| Apr 27, 2013
| 3:02 PM
Friends and former classmates gathered Saturday at Johns Hopkins University to remember Anne Smedinghoff, a Foreign Service officer who was killed in a bombing in Afghanistan earlier this month, sharing stories of a too-short life marked by adventure....
| Apr 8, 2013
| 12:44 PM
Anne Smedinghoff wanted to help the people of Afghanistan, those who knew her say. The 25-year-old Johns Hopkins University graduate was attempting to deliver textbooks to school children there when she and four other Americans were killed in a car bomb...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 2:17 PM
Nancy Marie Haragan, founding executive director of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, died Sunday of metastatic melanoma at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
The Canton resident was 60.
"Reflecting on all she's done for the arts community made me realize...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 4:29 PM
Before football practice began this season, Conant High School coach Bill Modelski had some homework. He needed to take an online course about the symptoms and management of concussions and then pass an online quiz.
Yet even as he did it, he wondered...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 12:25 PM
A month after his son was sentenced to 50 years, a Blue Island man was given 95 years in prison in the shooting death of his girlfriend -- a crime they carried out together.
Prosecutors said Devin Bickham Sr., 42, and Devin Bickham Jr., 23, plotted to...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 10:30 AM
By Erinn Hutkin
Holly Herrington had always been interested in food and nutrition -- mainly related to weight loss -- something she's struggled with most of her adult life. She developed a passion for reading "every nutrition book, diet book, magazine...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 12:49 PM
The Illinois High School Association released the football schedules for the 2014 season and Oak Park River Forest High School opens the season with two non-conference games on the road.
The Huskies visit Lincoln-Way East in Frankfort Aug. 29 and follow...
| Jun 16, 2014
Three years ago, the president of a large southwest suburban fire district made waves by publicly flogging two dozen of his own firefighters for each costing taxpayers more than $200,000 annually in pay and benefits.
But a Tribune investigation has...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 12:05 PM
An Oak Park man recently hired as a preschool teacher in the western suburbs has been charged with possessing and distributing child pornography, authorities said.
Richard Gertler was arrested after Berwyn police discovered he was trading pornographic...
| May 1, 2014
| 1:01 PM
Oak Park River Forest's Teresa Trinka was one of 26 athletes honored by the Illinois High School Association during a banquet April 21 for making the All-State Academic team.
She is a senior soccer player who has been on varsity since her freshman year....
| Apr 13, 2014
| 8:44 AM
The following items were taken from police reports:
•A woman who met a man on an Internet dating site and invited him to her house on the 400 block of South Ridgeland Avenue said he came at 1:36 p.m. April 2, showed her a silver...