| May 20, 2014
| 1:02 PM
When Katie Lou Samuelson, the versatile 6-foot-3 wing from Huntington Beach, Calif., announced on Twitter Monday she will play for UConn, it put a exclamation point on a remarkable two-year recruiting run for the nine-time national champions.
| May 21, 2014
| 8:24 AM
Virginia’s basketball program has reached scholarship capacity for next season with the addition of guard Darius Thompson, a transfer from Tennessee.
A 6-foot-5 freshman from Blackman High in Murfreesboro, Tenn., Thompson posted modest numbers...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 6:03 PM
One of the least-familiar teams in the area happens to be a consensus choice as one of the best in the state — Homewood-Flossmoor.
The Vikings, under the direction of former Bolingbrook coach Tony Smith, played just three of their first 11 games...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 7:40 PM
Curie’s Cliff Alexander, Young’s Jahlil Okafor and Marian Catholic’s Tyler Ulis all have stated strong cases to become Illinois’ Mr. Basketball in 2014.
All three can add McDonald’s All-American to their resumes.
| Dec 6, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Snow came early to the cotton and sorghum fields here, sending dozens of cash-strapped families to the food bank on a recent afternoon for frozen chickens, cucumbers and canned green beans.
Quinetta Rascoe was waiting for them.
Wearing a bright pink...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 9:04 PM
The head of the National Transportation Safety Board chastised federal regulators Thursday for lax oversight of the tour bus and commercial trucking industry, citing in particular a deadly San Bernardino County bus crash in which the driver lost control,...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 11:15 AM
The head of the National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday chastised federal regulators for lax oversight of the tour bus industry, citing the deadly crash in February near Yucaipa that killed seven passengers and seriously injured about a dozen...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 2:10 PM
All brakes on a tour bus that crashed in February near Yucaipa, killing seven passengers and another motorist, were defective, causing them to give out as the motorcoach careened down Highway 38, federal safety regulators said in a report released...
| Jan 10, 2013
James M. Buchanan, the U.S. economist who won the 1986 Nobel Prize for applying the principles of economic self-interest to understand why politicians do what they do, has died. He was 93.
He died Wednesday at a hospital in Blacksburg, Va., according to...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 7:39 PM
A Bosnian Muslim congregation filed a federal lawsuit Monday against Des Plaines and five aldermen, alleging they violated its religious freedom when they denied permission to convert a vacant office building into a community center and Muslim house of...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 6:02 AM
As U.S. and allied forces advanced toward Baghdad 10 years ago, a military public affairs sergeant snapped a photograph of a Marine saluting the flag at sunset at a desert airfield in southern Iraq. Taken on April 3, 2003, it was one of many images...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Beauty Is Embarrassing
Monday, Jan. 21, 10 p.m., on PBS's Independent Lens, check local listings
Wayne White says "fuck" a lot. He paints the word "fuck" a lot, too. White, the subject of the excellent and entertaining documentary Beauty is...