| 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-...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 12:46 PM
On the fence about an advanced degree?
Looking down the road at the stress, juggling and homework and not always being able to see where that road leads can be a deterrent. But, adults in a variety of fields who have returned to school to pursue their...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 1:41 PM
Dietitians were once found mainly in hospitals and health care facilities treating patients with diabetes or kidney issues.
While those needs still exist, healthy eating, overcoming the obesity epidemic, quality school lunches and bio-engineered foods...
| 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...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 12:00 PM
A $200,000 bail was set today for a Lakeview school teacher charged with punching his dog to death in anger when it refused to get into a bathtub after it “ate every piece of paper” in the man's apartment and soiled itself.
Derek Fierro, 25,...
| 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...
| May 5, 2011
With more children being diagnosed with disabilities and the goal of inclusive classrooms firmly in place, the special education landscape continues to progress.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 1 in every 110 children in the...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 9:45 AM
Prosecutors said this morning a former North Chicago police officer offered a friend $400 to kill the man's girlfriend.
Devin Bickham Sr. paid Cardell Taylor half the money upfront before the killing of Chervon Alexander Monday night in a parking lot...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 1:04 PM
A former police officer stands accused of plotting with his son and a friend to kill a girlfriend who had been pressuring him to "advance" their relationship, police said today.
The plot unfolded Monday night near Dominican University in River Forest,...
| Dec 4, 2011
Chicago State University police Chief Ronnie Watson was convinced he had a rape case on his hands in the early morning hours of Feb. 20, 2010.
An 18-year-old freshman reported being attacked by a fellow student after going to his dorm room to listen to...
| May 8, 2012
| 12:38 PM
For every kid with a scraped knee, a skinned elbow, a bumped head and a torn shirt — the inevitable result of being very determined not to learn from one's mistakes — Maurice Sendak was your man.
For every kid who builds forts out of old...