| Oct 9, 2014
Stepping up efforts to stop the Ebola epidemic from spreading widely in the United States, federal authorities and officials in Chicago on Wednesday announced preventive measures that will include more intense health screening for airline passengers...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 7:13 AM
Last Thursday around 10 p.m., 21-year-old Sofie Karasek stood outside a frat house near the UC Berkeley campus, doing her part to prevent rape and sexual assault.
Karasek, a senior who is majoring in political economy, wasn't haranguing or protesting....
| Oct 7, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Amanda Bynes popped up on her verified Twitter account Tuesday morning for the first time since mid-May, offering a tidbit about her future plans and commenting on recent stories about her.
"Don't believe anything the tabloids are saying about me,"...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Every 36 years, it seems Jeff Bell disturbs New Jersey's political order. In 1978, as a 34-year-old apostle of supply-side economics and a harbinger of the Reagan Revolution, he stunned the keepers of the conventional wisdom by defeating a four-term...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 7:09 PM
The University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Hawaii should be proud to be included among the four semifinalists to be the site of President Barack Obama's presidential library, as announced last week.
But the next phase of this...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Eric H. Holder Jr. is stepping down as the nation's 82nd attorney general after more than five tumultuous years. He leaves a legacy that will be praised by liberals and excoriated by conservatives. Here are some of the key points and issues of the...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 11:47 AM
When it comes to sexual assault allegations, is it ever a good idea to name names?
That question arose this week when a group claiming to be current and former University of Chicago students created and then deleted an anonymous Tumblr account listing...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 10:33 AM
In 2008, David Hajdu published "The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic Book Scare and How It Changed America," a historical look at 1950s paranoia aimed at the perceived moral depravity of comic books. He traveled around promoting it, but never had any book...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 8:14 PM
After growing steadily for nearly two decades, the rate of Type 2 diabetes among American adults appears to have stalled, according to a comprehensive new study from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC team said the...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 10:00 PM
A majority of Illinois voters continue to give home-state President Barack Obama positive marks for his job performance, but that doesn't mean they want their tax dollars used to help bring his library to Chicago, a new Tribune poll shows.
| Jul 15, 2014
| 3:09 PM
A Chicago investment manager with strong ties to Mayor Rahm Emanuel is among the contributors who have collectively donated more than $850,000 to the foundation overseeing the development of President Barack Obama’s presidential library, according...