| Dec 31, 2014
| 9:02 AM
Most people speak with their mouths.
For Martin Dockery talking is a full-body endeavor. Hair flops, arms flap, knees buckle as his voice revs up, faster and faster, higher and higher … until at last a breath — and a punch line. Or a deep,...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Obama presidential library officials are dissatisfied with Chicago's two bids for the multimillion-dollar facility as they work toward a decision early next year, according to a source close to the foundation leading the effort on behalf of the...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 6:49 PM
In its bid for the Obama presidential library, the University of Illinois at Chicago has proposed a visitor center and academic institute complex on its Near West Side campus that would extend over portions of the Jane Byrne Interchange.
Though the plan...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 5:17 PM
In one case a major metropolis was flooded within hours, leaving thousands homeless, millions without power, transportation and businesses shut down, and a mass human crisis. In the other case, three years of sunshine and blue skies have left water...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 5:00 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...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 4:33 PM
George Lucas and Mellody Hobson
Filmmaker and Ariel Investments president
The attention really should be focused on federal judge John Darrah, who is presiding over the case that will decide the fate of the proposed lakefront location for the Lucas...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 7:25 PM
NEW YORK — Work crews are scrambling underneath New York City to finish the city's first major new subway stop in 25 years, a fast-track project intended to revitalize a long-neglected slice of Manhattan.
The city's transit authority has been...
| 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...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 11:11 AM
It's a scenario that plays out each January. Health clubs are packed, diet books are devoured, then within a month or two, our new year's resolutions lose steam. The crowds diminish, diets fade into memory, and good intentions are saved for another...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 12:37 PM
The president of Chicago-based Roosevelt University was paid nearly $1.8 million in 2012, making him the fifth highest-paid private university president in the country that year, according to an annual survey of college presidents' compensation.
| Dec 29, 2014
| 5:05 AM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Jeb Bush never wavered in his support for the Common Core state standards not even after the education benchmarks became a target for Tea Party groups decrying federal overreach in education.
That may hurt the former Florida governor,...