| Jan 5, 2015
| 4:46 PM
Dr. Henry Betts, an outspoken advocate for people with disabilities and a pioneer in the field of rehabilitation medicine, led efforts to transform the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago into the leading facility of its kind.
Dr. Betts, 86, died in his...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 3:54 PM
Scientists will aim to capture the workings of the human brain in comprehensive recordings, to watch the brain while in motion and to reimagine the world's most complex biological organism as a buzzing network of interlocking circuits with the award of...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 9:00 PM
This year, for the first time, college football powers will square off in a four-team playoff to decide who's top dog.
No Ivy League schools will be crashing that party. Then, it's in the annual college rankings issued by arbiters like U.S. News & World...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 8:31 AM
Women who were unemployed in their youth tend to have fewer children into middle-age than women who worked, according to a U.S. study released on Monday.
Researchers at Princeton University used more than 140 million U.S. birth records to track groups of...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 8:26 AM
Hinsdale Central High School senior guard Gabrielle Rush had no doubt on the region of the country where she would play college basketball.
Rush wanted to follow in the footsteps of her older brother and sister and attend an Ivy League school on the...
| 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...
| 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,"...
| 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 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.