| Dec 24, 2014
| 3:16 AM
Amid the more than 3,000 clemency petitions sitting on Gov. Pat Quinn's desk is a plea from Wilder "Ken" Berry, a 45-year-old single father who spent eight years in prison for a sexual assault he didn't commit.
He has been publicly cleared of the...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 11:01 AM
Commonwealth Edison said it was about economic development in 2011 when it sold Illinois lawmakers on its dream to build a futuristic digital electrical grid.
The new $2.6 billion grid, paid for by electricity customers, the utility said, would...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 12:37 PM
The president of Chicago-based Roosevelt University was paid nearly $1.8 million in 2012, making him the fifth highest-paid private university president in the country that year, according to an annual survey of college presidents' compensation.
| Dec 12, 2014
| 10:48 AM
In 2014 architecture put the recession in the rearview mirror.
A wave of residential towers washed over American downtowns while, in Chicago, controversies flared over George Lucas' plan for a massive museum along the lakefront and Donald Trump's...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 7:12 AM
When students stop by Carly Kocurek's office at the Illinois Institute of Technology, they assume her extensive book collection is on loan from the campus library.
"Wow, how many books does the library let you borrow?!" they ask.
The confusion is...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 7:13 PM
Nelson Mandela's selfless brand of leadership surprised the world and won him universal accolades during his lifetime. After being confined to Robben Island for most of his 27 years in prison, Mandela became South Africa's first black president, and his...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 11:26 AM
Former Tinley Park Mayor Kenneth J. Fulton passed away Nov. 20. He was 86 years old.
Mr. Fulton was mayor from 1965 to 1969 and served as a village trustee for 32 years, first from 1961-65, then from 1971 to 1999, village officials said.
He was a...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 6:39 AM
By virtue of its jaw-dropping stock of landmark buildings, Chicago is a global architecture capital. Now it's becoming an architecture awards capital.
On Wednesday night, the Illinois Institute of Technology announced the first winners of its new...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 3:25 PM
That I have spent more than four decades writing for newspapers has done nothing to enlighten me to the mystery of photography. Working with dozens of men and women with cameras who accompanied me on hundreds of stories, I have watched as they did their...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The Highland Park property known as the “Ferris Bueller house” has sold for less than half the original $2.3 million asking price to a Highland Park couple who intend to maintain and restore the main home and pavilion in keeping with the...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 7:36 PM
Robin Williams was a rich, talented and beloved superstar who had no problem holding up his demons for public inspection. He joked onstage about his cocaine addiction and spoke with many interviewers about his alcoholism, relapses and mental health.