| Jun 1, 2013
| 10:47 PM
Back in the fall of 2001, Melissa Lerno started school at Southwest High.
Over the next four years she would go on to become one of the school’s greatest athletes and made a name for herself as one of the most dominant pitchers in the Imperial...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 2:30 AM
"Happy New Year! An unnamed tutelary angel is called the Angel of Media. This angel became corrupted through "national bias," or so it says in "The Dictionary of Angels."
Such a thought makes a lot of sense, but an Angel of Media would be too cynical...
| May 3, 2013
| 4:16 PM
The Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College has been awarded an Interpretive Fellowship at Art Museums from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. The museum is one of only seven recipients nationwide given this honor; the others are the Metropolitan...
| Dec 25, 2012
The site where Michael Reese Hospital once stood isn't much to look at, just a 37-acre swath of overgrown land in Bronzeville, behind a shoddy chain-link fence.
Developers are itching to build a casino or perhaps a sports entertainment complex on the...
| Apr 21, 2013
Irma Garcia pulled back her sweater to show me where the bullet entered her shoulder and spun her around. It then torpedoed through her body and exited near the middle of her back.
"I still have problems with it," she said, standing to show me how the...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 4:39 PM
ROBERT LANGFORD MONTGOMERY, JR.
Robert Langford Montgomery, Jr., Harvard ’50 mcl, Ph.D. ’56 died on February 26, 2013 in Newport Beach, CA. A navy veteran of World War II, he was a professor of English and Comparative Literature at...
| Apr 2, 2013
On a recent evening, students at Pomona College feasted on chicken pot pie, steamed veggies, biscuits and rice. And, as is often the case, there were plenty of leftovers in the dining hall, enough for about 100 extra meals.
Those leftovers, however,...
| Apr 4, 2013
After deciding to pursue the execution of the man charged with fatally shooting 12 people in a Colorado movie theater last summer, the prosecutor declared that "for James Egan Holmes, justice is death." By that definition, he might have added, justice...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 4:26 PM
Update at 3:50 p.m.: Just spoke to Aronberg. "My only comment is that although we???ve had our differences, Mike McAuliffe brought passion and dedication to the office of state attorney and I have a lot of respect for the people......
| Feb 10, 2012
| 4:32 PM
The conventional wisdom regarding African-American slavery in the United States — that we all learned in school at some point, probably at a very young age – is that Abraham Lincoln, through victory in the Civil War and through the...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Donations to U.S. colleges and universities rose 8.2% last year as the institutions of higher education improved their financial condition after some tough economic years, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Council for Aid to Education....