| Nov 9, 2011
Like many high school graduates, Jennifer Gans, of Glen Ellyn, wanted to go to college. But developmental delays put her in a population of students that few colleges serve: those with "intellectual disabilities."
Now Gans, 25, is a proud graduate of...
| Nov 12, 2011
| 6:25 AM
The following are remarks by the new President of Penn State, Rodney Erickson. The Board of Trustees officially made Erickson the university's new President Friday morning. He replaces Graham Spanier, whom the board fired Wednesday night in the wake...
| Dec 11, 2011
| 10:01 PM
Both Madeline Mann and Rumaisa Rahman shattered world records with their diminutive size at birth, each weighing less than a can of soda.
But years later, both Chicago suburban residents are thriving and developing quite typically away from the flurry of...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 3:56 PM
University of Illinois president Michael Hogan’s embattled former chief of staff is to be paid $109,000 a year as a tenured psychologyfaculty member, though campus officials might challenge her employment.
Lisa Troyer resigned as chief of staff...
| Jan 1, 2012
Tuesday will mark the Iowa caucuses, the first voting that counts in the presidential race. During this quadrennial ritual, politicians conduct "retail politics," whether or not the people buy it. Here are 10 facts that can withstand the upcoming...
| Jan 14, 2012
| 6:07 AM
The University of Illinois president's former chief of staff on Friday denied sending two controversial anonymous emails, even through a report issued just minutes earlier determined they came from her laptop, while it was in her possession.
| Jan 7, 2008
| 12:32 PM
Nothing Matt Roth had experienced in his football career prepared him for this.
The third-year Miami Dolphin defensive end wrapped a lifetime's worth of losing into a four months last season, as the once-proud franchise dropped its first 13 games...
| Oct 4, 2009
Peg Mullen, an author and former Iowa farm wife who hounded the U.S. military to find the truth about her son's death in Vietnam, has died. She was 92.
Family members said she died Friday at a nursing home in La Porte City, Iowa.
| Sep 4, 2009
CSUN English professor
Charles Kaplan, 90, the first chairman of the English department at what is now Cal State Northridge, died Aug. 22 of congestive heart failure at Dubose Wellness Center in Chapel Hill, N.C., said Jean Kaplan...
| Nov 4, 2009
Ex-governor of Louisiana
Dave Treen, 81, who in 1979 became the first Republican governor of Louisiana since Reconstruction but lost a reelection bid to the controversial Democrat Edwin Edwards four years later, died Thursday of complications...
| Feb 10, 2010
Frank N. Magid, an audience researcher who became known as a "news doctor" for transforming local television news using an "Action News" format that featured chatting co-anchors, more lifestyle and crime stories and splashy graphics, has died. He was 78....
| Feb 10, 2010
Frank Interlandi, a former Los Angeles Times editorial cartoonist who was once part of a group of fun-loving fellow Laguna Beach cartoonists who regularly broke away from their drawing boards for midday gatherings at a local watering hole, has died. He...