| Jan 22, 2015
| 6:50 AM
'My Florence: A 70-Year Love Story" by Art Shay will be published by Seven Stories Feb. 3. The Chicago-based photographer documents his marriage to Florence Gerson, who died in 2012 of ovarian cancer, and their family life in a collection of personal...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON Nearly 80 percent of seniors in the U.S. are white while nearly half of people younger than 18 are black, Latino, Asian, Middle Eastern or multiracial.
What happens to state policy when the "racial generation gap" is so large?
| Jan 21, 2015
| 6:39 PM
Elizabeth "Nana" Shineflug, the founder and artistic director of the Chicago Moving Company, one of the first modern dance troupes in the Midwest, touched the lives of hundreds of students as a teacher and reached audiences around the world as a dancer...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 1:43 PM
In the late 1960s, Stewart Strawn Dixon helped start Chicago corporate law firm Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon, which at its peak had more than 200 lawyers.
"I was often struck by how much he cared about his clients," said John Eisel, who began working...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 6:24 PM
Educational leader and Northwestern University professor Tim King will headline Aurora’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Waubonsie Valley High School, 2950 Ogden Ave.
Named by People Magazine as “Hero of the Year&...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 7:03 PM
The legislator who has proposed a bill that would allow certain college athletes to unionize said Tuesday that he thinks a union would at least get students "a seat at the table."
Rep. Matthew Lesser, D-Middletown, said he was partly inspired by...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 12:00 PM
Move over, critics: Computers are the new film experts in Hollywood.
According to a Northwestern University study released Monday, computer analysis has the potential to be as good or better at identifying significant films than human experts in the...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 2:27 PM
After four people with ties to Northwestern University committed suicide within a year, Josh Walfish no longer could remain silent.
The deaths compelled him to disclose a painful piece of his past that he had kept to himself. When he revealed his...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 8:18 AM
As buzz surrounding the word gets louder, teens investigate what it means to be a feminist.
Everybody’s been using the F-word. From Beyoncé at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards to teens on social media, it seems like everyone has something to say...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 10:25 PM
The show Monday night was forecast to draw the largest audience in cable television history. A 30-second advertising spot was going for as much $1 million.
The cause of all this attention: the first-ever College Football Playoff championship game....
| Jan 11, 2015
| 4:00 PM
College football finally has a real playoff, and millions of us can't wait to see who will win the championship matchup. It is ironic, however, that even the players at the top of the game, who will be engulfed in adulation Monday night, are also...