| Oct 8, 2014
| 7:55 AM
Lyons and Oak Park-River Forest suffered disappointing setbacks in Week 6.
For all the progress made the last few years, Oak Park (5-1) learned it still hasn't caught up to Glenbard West after a 28-14 loss Saturday in Glen Ellyn.
Following its 37-23...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 7:51 AM
The transformation into a power happened in short order.
John Hoerster has turned Oak Park-River Forest into an elite program since becoming head coach in 2011.
There's one remaining hurdle for Hoerster's Huskies to clear.
Oak Park, 5-0 and ranked...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 6:46 AM
To celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment, Trinity Episcopal Church in Highland Park and Holy Cross Catholic Church will host pet blessings on Sunday, Oct. 5.
Parishioners as well as the public...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 11:09 AM
For nearly 90 years, students have attended classes at St. James Catholic School in Highwood.
That will cease to be the case after this school year because the school's students, staff and tradition will be blended in with the Holy Cross School on the...
| Sep 30, 2014
Maryann L. Hughes-Hanks for nearly 30 years ran the Chicago-based Luxembourg News of America, a monthly publication begun after World War II that has readers both in the United States and abroad.
Mrs. Hughes-Hanks, 90, who for her contributions in...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 12:34 PM
Nazareth, because it had played so well all season, had no experience dealing with in-game adversity.
As it turns out, the Roadrunners can do that too.
Trailing at halftime for the first time all season, Nazareth took a huge step toward the East...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 11:45 AM
Pope Francis on Monday launched a stunning attack on the cardinals, bishops and priests who run the Vatican, accusing them of succumbing to greed, jealousy, hypocrisy, cowardice and “spiritual Alzheimer's.”
In a pre-Christmas speech to the...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 7:49 AM
Quarterback Matt Soltes is third in all of Division II in passing yards per game (371.0) and total offense (406.8).
Robert Healy is the only Division II player with at least 250 yards rushing (314) and receiving (281).
Tight end Steve Jones has nearly...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 6:53 AM
Once staunchly Catholic Ireland will hold a referendum to remove the crime of blasphemy from its constitution, an offense now punishable by a fine of up to 25,000 euros ($31,600) but which has probably not been prosecuted since the 19th century.
| Oct 5, 2014
Benjamin Griffin, associate editor for the Mark Twain Papers & Project at the University of California, Berkeley, will give a free talk on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 5:30 p.m., following a 5 p.m. reception at The Mark Twain House & Museum, 51 Farmington Ave.,...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Even as he struggled to walk with crutches, Cardinal Francis George appeared at the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago's annual meeting this afternoon.
George said he can face retirement Nov. 18 with ease knowing that the organization is...