| May 27, 2014
| 9:54 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- The coalition of groups trying to prove Florida's congressional map was intentionally gerrymandered to help Republicans turned to experts Tuesday who testified it was "virtually impossible" to have drawn the maps without political bias....
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Letters to the editor from Arlington Heights, Northbrook, Palatine, Park Ridge, Skokie and Glenview.
Student athlete unions
This is in response to university student athletes wanting to unionize. Friends of mine can attest to the fact that when I...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 9, 2014
It's hard to convey China's transformations to two kinds of people: people who have never been there and people who have just been there for the first time. Experiencing China in 2014 for the first time, many Americans are struck by the modernity of...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 1:23 PM
Not even the pain of a migraine headache keeps people from Twitter. (Just 67 characters.)
Over the course of a week, students collected every tweet that mentioned the word migraine. Once they cleared out the ads, the retweets and the metaphorical uses...
| Mar 11, 2014
Dr. Maynard Cohen spent 30 years in the Department of Neurological Sciences at what is now Rush University Medical Center, conducting research and treating patients while also teaching as a professor and through the American Academy of Neurology....
| Apr 28, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Shaunea Brown was stuck. At age 29, the West Coast native had worked in a coffee shop, as a bank teller, at an auto auction and as an office coordinator, but, without a college degree, found that her opportunities to advance professionally were scarce....
| Mar 14, 2014
| 1:43 PM
Lizzie Black Kander has been called the "Jane Addams of Milwaukee" for her tireless social service work, which included editing and publishing "The Settlement Cook Book" in 1901. The book provided more than recipes; it taught newcomers to this country how...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Melvin Mar's entrée to Hollywood was far from glamorous. As an unpaid intern for "Platoon" producer Arnold Kopelson, Mar was responsible for fetching his boss' lunch of matzo ball soup every day.
Mar calculated to the minute how long it would take to...