| Oct 16, 2008
Led by Meg Vonderhaar's nine kills, No. 10 St. Francis beat St. Edward 25-9, 20-25, 25-17 in a Suburban Catholic contest. Kelsey Robinson had 15 service points and nine aces to lead the Spartans (22-6, 11-1).
No. 1 Benet d. Providence 25-6, 25-18:...
| Mar 2, 2010
| 7:11 PM
The state's school superintendents are cutting costs in a gruesome budget cycle, but they can take some consolation: Their own paychecks are growing comfortably.
The average salary and benefits of Illinois' top school executives grew 3.7 percent last...
| Oct 28, 2009
Delores Fleming's relatives tried to keep her in her house as long as they could. But her Alzheimer's disease made that impossible.
Placed in a nursing home near Decatur, Ill., she scored 23 out of 30 on a mental exam and was deemed to be "moderately...
| Nov 12, 2008
HOUSTON — A week after the election of Barack Obama, gun buyers across the country are voting with their feet, flocking to gun stores to stock up on assault rifles, handguns and ammunition.
Some say they are worried that the incoming Obama...
| Jan 18, 2008
With California playing a meaningful role in the presidential race for the first time in decades, all three major Democratic candidates hit the campaign trail here Thursday, with talk of pocketbook issues in the face of a weakening economy.
As the Dow...
| Jun 6, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Contributor Robert Goldsborough's "Elite Street" item today, Bruce Wolf moves to farm after reaping big loss on town home touches on the witty sportscaster's relocation to Old Mill Creek and gives me all the excuse I need to revive my......
| Mar 11, 2009
In a pool of water just a football field away from Lake Michigan, about 1,000 tons of highly radioactive fuel from the scuttled Zion Nuclear Power Station is waiting for someplace else to spend a few thousand years.
The wait just got longer.
| Mar 20, 2009
After she was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer that had spread to her left lung, Gloria Bailey's doctors recommended she have a mastectomy followed by hormone therapy to fight the tumors that remained. She followed their advice, but had a nagging...
| Jul 6, 2010
| 12:43 PM
Laura Hobbs, 8, and her friend Krystal Tobias, 9, were already dead when they were reported missing at 9 p.m. on Mother's Day 2005.
Two 2nd Grade girls were found stabbed and brutally beaten in a wooded area at the northeastern edge of Beulah Park in...
| May 12, 2010
Once again area residents can find the fruits of the Midwest in farmers markets throughout the city and suburbs. Most are opening this month.
Farmers and vendors from Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan will bring produce, baked goods, cheese,...
| Jul 13, 2010
Lawyers filed a request Monday to appeal the case of Juan Rivera , who was convicted three times in the 1992 murder and rape of an 11-year-old baby sitter in Waukegan.
After his third trial, Rivera was sentenced in May 2009 to life in prison, despite...