| Aug 19, 2014
| 2:22 PM
Caked in mud, Steven Di Naso and Grant Woods crouched in the cemetery trench they were clearing with trowels and gloved hands. They were searching for evidence of bodies — many from Chicago — that had been deliberately forgotten after one of...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 5:33 PM
The NCAA would embrace a new protocol to handle athlete concussions and would spend millions of dollars to monitor former players as long as those athletes are barred from filing class-action claims in the future, under a proposed settlement announced...
| May 1, 2014
| 2:12 PM
Arlington Heights native Jimmy Garoppolo said his "dream scenario" is to get picked up by his hometown team, the Chicago Bears, next week during the National Football League draft.
"It would be cool if it happened," Garoppolo said at a Thursday...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Najeeb Ghauri is the founder and chief executive of NetSol Technologies Inc., a Calabasas software company that makes a lot of its money from a program widely used in automobile leasing. Its customers include automakers Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen,...
| Jul 21, 2013
Sometimes it takes a phone call goodbye to realize that it's the last thing you want to say.
Dan Navarro and Tamrin Roscoe met at a party while they were students at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston in 2001.
"I thought he was cute," says...
| Sep 12, 2012
Reader Denise Wells Palfy speaks for the lot of us, or at least a lot of us, when she laments the beleaguered state of our discourse—and not just the political kind.
"Aren't the English teachers appalled at the frequent ungrammatical speech?" she...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 2:14 PM
If you can't get in — or can't afford — a top business school, is an MBA from a lesser-known school worth it?
The answer depends largely on the student.
Those gunning for the top of the organizational chart, and without the networking...
| Nov 30, 2012
— Take a walk around Lathrop Hall at the University of Missouri, and it won't take long before you meet someone from the Chicago area.
There are the roommates from Barrington and Cary, and, two doors down, freshmen from Lemont and Mount Prospect....
| Jul 22, 2013
| 5:35 PM
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — Twelve years ago, the Chicago Bears staged a statewide hunt for their new summer home.
They traveled to Charleston, site of Eastern Illinois University, to meet with the mayor. They drove five hours south to Carbondale to check...
| Mar 16, 2012
Dorene Wiese isn't afraid of going against tradition — even though tradition means everything to her.
She was one of seven American Indians in the state of Minnesota to ever graduate high school in 1967. She went on to get her bachelor's degree and...
| May 18, 2012
Huma Gruaz picked a precarious time in her personal life to enroll in a Master of Business Administration program.
She had just moved to Chicago from the suburbs. She had to figure out how to navigate life after a divorce. And she had just started her...
| Aug 26, 2012
Firsts come up a lot in conversations about Ann E. Smith.
She was the first African-American woman to win a statewide election in Illinois, for a spot on the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Years before, she was the first African-American to be...