| Jan 28, 2014
In a part of the West Side long marginalized by City Hall planners, officials have seized on a grand proposal for an "innovation park" that would train and employ impoverished Chicagoans in high-tech factories.
Spearheaded by labor activist Dan Swinney,...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 2:30 AM
ORLANDO, FLA. -- These questions were answered by experts attending the North American Veterinary Conference here Jan. 18-22.
Q: My 4-year-old Siamese cat is an absolute doll, except that she's started defecating in my bathtub or shower, rather than in...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 11:53 AM
Esther R. Levin, who spent her life fighting for women's rights, died Jan. 26 of Alzheimer's disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 88.
The daughter of Frank J. Rubenstein, an insurance consultant, and Mary Rubenstein, a homemaker, Esther Gertrude...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 4:54 PM
She was ill, and friends and colleagues could hear it in her voice. But even as her health failed, those who knew Betsy Foxwell said the longtime educator and Park Ridge resident never stopped promoting and preserving her city's artistic heritage....
| Feb 5, 2014
| 12:05 AM
A thin piece of silicon lodged in the latest iPhone and iPad is at heart of a lawsuit the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation has filed against Apple Inc.
At issue is whether or not Apple used technology developed and patented by Gurindar Sohi and three...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 12:02 PM
If it looks like a relationship, and it feels like a relationship, Sarah Millett has learned, it does not necessarily mean it's a relationship.
Millett, 26, feels battle-scarred from the ambiguous romances that have dominated her dating life, when...
| Jan 10, 2014
Dale T. Mortensen, a professor of economics at Northwestern University, pioneered an approach to studying labor markets that led to a better understanding of unemployment.
His research was aimed at answering questions like why people can be unemployed...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Every Christmas I take time to remember my parents. They came from vastly different backgrounds: Dad had a hardscrabble upbringing in the dusty Southwest, while Mom was a frail, bookish New York City girl.
Yet these opposites forged a partnership that...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 3:00 AM
"Why do no white kids go to school here?"
A 14-year-old ninth-grader asked me this question earlier this semester about the school she attends and where I teach. Smart and genuinely curious, she asked the question without any of that world-weary irony...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 2:00 AM
A gleaming new apartment building with restaurants and bars on the ground floor has replaced an old pizza place and tire shop. A new Whole Foods will sprout up just down the road. A four-star hotel and bike lanes are planned.
The changes are part of a...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:23 PM
FAMU trustees Thursday chose Elmira Mangum, a vice president at an Ivy League college in New York, to become the university's new president.
Mangum will be FAMU's 11th president and the first woman to hold that post in the 126-year history of Florida A&...