| Jul 21, 2013
| 7:35 PM
Before playing El Salvador in the CONCACAF quarterfinals at M&T Bank Stadium, U.S. midfielder Mix Diskerud had some painful memories of last summer's 3-3 tie with the Central American team in the Under-23 Olympic qualifying team.
The tying goal came...
| May 11, 2014
Under a dramatic new approach to rating public schools, Illinois students of different backgrounds no longer will be held to the same standards — with Latinos and blacks, low-income children and other groups having lower targets than whites for...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 4:32 AM
The US men's national team continues its quest for the 2014 FIFA World Cup with a pair of matches against Jamaica this week....
| Jul 5, 2013
| 11:14 PM
As first steps go, those were big ones that Landon Donovan took with the U.S. national team Friday. Maybe even big enough to carry him to Brazil.
Playing in his first international match in nearly 11 months, Donovan showed he hasn't lost a thing,...
| May 31, 2013
| 2:22 PM
Landon Donovan is back on the U.S. national team.
A 35-man provisional roster for July's Gold Cup was released by tournament organizers Friday and Donovan's name was on the list. But the key word here is provisional because the roster can --...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 12:43 PM
Test scores are not on track to meet Elgin-based School District U-46’s goals for reading and math proficiency in all grade levels, known as Destination 2015, according to a report presented to the School Board this week.
“We only have...
| Oct 19, 2010
| 8:55 PM
It's harvest time in Chicago Public School gardens full of chubby tomatoes, heavy squash and fragrant basil.
These urban oases, carefully tended by teachers, students and volunteers, range from several square feet to several acres of fruits, vegetables,...