| Sep 29, 2014
| 6:00 AM
With his Ivy League pedigree and professorial air, Ashraf Ghani long seemed ill-suited to the rough-and-tumble politics of his native Afghanistan, especially after a quarter-century as an academic in the United States.
After a disastrous presidential...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
In the era of status updates, Instagram filters and 140-character news alerts on Twitter, awareness in our current technological age orbits around our mobile devices.
We check our screens more than 150 times a day, on average, motivated by the never-...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 12:22 PM
For Alison Berger, the journey to becoming a designer of fine hand-blown crystal and handsomely engineered lighting fixtures began with childhood summer nights catching fireflies in jars.
"What I do is reminiscent of that nostalgic feeling of...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 2:17 PM
An international political scientist will give a presentation at Lafayette College at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in Colton Chapel.
Kimberly Marten will speak on "Is Another Cold War Inevitable? Observations on Vladimir Putin's Foreign Policy,"...
| 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.
| Oct 11, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Jacob M. "Jack" Schmulowitz, a retired Social Security Administration division chief, died of kidney failure Wednesday at Sinai Hospital. He was 85.
The son of Polish immigrants Julius Schmulowitz, a baker, and Lillie Schmulowitz, a homemaker, Jacob...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 2:08 PM
Joseph Vincent Ridgely, a retired university professor who studied American literature and was a specialist in 19th-century Southern writers, including Edgar Allan Poe, died of complications from atrial fibrillation Sept. 27 at Holy Cross Hospital in...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 8:44 PM
Ann Porter Lundy, a former president of the Maryland Orchid Society and founder of Baltimore's chapter of the Maryland Native Plant Society, died Sept. 28 of cancer at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore.
She was 70.
"She taught a lot of people about...
| 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...
| 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...