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  • Autopsy: Female body found in River Forest was stabbing victim

    Autopsy: Female body found in River Forest was stabbing victim
    The female whose body was found inside a plastic container at a forest preserve in west suburban River Forest was stabbed to death, officials said. After an autopsy today, the Cook County medical examiner's office ruled the death a homicide and listed...
  • Pedal power: Cyclists travel 15,000 miles for a good cause

    Pedal power: Cyclists travel 15,000 miles for a good cause
    It’s July 26 in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, and Nate Prescott and Mark Jirik have a lot of work ahead of them. They’re nearly 4,000 miles from home—but a staggering 15,000 miles from their final destination, in Ushuaia, Argentina. On four...
  • Remarkable Woman: Tiffany Jones

     Remarkable Woman: Tiffany Jones
    There is no word for what Tiffany Jones has done over her last four summers. Literally, no word. Since 2009, Jones, a social worker at Goodwin Elementary School in Cicero, has spent five to eight weeks of her summer vacations in Ethiopia, helping care...
  • 11 Concordia students sue over accreditation

    11 Concordia students sue over accreditation
    Eleven students who will graduate in May 2013 from Concordia University Chicago’s school counseling master’s program filed a lawsuit against the university in Cook County Circuit Court on Wednesday for what they say is consumer fraud. The...
  • At Johns Hopkins, friends remember slain diplomat's zest, compassion

    At Johns Hopkins, friends remember slain diplomat's zest, compassion
    Friends and former classmates gathered Saturday at Johns Hopkins University to remember Anne Smedinghoff, a Foreign Service officer who was killed in a bombing in Afghanistan earlier this month, sharing stories of a too-short life marked by adventure....
  • Johns Hopkins graduate killed in bomb blast in Afghanistan

    Johns Hopkins graduate killed in bomb blast in Afghanistan
    Anne Smedinghoff wanted to help the people of Afghanistan, those who knew her say. The 25-year-old Johns Hopkins University graduate was attempting to deliver textbooks to school children there when she and four other Americans were killed in a car bomb...
  • 11th Annual LemonAid, a Kids Helping Kids 9/11 Charity Fundraiser

    Tuesday, September 11, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 700 Bonnie Brae, River Forest, Illinois Children and families on the 700 block of Bonnie Brae in River Forest will host the 11th annual LemonAid, a Kids Helping Kids 9/11 charity fundraiser. The...
  • Shared grant helps five schools prepare special education teachers

    Shared grant helps five schools prepare special education teachers
    With more children being diagnosed with disabilities and the goal of inclusive classrooms firmly in place, the special education landscape continues to progress. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 1 in every 110 children in the...
  • Prosecutors: Friend offered $400 to kill ex-cop's girlfriend

    Prosecutors: Friend offered $400 to kill ex-cop's girlfriend
    Prosecutors said this morning a former North Chicago police officer offered a friend $400 to kill the man's girlfriend. Devin Bickham Sr. paid Cardell Taylor half the money upfront before the killing of Chervon Alexander Monday night in a parking lot...
  • Many Illinois high school students get special testing accommodations for ACT

    Many Illinois high school students get special testing accommodations for ACT
    An unusually large number of Illinois public high school students — at least 1 out of 10 juniors — received extra time or other help to boost their scores on the ACT, including high achievers at some of the state's elite schools. At...
  • Residency should be an unmentionable issue

     
    The poet Robert Frost famously defined home as “the place where, when you have to go there. They have to take you in.” Gov. Pat Quinn suggested another definition Wednesday during a post-debate news conference when reporters pressed him on......