| Feb 4, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Microsoft announced that engineering exec Satya Nadella will be its next CEO, replacing retiring chief Steve Ballmer after a nearly six-month search, and that cofounder Bill Gates would step aside as chairman of the board.
Gates is to remain a technology...
| Feb 5, 2014
Pete Seeger was on the stage and you were in the audience, but it felt as though he had his arm around you. So long, Pete. It's been good to know you.
— Ron Lee, Prospect Heights
In 1955, when I was a sophomore...
| Feb 5, 2014
The Dow Jones industrial average sank more than 300 points Monday and rose nearly 75 points Tuesday.
Wednesday, who knows?
The week before saw the Dow up 90, down 190, up 110, down 150. Many a seasoned old salt would advise those who find the...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:20 AM
Ars Viva: Alan Heatherington conducts music for string orchestra, including Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin's colorfully scored ballet based on music from Bizet's "Carmen," Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings and Vaughan Williams' Oboe Concerto, with...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:30 AM
A cigarette dangles from the mouth of art iconoclast Dave Hickey as he cracks open the door of the Presidential Suite at downtown Los Angeles' Ace Hotel. Coffee cups, reading material and cigarette butts litter the room, which is dark except for one low-...
| Jan 25, 2014
As President Barack Obama prepares to launch a foundation to oversee plans for his presidential library and museum, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is making it clear that he will play a key role in determining where the project is built if Chicago is chosen as the...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 1:47 PM
Among the many things to admire about the new HBO crime series "True Detective" is the title, which is broad, pithy, self-conscious and laced with a stank of menace. Or maybe that's just the smell it gives off when played against the show's apocalyptic...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:12 PM
A near-three week layoff did little to deter the Laguna Beach High boys' soccer team, which returned to action Wednesday at Guyer Field.
In fact, in playing their first game since Dec. 20, the Breakers ran up their highest goal total and produced...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 5:07 PM
"Chicago P.D." star LaRoyce Hawkins counts himself lucky to be working full time on a TV series without moving away from Chicago.
The Harvey native and Thornton High School grad figured he'd eventually leave home for work after graduating from Illinois...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 6:47 PM
A new study says genomic analysis shows dogs and wolves diverged from a common wolf-like ancestor 11,000 to 16,000 years ago, although repeated interbreeding between the animals has clouded their evolutionary history. The study, published in the journal...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 7:39 PM
WASHINGTON — A presidential task force has urged President Obama to impose significant curbs on National Security Agency operations, including an end to bulk collection of domestic telephone records, reform of a secret surveillance court and...