| Aug 1, 2014
| 6:05 PM
Margaret Jefferson collapsed into the arms of relatives outside a courtroom Friday moments after a Cook County judge sentenced her former boyfriend to natural life in prison plus 25 years for a brutal attack that left their 3-year-old son dead....
| Jul 10, 2014
| 10:05 PM
A year ago, former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s attorneys said his family was in "significant financial peril" as he and his wife, Sandi, awaited sentencing for looting $750,000 from his campaign coffers.
Jackson had to come up with that amount to pay a...
| Jun 27, 2014
An economist and longtime professor at Chicago State University, Ben-chieh Liu conducted groundbreaking research into the concept of quality of life.
Mr. Liu, 75, died Friday, June 13, in his Lisle home after a brief illness, his family said....
| Jul 16, 2014
In a small garden in the South Side's Washington Park neighborhood — blocks from a site proposed for the Obama presidential library — 18-year-old A.J. Jones has found solace tending organic leeks, asparagus and dinosaur kale.
"I used to...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 6:49 PM
Two Chicago State University professors sued campus administrators in federal court Tuesday, alleging that campus policies illegally targeted a controversial faculty-led blog.
Phillip Beverly and Robert Bionaz are CSU professors and, they say in their...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 2:49 PM
College students in California and three other states filed lawsuits against their campuses Tuesday in what is thought to be the first-ever coordinated legal attack on free speech restrictions in higher education.
Vincenzo Sinapi-Riddle, a 20-year-old...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 11:54 AM
The guild board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Lawn Ball on a perfect summer night July 18 at the Saddle & Cycle Club. This year's event, co-chaired by Mindy Turitz and Tim Foufas, benefited Keystone Clubs,...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 8:05 AM
Old Irving Park Beer & BBQ Challenge
St. Viator School 3644 N. Kedvale Ave. 773-545-2173
Sample beer and barbecued pork pairings from 10 local chefs and breweries including Solemn Oath, Begyle and Half Acre—plus an additional beer style...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 9:59 PM
Vincenzo Sinapi-Riddle is a passionate libertarian who was thrilled to attend Citrus College in Glendora for what he imagined would be a quintessential college experience of unbridled debate.
But after he arrived last year, he learned that the college...
| Jul 7, 2014
As residents of Chicago know, Chicago State University has run into a seemingly never-ending series of legal and administrative problems over the years. So it's probably no surprise that Chicago State fares poorly in respecting the First Amendment...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 2:28 PM
Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner’s fundraising operation isn’t taking the summer off, based on new campaign disclosure reports filed with the State Board of Elections.
Rauner’s camp reported receiving $853,450 in donations of...