| Dec 21, 2014
| 6:22 AM
Evanston's Central Street was already sluggish on a recent Saturday afternoon when a wailing siren brought traffic on the two-lane road to a halt. An Illinois State Police cruiser sailed up from behind, lights blazing, and led a line of westbound buses...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 5:20 AM
A federal judge threw out a lawsuit Thursday against Northwestern University by a student who alleged the school mishandled her complaint that a professor sexually attacked her after getting her drunk in 2012.
In his eight-page ruling, U.S. District...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 3:39 AM
Drew McDonough walks quickly past the 50-pound bags of brown sugar and the huge tubs of chocolate frosting. He takes a second to clock in at a computer, dresses in his bakery clothes (hairnet, work shirt, apron), and then speed-walks toward the...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 7:27 PM
Lee Sandlin, a writer, covered a broad range of subjects in books and articles, producing everything from a historical look at life along the Mississippi River in the 19th century to a study of how early tornado chasing brought about the field of...
| 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 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&...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 10:00 PM
It was a strange number ringing my cell phone a couple months ago that I hadn’t seen before. As I was loading my youth soccer player and his backpack full of gear into the car after practice, I was tempted to let the call go to voicemail, but...
| 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...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 6:37 PM
Rewriting a key chapter in Illinois' death penalty history, Cook County prosecutors Thursday threw out the murder and manslaughter conviction of Alstory Simon, whose videotaped confession unraveled one of the state's most pivotal wrongful convictions,...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 4:04 PM
The University of Chicago announced Wednesday afternoon that its public policy school — the institution's youngest and one of its less prominent professional schools — will be moving to a larger location, part of an effort to expand its...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Robin Redmond, Executive Director of the George M. Pullman Educational Foundation, announces that two students from the Oak Park/River Forest area are among the 161 Pullman Foundation Scholarships awarded for the 2014-2015 school year: River Forest’...