| Oct 15, 2010
| 8:47 AM
"Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America"
By Jack Rakove
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 496 pp., $30
Reviewed By Kirk Davis Swinehart for the Chicago Tribune
Since the end of the American Revolution, in 1783, historians of varying...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 6:25 PM
Sam Jackson has lived his life by a credo he cites often: "He who fails to plan, plans to fail." It has served him well during 40 years as a teacher in York County, 39 years of those at York High, where he served 38 years as track coach, 36 as cross...
| Nov 3, 2010
| 3:02 PM
It's college application season, when those famous lists of college rankings really start to matter. But do they? Sure, the traditional lists can help you choose a strong academic program with national cachet. But what about all those 101 other things...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 12:52 PM
5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Greg Jarrett
6:09 a.m. Illinois State Rep. Brandon Phelps (d-Harrisburg), the primary sponsor of a bill that would allow Illinoisans to carry concealed weapons, tells Greg Jarrett why he wants this to become law.
7:09 a.m. Illinois...
| Dec 9, 2010
| 1:57 PM
HAMPTON -- He's big, strong and mean -- to opposing linemen, running backs and quarterbacks, anyway. So how did he come to earn the nickname "Goo-Goo?"
"Coach Dee gave it to me," said Phoebus defensive tackle Tevin Mcgougan, referring to former...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 10:50 AM
Freedom quarterback Derik Abbott signed with Robert Morris University this week, ending what has been an exhausting and frustrating recruiting process.
“Finally finding a place is great,” Abbott said.
Abbott (5-11, 175) did not receive his...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 10:02 PM
A list of area high school football players expected to sign with colleges on National Signing Day (Feb. 1) or after. If a player who has committed is not listed, please contact high schools sports editor Stephen Ruiz, firstname.lastname@example.org.
| Mar 21, 2012
| 6:28 PM
Park Tudor Head Coach Ed Schilling has become a bit of an IHSAA historian as of late. To keep his defending 2011 IHSAA Class 2A State champions motivated, he's given speeches about leaving a lasting legacy, both at Park Tudor High School and throughout...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 2:41 PM
Today is the day local high school student-athletes can make their college choices official. National Signing Day allows local stars to accept scholarship offers from college programs. It is just as rewarding for the college coaches because they now...
| May 7, 2012
| 11:23 AM
U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association Small College World Series’ first day (at Robin Roberts Stadium in Springfield, Ill.; play was delayed by rain but began in the afternoon):
No. 9 Penn College vs. No. 8 Selma
No. 5 Southern...
| May 8, 2012
| 12:09 PM
Longwood at Old Dominion, 6
U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association Small College World Series’ second day (in Springfield, Ill.):
Penn State Beaver – Robert Morris-Springfield winner vs. No. 2 Apprentice, 11 a.m....
| Jul 4, 2012
| 7:45 AM
There's no question, fireworks are a hot topic this year. We've compiled a list of the popular shows in the area around the July 4, 2012.
Due to drought concerns and fire dangers, it's possible some of the events will be canceled. Check with local...