| Aug 19, 2014
| 5:05 PM
James E. Moore had a profound impact on the lives of thousands of young men and women as the face of the Evans Scholars Foundation, which has provided tuition and housing to 10,000 golf caddies since 1930.
Those caddies had a lasting impact on him too....
| Aug 21, 2014
| 5:48 PM
Two Chicago-area women are hoping to do for roommates what online dating has done for some happy couples.
For the past four years, Highland Park psychologist Kim Rubenstein, 42, and Skokie businesswoman Andrea Yusim Meltzer, 56, have been working on...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 10:00 AM
United States security officials believe the Islamic State video purporting to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley is authentic.
"The U.S. Intelligence Community has analyzed the recently released video showing U.S. citizens James...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 6:36 PM
Chicago architect Gerald Horn began his career helping design daring modernist houses in California. Toward the end of his working life, he crafted a California house whose airy, sun-bleached exterior reflected his passion for precisely honed details...
| Aug 14, 2014
Controversial scholar Steven Salaita — who has been most benignly described as "deeply critical of Israel" — has been fired or "non-hired" by the University of Illinois, depending on which news source you believe. In either case, it appears...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
SPRINGFIELD — A new state law gives defendants who plead guilty a chance to use DNA evidence to clear their name if the evidence were not available during trial.
The law most likely will be used in cases of murder and rape, but could be used for...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 4:03 PM
If you are not an avid listener to National Public Radio, you may not know Ira Glass. He is the host of the Chicago-based NPR program "This American Life," a weekly hourlong anthology of true-life stories. Generally regarded as one of America's top...
| Aug 11, 2014
NEWPORT NEWS—Malik Spencer is hoping to transform his community, with the help of one neighbor at a time.
The 15-year-old Southeast Newport News resident is one of 45 teenagers from across the city who will, over the next three years, attempt to...
| Aug 10, 2014
Sara Schastok took the scenic route to Evanston, starting from her rural Michigan roots, to India and then various U.S. college campuses before landing in Evanston in 1983.
As president and CEO of the Evanston Community Foundation, Schastok oversees a...
| Aug 17, 2014
Dorri McWhorter, the shoe-obsessed, Beyonce-referencing, financially minded CEO of the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, leans on the kitchen island of her Chinatown loft as she draws arrows on a piece of paper.
It looks like a bunch of scribbles. But it's...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 11:22 AM
The NCAA approved an historic change on Thursday to allow the 65 schools in the five power conferences to write many of their own rules.
The 16-2 vote by the Division I Board of Directors took place at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis.