| Dec 17, 2013
| 10:30 AM
It's charity time, and not just because the holiday season reminds us to be charitable. As the tax year draws to a close, the charitable tax deduction beckons.
America's wealthy are its largest beneficiaries. According to the Congressional Budget Office,...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 8:10 PM
It was evident in June that the Bellarmine-Jefferson High football program was in trouble. With new Coach Lance Fauria on the job for just one month and the team suffering from a low turnout, Bell-Jeff didn't participate in spring practices.
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:14 PM
An honor like the Nelson Algren Short Story Award can be a boon to a writer. It can give him or her the confidence to slog through rejections and trudge forward with literary endeavors. When we asked former Nelson Algren Award recipients what winning...
| Aug 1, 2012
Actor a favorite of Peckinpah
R.G. Armstrong, 95, a veteran character actor who started his career in the 1950s on Broadway, segued to television, then solidified his standing as a favorite of filmmakers Sam Peckinpah and Warren Beatty,...
| Apr 30, 2013
Janos Starker, a renowned concert cellist as well as a distinguished teacher and recording artist, died Sunday at his home in Bloomington, Ind. He was 88 and had been in declining health.
Since 1958, Starker had been a professor at the Indiana...
| Aug 11, 2012
Oscar-winning special effects master
Carlo Rambaldi, 86, an Academy Award-winning special effects master known as the father of "E.T.," died Friday in southern Italy after a long illness, Italian news media reported.
He won visual...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 8:51 PM
— Last year, as the U.S. Olympic swimming trials drew record crowds in Omaha, the popular refrain was Michael Phelps had created a wave of general interest in the sport that would keep rolling.
Last week, as the first U.S. Championships or...
| Nov 30, 2012
— Take a walk around Lathrop Hall at the University of Missouri, and it won't take long before you meet someone from the Chicago area.
There are the roommates from Barrington and Cary, and, two doors down, freshmen from Lemont and Mount Prospect....
| Dec 2, 2012
Six years ago, when University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign officials announced plans to enroll more undergraduates from outside the state, the public outcry was so intense that the plan was scrapped within a week.
But despite the university's...
| Jul 13, 2013
This is a story about a blue crab killed for no good reason.
It is a story about birth and rebirth, law and life, nature and nurture, cooperation and connection, cultivation and civilization, production and destruction, seed and greed, Adam and Eve....
| Jan 14, 2013
| 9:04 PM
Reflecting growing interest in -- or at least curiosity about -- online education, U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday released its first rankings of fully online college and graduate degree programs. The magazine has for decades ranked more traditional.....