| Feb 14, 2015
| 6:23 PM
Physicist Val Fitch was not a lawbreaker, but he is famous for broken laws.
In a classic 1960s series of experiments, Fitch and his Princeton University colleague James Cronin proved that one of the key laws of physics hitherto thought immutable —...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 4:25 PM
A scion of a famously rich and well-connected family goes to a fancy prep school. Partying with his friends and neglecting his studies, he almost gets kicked out. But he eventually grows up and goes on to a successful career in politics.
| Feb 11, 2015
| 2:00 PM
A genome study of the famed Darwin finch species on the Galapagos and Cocos islands has unveiled a gene behind the 15 species' remarkable variation of beaks, a feature that helped inspire the father of evolutionary theory.
The study of 120 individual...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 7:27 PM
In the hours after his arrest, a man accused of killing his hedge-fund founder father over a cut in his allowance talked to police about his diet and exercise regimen but nothing to do with the death, according to court papers released Thursday.
| Jan 31, 2015
| 4:35 PM
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS® Chairman and CEO Larry Flick and President Joan Docktor were named in the "Swanepoel Power 200: The Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate in 2014." This report recognizes the most powerful...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 1:47 PM
The widespread practice of counting race in deciding who gets into college is under legal and political attack. Several states, educating almost one-third of American students, have banned racial preferences at public universities. The U.S. Supreme...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 6:38 PM
Charles T. Brumback, known for his blunt demeanor and innovative approach to business, helped bring the Chicago Tribune into the computer age as CEO of first the newspaper and then Tribune Co. in the 1980s and early '90s.
"Charlie was a tremendous,...
| Jan 11, 2015
TALLAHASSEE — It wasn't a banner year for transparency in Florida government.
Gov. Rick Scott went to California courts to fight releasing emails from private accounts while his re-election was underway. We learned how Republican political...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 4:21 PM
A son accused of killing his hedge-fund founder father over an argument about allowance learned Friday he had been indicted, although the charges haven't yet been made public.
Tommy Gilbert, 30, appeared in court briefly in an orange jail jumpsuit and...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 2:01 PM
Homer J. Livingston Jr., whose father was chairman and CEO of First National Bank of Chicago, was a longtime commercial and investment banker who for a time headed the Chicago Stock Exchange.
"I think Homer was an excellent, superb banker, not only in...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 9:18 AM
The son of a hedge fund founder has been arraigned on second-degree murder in the killing of his 70-year-old father.
Thomas Gilbert Jr. also was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of forgery devices Monday night....