| Feb 26, 2015
| 9:32 AM
Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra: Concertmaster David Taylor is joined by his stand mate, violinist Ilya Kaler, for double concertos by J.S. Bach and Malcolm Arnold. Music director Alan Heatherington will also lead works by Grieg and Elliott Carter. 3 p.m....
| Feb 19, 2015
| 12:26 PM
I am a graduate of Wendell Phillips High School (in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood) and Northwestern University. I grew up in the Ida B. Wells Homes and the Clarence Darrow Homes (former public housing projects in Bronzeville ). I am one of...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 12:56 PM
Examine a group publicity shot for the upcoming season of "Survivor" (starting Wednesday), and your eye is immediately drawn to Max Dawson.
Fully bearded and standing dead center, he's flanked by cast members with TV-ready tans. Dawson is noticeably...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 1:38 PM
From March 6-8, more than 1,000 energetic Northwestern undergraduate students will dance for 30 hours nonstop to raise funds for the Starlight Children's Foundation and the Evanston Community Foundation at the 41st annual NU Dance Marathon.
| Feb 23, 2015
| 3:08 PM
Ending months of speculation, Lehigh County Sheriff Ronald Rossi on Monday confirmed that, for the first time in 24 years, there will be a new sheriff in town next year.
Rossi, 78, a Democrat who has held the office since 1991, said he will not seek...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 6:57 AM
Until Northwestern University did the honors last weekend, Chicago was virtually the last major American city not to have seen a fully staged production of Jake Heggie's "Dead Man Walking."
A grievous oversight, considering the work's proven popular...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 12:20 PM
Judy Baar Topinka had already developed her “no B.S. approach” to politics as class president of her high school in Lake Forest.
After a 30-year career in elective office — including 12 years as state treasurer — Topinka passed...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 1:51 PM
Most people would be slowing down at age 71, but not Sandy Haggart.
"The hardest part is trying not to work too hard (because) then I feel like I'm out of balance," says Haggart, who founded the nonprofit Feed the Dream (feedthedream.org), a nutrition...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Stephen Schellhardt, who was raised in Winnetka and has appeared in the Glencoe Writers Theatre production of “Days Like Today,” is company manager of the newly formed Chicago Artists Chorale.
Schellhardt, a 2001 New Trier Township High...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 7:09 AM
To help children recover from surgery, a dose of "Diamonds" or "Shake It Off" could do the trick, according to a recent study.
Research from Northwestern University and Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago asserts that listening to music and...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 4:46 PM
Dr. Henry Betts, an outspoken advocate for people with disabilities and a pioneer in the field of rehabilitation medicine, led efforts to transform the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago into the leading facility of its kind.
Dr. Betts, 86, died in his...