| Mar 17, 2015
| 1:21 PM
Coleen Burrus, alderman of the Evanston's far south 9th Ward since 2009, confirmed Tuesday that she will step leave office next month to become Princeton University's new director of corporate and foundation relations.
Princeton officials said in an...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 9:47 AM
Contemporary life is full of distractions — texts, tweets, retweets, political charges and countercharges, and Facebook discussions about llamas and dress colors. A new study by Northwestern University found that people with "leakier" sensory...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 3:08 PM
Cook County Jail may not be a very pleasant place, but it is not the cesspool of violence described by several inmates in a federal lawsuit, a judge ruled late Tuesday.
In a long-awaited opinion, U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall denied a motion...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 2:06 AM
Northwestern Medicine in Chicago has opened a center devoted to the treatment of Huntington's disease.
The Northwestern hospital system and Northwestern University's School of Medicine announced Wednesday that the center will focus on patient care and...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 9:25 AM
Events for the whole family are being held at local libraries.
Warren-Newport Public Library
224 North O'Plaine Road, Gurnee
(847) 244-5150; http://www.wnpl.info
School night: Kids of all ages with an adult are invited to spend the evening with...
| Mar 31, 2015
| 3:40 AM
A Northwestern University student told officials she was sexually assaulted in her dorm room Monday evening at the school’s north suburban campus in Evanston.
The student reported the assault happened between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. in a university...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 3:05 PM
The University of Chicago, Northwestern and Illinois have some of the best graduate schools in the nation for business, law and engineering, according to a U.S. News and World Report list released Tuesday.
U. of C. ranked fourth among law schools,...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 5:36 PM
As a twin, astronaut Scott Kelly knew his mission to spend a year on the International Space Station offered the perfect opportunity for a science experiment. Kelly launched into space Friday on a Soyuz space capsule while his brother, retired astronaut...
| Mar 28, 2015
| 11:28 AM
Three Chicago-area universities are taking part in the research to examine the health effects on an American astronaut of spending a year in space.
The Chicago Tribune (trib.in/1EMA500 ) reported that scientists from Northwestern University, the...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 3:30 PM
Entrepreneurs, learn how to quickly and affordably build relationships with Chicago’s angel investors. Peter Wilkins ⇒ of Hyde Park Angels, Mark Achler of MATH Venture Partners and Shradha Agarwal ⇒ of ContextMedia will discuss...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 5:58 AM
Alice Dreger had just left a session of the National Women's Studies Association where fellow academics savaged her research. She had known the panel would be far from flattering, and it was. The historian had twice petitioned organizers to be allowed...