| Feb 2, 2012
| 10:23 AM
Two Calumet City police officers shot and killed a teen who suffered from Asperger's syndromeduring a domestic disturbance call Wednesday.
Just before 8:30 a.m., Calumet City police responded to a call at the home on the 500 block of Forsythe. Police...
| Feb 5, 2012
| 7:24 AM
Toby Orenstein is once again at the helm of one of her favorite projects — directing the Young Columbians, a singing group formed in 1975 by the founder of Toby's Dinner Theatre when Columbia was still Jim Rouse's baby.
Working with talented...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 3:21 PM
David Byrne's lyrics, especially in his early days with Talking Heads, put even the most mundane human behavior underneath a magnifying glass to reveal all its wonder and strangeness.
He was the "anthropologist from Mars," instantly staking out a place...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 6:56 AM
WINNETKA (KTLA) -- Police found a 13-year-old African-American girl who had gone missing in Winnetka.
Valae Zonora Young was found around 6:30 a.m. at the Vallarta Supermarket off Sherman Way by a police unit patrolling the area, the LAPD said.
| Feb 2, 2012
| 6:04 PM
Lizzy Sunderhaus can thank her parents for her caring nature and willingness to volunteer time.
The 21-year-old Cedar Crest College senior and star basketball player always gives a shout-out to Stephen T. Badin High School in Hamilton, Ohio, for giving...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 2:59 PM
A 15-year-old Calumet City boy with an autism disorder killed by police this week was not shot in the head, contrary to what a family member previously contended, the Lake County, Ind., coroner’s office said today.
Stephon Watts of the 600 block of...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 1:19 PM
All summer long, Printers Row invited kids ages 5-16 to send in book reviews. For the past five weeks, we've published most of the critiques we received, but we couldn't print them all. To see additional reviews, visit chicagotribune.com/printersrow....
| Apr 20, 2012
| 6:05 AM
John Elder Robison always knew he was different. But it wasn't until he was 40 that a diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome— on the autism spectrum — allowed him to understand his condition. "It's how you are," says the burly 54-year-old. "The...
| Apr 22, 2012
| 8:10 PM
Dr. Kristen Majocha believes in turning obstacles into opportunities. While that may seem trite, the truth is that while most people may recognize the value of that statement — they rarely internalize the message.
For Majocha — an assistant...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 4:25 AM
Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz
Razorbill: 256 pp, $17.99
Every high school student could use a friend like Colin Fischer, the protagonist in a new teen mystery novel called, as...
| Nov 22, 2012
This time of year, "thankfulness" and "gratitude" are terms folks throw around so much that they almost become greeting card platitudes.
Maybe people mean it, maybe they don't.
Doctors have linked the concept of gratitude to inner peace, even physical...