in certain cases — a rule that is under review after some parents complained that...
| Mar 19, 2014
New technological devices may be on the horizon for students and teachers at Glenbrook High School District 225 in the 2014-15 school year.
District officials recently discussed buying more advanced, durable devices for its one-to-one technology...
| May 2, 2014
| 11:26 AM
Suffering from Alzheimer's disease, Edie mostly stayed in her room at a senior living center for those with memory impairments.
She didn't want to attend cooking, gardening or other classes offered there, according to Sue Kruse, senior director of...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Tammy Russo always loved to travel to far-flung corners: Morocco, Bhutan, Indonesia. But after her father was diagnosed with cancer, she channeled her wanderlust to destinations they could enjoy together: Italy, Greece, Sedona, Ariz.
| May 16, 2014
| 5:15 PM
Even with nostalgia so entrenched, most people are happy to bid adieu to the adage, "No pain, no gain." It used to be that if you didn't throw up after a workout, you might as well be a couch potato. Exercise devotees used to stick to one regime and never...
| May 15, 2014
| 4:41 PM
As American military and intelligence specialists joined the hunt for Nigeria’s missing schoolgirls, U.S. officials expressed frustration Thursday with the country’s inability to act on fresh intelligence about the Boko Haram extremists who...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
DEAR JOYCE: My boss must have a mental problem. I dread going to work. A single example: In front of our whole office, she yells and calls me humiliating names that question my intelligence. Co-workers tell me she's been getting away with demeaning...
| May 19, 2014
| 5:15 AM
Massenet's "Tha´s," which reached Los Angeles Opera for the first time Saturday night, may be an antique French opera. But it's an exotic, erotic antique concerning an alluring courtesan in decadent 4th century Alexandria. She inflames desire in a...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 1:54 PM
Beginning shortly after the unification of their country in 1861, millions of Italians immigrated to this country and to Canada and countries in South America. Many brought grapevine cuttings with them.
Never be surprised to see an Italian surname among...