| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:27 AM
John Bendewald thought sleeping in a shanty would be like camping. But when the Oakton Community College freshmen settled into his makeshift shelter on a recent night, it started to get really cold.
Even with a sleeping bag and extra blankets, the...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 5:33 PM
Hunter Mattox is 16 years old. He goes to church, doesn't drink or smoke, builds houses with Habitat for Humanity and he's 6 feet 4, 255 pounds.
It's surprising the standout junior defensive lineman from Westlake Village Westlake High spent the first...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 9:35 AM
A local charity plans to build six houses in Orlando and then give them away — free of charge — to military veterans.
Members of the Florida Real Estate Foundation wanted to honor veterans, including those disabled by their battle wounds....
| Nov 14, 2013
| 3:46 PM
A Chicago-area student found dead last month in her Indiana University dorm room died from an accidental overdose, the Monroe County, Ind., coroner said today.
Freshman Abigail Bott, 18, of Clarendon Hills was found unresponsive in her room on Oct. 6....
| Nov 14, 2013
| 10:43 AM
Laguna Beach American Legion Post 222 and its Ladies Auxiliary held a Veterans Day Celebration Monday.
A large audience of guests and members were present and several interesting presentations were made.
The Laguna Beach Police Color Guard posted...
| Nov 14, 2013
Sanford police are investigating after a Habitat for Humanity home was broken into and $1,829 in tools were stolen Tuesday night.
The tools were being used to help build the home on the 100 block of Country Club Circle for a Sanford family and the...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 10:12 AM
The Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce named Robert F. Shuford Sr. -- the board chairman of Old Point National Bank in Hampton -- as its 2013 "Distinguished Citizen."
The award will be presented at the chamber’s annual meeting on Dec. 9 at the...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 5:56 AM
James Hopkins has faced many obstacles in his life.
The most recent sequence included a boating accident in 1992 that resulted in a broken back and other lingering injuries.
The 45-year-old earned a certificate in computer-aided design from Anne...
| Oct 25, 2013
The DuPage Homeownership Center got its start more than 20 years ago to promote and preserve homeownership among first-time buyers and low- and moderate-income consumers.
It still does that, and in fact is seeing an uptick in consumers pursuing...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 10:35 AM
When the Winnetka Youth Organization started looking for a new executive director earlier this summer, it did not have to look very far.
The board of directors selected Kristen Leahy, who has been serving as program director for more than two years...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:21 PM
A man who drove into an Illinois state trooper's car, killing a Brookfield man and injuring the officer, was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison.
Daniel C. Clark expressed remorse over causing the death of Frank Caruso, 42, before DuPage County...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna will host two AmeriCorps VISTA members who will serve locally during the 2013-14 service year.
Throughout the year, AmeriCorps VISTA member Joel Stetson and Cara Middendorf will work in strengthening Habitat for...