| Jun 25, 2014
Like a five-star high school recruit in his senior year, college athletics is at a crossroads. Pressure from current players, former players and lawsuits means a system of paying college students to play sports is finally getting serious attention....
| Jun 16, 2014
| 5:27 AM
When Chicago residents Nathan Huynh and Tina Tran woke up Sunday morning, they did what they've been doing every morning for the past week: They checked Twitter for the latest hidden cash clues.
Around 10 a.m., the two found what they said was their...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 8:51 PM
President Obama on Saturday challenged the 2014 graduating class of UC Irvine to build on the legacy of the Orange County campus, which was among the first to show that man-made chemicals were harming the atmosphere.
Speaking to more than 30,000 in...
| Jun 13, 2014
Eight insurance companies are seeking approval to sell 504 health plans next year on the Illinois health insurance exchange, a noteworthy increase from 2014, the state said Thursday.
The surge in interest in the Illinois exchange allays widespread...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 2:55 PM
Thirty seconds may seem like a short duration for a flight, but the feat helped New Trier High School's Science Olympiad team claim an overall first place finish at the Illinois State Science Olympiad Tournament at the University of Illinois at Urbana...
| 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...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 7:28 AM
A woman with Chicago-area ties is recovering from injuries in Germany after she was wounded in an attack that killed her husband and father-in-law in Afghanistan last week.
Teresa Gabel was with her husband, John Gabel, and father-in-law Gary Gabel,...
| 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...