Chicago Native To Oversee Curiosity Landing On MarsThe landing of the rover Curiosity early Monday on Mars is being called the science event of the decade, and Chicago-native John Grunsfeld will oversee the operation in the first major undertaking of his new tenure as NASA’s top scientist.
Loukas, Jager Go for Gold Sunday at OlympicsChristina Loukas knows she has work to do Sunday in the finals of the Women’s 3-meter springboard competition in London.
Illinois Athletes Advance Or Fall Short At London OlympicsEvan Jager earned a spot in the Men’s Steeplechase Finals after finishing second in the Track & Field qualifying heat on Friday.
Illinois Swimmer Experiences Agony Of Defeat At OlympicsTyler McGill of Champaign finished 7th in final of the Men's 100 Meter Butterfly on Friday, a showing that brought an abrupt end to his first Summer Games.
Twin Brothers From DeKalb Compete Together On Olympic Rowing TeamThey conquered Boy Scouts together, took up competitive shooting together and they earned engineering degrees together at the same school. So it should come as no surprise that Grant and Ross James compete side by side on the U.S. Men’s rowing team at the 2012 Olympics.
Illinois' Bryant Wins Silver In Synchronized Diving In LondonIllinois-native Kelci Bryant and partner Abby Johnston won the silver medal Sunday in Women's Synchronized 3-meter Springboard diving at the 2012 Olympics in London.
Winning First Day For Illinois Athletes At London OlympicsThree athletes with ties to the Chicago-area qualified for the medal rounds of their respective sports on Saturday at the 2012 Olympics in London.
Illinois Diver Makes Second Olympics AppearanceKelci Bryant has a new partner and new outlook as she prepares to compete at her second Olympics. But the stakes couldn’t be higher for the 23-year old from downstate Chatham and her partner, Abby Johnston, when they dive Sunday in the Women’s Synchronized 3-meter Springboard at the London Games.
Chicago Windsurfer Hopes To Catch Good Air At London OlympicsWith opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Games just hours away, the full impact of being in the Olympics has hit Bob Willis like a gale on Lake Michigan.
Winnetka Swimmer And First-Time Olympian Eager To Win MedalA suburban swimmer hopes to make a splash at the London 2012 Summer Games and not just in the pool. First time Olympian Conor Dwyer of Winnetka wants to win a medal.
Suburban Olympian to Dive for Gold in LondonWhen Christina Loukas looks into the shimmering water of the Olympic pool, she sees the reflection of a world class athlete, who is well-trained and poised to compete on the global stage.
New Adler Exhibit Takes Visitors On Journey Of UniverseNeed a summer vacation? How about a tour of the universe? And the best part is you won’t even have to leave Chicago.
Gay Pride Flag Creator Proud But HumbleThey wave it. They wear it. They put it on their cars. It’s even on their pets. The Rainbow Flag is the symbol of the international Gay Pride movement and will be prominent fixture in Gay Pride parades and festivals this weekend across the country and in Chicago.
Local Military Personnel Get OK to Show Gay Pride Thanks to the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell, gay and lesbian soldiers and sailors have been told by top brass that it is OK to be out and proud.
Illinois Dry Spell Could Kill Harvest For FarmersSometimes we forget, but not far from the Chicago skyscrapers are sprawling farm fields, where there is growing concern about the dry weather and the real threat it poses to what could have been a bumper harvest.