| Oct 22, 2014
| 3:35 PM
Within two years of assuming the medical directorship of Chicago's Columbus Hospital in 1963, Dr. Joseph R. Nora helped establish the first intensive care and coronary care units in a community hospital setting in the Chicago area.
He also saw the...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 3:42 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel picked investment executive and former Cook County official Kurt Summers Jr. to be the new city treasurer Wednesday, saying it's important to quickly get the right person in place to manage municipal investments rather than waiting...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 6:28 PM
Name recognition plays a big role in races for two Palm Beach County Commission seats up for election this November, but in very different ways.
In one race, incumbent commissioner Steven Abrams highlights his long experience in public office as his main...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 2:37 PM
In his words: Rick O'Day, Westborough, Mass.
Your request to share carrier memories evoked lively discussions between my father and me, who were both Courant carriers at a young age. My father, Bill, recalls starting as a Courant carrier in New...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Mass shootings have occurred in the United States with increasing frequency over the past 14 years, with 486 people killed in 160 incidents, according to an FBI analysis released on Wednesday.
There were an average of 16.4 active-shooter incidents...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 12:30 PM
William A. Fogle Jr., who served as Mayor William Donald Schaefer's executive assistant and all-purpose troubleshooter and later became secretary of the Maryland Department of Licensing and Regulation, died Wednesday at his Glen Rock, Pa., farm of...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 9:45 AM
In 1990, with the exception of Cook County, no more than 21 percent of Chicago-area residents were 50 or older. In Cook County, it was 26 percent, according to the Census.
Back then, the first members of the baby boom generation hadn't celebrated...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 8:55 PM
A.J. (Jack) Langguth, a former foreign correspondent, longtime USC professor and historian of wars whose book on the Vietnam conflict was widely admired for a narrative sweep that gave serious weight to the perspectives of ordinary North Vietnamese and...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 8:00 AM
It began in a village deep in the forests of southeastern Guinea, when a 2-year-old boy named Emile developed a mysterious illness.
Nothing, it seemed, could stem the child's fever and vomiting, and he died within days. A week later, the illness...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 12:55 PM
Event highlights for the week of Oct. 3-8 in the north and northwest suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit http://triblocal.com/events.
First Saturday story time...
| Oct 10, 2014
Publishers Weekly named "Slowing Time: Seeing the Sacred Outside Your Kitchen Door" one of the 10 most anticipated religion books for the fall. But former Chicago Tribune reporter Barbara Mahany would like to tweak that: "It's a spirituality book," she...