| Jan 12, 2015
| 6:21 PM
There are dozens of entities devoted to educating you about all things financial. Congress funds a commission and a website, Mymoney.gov. Schools have added “financial literacy” to their curricula. Banks put out pamphlets, and every major...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 1:56 PM
An unarmed Loyola University Chicago pre-med student with so much to contribute to society gets gunned down by thugs who have nothing at all to give to society but grief.
Where are all the protesters?
— Duke Thompson, Chicago
| Dec 18, 2014
| 6:41 PM
I've been searching for artificial drama lately, like the dramas of sports and politics that I find fascinating.
And they help me avoid other stories that thump the soul, stories that are relentless, and come at me like traffic lights at night. I wonder...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 9:10 AM
With an amazing amount of help from her family, church and friends, Lynn Gantt is on her way to being a critical care nurse.
Gantt, a Western Springs single mother of four, was working in biomedical engineering when she felt a calling to be more on the...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 10:00 PM
While Chicago saw a slight decrease in homicides in 2014, communities such as Humboldt Park—where gang recruitment has turned deadly—and Rogers Park saw a jump in slayings even as some South Side areas marked double-digit declines in killings,...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 10:44 AM
Three men were killed, and five others another were wounded in separate shootings since Friday on the city's North, West and South sides, said police.
The latest shooting happened at about 7:50 p.m. in the 1200 block of West Albion Avenue, said...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 7:46 AM
Thanks for making civic education in our state a front-page issue recently! We agree. Students in Illinois do deserve rich, engaging opportunities to be prepared to effectively participate in our democracy. Research shows that the voting and civic...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 4:49 PM
Sue Brady was active in North Shore politics and served two terms as an Evanston alderman but will likely best be remembered for her work managing scattered-site public housing under a contract with the Chicago Housing Authority.
"She was a...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 4:42 PM
A Loyola University resident assistant and biology major was killed in a car accident Friday in Colorado, the university reported.
Colleen Zirkle, a junior who was also majoring in chemistry, died after she was driving from Kansas to Colorado with her...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Source: Loyola University Health System
A common question parents ask themselves this time of year is, "Does my child really need a flu shot?" Though the flu may seem harmless, the truth is that on average, 20,000 U.S. children age 5...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 9:26 AM
"By the law of nature these things are common to mankind — the air, running water, the sea, and consequently the shores of the sea."
— Emperor Justinian, A.D. 530
If federal judges tell George Lucas he can't plop a museum on Chicago's...