| Jul 1, 2014
| 2:53 PM
Although nearly every major college and university requires students to evaluate their teachers at the end of each semester, many high school students are denied this opportunity.
A well-designed student assessment can provide reliable feedback on...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 11:34 AM
Bolingbrook received a dubious distinction of sorts this month, as the real estate blog Movoto.com named it one of the 10 most boring places in Illinois.
"Bolingbrook is pretty peaceful," the blog notes, "but peaceful just means boring on this list."...
| Jun 19, 2014
When faced in 2010 with a devastating diagnosis of ALS, Eric Gordon McLaren, then principal of Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora, took his family to Idaho for a whitewater rafting trip.
Strapped into a chair secured to the raft, he...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 9:11 PM
The Illinois State Police captain was used to taking command in high-profile cases, among them overseeing dozens of officers in the investigation that led to the arrest of former Bolingbrook police Sgt. Drew Peterson.
But in September, when a life-...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 8:07 AM
Downers Grove North's softball team got good news and bad news on a day last week.
In the afternoon on Thursday, pitcher Dale Ryndak was announced as the Gatorade Illinois Softball Player of the Year.
But disappointment came a few hours later when the...
| May 11, 2014
Construction started on almost 5,000 new homes in the Chicago area in the 12 months that ended in March, but two of the top five communities weren't even in Illinois.
They were a short drive away, depending on traffic, in St. John and Crown Point, Ind....
| Mar 3, 2014
| 3:52 AM
At homes listed for sale this spring, a prospective buyer may notice the manicured lawn, the pot of flowers by the walkway, and possibly the state’s official “no guns” sign posted by the front door.
Realty firms, like other businesses,...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Nick Allegretti, Lincoln-Way East: Illinois
Brian Allen, Hinsdale Central: Michigan State Rudolfo Antuna, Crete-Monee: St. Xavier
Jamal Baggett, Oak Park: Akron
Brandon Barry, St. Charles East: Illinois State
Matt Biegalski, Wheaton North:...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 8:35 PM
A veteran state lawmaker claimed the Republican nomination for Illinois treasurer Tuesday night.
Rep. Tom Cross, of Oswego, won nearly 57 percent of the vote, vs. just more than 43 percent from opponent Bob Grogan, a two-term DuPage County auditor...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 4:01 PM
Police pulled a 2-year-old boy from a pond near Montgomery this afternoon and he was transported to Rush-Copley Hospital, intially in critical condition, officials said.
Oswego firefighters responded to a report of a possible drowning around 1 p.m. in a...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 2:30 AM
NASHVILLE, TN -- These reader questions were answered at the American Animal Hospital Association Conference 2014 here, March 20-23. AAHA is the only organization which accredits veterinary practices for excellence in veterinary standards. There are...