| 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...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 1:38 PM
Does respect for Palestinian human rights require American universities to refrain from owning stock in companies that provide military supplies to Israel? Or is the BDS movement (Boycott, Divest, Sanctions) an impediment to peace, as many supporters of...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 10:00 PM
Wilmette resident Frank Paul, a former Evanston Township Republican Committeeman active in GOP circles, had a 30-year association with Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.
Topinka, 70, died early Wednesday, Dec. 10, of complications from a stroke...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Chicago has the nation's largest red light camera system and the shortest allowable yellow lights — a unique and dangerous combination that makes rear-end crashes more likely across the city, a Tribune investigation has found.
| Dec 19, 2014
| 7:38 PM
Here are comments from nationally recognized traffic experts who provided guidance to Tribune reporters during the process of gathering data for the study.
Raghavan Srinivasan, Ph.D., senior transportation research engineer, University of North...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 2:30 PM
During his 32-year career as athletic director at Libertyville High School, Robert D. Tunnicliff built a reputation for bringing out the best in his coaches and their athletes and expanding the number of athletic programs offered at the school.
| Dec 31, 2014
| 5:29 AM
Define "suburb." More specifically, define "Chicago suburb." The task is harder than it at first seems. Affluent residential communities from which the elite commute to the Loop? Sure, but what about Cicero or Blue Island?
OK: Smaller towns outside...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 6:31 AM
Three years after tolls for passenger cars nearly doubled on the Illinois Tollway, higher rates for trucks have finally arrived as well, with both increases paying for a record-setting, multibillion-dollar rebuilding and expansion of the highway system....
| Dec 31, 2014
| 8:00 PM
The Museum of Contemporary Art's blockbuster "David Bowie Is" exhibit closes Sunday and, therefore, you have only a handful of days left to experience the following uncommon phenomena: packed MCA galleries.
Moreover, because the show was designed to...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 11:39 AM
This is in response to the Dec. 29 editorial “Obesity as disability.” Obesity is not a “curable condition.” Class 3 (severe) obesity affects about 6 percent of U.S. adults. Anyone who has severe obesity or works with people who...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 7:27 PM
Lee Sandlin, a writer, covered a broad range of subjects in books and articles, producing everything from a historical look at life along the Mississippi River in the 19th century to a study of how early tornado chasing brought about the field of...