| Feb 24, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Facebook users no longer need to classify themselves solely as male or female. The gender identity options have been expanded to include about 50 choices, from "trans" to "androgynous" to "pangender" or "gender questioning."
The change happened last...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:34 AM
Office Depot, which recently merged with Illinois-based OfficeMax, was approved for tax breaks by the Illinois Senate that could sway the office-supply company toward a northern headquarters.
But the Illinois House adjourned Tuesday, stalling the bill,...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 7:32 PM
When Faber College was about to expel the misfit Deltas of "Animal House," the rambunctious character Bluto Blutarski rallied them, but it was writer Harold Ramis who provided Bluto's stirring words:
"What? Over? Did you say over? Nothing is over...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 3:07 PM
The Chicago Cubs have exercised an option to get out of their broadcast contract with WGN-TV after the 2014 season, sources said Wednesday.
The team notified the Tribune Co.-owned station on Tuesday it had 30 days to agree to substantially higher fees...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 12:31 PM
If there's a gold medal for tweeting, we have a winner.
When Stacy St. Clair arrived in Sochi to cover the Winter Olympics for the Chicago Tribune, she probably wasn't expecting to tweet this. And she definitely wasn't expecting this tweet to go viral....
| Jan 28, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Entries are now being accepted for the Chicago Tribune's 29th annual Illinois High School All-State Academic Team scholarship, and we invite you to nominate a student from your senior class.
(Click here to print out a pdf of 2014...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Highlights from Printers Row Lit Fest 2013
Connect your brand with the Chicago Tribune's Printers Row Lit Fest, the Midwest's largest literary festival!
On June 7 and 8, the Lit Fest will celebrate its 30th year with two exciting days of...
| Jan 6, 2014
Thanks to all of you for contributing to the Chicago Tribune Photo Challenge. With a new year upon us, we're going to take a few months off to regroup and reconfigure things. But we will be back.
In the meantime, there are all kinds of ways to share...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 3:10 PM
The owner of the Baltimore City Paper said Monday it is in negotiations with a potential buyer, the same day it announced the collective sale of its four other alternative weekly newspapers.
Scott Lynett, CEO of Times-Shamrock Communications, which has...
| Dec 24, 2013
Q: Do you need a holiday Daley Question? I'm wondering if there is an actual recipe for ham with a Dr. Pepper glaze.
--Claudia Perry, Evanston
A: Yes! I always need holiday Daley Questions, my friend, so thank you very much. What struck me on...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Tribune Co. announced a pact to buy Sony Corp. of America's Gracenote music metadata division for $170 million.
Variety reported earlier this year that Sony put Gracenote on the block, as part of the company's strategy to revitalize its consumer-...