| Jan 30, 2015
| 12:39 PM
Here are responses to questions about campaign contributions from some of those on the list of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's top political donors.
"In 2010, I, Neil Bluhm, joined many other business and civic leaders in financially supporting...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 2:47 PM
Bolingbrook said goodbye Tuesday to Police Chief Kevin McCarthy, an officer who came up through the ranks and became the top cop in 2008.
A packed house at a village board meeting gave McCarthy a standing ovation.
Mayor Roger Claar also declared...
| Jan 4, 2015
When former Gov. Bob McDonnell stands before U.S. District Judge James Spencer on Tuesday for sentencing, the big question will be: Is the core of political corruption taking money when in office, or doing something in return?
For the prosecutors who...
| Feb 2, 2015
Retail therapy might not be the best medicine, but aroma therapy makes scents.
These are among the secrets to spending smarter that can be gleaned from academia's study of consumer behavior, which examines not only what we buy but why.
Here are some...
| 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...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 12:13 PM
Northwestern University law professor Steven Lubet questions in his Jan. 29 op-ed whether the newly formed NU Divest group at our university respects Palestine or, as he implies, demonizes Israel. Sadly, though, it is Lubet himself who is engaging in...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 5:20 AM
Over the last year, Britta McKenna and students at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy have done a lot of research to help shape the design of a new innovation hub slated to open for the start of the 2016-17 school year.
Last week, the...
| 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...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 6:39 PM
Elizabeth "Nana" Shineflug, the founder and artistic director of the Chicago Moving Company, one of the first modern dance troupes in the Midwest, touched the lives of hundreds of students as a teacher and reached audiences around the world as a dancer...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 1:43 PM
In the late 1960s, Stewart Strawn Dixon helped start Chicago corporate law firm Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon, which at its peak had more than 200 lawyers.
"I was often struck by how much he cared about his clients," said John Eisel, who began working...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 7:03 PM
The legislator who has proposed a bill that would allow certain college athletes to unionize said Tuesday that he thinks a union would at least get students "a seat at the table."
Rep. Matthew Lesser, D-Middletown, said he was partly inspired by...