| Jan 20, 2015
| 6:05 PM
MIAMI Josefina Vidal Ferreiro, who will head the Cuban delegation in this week's talks to begin normalization of diplomatic ties with the United States, is described as well prepared, intelligent and a keen observer of U.S. policy and she is a woman who...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 7:39 AM
The University of Chicago is proposing that the Obama presidential library be built on about 20 acres of South Side parkland, either in Washington or Jackson parks, according to the university.
The information, released Tuesday, was privately...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 4:37 PM
Wolfgang E. "Wolf" Thormann, former professor and chairman of the department of modern languages at Goucher College and a lifelong Francophile, died Monday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center of heart failure. He was 90.
"The students loved him, and he...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 8:53 PM
Proposals to put the Barack Obama presidential library on Chicago parkland stirred passionate debates during six hours of public hearings this week and divided residents into two camps: one that wants the city's precious green space to be left alone...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 10:32 AM
In Chicago's quest to land the Barack Obama Presidential Library, a fight is brewing over whether South Side parkland—specifically Washington Park or Jackson Park—should be offered up as part of a library campus.
The University of Chicago...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 7:12 AM
A CTA Blue Line station that has been boarded up and abandoned for more than 40 years could reopen if President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama choose to build the Obama presidential library on the city’s West Side.
Should the Obamas settle...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 10:00 AM
Has the thought of swerving your car into oncoming traffic ever popped into your head? What about the thought of a stranger, nude? Or sliding a knife into someone's gut? As David Adam reports in "The Man Who Couldn't Stop: OCD and the True Story of a Life...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 7:48 PM
In the West Harlem neighborhood where Columbia University would build the Obama presidential library, residents are accustomed to change. But they have not always welcomed it.
The proposed library would be a cornerstone of Columbia's massive expansion...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 3:32 PM
President Barack Obama is most commonly identified with Chicago, but the city is facing tight competition to host his library and museum.
Dahleen Glanton and I traveled to New York to report on Columbia University's bid–possibly Chicago's main...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 7:59 AM
In 2014, our country went cannabis crazy, bringing to 18 the number of states decriminalizing pot. Colorado opened boutiques selling "mountain high suckers" in grape and butterscotch flavors and posted signs that proclaimed the state is "where prohibition...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 8:25 AM
The University of Chicago's bid for the Obama presidential library was delivered in December in two big binders about 31/2 inches thick, tucked inside a gray box.
But just in case President Barack Obama still isn't sure how much the U. of C. wants to...