| Nov 25, 2013
| 5:20 AM
PHILADELPHIA Solar panels generate electricity by absorbing sunlight, but that is only half the battle. Once electrons in the panel are energized, they must be channeled in the same direction a process that typically requires a panel made with layers of...
| Nov 25, 2013
Fresh out of college, Howard L. Walker landed a job as a chemist with Pillsbury Company, working in its test kitchens in Hamilton, Ohio, and later Ontario, Canada. He helped to bring some of the first boxed mixes for baked goods into American households...
| Nov 24, 2013
It started as a shipboard meeting between two people just doing their jobs.
It grew into a wonderful marriage and, beyond that, a wonderful partnership.
Tony and Helga Noice each have their own careers. He is a cognitive researcher, actor and director...
| Nov 24, 2013
After working for nearly three decades as a high-powered attorney specializing in corporate law, Jim Blanco shifted his focus in retirement to volunteering for causes ranging from disaster relief to fixing up public schools and parks to feeding the...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 12:01 PM
In a room with concrete block walls from which he can barely see the sky, Drake Deming explores the heavens.
Several days a week he can be found in his office at the University of Maryland, College Park, surrounded by three computer screens, analyzing...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 7:20 PM
The driver of a pickup truck that went over a curb and struck two students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, killing one of them, had marijuana in his system and faces felony charges or driving under the influence, Champaign County...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 8:15 PM
The Orland Park Public Library board met Monday night to take up its new budget, but that's not why about 75 people attended the meeting.
Most came either to speak or to listen during public comment on the library's adult Internet policy, which allows...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 11:23 AM
Emonie "Star" Beasley-Brown lived just three weeks before she was suffocated. Her grandmother was accused of placing her hands over the infant's mouth to hush her crying as the 14-year-old mother stood by.
Clayton Condiff, four months old, died after...
| Nov 15, 2013
— University of Illinois trustees voted Thursday to revoke the tenure of a longtime faculty member who had a history of clashing with the administration, the first such board sanction in the school's history.
In dismissing engineering professor...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 12:50 PM
After noticing there weren't many activities geared toward young Catholics in the Orland Park area, Stephanie Thomas and Laura Soppet decided to do something about it.
The two women thought a Bible study group for Catholics in their 20s and 30s would...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 9:53 PM
The number of international students studying at U.S. colleges and universities grew to a record high last year and USC remained their most popular destination, according to a new study.
The private university had 9,840 international students, about 1,...