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Why I Encourage Failure in STEM: One Teacher's Experience in Finding Female Leaders in STEM

Julie Rohl | Posted 09.18.2014 | Education
Julie Rohl

Ah! The wonderful sound of clanging medals, young voices cheering, and the slapping of high fives -- it's the sound of students being rewarded for collaborating and utilizing their STEM skills. This sound does not come without a price -- it is the sound that can come after as many successes as failures.

Thanks to Yelp, We've Assembled Your City-by-City Illinois Restaurant Travel Guide

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.25.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

If you're having a hard time figuring out where to take the family for dinner, or maybe that hot date of yours, there's a list for that.

These 10 Illinois Towns Have the State's Worst Unemployment

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 03.02.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois saw its national unemployment ranking improve in November from second worst to fourth worst, at 8.7 percent. But some Illinois towns suffer unemployment rates far higher than the state average.

10 Illinois Towns With the Worst Unemployment

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 02.10.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Unemployment may be down nationwide, but Illinois continues to have higher unemployment than the rest of the nation. And within Illinois, some areas are double the national average.

Where Are Illinois' "Super Zips"?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Zip codes with very high median incomes and large percentages of college graduates are considered "Super Zips." Illinois has a handful. Do you live ...

McDonald's Tests Expanded Breakfast Times

BurgerBusiness | Posted 04.02.2013 | Home

By limiting both menus to a few "best of" products, McDonald's may have found a way to keep everyone happy, at least from midnight to 4 a.m.

Heart and Soul2Soul: Tim McGraw Gives Illinois Granny His Guitar

Michael Bialas | Posted 02.09.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Christmas came 17 days early for Linda Kennedy. Sitting in Section 2, Row F of the $40 million Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas on December 8, the grandmother of four who lives in Rockford, Illinois, got more than a terrific show from Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.

Nonprofit Gives Family Of Fallen Navy SEAL Holiday Getaway

Posted 01.01.2012 | Impact

It was the picture that grabbed America's heart this summer. A Labrador retriever lying under the coffin of his master, Jon Tumilson, a Navy SEAL kil...

Ashley Fansler Has One Twin In 2010, The Other In 2011

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

ROCKFORD, Ill. — A northern Illinois couple welcomed their new daughter to the world in the last minute of 2010 – and a twin son in the fi...

No Labor Day Weekend Plans? Get Out Of Town, Throw Some Cow Dung

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

This weekend, Chicago has a lot going on. There's Jazz Fest near the lake, the North Coast Music Festival in Union Park, a psychedelic art exhibit at ...

August Wilson's Fences Banned in Rockford, IL Schools

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

Fences is about a black family. Can a white portray a black and still be faithful to the playwright's intentions?

Child Poverty Over 30% In Chicago, As Recession Cripples Families

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A new report has shed light on some heartbreaking statistics on child poverty. Among them: nearly a third of Chicago children live below the poverty l...

Escaped Prisoner Steals Rockford Police Car, Drives 90 Miles Before Caught

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago police managed to stop the man at the intersection of Noble and Division at around 3:40 a.m. which was a good thing for the Rockford cops in p...

Grandma Concerned About Dinner Roll Count

The Onion | The Onion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Read More: Rockford, Home News

ROCKFORD, IL—The elderly grandmother of four told reporters that, while she would hate for anything to go to waste, she would be equally upset i...

Rockford Shooting Shows Need for Federal Police Standards

Ben Jealous | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Jealous

The brutal, public nature of Mark Anthony Barmore's killing has thrust the city of Rockford into the spotlight, and posed disturbing questions about accountability and the use of excessive force.

Naperville Trails Rockford For Most Drunk Driving Busts In Illinois

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists' 2006 survey of Illinois police departments, Naperville led the pack with the most arrests of intoxicate...

Sam Stein

On MLK Day, Filmmaker Takes Private Equity To Task | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, filmmaker Robert Greenwald has released a sharp new short film on his topic-de-jour: the excesses of the private e...