Local Mandela Biographer: A Triumphant End To Triumphant LifeDouglas Foster said that Mandela died what many would consider to be an ideal death: with his family at his side, and only after years of preparing the people and politicians of South Africa for his passing.
Mom: Child Wounded In Mass Shooting Recovering, But AfraidThe mother of a child wounded in a mass shooting last week in Chicago is thanking God and doctors for her son's recovery, and is calling for an end to the gun violence that’s plaguing the city.
Steppenwolf Playwright Among MacArthur 'Genius Grant' WinnersA playwright and ensemble member of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company is among the winners of the 2013 MacArthur Fellowships – better known as the “genius grants.”
Chicago Animal Welfare Group Applauds New Puppy Mill RegulationsA local group that's been working to put puppy mills out of business applauds a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to impose restrictions on breeders who sell dogs on the Internet.
Aviation Legend Paul Poberezny Dies At 91Paul Poberezny, founder of the Experimental Aircraft Association, which hosts one of the world’s largest annual air shows, died Thursday after a battle with cancer.
'Despicable' Epidemic: People Using Fake Service DogsDespicable. That’s the word used by advocates for the disabled to describe the newest trend – people disguising their dogs as service dogs to travel, shop, and even go to night clubs.
Oswego Engineer Celebrating 1st Anniversary Of Mars Rover Landing“It’s just unbelievable. They’ve had great success with tons of interesting science,” said Oswego native Neil Mottinger, a navigation engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California.
Comfort Dogs Headed To Oklahoma To Help Tornado VictimsA suburban church with a team of four-legged ministers has been dispatched to Oklahoma to help victims of this week’s tornado disaster.
Deadly Oklahoma Tornado Serves As Reminder To Prepare For Disasters“Tornado sheltering basics involved three steps – get in, get down and cover-up. The overall goal is to avoid flying and falling debris by putting as many barriers between you and the tornado as possible,” according to one expert at the National Weather Service in Norman, Oklahoma.
SIU Evacuates Dorms In Dead Of Night Due To Bomb ThreatThree residence halls at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale were evacuated overnight, following a bomb threat.
East St. Louis Beaming With Pride After Silver Medalist’s Win At Olympics Illinois native Dawn Harper won the silver medal Tuesday in the Women’s 100-meter Hurdles at the Olympics.
East St. Louis Native Dawn Harper Takes Silver In HurdlesOnly a handful of the nearly 20 athletes with ties to Illinois and the Chicago area are still competing at the Olympics. Tuesday’s action features several high profile Track & Field events.
'The Flying Squirrel' Hits Mat At OlympicsThe Flying Squirrel has finally been un-caged at the Olympics. Ellis Coleman of Oak Park took to the mat Monday in London as competition got underway in Greco-Roman Wrestling (60 kg/132lb).
Algonquin Cheers On Its Hometown Olympian Despite DefeatRunner Evan Jager finished sixth in the final of the Men's Steeplechase on Sunday, but that hardly fazed the nearly 200 or more supporters who gathered at a local restaurant to watch the Algonquin-native compete for his first Olympic medal.
Jager Misses Medal in Olympics SteeplechaseAlgonquin-native Evan Jager finished sixth in the final of the Men's Steeplechase Sunday at the London Olympics.