| 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...
| Jul 16, 2014
In a small garden in the South Side's Washington Park neighborhood — blocks from a site proposed for the Obama presidential library — 18-year-old A.J. Jones has found solace tending organic leeks, asparagus and dinosaur kale.
"I used to...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 9:51 AM
Kim Kamin has joined wealth management firm Gresham Partners as a principal, serving as chief wealth strategist and a client advisor. Kamin will help lead the firm’s estate, wealth transfer, philanthropic and fiduciary planning activities. Prior to...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 9:31 AM
Hope Alexander has joined construction firm Walbridge as executive director of new business development. She will focus on expanding the firm’s presence in Chicago. Alexander has worked in the Chicago architecture/engineering/construction industry...
| Jul 27, 2014
As a social epidemiologist, Steven Whitman documented differences in medical care based on race and income and used his findings to push for changes in public policy.
"He had a passion for social justice and fairness, and that drove him in his life...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Human beings sometimes have a troubling inability to hold two thoughts in mind at the same time. This is true not only when those thoughts contradict each other, but even when they simply appear to be in conflict with each other but actually aren't. And...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:36 AM
The more than 200 solo organ works that bracket the prodigious composing career of Johann Sebastian Bach have long been every organist's Bible. Rare is the organ recital that doesn't include such favorites as the mighty "Toccata and Fugue in D minor" or...
| Jul 31, 2014
The Fourth Annual Chicago French Film Festival is at the Music Box Theatre through Tuesday, featuring 10 selections in all. I got a look at three — each different in tone and genre, but remarkably sharp and well-made.
"Playing Dead" ("Je fais le...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 3:24 PM
In the aftermath of the Columbine High School shootings 15 years ago, passionate women from all over the country converged on Washington, D.C., to demand tougher gun restrictions. Called the Million Mom March, it was a powerful grass-roots movement that...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 7:10 AM
Junior tennis players from across the nation came to Delray Beach on their summer breaks from high school to compete with 400 of their peers in the USTA Boys' 18 & 16 National Clay Court Championships held at Delray Beach Tennis Center.
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:17 PM
Did you know there is a Northwestern University in Qatar? A University of Chicago in Singapore? A National-Louis University in Poland?
American universities are exporting themselves to the world, and these Chicago schools are on the leading edge of...