| Dec 29, 2014
| 3:39 AM
Drew McDonough walks quickly past the 50-pound bags of brown sugar and the huge tubs of chocolate frosting. He takes a second to clock in at a computer, dresses in his bakery clothes (hairnet, work shirt, apron), and then speed-walks toward the...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 1:38 PM
Does respect for Palestinian human rights require American universities to refrain from owning stock in companies that provide military supplies to Israel? Or is the BDS movement (Boycott, Divest, Sanctions) an impediment to peace, as many supporters of...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 8:18 AM
As buzz surrounding the word gets louder, teens investigate what it means to be a feminist.
Everybody’s been using the F-word. From Beyoncé at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards to teens on social media, it seems like everyone has something to say...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 10:25 PM
The show Monday night was forecast to draw the largest audience in cable television history. A 30-second advertising spot was going for as much $1 million.
The cause of all this attention: the first-ever College Football Playoff championship game....
| 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 28, 2015
| 5:47 PM
Northwestern University announced Wednesday the largest donation in its history — more than $100 million to boost the field of global studies and fund scholarships for international students.
The donation comes from Northwestern alum Roberta...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 4:00 AM
When 15 California community colleges received preliminary approval to offer four-year degrees recently, officials touted the move as a way to provide highly trained workers at a lower cost, especially for technical jobs in fields such as medicine and...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 7:35 AM
Chicago a cappella: The vocal ensemble under principal guest music director John William Trotter is joined by the Ensemble Espagnol Spanish Dance Theater for a tapestry of classical and popular music from Mexico, Spain, Cuba and South America. Ole! 8 p.m....
| Feb 2, 2015
| 4:30 AM
Chances are, you spent part of your Sunday watching extremely well-compensated athletes play some football between the commercials that raise the money to pay the athletes. Welcome to the NFL.
Chances are, you spent part of your New Year's Day...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 1:16 PM
You don't have to be rich to be a philanthropist say leaders of local nonprofit organizations in Winnetka and Evanston. In fact, they say, you don't even have to have a high school diploma.
Alec McKenna, a 17-year-old senior at New Trier High School, has...
| 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.