| Jul 3, 2014
| 3:51 PM
A group of six Republican lawmakers asked a federal labor board to reverse a preliminary ruling that expanded the definition of “employees” to include Northwestern University football players on scholarship, a decision that opened the door for...
| May 25, 2014
McDonald's Corp. for years has been in the cross hairs of a national campaign to raise the minimum wage, a movement that intensified last week as demonstrators marched on its Oak Brook headquarters.
The fast-food behemoth has rejected protesters' call...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 3:19 PM
Fifteen years ago on the July 4th weekend, former Northwestern University basketball coach Ricky Byrdsong was murdered by a neo-Nazi on a hate-filled shooting spree.
Each year, the anniversary is difficult for his 25-year-old daughter, Kelley Byrdsong,...
| May 30, 2014
The way Stuart Dybek tells it, on the night that he decided to become a writer, the moon rose full and bright over Lake Michigan. It had not been an easy decision. His father, an immigrant from Poland who had pushed his way to foreman at the McCormick...
| May 31, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In 1977, writing in the Harvard Law Review, Supreme Court Justice William Brennan Jr. exhorted state judges to embrace activist interpretations of the law. The high court had taken a frustratingly conservative turn, Brennan noted. He encouraged state...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Three buildings that share a Gothic Revival style of architecture and gray limestone cladding on Northwestern University’s Chicago campus could soon become part of a historic district, officials announced on Tuesday.
The Commission on Chicago...
| Jun 15, 2014
If appearances mattered in the sport of politics and government, few would realize how significant a player the diminutive and often disheveled-looking Bill Luking was for the history of Chicago and Illinois.
William H. Luking, a longtime lobbyist for...
| Jun 8, 2014
— The Flynns are weary of bright lights that flood their bedroom each night from a sand mine next door. A second neighboring mine is in the works, and yet another nearby field has just been sold for mining as well.
"I always thought when I died I'...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 9:34 AM
NEW YORK -- The death of Hall-of-Fame baseball player Tony Gwynn from mouth cancer has renewed calls to end the use of chewing tobacco from its traditional place in the game. Gwynn, 54, died June 16 after two surgeries to remove malignant growths inside...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 4:00 AM
As NCAA President Mark Emmert takes the stand Thursday in the landmark antitrust lawsuit against the 108-year-old association, much sparring on “the revered tradition of amateurism in college sports” is expected.
| Jun 19, 2014
| 4:37 PM
A Northwestern University philosophy professor has filed a federal lawsuit alleging the school botched an internal investigation into an undergraduate student’s claims of sexual misconduct and later mischaracterized to the media an agreement he...