| Oct 10, 2014
Publishers Weekly named "Slowing Time: Seeing the Sacred Outside Your Kitchen Door" one of the 10 most anticipated religion books for the fall. But former Chicago Tribune reporter Barbara Mahany would like to tweak that: "It's a spirituality book," she...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 8:19 PM
Spring break for Brandon Paul had nothing to do with sunny beaches or an ocean-side view.
Instead, the Warren basketball star spent time at Children's Memorial Hospital as the bingo partner of a chronically ill child."He's 8 years old, and his nickname...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 10:00 AM
In and around Northbrook, the year 2014 was one in which the recovering local economy turned scarce local land into a source of opportunity for those with imagination – and often, chagrin for those faced with the possibility of living with the...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 9:39 AM
The past few weeks have been rough on anyone who calls themselves a football fan.
I won't bore you with the names that have become synonymous with what is wrong with the NFL. However, if we are going to discuss football players who are doing the wrong...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:18 PM
With more and more students interested in dedicating their lives to a greater good, colleges and universities continue to add programs and degrees geared toward leadership in the nonprofit sector.
Many colleges offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 5:34 PM
The 15-year-old heroine of a shooting at a suburban Houston home that left six of her family members dead was released from the hospital Friday.
Cassidy Stay was discharged in good condition from Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and is...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 1:24 PM
As I watch Hamas firing hundreds of rockets against Israel, and the violent protests in Europe about Israel, thoughts come flooding back about the first time I ever visited the country and my most recent visit last month.
My first trip to Israel in...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 1:54 PM
Five students were airlifted from El Campo Middle School to a Houston hospital after they ingested pills they received from another student, officials said Wednesday.
The five students were all listed in good condition at Children's Memorial Hermann...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 10:34 AM
Sarah Wood gives good advice — and she follows it.
Wood, wife of former Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood, is co-founder with her husband and vice president of the Wood Family Foundation. She is in her second year at the University of Illinois at Chicago,...
| Mar 16, 2014
Warm breezes will soon hint at spring, inspiring Chicagoans with vacation homes to set a date to open cottages and cabins in a wide arc stretching from Lake Michigan's eastern shores to the vest-pocket lakes of northern Illinois and Wisconsin.
| Jan 12, 2014
Ask Nancy Reinsdorf about her day, and she'll tell you, "I buy a lot of crickets."
That's because of the bearded dragon she, husband, Michael, and their three children have at their north suburban home. And the gecko. And the two frogs. And the hermit...