| Aug 5, 2014
Walgreen Co. on Monday replaced longtime chief financial officer Wade Miquelon with Timothy McLevish, who held the same position at Kraft Foods Group Inc.
The move, effective immediately, comes days before the Deerfield-based pharmacy chain prepares to...
| Sep 10, 2014
I homeschooled my oldest, an 8-year-old boy, until this year. He started third grade in public school in August. As a homeschooling mom, I was not a micromanager and don't want to become one now, but the school virtually insists that parents help with...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 4:57 AM
The death toll from the worst Ebola outbreak in history has jumped by almost 200 in a single day to at least 2,296 and is already likely to be higher than that, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.
The WHO said it had recorded 4,293 cases in...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 1:01 PM
New York pianist Vijay Iyer has been giving significant performances in Chicago since the 1990s, his colossal sound and complex improvisations building a fervent following for his work here and around the world.
But the past year or so represented a...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn's campaign is arguing this week that his Republican challenger Bruce Rauner's membership in an exclusive California wine club is evidence that Rauner is "out of touch" with "hardworking Illinois families."
I think it's...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Award-winning poet Jericho Brown will read from his work at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, in the Carl Hansen Student Center, Room 120, at Quinnipiac University. Free and open to the public, this event is part of the university's creative writing program's...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 7:07 PM
As one of the world's richest men, Chicago hedge fund manager Kenneth Griffin has contributed hundreds of millions of dollars to causes around the globe since 1999, including tens of millions to Chicago institutions.
But one of the vehicles for his...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 9:55 AM
Transformed on stage into a traveling tent show, William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" takes on a new life at South Coast Repertory with its magic, music and acrobatics exploring the drama of spirits, monsters, witches and lovers.
| Aug 30, 2014
| 6:38 PM
Under cloudy skies, volunteers were busy Saturday afternoon installing panels of the Monument Quilt on the verdant Federal Hill Park lawn.
Walkers and tourists paused to read the emotionally wrenching messages — numbering in the hundreds —...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 3:49 PM
Over the past few weeks, Americans have been confronted by a slew of scandals besieging our most popular sport. Outrage over the off-the-field violence of star running backs Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson has been accompanied by the revelation that the...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 10:00 PM
An attorney who champions the rights of Native American women on reservations.
A poet who translates Arabic texts into English, bridging a cultural divide.
A computer scientist whose work makes cloud computing more secure and its data more valuable...