| 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...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 12:27 PM
Five college students accused of gang-raping a female fellow student in a New Jersey dorm room pleaded not guilty on Tuesday, in the latest in a series of sexual assaults and harassment incidents prompting colleges to reexamine conduct policies.
| Dec 3, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The Obama administration is developing a national rating system for colleges and universities to provide more transparency and give students and taxpayers a better sense of where to spend their education funds.
But even before it is released, it has...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Chicago is raising its minimum hourly wage to $13 … by the middle of 2019.
You can mark your calendar for July 2019 precisely. That's more than four years from now and one of the few certainties in all of this. Because you know what can happen in...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 6:58 PM
Ralph Morse saw it all.
From Germany's surrender in World War II to Babe Ruth's farewell at Yankee Stadium, to the cutthroat Space Race between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, he was there, camera in hand, capturing history as it was made.
| Dec 26, 2014
| 6:05 PM
H. Thomas Howell, a trial attorney whose legal arguments helped overturn the mail-fraud conviction of former Gov. Marvin Mandel, died of a heart attack last Sunday at his Lutherville home. He was 77.
"Tom was one of the great legal minds of our day,"...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Nine Baltimore schools on Thursday will celebrate a gift of more than $386,000 for a program aimed at lowering student dropout rates in the city.
The gift, from AT&T, is funding "peer group connection programs" created by the Center for Supportive...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Something to think about as you stand in a checkout line this holiday season: "Gone are the days of searching for your wallet. The wasted moments finding the right card. Now payments happen with a single touch."
That's the promotional promise behind...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Thanksgiving is a time when we can give thanks for all of the blessings in our lives, like health, loving spouse, a wonderful family and amazing friends. But this is a money column, so this week, I would also like to give thanks to all of the amazing...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 4:43 PM
The nature of this page — of all editorial pages, really — is that much space is devoted to criticism, to identifying and illuminating the flaws of legislation or legislators, candidates or ideas. By way of respite, we like to devote our...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 6:11 PM
Caltech inaugurated its new president Friday: Thomas Rosenbaum, a physicist who was previously provost at the University of Chicago.
The outdoor inauguration ceremony at Beckman Auditorium, complete with a procession of faculty in their academic gowns,...