| Feb 25, 2014
| 2:59 PM
Dr. Robert E. Cooke, a retired Johns Hopkins pediatrician-in-chief who was a founder of the Head Start children's program and a presidential medical adviser, died of heart disease Feb. 2 at his Oak Bluffs home on Martha's Vineyard, Mass. The former...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:11 PM
A champion of social justice causes, prominent real estate developer and passionate golfer, Glencoe resident Arnold Levy packed an eclectic collection of experiences in the suitcase of life.
But as family and friends gathered this week to share their...
| 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,...
| May 14, 2014
| 2:30 AM
A coalition of organized veterinary medicine and pet industry representatives formed Partners for Healthy Pets in 2011 to increase the health of pets by simply encouraging regular checkups. According to this consumer advertising campaign, preventive...
| 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....
| 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...
| May 5, 2014
| 3:54 PM
Kerry Schmitt passed away unexpectedly on April 11, 2014 at the early age of 62. Born January 9, 1952 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, he was the oldest of three children to Gerald Joseph Schmitt and Patricia Lou Gabrielse. Kerry's childhood and early life...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 9:00 PM
Gerda Lerner spent her 18th birthday in a Nazi prison in Vienna and feared that birthday would be her last. Her jailers meant to starve her, but her cellmates — two gentile women imprisoned for their anti-fascist views — shared their rations...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 8:51 PM
The move by University of Wisconsin football Coach Brett Bielema to accept a higher paying job for himself and his assistants at the University of Arkansas weeks before his old team is slated to play in the Rose Bowl raises the perpetual question: Are...