| Mar 24, 2015
| 2:41 PM
While Chicago has been engaged in a heated debate over the use of public parks for President Barack Obama's library, his selection of a host university may have more to do with which institution can offer the most financial support than which offers the...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 1:49 PM
A group of Thurston Middle School students spent a recent Friday morning searching the campus for body parts and weapons.
The eighth-graders from Kelly Skon's science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) course had their crime scene...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 6:10 PM
Walter Swierk was at death's door in the summer of 2012 when he agreed to participate in a medical study conducted by a team at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
The retired Chicago police officer was asked to go on the research-based DASH diet,...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 5:20 AM
Here's the strange but sad part about Brian Williams, Rand Paul, Bill O'Reilly and Robert McDonald: Each had legitimate bona fides in the very context that recently got them in trouble for embellishment. To a person, they had an honest, acceptable...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 1:00 PM
Several months from now, participants in the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games will descend on Glendale, which will serve as host to 100 athletes in the sporting event, and the event organizers have named 17-year-old Michael León as a global...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 4:10 PM
Rep. Aaron Schock's senior adviser resigned Thursday after news reports on racially charged Facebook posts in which he allegedly condemned "hood rats" and "black miscreants."
The adviser, Benjamin Cole, also allegedly urged in a 2010 post that a...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 5:00 AM
President Barack Obama's remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast on Feb. 5, in which he seems to blame modern Christians for events occurring under Byzantine Emperor Alexius Comnenus, without ever mentioning the present-day beheading of children and...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 11:42 AM
"We're Open For Business" is now Maryland's official state greeting. That cheesy expression appears on 20 yellow-and-white welcome signs on roads leading into the state. The words were added a couple of weeks ago, at the same time State Highway...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 5:19 AM
John F. "Jeff" Tanner, a board member of several companies with extensive experience in business higher education, was appointed dean of Old Dominion University's Strome College of Business.
Tanner, professor of marketing at Baylor University in Waco,...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 2:30 AM
At a friend's party not long ago, I witnessed what is fast becoming a familiar scene. Seated around an outside table on a glorious starlit evening, guests were mesmerized not by each other's company or by the host's fine barbecue or by the wonderful...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 4:47 PM
The University of Florida hired Cornell Provost Kent Fuchs as its 12th president on Wednesday.
There were no protesters. No screaming matches. No idle threats.
No naked attempt to undercut the public and open process.
In short, it was a very...