| Feb 12, 2015
| 12:29 PM
James O'D. Maher, a retired Foreign Service officer and volunteer, died Jan. 31 at his home in Washington's Adams Morgan neighborhood of cancer. He was 93.
The son of Thomas F. Maher, a Mountain Valley Water salesman, and Florence O'Donnell Maher, a...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 6:04 PM
A recently released survey of 150,000 college freshmen found that 9.5% had frequently felt depressed in the last year, up from 6.1% in 2009. As such numbers rise, some colleges balk at the idea of being "caretakers" for their psychologically fragile...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 8:39 AM
Plastic is everywhere. Tiny plastic fibers are in fleece hats and gloves. The shovels used to dig out from the storm, the lids on the cups of coffee bought to warm up, the sleds the kids used at the park and the soda bottles bought for Super Bowl...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 7:37 AM
A fundraiser at a tattoo parlor. A mustache invasion at a rally. College campus forums. And of course Facebook posts and YouTube videos.
Chicago’s mayoral candidates are trying to tap into the hip factor, in hopes of wooing 20-something and 30-...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 4:28 PM
Darnell Mayes grew quiet, removed his glasses and wiped his tears with his other hand while testifying Thursday about his family members' missing gravestones at Burr Oak Cemetery.
"I can't do this -- I can't do this," he repeated, shaking, as Judge Joan...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 3:12 AM
Illinois' troubled residential treatment centers for children and teens are drawing the attention of federal authorities after the Tribune documented hundreds of rape and assault allegations and found that state officials kept sending juvenile wards to...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 3:35 PM
James R. Masek was a longtime editor at Chicago-area newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune, where he put in more than 20 years.
Mr. Masek, 71, died of complications from bile duct cancer on Friday, Jan. 23, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital,...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 1:19 PM
Outside the Loyola University Chicago student center Monday night, a few dozen students huddled in the snow for a candlelight vigil to commemorate human trafficking victims and survivors around the world.
Organizers from a campus anti-trafficking group...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 2:30 AM
By Erinn Hutkin
Suzanne Pham's most memorable experiences on the job have involved patients who enter the hospital in critical condition but recover enough to move to a rehab center or even go home. She recalled treating a 90-year-old man who'd...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 6:27 PM
With a Thursday deadline looming for submitting their official proposals, two Chicago universities hoping to host the Obama presidential library are lining up support from across the city, seeking to build coalitions that would strengthen their bids....
| Dec 13, 2014
| 11:56 AM
A new superintendent is heading to Lombard Elementary School District 44.
The board has hired Michael Robey as superintendent, effective July 1, 2015. Robey will earn a salary of $197,000 a year.
Robey is replacing two interim superintendents, Kenneth...