| Jun 25, 2014
| 3:29 PM
In the middle of his doctoral hooding at Northwestern University last week, Bin Liu walked to the edge of the stage and kneeled.
As he pulled out an engagement ring, Jie Han, his longtime girlfriend and fellow engineering student, made her way to the...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 1:32 PM
Last year Martha Montalvo-Ariri underwent a routine hysterectomy to help treat painful uterine fibroids. During surgery, her doctor used a morcellator, a device that cuts the tissue into pieces so it can be removed through small incisions.
| Jun 27, 2014
Once or twice a year I'm invited to talk with a classroom of university students about my career. Afterward the students pepper me with questions related, naturally, to their future: How do I find work once I graduate? How do I get a byline out of...
| Jul 11, 2014
The closing of antiquarian book store Bookman's Alley last year was a sad chapter in the literary life of the North Shore. But it wasn't the final chapter. Last month, Bookends & Beginnings, a new independent bookstore, opened in the Bookman's Alley...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Source: National Institutes of Health
We have so many demands on our time--jobs, family, errands--not to mention finding some time to relax. To fit everything in, we often sacrifice sleep. But sleep has profound effects on both our...
| Jul 21, 2014
Arlene Sadev Uslander, a teacher, author and editor, helped develop the "Study of People Program" that taught sex education to first- through fifth-grade children in Skokie School District 68 beginning in the late 1950s.
Mrs. Uslander later co-...
| Jul 16, 2014
In 2013, the Chicago Cubs came up with a comprehensive proposal to renovate Wrigley Field that included a revamped west entrance, upgraded concession areas and a sparkling new clubhouse for players.
In 2014, the team revised its plans after behind-the-...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:52 PM
Ohio State University recently fired the director of its vaunted marching band after reports of widespread hazing, which included giving new members offensive and sexist nicknames.
In response, some Buckeyes have rallied around embattled director...
| Jul 15, 2014
Robert M. Grant was a prolific and widely recognized scholar and professor of ancient Christianity at the University of Chicago who also published books on a side interest, World War I U-boats.
Mr. Grant, 96, the son of another noted theologian,...
| Jun 23, 2014
Those who plead guilty typically do their time quietly. Phillip McDowell has spent two decades in prison insisting he was innocent.
McDowell pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing an acquaintance in 1989 after he says courtroom deputies beat him and he...
| Jun 28, 2014
Even for Cook County, which has seen nearly 100 wrongful convictions exposed in the last quarter-century, Tuesday was momentous. The convictions of two men for a 1992 double murder were thrown out the same day a record $40 million settlement was made...