| Jul 1, 2014
| 2:31 PM
When Maryland men's lacrosse coach John Tillman recently hit the recruiting trail, he wasn't entirely sure how players would react to a Terps program making the leap from the Atlantic Coast Conference to the Big Ten, a move that became official Tuesday....
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:59 AM
A Chicagoan studying at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign died in Brazil this week and, in an unrelated incident, a second student went missing over the weekend while swimming off that country’s coast, university officials said...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 11:56 AM
Troy Brundidge's education as a DJ and beatmaker is an incredibly well-rounded one. Performing live in improvised sets, he pulls samples and sounds from his drum machine, taking his his years of hip-hop knowledge and fandom and propelling them forward...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 8:18 AM
Try to check out a hot new book or movie at your local library, and you're likely to get put on a long waiting list.
Libraries in the Chicago area are trying to change that by offering a new online checkout service. Instead of having a limited number...
| Jun 22, 2014
It's not about the recipes, or vanilla spongecake versus chocolate, or square layers versus round. For Elysia Root, cake is the medium to create memories and happiness. The satisfaction of being a cake designer is hearing love stories, making kids smile...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 12:39 PM
Matt Domer was expected to provide depth at Illinois’ running back position.
Instead, the Illini are left with few backup options. Domer was denied admission to the university, a school spokesman confirmed on Tuesday.
Domer, a Mount Carmel...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 5:14 PM
Sixth in a series of profiles of candidates for governor.
Not long into her campaign for governor, Democrat Heather R. Mizeur coined a response to the question still dogging her today: Can she win?
To the pundits and the radio hosts, to donors and...
| May 24, 2014
Bicycling enthusiasts in Highland Park can look forward to trail and sidewalk improvements this summer, as the city continues working on its 18-year plan to improve biking and walking paths.
Eventually, Highland Park is hoping to be considered a...
| May 1, 2014
| 12:14 PM
A stream of hyper teenagers bounded into Tom Tedeschi's band room at Lakeview Junior High School in Downers Grove for daily rehearsal.
The room soon filled with the combating sounds of trumpets, trombones, percussion and woodwinds warming up. Then a...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 9:45 AM
Services have not been set yet for the Palatine father and his son killed in Afghanistan last week.
A spokeswoman for the Orchard Evangelical Free Church in Arlington Heights, where Gary Gabel was a longtime active church member, said services have...
| May 9, 2014
| 3:22 PM
Gary J. Gabel was so taken with his role as a grandfather that he traveled to Afghanistan to be with his beloved granddaughter on her first birthday, family members said Friday as they gathered at an Arlington Heights church to say goodbye.
While he was...