| Nov 5, 2014
| 11:47 AM
I shared the same planet with the Beatles for one year, three months and two days. That was how old I was when John Lennon died, not that I learned that until nearly a decade later. By the time I first encountered the group, courtesy of the movie...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 2:37 PM
We appreciate the efforts of District 11 statistician Duke Helm who keeps crunching the numbers and letting us know about the records being shattered all across the district.
No record set was more impressive than the all-time Stroudsburg rushing mark...
| Oct 28, 2014
Run Nona at Night 5k: 4 p.m. Nov. 1; Laureate Park, 13743 Walcott Ave., Orlando. 4 p.m. Kids Zone & Registration open, 5p.m. Free Kid's Run, 6:00 p.m. for 5k. Registration required. Benefits the Tavistock Foundation.407-896-1160 or http://www....
| Oct 13, 2014
| 5:33 PM
In a dramatic shift in tone, a Vatican document said on Monday that homosexuals had "gifts and qualities to offer" and asked if Catholicism could accept gays and recognize positive aspects of same-sex couples.
Roman Catholic gay rights groups around...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 10:46 AM
A woman arrested at Denver International Airport just as she was about to embark on a journey to Syria pleaded guilty on Wednesday to a terror charge in federal court.
Shannon Maureen Conley, 19, of Arvada, Colo., has been in custody without bail at...
| May 9, 2014
| 4:28 PM
After the death of his 17-year-old son, a Lake Forest father left his executive banking job to work for an international Christian ministry -- a decision that stemmed from a series of devastating losses, he wrote in a subsequent book.
Now Gerard Long...
| May 12, 2014
| 12:50 PM
The parents of a 32-year-old Lake Forest woman who drowned in Lake Michigan will hold a service celebrating her life Saturday that reflects her dedication to the family’s Christian ministry.
Rebecca Long, who lived with her parents, worked as...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 5:02 PM
Standing sentry in a quiet corner of Sukkat Shalom synagogue in north suburban Wilmette, the cherubim on a pair of historic and artistically significant Holy Ark doors have found a new home.
The carved wooden doors, created in 1951 by a renowned...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 3:50 PM
The church its pastor sees as "kind of the welcoming center" in Deerfield is celebrating its 140th anniversary Sunday with a worship service and potluck lunch.
The public is invited to help Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church observe the special date at...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 3:40 PM
American flags lined streets in Mokena Tuesday, the day of Army Pfc. Aaron Toppen’s funeral. It was a fitting tribute for a patriotic teen who dreamed of serving in the military and always flew the stars and stripes from the bed of his pickup truck,...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 10:03 PM
District 11 football statistician Duke Helm's latest report includes some interesting records that were set, plus the updated list of the district's single-game and seasonal stat leaders:
Shane Simpson rushed for 278 yards and 6 TDs in the win...