| Apr 13, 2015
| 5:18 AM
When there wasn't enough money in the Steinmetz College Prep high school budget to cover the cost of printing a student newspaper, its journalism adviser made a desperate plea to one of the Chicago public school's most successful former students for help....
| Apr 12, 2015
| 3:03 PM
A Washington Post journalist detained in Iran for over eight months is accused of "espionage" and "acting against national security," the semiofficial Fars news agency reported Sunday.
The report did not elaborate on the source of the information, but...
| Apr 10, 2015
| 2:39 PM
The past week has been a lesson in journalistic humility for me.
After a career of thinking and writing about how the kind of mainstream journalistic institutions at which I worked set the local and national agenda, I had a moment of clarity with a...
| Apr 8, 2015
| 11:08 PM
David Laventhol, an editor and publisher who helped create the innovative Style section of the Washington Post and launch New York Newsday and guided the Los Angeles Times during a period of expansion in the early 1990s, has died. He was 81.
| Apr 10, 2015
| 1:44 PM
AvonCon, a Comic Convention presented by Avon Library, will offer free workshops and talks for kids and adults about many aspects of comic books and graphic novels at the library, 281 Country Club Road, Avon on Saturday, April 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m....
| Jan 14, 2015
| 3:20 PM
A Washington Post journalist detained for almost six months in Iran has been indicted on unspecified charges, the country’s official news agency said Wednesday.
The case against Jason Rezaian, the Post’s Tehran bureau chief, is in the hands...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 6:01 AM
When he was a boy and poor in the rural South, Earl Kelly raised hogs to afford college.
When he died Wednesday, he had master's and law degrees, journalism awards and an unfinished novel. He was 64 and he was, well, only Earl.
I'm an older guy,...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 12:51 PM
When journalist Jeffrey Gettleman, who graduated from Evanston Township High School, traveled to Sierra Leone and covered a woman sick with ebola last year, he faced a dilemma.
Should he stay an observer of the situation, as journalists are trained to...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 11:47 AM
Newly published emails suggest the man who became known as "Jihadi John" had suicidal thoughts before leaving Britain for Syria.
In an email exchange with the Mail on Sunday five years ago, he talked of taking too many sleeping pills and sleeping...
| Mar 1, 2015
Janet Otwell led the Illinois Department on Aging in the 1980s, was a coordinator of the Governor's Task Force on Children and chairman of the Children and Family Services Advisory Council.
"She was an advocate who really got things done for older...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 8:10 AM
There are few places less hospitable on a Chicago winter morning than an "L" stop. But that's where hundreds of thousands of us spend time and where candidates for political office occasionally show up, smiling and pressing the flesh and otherwise...