| Aug 16, 2010
| 1:11 PM
Imagine raising vegetables in an abandoned, four-story manufacturing building. And doing it without soil.
An old building once used to manufacture plows for farm fields is being transformed into a dirtless vertical farm where fish and lettuce are grown...
| Jan 18, 2011
| 6:25 PM
Fallen Chicago police Officer Thor Soderberg is remembered by his students as a committed teacher, by friends and family as a generous public servant, and by fellow officers as a leader.
Soderberg’s star was retired Tuesday in a ceremony at...
| Sep 16, 2010
The old image of looking for a needle in a haystack doesn't even come close to the realities of modern life. Simply put, the world is drowning in data. Every item scanned at every grocery store, every keystroke made on every website, every transaction...
| Sep 16, 2010
A few select schools across the country have embraced the iPad, and it's easy to see why. The smart-looking tablet computer can do everything a laptop can do -- even more -- with thousands of available apps. Plus it's compact, connected, fast, user-...
| Sep 15, 2010
| 1:18 PM
With the state of today's job market one might think it would give rise to a new type of profession aimed at dealing with the stressors. The reality is, industrial organizational psychologists have been in place in many companies long before this economic...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 8:51 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — All last summer, Cynthia Muchnick worked on the book of her dreams late into the night after her four children went to bed.
Nearly a year later, "The Everything Guide to Study Skills" is out. Her 13-year-old son Justin has been...
| Jul 13, 2011
An urban experiment is underway on Chicago's South side that is transforming the old Peer meat packing plant into Chicago's first vertical farm. As WGN's Mark Suppelsa reports, the building already houses a tilapia farm, aquaponic gardens, and the...
| Oct 30, 2011
One of three brothers who built family business empire
Robert Pritzker, 85, a billionaire industrialist and one of three brothers who built the Pritzker family's business empire, died of Parkinson's disease Thursday in Chicago, said...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 2:35 PM
As lawmakers contemplate a tax incentive package to appease Chicago’s financial exchanges who have threatened to leave Illinois, Gov. Pat Quinn says any deal must also include breaks for working families.
The requirement comes as Quinn prepares...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 3:16 PM
Charges have been brought against four juveniles who police say mugged an IIT grad student Wednesday night near the 31st Street Beach as he rode his bicycle home from school on the lakefront path.
Dave Coxhead, 37, said he was riding home to Hyde Park...
| Sep 17, 2011
| 5:23 PM
Two years ago, Leonardo Ocampo’s life almost ended at 15 when someone shot him in the back.
He had been flirting with gangs in his Little Village neighborhood and hanging out on street corners. One day, a bullet struck him from behind, exiting...