| Jul 15, 2010
An extraordinary number of public school teachers in the Chicago region earned $100,000 or more in 2009, straining school budgets and taxpayer wallets and fueling the debate over what teachers are worth and how they get raises.
In the affluent enclaves...
| Nov 12, 2010
Eight of 10 public high school juniors in Illinois weren't considered ready for college classes in all subjects based on ACT testing last spring -- and many students missed the mark even at posh suburban Chicago schools that graduate some of the state's...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 5:16 PM
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio headlined a suburban fundraiser on Friday, helping raise money for a Republican legal challenge to the state's new Democratic-drawn congressional map that could reverse the GOP’s gains in last year’s...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 12:29 PM
Citing an ongoing Chicago Tribune investigation, Illinois Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin today urged Attorney General Eric Holder to fix breakdowns in America’s criminal justice system that allow growing numbers of criminal suspects to flee the...
| Nov 8, 2011
Citing an ongoing Tribune investigation, Illinois Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin on Monday urged U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to fix breakdowns in America's criminal justice system that allow growing numbers of criminal suspects to flee the country...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 1:31 PM
A list of the Sept. 11, 2001, attack victims from data compiled by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
The overall death toll from the attacks stands at 2,977 -- including 2,753 killed as a result of the attacks at the World Trade Center, 184...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 12:32 PM
Several of Illinois' Republican members of Congress came to Chicago to testify today on the first day of their legal challenge to a new Democratic-drawn congressional map.
Rep. John Shimkus was the first of four Republican incumbent congressmen to...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 11:34 AM
The West Suburban Symphony Orchestra of Hinsdale, conducted by Peter Lipari, presents its annual holiday concert at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, December 11, at Hinsdale Central High School, 55th and Grant Streets, Hinsdale.
In addition to popular holiday carols,...
| Sep 24, 2011
| 2:35 PM
SOUTH BEND - Speaking at a local public event for the first time since her death, Tom Seeberg described his daughter, Elizabeth “Lizzy” Seeberg, as kind, generous, and, invariably, “ready to take on the day.”
“She was not...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 5:02 PM
Saturday's 27-team Rex Whitlatch Invitational at Hinsdale Central was hyped as the best — and perhaps only — opportunity to see which program truly is the best in Illinois, regardless of school size this year.
At least for Saturday, Montini,...