| Oct 16, 2014
| 4:29 AM
Here's a look at upcoming events in the North and Northwest suburbs. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit
Thursday, Oct. 16
"Pleading for the Future: A Play": Watch the production based on the Leopold...
| Sep 9, 2014
Developing critical thinking skills in our students serves to catapult those young minds toward their dreams. In addition, common sense tells us such skills correlate with higher graduation rates and lower rates of criminal justice intervention. In...
| Jul 20, 2014
Like many of her fellow students at the University of Chicago, Darrian Robinson texts frequently, is in a sorority and likes to spend her free time binge-watching popular TV shows, like "Orange Is the New Black" and "New Girl."
But among the...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 9:23 AM
MIDDLETOWN — A chess board set up outside the North End Action Team office on Main Street has prompted complaints about garbage and loitering, officials said.
Two chairs and a table with a chess board printed on its top have been set up for a...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The Toronto Film Festival has announced more than 40 titles -- a mix of awards contenders, star-powered indies, and international arthouse fare -- screening in its Gala and Special Presentations program this September, including Denzel Washington's "The...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 10:07 AM
The number two chess player in the world, Levon Aronian, shared his desire to increase chess' status in the United States, his road to success and his take on the 2014 FIFA World Cup at a Monday night event with fans in Glendale.
| Jul 11, 2014
| 4:27 PM
If you haven't been keeping up with the local news, I'm the "professor arrested and promoted while in prison."
Over the last year, due to a concatenation of bad luck and even worse judgment, I spent portions of my summer and spring break in a "pre-trial...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 9:46 PM
The world of college football has changed.
Nothing shows that more that the way UCLA defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich plans to approach this season. His linebackers are chess pieces.
Sure, Myles Jack and Eric Kendricks will rarely leave the field....
| Aug 11, 2014
| 3:37 PM
Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov failed Monday to unseat an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin as head of the World Chess Federation.
The 110-61 defeat of Kasparov, now a human rights activist and opposition leader living in exile, was...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Chess is known to be a slow game. In Broward schools, it's slow to get started.
A month after school started, about 34,000 students are still waiting for sets being shipped from China for the district's new chess curriculum.
The ship transporting them...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 7:43 PM
Even with Dwayne Johnson and Dane DeHaan sitting out the season, the next four months will offer plenty of opportunities to check out local talent on the big screen.
From animated films such as "The Boxtrolls" and "The Penguins of Madagascar" to film...