| Jan 15, 2015
| 7:08 AM
The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert, Picador, 319 pages, $16
Kolbert explores scientific research suggesting the earth is experiencing a great extinction, potentially the most devastating since the extinction of dinosaurs. Unlike the previous five...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 8:00 AM
My brother-in-law treated our family (12 of us) to a guided tour in Israel. Our guide, Arik, was superb. Nothing fazed him, and he was great in his dealings with us. As a tour guide, he was able to contend with our 6- and 8-year-olds, their grandma of...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 2:27 PM
Hundreds of bodies — too many to count — remain strewn in the bush in Nigeria from an Islamic extremist attack that Amnesty International suggested Friday is the "deadliest massacre" in the history of Boko Haram.
Mike Omeri, the government...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 5:47 PM
More people will have the opportunity to view rare Ernest Hemingway writings and photographs, thanks to a state grant that will allow the Oak Park Public Library to digitize artifacts related to the Nobel Prize-winning author and onetime village resident....
| Jan 29, 2015
| 9:52 AM
Before his arrest Tuesday, one of the last times anyone had seen Tommy Thompson, he was walking on the pool deck of a Florida mansion wearing nothing but eye glasses, leather shoes, black socks and underwear, his brown hair growing wild.
It was a far...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 10:00 PM
It was a brief encounter when Cam met Kam, sort of a hello-and-goodbye affair.
Carolina's Cam Newton threw the pass, Seattle safety Kam Chancellor picked it out of the chilly air and ran it back for a 90-yard interception.
| Jan 19, 2015
| 5:03 PM
It was sometime on Saturday that John Fox and Ryan Pace set out on their first field trip together, a casual trip to the Des Plaines home of Virginia McCaskey.
The inspiration had been Pace's with the Bears' new general manager feeling compelled to...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 11:59 AM
Step away from the sous-vide machine and microwave. It's time to embrace the casserole, that oven-baked creation, and give it the respect it deserves.
Its legacy is rich, having sustained humans for centuries — no, not the green bean casserole...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 5:03 PM
Sandy Barbour joined Penn State as director of athletics last July after spending a decade at the University of California. She stepped into a major role overseeing 31 varsity sports teams, headlined by the football program.
During her short tenure,...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 7:15 AM
Arcadia Publishing has set a date for the publication of the picture book about College Park – and it is coming up fast.
Tara Porter, the writer and editor of the book, noted she recently checked in with Aradia’s marketing team, and was told...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 11:05 PM
The ring was being fitted for his finger. The plaudits were being written for his resume. The skeptical football world had finally opened its arms and was prepared to embrace.
Then Pete Carroll was grabbed by ghosts.
The coach of the Seattle...