| Apr 2, 2015
| 1:57 PM
Get too far ahead of public opinion … and you lose.
It's a lesson I learned in college during the late '60s. Not in some political science course, but through my double life as a student at Northwestern University and, between semesters, stock...
| 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...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 2:17 PM
Dr. Marshall Blankenship welcomed difficult cases, both in his career as a longtime dermatologist and in his recreational reading as a Sherlock Holmes aficionado.
When he joined the Army in 1959, he had almost no experience with skin diseases. But...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 4:54 PM
John Winthrop "Jack" Robinson sat on two suburban school boards and played a key role in Motorola's educational program, Motorola University, during a 35-year career with the communications company.
"Jack was way ahead of the game technologically, so...
| 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 12, 2015
| 2:37 PM
Shaun Kremin has traveled the world most of his adult life, and estimates he's been to over 50 countries. It was his trip to Australia three years ago that led Kremin to launch his travel and urban walking shoe company, CMUK.
"My wife and I were both on...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 2:33 PM
A state legislator introduced a bill this session that would define some college athletes at public institutions as employees, allowing them to collectively bargain for increased benefits, such as better medical coverage, compensation when their name or...
| 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...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 4:20 PM
Shortly after her older brother joined the military during World War II, Frances Jennings signed on with the Women's Army Corps and trained as a physical therapist.
She found she had a knack for it.
After the war and college, Mrs. Jennings worked as a...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 7:17 PM
Note: The following contains spoilers for this week's already aired episode of "Survivor"
Max Dawson, the former Northwestern University professor so obsessed with the CBS reality series "Survivor" that he taught a class on it, was voted off on...