| Dec 21, 2014
| 6:22 AM
Evanston's Central Street was already sluggish on a recent Saturday afternoon when a wailing siren brought traffic on the two-lane road to a halt. An Illinois State Police cruiser sailed up from behind, lights blazing, and led a line of westbound buses...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 8:33 PM
Cecilia Corrigan, a 2013 Lake Forest College writer-in-residence, is receiving national accolades for the poetry she wrote during her stay on the North Shore.
Corrigan's book, "Titanic," contains poems whose central figure is Alan Turing, the British...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 12:37 PM
The president of Chicago-based Roosevelt University was paid nearly $1.8 million in 2012, making him the fifth highest-paid private university president in the country that year, according to an annual survey of college presidents' compensation.
| Dec 12, 2014
| 10:48 AM
In 2014 architecture put the recession in the rearview mirror.
A wave of residential towers washed over American downtowns while, in Chicago, controversies flared over George Lucas' plan for a massive museum along the lakefront and Donald Trump's...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 12:20 PM
Judy Baar Topinka had already developed her “no B.S. approach” to politics as class president of her high school in Lake Forest.
After a 30-year career in elective office — including 12 years as state treasurer — Topinka passed...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 3:15 PM
Concerns were raised in recent years about what role John Evans — one of the founders of Northwestern University and the city of Evanston’s namesake — had played in the infamous Sand Creek Massacre which left an estimated 150 Native...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 10:10 AM
The Chicago Tribune is reporting:
A passionate advocate for the falsely accused and an attorney dedicated to fighting injustice, Jane Raley helped overturn convictions of men and women who had spent years behind bars for crimes they did not commit....
| 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...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 1:59 PM
The Rev. Theodore Schmitt coached football and taught in Chicago area high schools, worked as Hollywood movie executive and ran a sports memorabilia store in Las Vegas before being ordained a Catholic priest in 2002 at age 58.
"There was always a...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 10:28 AM
Imagine you are in the hospital and need a re-operation for a complication of a surgery done the previous day. You could choose the doctor who operated on you and has been up for 18 hours, or one who has just come into the hospital after being home for...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 4:36 AM
Even in the middle of the afternoon, the prayer candle for the slain teen flickered in dim, artificial light, casting small shadows in the grimy, sooty 63rd Street viaduct just west of State Street. Trucks roared through, causing ear-rattling noise as...