| Aug 2, 2014
| 9:04 AM
On Monday, Tribune Publishing spins off from Tribune Co. and starts a new chapter as a stand-alone company.
Its stock begins regular trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TPUB on Tuesday, which is also when its board of directors...
| Aug 17, 2014
Dorri McWhorter, the shoe-obsessed, Beyonce-referencing, financially minded CEO of the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, leans on the kitchen island of her Chinatown loft as she draws arrows on a piece of paper.
It looks like a bunch of scribbles. But it's...
| 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 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,...
| 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 3, 2014
Jerilyn "Jeri" Logemann, a professor in Northwestern University's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders who also taught in NU's Feinberg School of Medicine, was recognized internationally for her work on swallowing disorders known as...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 10:23 AM
"Do you know who I am?"
It is possibly the most obnoxious thing a celebrity can say. And therefore the funniest. But I would argue it is also the most revealing. A bald-faced expression of desperation and despair. What's really going on when a celebrity...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 3:19 PM
Fifteen years ago on the July 4th weekend, former Northwestern University basketball coach Ricky Byrdsong was murdered by a neo-Nazi on a hate-filled shooting spree.
Each year, the anniversary is difficult for his 25-year-old daughter, Kelley Byrdsong,...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 12:51 PM
They are an elusive breed.
Seemingly closer to myth than reality, a whisper heard in passing, a thought quickly discarded. When I told Anne Walters Robertson, chair of the Department of Music at the University of Chicago, about them, she replied,...
| Aug 14, 2014
Controversial scholar Steven Salaita — who has been most benignly described as "deeply critical of Israel" — has been fired or "non-hired" by the University of Illinois, depending on which news source you believe. In either case, it appears...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 10:23 AM
Nicole Sorell has joined law firm Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney as an associate in its Chicago office. She represents clients in toxic tort matters. Sorell earned her law degree from Northwestern University School of Law in 2011. She holds a...