| Feb 19, 2015
| 11:32 AM
3, 2, 1 ... blastoff! Adler Planetarium offers weeklong or two-day camps that let children age 3-14 explore the final frontier: maneuvering telescopes, building rockets, programming robots, launching high-altitude balloons and...
| 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 22, 2014
| 12:08 PM
Downtown development, library Internet rules and a new village hall made headlines in Orland Park and Homer Glen this year. Here's a look back at some of the southwest suburbs' biggest stories of 2014.
Kustok sentenced to 60 years for wife's murder...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 6:27 PM
With a Thursday deadline looming for submitting their official proposals, two Chicago universities hoping to host the Obama presidential library are lining up support from across the city, seeking to build coalitions that would strengthen their bids....
| Oct 29, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A Northwestern University philosophy professor filed a defamation lawsuit Tuesday against an undergraduate student who accused him of sexual misconduct.
The suit by Peter Ludlow alleges that the student knowingly made false statements to news media...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 4:00 PM
College football finally has a real playoff, and millions of us can't wait to see who will win the championship matchup. It is ironic, however, that even the players at the top of the game, who will be engulfed in adulation Monday night, are also...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 6:50 AM
'My Florence: A 70-Year Love Story" by Art Shay will be published by Seven Stories Feb. 3. The Chicago-based photographer documents his marriage to Florence Gerson, who died in 2012 of ovarian cancer, and their family life in a collection of personal...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 8:00 PM
The Museum of Contemporary Art's blockbuster "David Bowie Is" exhibit closes Sunday and, therefore, you have only a handful of days left to experience the following uncommon phenomena: packed MCA galleries.
Moreover, because the show was designed to...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Chicago has the nation's largest red light camera system and the shortest allowable yellow lights — a unique and dangerous combination that makes rear-end crashes more likely across the city, a Tribune investigation has found.
| Jan 2, 2015
| 11:39 AM
This is in response to the Dec. 29 editorial “Obesity as disability.” Obesity is not a “curable condition.” Class 3 (severe) obesity affects about 6 percent of U.S. adults. Anyone who has severe obesity or works with people who...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 2:34 PM
"I'm not here to criticize my predecessor," said Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez Thursday, speaking to reporters about her dramatic decision to release prison inmate Alstory Simon.
Indeed she was not. She was there to criticize others —...