| Aug 24, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When California rolled out a $750-million plan this year to attract and retain businesses, many aspects mirrored longtime perks used by Texas — where officials love nothing more than stealing jobs from the Golden State.
For more than a decade,...
| May 20, 2014
| 2:02 PM
Oak Lawn Community High School senior Mason McCarthy will not be walking across the stage with his friends at graduation Wednesday night.
He is one of 48 seniors who are not being allowed to participate because they falsified documents related to their...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 9:34 AM
While law student Mohammed "Mo" Khan campaigns for the Democratic nomination for the 20th District state representative seat, he said he's looking forward to possibly challenging incumbent state Rep. Michael McAuliffe (R-20th) in the November general...
| Feb 15, 2014
Sociologists at the University of Texas and the University of Iowa write in the American Journal of Sociology that "Conservative religious beliefs and the social institutions they create .... increase divorce risk in the contemporary United States."...
| Feb 24, 2014
From January to March, the academic calendar is dominated by the admissions process. You can find me this time of year poring over hundreds of grad school applications. In my 10 years of reading such applications, I have borne witness to an alarming...
| May 15, 2014
| 8:42 AM
Will the dog run into the road? Is that pedestrian on the sidewalk about to step into the street?
In a virtual world, a sophisticated driving simulator at the University of Virginia, autistic teens reacted appropriately to nonhuman cues and hazards, but...
| May 9, 2014
Donald Bogue, a longtime sociology professor at the University of Chicago and a widely regarded demographer, studied the movement and habits of people on distant continents as well as closer to home.
Mr. Bogue, 96, died of natural causes Monday, April...
| May 10, 2014
| 5:11 AM
The incoming director of student services at Winnetka Public Schools District 36 said she'll bring previous experience in special education and blended early childhood education programs at other districts to the job she starts May 27.
| May 1, 2014
| 10:45 AM
Junot Díaz is not the only “person of color,” or POC, to have had an unpleasant MFA experience. Sandra Cisneros confesses to having “hated” her time at the famous Iowa Writers Workshop.
“It was rather horrible,” she...
| May 2, 2014
| 1:43 PM
At its annual signing day festivities, Deerfield High School recently honored 23 seniors who will continue their athletic careers in college.
The group included two state champions, three of the five starters on the Central Suburban League North...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 8:13 AM
With her latest "Have You Seen Marie?," Sandra Cisneros has written a picture book for adults (and kids too).
It's not what readers expected from Cisneros, who leaped onto the literary scene in 1984 with "The House on Mango Street" and continued with an...