| Jan 9, 2015
| 11:07 AM
Illinois universities can legally grow industrial hemp now, but it may be a while before seeds are planted.
A new law, effective Jan. 1, allows state institutions with four-year agriculture degrees to research hemp with a license from the Illinois...
| Jul 16, 2014
Photographer Robert Lightfoot III, whose work appeared in some of the country's top magazines, was best known for relationships with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Ravinia Festival and his ability to capture the essential nature of his subjects....
| Jun 2, 2013
| 2:45 PM
EAST PEORIA, Ill. — The slogan on the T-shirt read: "In Harms' Way."
Laura Harms was hired as Bishop McNamara's softball coach in 2011, when the team went 21-10. The Irish were 30-7 last season.
After Sunday's 8-2 victory against Tremont in...
| Mar 2, 2014
Calvin G. Butler Jr. came to Baltimore nearly three years ago with one foot here and the other in Chicago, flying west on weekends to his wife and two teenagers.
Now he's firmly in this region. His family moved to Cockeysville last summer. He's on two...
| Dec 23, 2012
When I met Dick and Deanne Fink on Sept. 11, 2012, I was impressed with their devotion to one another each other. Deanne had been diagnosed with ALS — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease — in April 2010. Despite...
| May 18, 2012
Huma Gruaz picked a precarious time in her personal life to enroll in a Master of Business Administration program.
She had just moved to Chicago from the suburbs. She had to figure out how to navigate life after a divorce. And she had just started her...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 2:14 PM
If you can't get in — or can't afford — a top business school, is an MBA from a lesser-known school worth it?
The answer depends largely on the student.
Those gunning for the top of the organizational chart, and without the networking...
| Oct 6, 2012
There is no word for what Tiffany Jones has done over her last four summers. Literally, no word.
Since 2009, Jones, a social worker at Goodwin Elementary School in Cicero, has spent five to eight weeks of her summer vacations in Ethiopia, helping care...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 7:09 PM
WILMINGTON, Del. — Jerry Krause enters a hotel lobby loaded down by two suitcases, an Arizona Diamondbacks-issued laptop and that look defining any haggard business traveler.
In three hours, he will sit through his second doubleheader in as many...