| Mar 30, 2014
In an era of high-speed, automated trading, a big debate rages over how to keep markets safe after several technology-related snafus scarred investors. Instead of cracking down on high-speed traders, a University of Chicago economist says he has a...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 5:39 PM
A 21-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder after he allegedly beat his foster mother and his actions led to her death from health issues, police said.
Joshua David Brooks of the 400 block of East 46th Street is charged with the death...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 6:48 AM
Citizen complaints about Chicago police misconduct and the related investigative files are public records and must be turned over by the city, an Illinois appeals court ruled this week.
A three-judge panel of the state Appellate Court in Chicago...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 7:37 PM
In 1970, Joseph Sax wrote a law review article that laid the foundation for a court case that would become famous in the annals of California water.
More than a decade after publication of Sax's seminal essay on the public trust doctrine, the California...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 11:56 PM
Scientists staring at the faint afterglow from the universe's birth 13.8 billion years ago have discovered the first direct evidence for the theory of cosmic inflation — the mysterious and violent expansion after the big bang.
The findings, made...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Nearly two months after the foundation overseeing President Obama’s future library and museum was formed, institutions and groups wishing to host the site on Thursday received the details necessary to move forward with their pitches.
| Mar 7, 2014
| 5:10 AM
The University of Chicago has been working behind the scenes to get competing factions to collaborate on a unified bid to build the Obama presidential library in Chicago, but U. of C. officials said Thursday that they won't select a neighborhood for the...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 1:50 PM
A few days ago I mentioned the Peace on Earth Film Festival to someone whose eyes glazed over so fast I might as well have said I was planning to stare at the wall for the next hour.
Who doesn't like peace? Honestly, now.
And yet there's something...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 9:33 AM
Mitchell College's board of trustees has named Janet L. Steinmayer as the college's seventh president, effective July 1.
Steinmayer succeeds Mary Ellen Jukoski, following her retirement after 19 years.
Steinmayer received a Bachelor of Arts degree in...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 8:53 PM
Akroma Kourouma Sahan can peer through the windows of her spa at East 53rd Street and South Harper Avenue and see the changing face of Hyde Park.
The Harper Court complex, a gleaming retail and office project that includes the University of Chicago as a...
| Mar 24, 2014
For seven years and counting, the city of Chicago has fought to keep the public from seeing records that would show how complaints of police misconduct are handled. Last week, an appellate court said (again) that those records aren't exempt from...