| Feb 23, 2014
| 9:20 PM
William F. Thomas, an editor who led The Times during an extraordinary period of expansion in the 1970s and 1980s, when the paper widened its reach nationally and abroad and became a showcase for literary journalism, has died. He was 89.
| Apr 16, 2014
| 12:50 PM
The NCAA has come to the plate when it comes to its latest legislation – and that plate is full of delicious buttery pancakes.
The Legislative Council approved a measure Tuesday that allows Division I athletes to receive unlimited meals and...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 8:39 PM
Dr. Hans von Leden
Treated voice ailments in entertainers, attorneys, ministers and politicians
Dr. Hans von Leden, 95, an ear, nose and throat specialist who taught at UCLA and USC and treated voice disorders in singers, attorneys, teachers,...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 1:19 PM
UF coach Billy Donovan says schools should be free to do more to help players beyond the cost of a full scholarship.
Speaking two days before the Gators' Final Four matchup with Connecticut, Donovan said a lot has changed since he played in the 1987...
| Mar 21, 2014
America has always been many places. Whether measured from the multiple perspectives of Native American peoples, colonial
cultures imported from Europe before the American Revolution, immigrants from abroad or interregional migrants within the United...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 1:03 PM
Talk about an operatic career coming full circle.
It was five years ago that an unknown, Illinois-born soprano named Amanda Majeski seized the stage at Chicago Opera Theater with her fearlessly sung portrayal of the conniving noblewoman Vitellia, in...
| Mar 7, 2014
Like the heroine in her new novel, Elizabeth Blackwell is not the sort of person about whom stories are told. A veteran freelance writer, she is usually the one telling the stories. But this may be about to change with the publication of her third and...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 4:17 PM
Ellen Hanrahan, a 36-year-old mother of two, was done having children. To make sure, she had tiny metal coils implanted inside her fallopian tubes, a relatively new form of permanent birth control marketed under the brand name Essure.
A year later,...
| Mar 28, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, marks the 100th anniversary of the first professional baseball game at what is now Wrigley Field. The Chicago National League Ball Club LLC will, of course, promote this anniversary with a special logo and various historical...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:03 AM
Perhaps Esa-Pekka Salonen's Nordic cool and Chicago's propensity for long, bone-chilling winters similar to those of his native Finland have destined this musician and this city to be soulmates.
For certain the busy composer and conductor's long-running...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 8:07 AM
Two weeks ago, a white supremacist opened fire outside of the Jewish Community Center and at an assisted living facility in Overland Park, Kan. He is charged with murdering three people.
After his arrest, he yelled "Heil Hitler" from inside a squad car....