| Apr 6, 2013
| 8:07 AM
As I sit here at my computer tonight I realize I'm doing what I saw Roger Ebert do so many times before — stopping everything to crank out a deadline appreciation for an artist who has just passed on.
Only this time the artist is Roger. And I...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 4:40 AM
CHICAGO -- U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress effective Wednesday, citing the need to spend time "restoring my health."
Jackson, who announced his resignation in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, has been is the subject of several...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 6:50 PM
Add Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to the growing list of politicians calling on Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. to address his future plans.
With the Election over, there are big issues coming up in the Lame Duck session...I think Congressman Jackson, it's...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 11:35 AM
In 1860, this newspaper made the case for Abraham Lincoln's election to the presidency, extolling him for "ability that no man can question, firmness that nothing can overbear, honesty that has never been impeached, and patriotism that never despairs."...
| Oct 15, 2012
Joe Mansueto's day jobs have been a handful lately: He has been busy turning Morningstar Inc. into a $3.1 billion investment information megamart, buying up media properties and skipping the charity circuit in favor of coaching grade-school soccer on...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Say you had a family secret.
A juicy one. The kind that speaks volumes about families. And you wrote a book about it. But your family hates the book. Or, at the very least, potentially feels embarrassment from it. Would you still release that book?...
| Feb 18, 2013
Nearly every morning, before 7 a.m., Dr. Kenneth Polonsky is dropped off near the Lakefront Trail on Chicago's South Side, a few steps from Lake Michigan.
He carries no briefcase, wears no suit and has no cup of coffee, the standard trappings of his...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 6:47 AM
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who hasn't been seen on Capitol Hill since late May, hopes to return work Monday after checking out of the Mayo Clinic where he was treated for bipolar depression, his office said.
Monday is the first day back for...
| Apr 30, 2011
Hazel Dickens, a singer, songwriter and musician from West Virginia who was a pioneering force in bluegrass music and a strong and eloquent voice for coal miners, the poor and women, has died. She was 75.
Dickens died April 22 at a Washington, D.C.,...
| Feb 10, 2012
Candy company executive Nello Ferrara liked to say that he came up with the idea for Lemonheads in 1962 because his newborn son's head was shaped like the yellow fruit.
Ferrara, whose firm also brought the world such popular candies as Atomic Fire Balls,...
| May 24, 2011
Documentary filmmaker Bruce Ricker didn't start out making films.
A native New Yorker who earned a law degree from Brooklyn Law School, he arrived in Kansas City in 1970 as a teaching assistant at the University of Missouri and soon began practicing law....