| Jun 21, 2014
It's rare now to find someone who has worked at one workplace his or her entire career. But Harvey R. Gold, an executive director of Congregation Beth Shalom in Northbrook, did just that.
He said he wouldn't have it any other way.
"I gave it...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:30 PM
UCLA mathematics professor Terence Tao already has a bevy of prestigious awards for his work in such fields as number theory and harmonic analysis. Now he is adding one more lucrative prize.
Tao, 38, has been named one of five winners of the new...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON Secretary of State John Kerry recently floated a mind-numbing idea: to help turn back ISIS, the Islamic terrorist group that has seized control of more than a third of Iraq, the U.S. could enter a cooperative arrangement with the mullahs of...
| Jun 22, 2014
Chicago aldermen have proposed gradually raising the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour, and then later increasing it according to the cost of living. And in November, Illinois voters may be asked in an advisory referendum whether they support raising the...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 6:00 AM
"Cosmos" wrapped its 13-episode run this week by emphasizing the importance of knowledge and critical thinking by way of the scientific method in "Unafraid of the Dark."
Despite a few missteps here and there, host Neil de Grasse has taken us on a...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Hu Jia is under house arrest again in Bobo Freedom City, his Beijing apartment complex, as he often is come late spring.
Two plainclothes officers are just downstairs, Hu says, and four or five are at the front gate; the veteran activist is allowed to...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 11:19 AM
Sunday night, the Legislature passed a budget that would give more than half of the state’s children the opportunity to go to preschool. It’s a great step forward, except for this: Gov. Jerry Brown has a history of using his line-item veto...
| Jun 20, 2014
With the Obama administration using federal muscle to tell the Washington Redskins it's time to change that unacceptable name of theirs, let me make one thing perfectly clear.
We probably should help the Redskins pick a new one.
And let's do it...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:00 PM
A look at the teams competing in Group H at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil:
WORLD CUP PREVIEW
FIFA World ranking: 22.
Last World Cup: 2010.
Best World Cup finish: Group stage.
How qualified: Beat Burkina Faso in CAF playoff....
| Jun 2, 2014
| 10:47 AM
A few years ago a job notice circulated in Hollywood for a “cultural attaché” for Brian Grazer, the Oscar-winning producer behind films including A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon and Rush.
To some it seemed like an urban myth. Not to Brad...
| May 30, 2014
| 8:30 PM
CinemaWest will launch "The Letters," a biopic based on the life and legacy of Mother Teresa, in the U.S. on Sept. 5 in honor of Mother Teresa's Feast Day.
The film stars Juliet Stevenson, Max von Sydow and Rutger Hauer.
The drama, filmed primarily in...