| Mar 15, 2015
| 7:38 AM
Just over 20 years ago, a little-known singer named Linda Eder made her Chicago debut at Park West before a small audience that had no idea what it was in for.
Here was a voice that was immense in scope, but that was just part of the story. On that...
| Mar 8, 2015
| 2:43 PM
The brackets have been filled out; the fans are psyched; the competitors are pawing at the ground.
Or, in the case of the pygmy marmoset, climbing down from the trees.
Will the dwarf mongoose beat the dormouse? Can the giant bushy-tailed cloud rat...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 1:02 PM
At 91, Betty Ryan doesn't glamorize her decision to travel in 1965 to Selma, Ala., answering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s call for support at a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights movement.
"It just seemed like the right thing to do, the right place to...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 10:42 AM
We eat too much.
Or, we don't eat enough.
What is for sure is that a tremendous amount of food is wasted, so much that it has become a threat to the environment and economy.
I read that the United Nations Food and Agriculture...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 8:27 AM
We are happy that many school districts are saying “no” to the new Kindergarten Individual Development Survey assessment, and we hope that the KIDS assessment will not be used for teacher evaluation.
The first reason is because the KIDS...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 6:43 PM
Triton College students hoping to continue their education at Dominican University can soon take advantage of a new scholarship opportunity.
The Patricia Granados Endowed Scholarship will award $2,000 per year to one academically talented Triton College...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 6:29 AM
Rembrandt Chamber Players: The radiant Chicago soprano Josefien Stoppelenburg performs selections from Canteloube's "Songs of the Auvergne," on the same program as works by Mozart, Schumann and Chicago composer Sebastian Huydts. 7:30 p.m. Friday,...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 1:01 PM
It's a myth that blood runs blue inside the body, but if Sister Michelle Germanson had her way, it would. To those who know and revere her, she bleeds Trinity High School blue.
She came to the private Catholic girls' high school, founded in River Forest...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 6:57 AM
Books occupy a sacred place in Thom Barthelmess' home, a renovated Humboldt Park church featuring exposed brick walls and eclectic modern decor.
On a landing overlooking the living room, the librarian — now curator of the Butler Children's...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 3:02 PM
Laurie Kimbrel, the next superintendent for Township High School District 113, said she sees far more promise than problems waiting in her new job, despite controversies there in the past year or so.
Kimbrel, an Elmhurst native who has been working at a...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 4:05 PM
A nonprofit that delivers meals and more on Christmas Day is looking for volunteers to help with food and gift delivery.
Christmas Cheer Foundation, started in 1981, delivers food to those in need in 35 Chicago area suburbs. From Oak Park and River...