| Aug 8, 2014
| 10:30 AM
By Erinn Hutkin
Holly Herrington had always been interested in food and nutrition -- mainly related to weight loss -- something she's struggled with most of her adult life. She developed a passion for reading "every nutrition book, diet book, magazine...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 6:36 AM
Riccardo Muti's towering authority, musical and otherwise, should reassure members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's extended family that stability and continuity will be maintained while management undergoes significant transition.
| Sep 11, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Julie Bach thinks a lot about growing older. But that focus isn't on herself. As an assistant professor of social work at Dominican University in River Forest, Bach trains students in gerontology, the study of aging.
Her resume includes stints as a...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 5:52 PM
The director of the Geneva Public Library District is expected to announce his resignation at a special library board meeting Wednesday night, according to the meeting agenda.
Matt Teske has served as the library's director since 2008 after being...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 8:43 PM
A flying axe head struck and injured a woman last December while she was attending a Polish musical performance in west suburban River Forest, a lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges.
In the suit, Helen Rozanski said she was watching a performance of the Lira...
| May 28, 2014
| 5:34 PM
Christine Lazaris, the new director of the Geneva Public Library, said she views a library as "the people's university."
That's the approach that board president Esther Steel said she was looking for as the Geneva Library Board searched for a new...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 12:59 PM
Parents may not spend much time thinking about their children’s “giggle level,” but professional storytellers do. The giggle level–a term some storytellers use to determine what children find funny at different ages–is just...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 10:27 AM
A new year brings new hopes for music in Chicago. Here are key resolutions for 2013:
Create a concise Cultural Plan. After months of town hall meetings, the city's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events last fall came up with a 48-page wish...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 5:27 PM
When Mary Ann McMorrow was a Cook County assistant state's attorney, a supervisor told her that a male colleague would argue the points in a legal brief that she prepared for the Illinois Supreme Court.
Women just didn't go in front of such high-ranking...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Before each performance of the five-hour "Einstein on the Beach," violinist Jennifer Koh must endure at least one hour in the makeup chair to transform her from a thirtysomething woman to the gray, wizened Nobel Prize-winning physicist — a head-to-...
| Mar 17, 2011
We spoke with students who have studied abroad and asked them about their experiences.
Giancarlo Chavez Benedictine University senior, international business and economics
What inspired you to study abroad?
I made friends with Spanish and French...