| Jul 17, 2014
| 10:03 AM
Students and teachers in Downers Grove elementary schools have reported to the school district that they are happy using iPads in class and that the devices have had a positive impact on learning.
Downers Grove School District 58 officials surveyed...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 1:21 PM
The former home in a wooded preserve off St. Mary's Road in Lake County of an Illinois governor who tried twice to be elected president will be dedicated Sunday as a National Historic Landmark.
Adlai Ewing Stevenson II's home and farm becomes one of...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 5:45 PM
JACKSONVILLE — As one of his first acts upon being hired, Jacksonville Jaguars' general manager Dave Caldwell asked crews to take down the steel doors that once created a dungeon-like feel in the team's offices.
The metal was replaced with glass,...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 10:53 AM
Tyler Bardak soared to the sky, seemingly higher with each arc of the swing, at Camp STAR, a Highland Park camp where he is one of 40 kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
For the past two summers, Tyler, 7, has tried more typical summer...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 5:25 PM
I grew up in New York City, which is probably why I care so much about wilderness. For city kids, wild country was a novelty, not the feared adversary it was on various American frontiers. I got into it early and as often as possible, becoming one of...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 5:48 PM
Nearly six years into the presidency of Barack Obama, it remains impossible to concisely explain the administration's foreign policy. The most recent manifestation —described last week by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as, "Don't do...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 5:42 PM
NEW YORK — Seated under the crystal chandeliers in the ornate ballroom of New York’s official residence Monday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel related the story of a poor, single mother from Pilsen who chose to put off getting a job after discovering...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 1:30 PM
George led flock through tough times
The appointment of Cardinal Francis George's successor Saturday represents the start of an unprecedented transition in the city's Roman Catholic Church, where no other leader has lived long enough to meet the man...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 6:30 PM
in Finnish helmer Leena Kilpelainen's enjoyable docu "The Voice of Sokurov." Those hoping for a full biography should look elsewhere, and the film does little to illuminate his working methods. Instead, Kilpelainen's interviews, shot over five years yet...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The score for "The Book of Life" represents several precedents for two-time Oscar-winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla: It's his first animated feature; the first time he worked with a large orchestra (90 pieces); and the first time he used a choir....
| Oct 23, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Talk about a life well lived. For Wachtang Korisheli, the star of the embracing documentary "Botso," that would include surmounting a tragic past to become a beloved musician, sculptor, educator and family man. Perhaps most inspiringly, Botso, as he's...