| Nov 14, 2011
As commuters bustled away from downtown on a recent Friday evening, Chicago's skyscrapers turned to silhouette, framed by an orange autumn sunset.
But that wasn't the view that made John Rowe linger. From his office on the 54th floor of Chase Tower...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 10:55 AM
The Chicago marathon already has one winner.
William “Billy” Boland, an Air Force captain and ROTC instructor at Chicago’s Illinois Institute of Technology, was the first of some 70 troops to cross the finish line Friday in the Bank...
| Dec 22, 2011
Gene R. Summers, an architect and developer who undertook the first major renovation of the historic Biltmore Hotel, reviving interest in downtown Los Angeles and helping to spark its revitalization, has died. He was 83.
Summers, who retired to the...
| May 18, 2011
| 11:45 AM
Police in Kentucky are trying to piece together why a Chicago architecture student struck and killed by a car was riding a bicycle in darkness on an unlit rural highway between Lexington and Frankfort.
Yishi Wei, 27, a graduate student at the Illinois...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 11:01 AM
Metra launched its "Quiet Car" operation today, introducing a program that it hopes will make for a less noisy commute for some riders. And the reaction appeared to be quiet, at least based on what some commuters said during Monday morning's rush hour....
| Jan 30, 2012
For millions of Americans, bagged salads are a miracle food, the perfect mix of health and convenience.
Time-pressed cooks can rip open a bag and pour the leaves right into the bowl, reassured by the "triple-washed" label that some wondrous process has...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 5:32 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn today named seven people to a state commission that will oversee a privately funded scholarship program designed to help undocumented immigrants pay for college.
The scholarship fund was created by the Illinois DREAM Act, which Quinn...
| Feb 25, 2012
| 11:46 AM
The Chicago Housing Authority is looking for public input as Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s new leadership team tries to put its stamp on a long-running plan to overhaul the city’s public housing.
On Saturday, housing officials announced a new...
| Jul 23, 2008
| 1:29 PM
(Chicago Tribune photo by Milbert O. Brown.) by John McCormick Appearing in Chicago instead of Iowa this morning, Sen. Barack Obama offered his sympathies for victims of Midwest flooding and pledged to help them rebuild. "We'll work to ensure......
| Mar 3, 2008
| 11:59 AM
A single phone call in 2000 changed everything for Craig Robinson.
It came from newly hired Northwestern men's basketball coach Bill Carmody and eventually led to Robinson, a Mt. Carmel graduate, joining the Wildcats' staff as an assistant.
| Sep 27, 2008
RENZO PIANO'S original concept for the new California Academy of Sciences building in Golden Gate Park was elegantly simple: Slice out a huge, rectangular section of the park landscape, lift it 36 feet into the air and slide a new piece of architecture...