| Feb 11, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Sixty-two teams showed off what robots made of Legos could do at a state competition held recently at Forest View Educational Center in Arlington Heights.
"We are trying to get the kids interested at a young age," said Dan Green, the executive...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 3:03 PM
UConn announced Tuesday that it has solidified a home-and-home football series with Big Ten member Illinois for the 2019 and 2020 seasons.
The football programs have never met. UConn faced a Big Ten opponent last year, losing to Michigan 24-21 at...
| Feb 10, 2014
Steve Grierson worked as an accountant in Chicago for more than 30 years but frequently helped out on his family's Champaign County farm, traversing the distance by piloting a boat-sized, gas-guzzling 1967 Buick Wildcat convertible along Interstate 57....
| Feb 8, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Early in his coaching career, John Groce said he would dissect losses to the point of mentally torturing himself with what-ifs.
"You can't be that coach who sits there and you drive yourself crazy at the end of the year," the Illinois coach said. "I...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 11:37 AM
A Forest Park man shot an Austin man to death after having a dispute last month over drugs a relative of the Austin man had taken, prosecutors said said.
James Wilson, 30, appeared in Cook County bond court on Thursday in the fatal shooting of Barnett...
| Feb 5, 2014
If Kane County voters approve a tax proposal to fund developmental disabilities services next month, county officials, providers and the general public will have to work through a system that exists nowhere else in Illinois.
The county, according to...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 8:06 AM
University of Illinois at Chicago’s faculty union announced Thursday night that it will strike for two days later this month if it feels the administration is not beginning to “bargain in earnest” on a contract. According to an email...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 11:18 AM
The following items were taken from police reports:
• A 41-year-old Orland Park man was charged with domestic battery in connection with an incident at a Mokena-area home on Jan. 13.
•A 21-year-old Chicago Heights woman was...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:02 AM
When a University of Illinois transfer applicant last month was denied acceptance, she called the admissions office to ask about submitting an appeal. Her godmother, who stated that she was a Cook County Circuit Court judge, was yelling in the background....
| Jan 2, 2014
| 11:26 AM
A life-long state resident who saw her son graduate from college but move out of Illinois for a good job is concerned enough about the future that she's challenging the incumbent in the 59th House District in the November election.
| Jan 7, 2014
| 9:35 AM
Arlington Heights officials recently approved a 2.75 percent raise for the village manager.
Bill Dixon's full salary package, effective Jan. 1, is now $207,092, according to Mary Rath, human resources director for the village.
Dixon, 67, said the...