| Dec 28, 2013
| 1:54 PM
Natalie Hammond thought it might have been the sound of pipes banging when the furnace kicks in.
Other teachers figured a janitor had knocked over a toolbox, or perhaps a stack of metal folding chairs had slipped off a cart, or maybe it was just the...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 9:39 AM
I have city eyes. Apparently I was born with them. Whenever my parents and sisters exclaimed about the beauty of a beet plucked from our Connecticut garden, I would think, "Mmmm ... a beet ... cousin of the sugar beet, source of that white powder...
| Jan 16, 2014
To some students, University of Chicago professor Paul J. Sally Jr. was "mathematics, personified," said Shmuel Weinberger, chairman of the school's mathematics department.
Known for his contributions to the field of harmonic analysis, Mr. Sally had...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 4:42 PM
A 23-year-old man who punched a woman repeatedly with a knife extending from his fist – including in both her eyes – during a brutal attack early Wednesday was ordered held without bail this morning in Cook County bond court.
| Dec 24, 2013
| 10:36 AM
Twas the night before Christmas and all through sports,
Coach Santa was stressing the published reports,
The pundits and critics were sealing his fate,
Santa's North Pole Gators had just finished 4-8.
Angry fans spewed venom while nestled...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 12:02 PM
Lazy eye is often mistaken for eyes that cross or wander, but some patients with the disorder don't show these symptoms. Dr. Lisa Abrams, a pediatric ophthalmologist at Katzen Eye Group, talks about how lazy eye is diagnosed, who gets it and how it is...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 4:32 AM
Most parents willingly admit that they need all the help they can get, whether that's from the grandparents or a smartphone. While test-driving 2013 and 2014 cars this year, I found that these family-friendly features make life in the car......
| Jan 8, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Everybody was afraid of freezing. I was afraid of falling.
During the recent polar vortex — we used to call them cold snaps — warnings were issued about frostbite and how quickly it can attack bare skin when temperatures drop into the single...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 12:57 PM
Sophia "Sue" Miller, a retired Evening Sun medical and education reporter recalled for her tenacity, died of Dec. 22 of complications from dementia at the Watts Group Assisted Living in Severn. She was 93 and had lived in Glen Burnie and North Baltimore....
| Dec 31, 2013
| 3:42 PM
When Jake Olson isn't playing football and golf for his high school, he's often offering inspiration or promoting his new book on his life.
While all his activities would be a lot for an average 16-year-old to handle, Jake is blind. When people ask...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 4:32 AM
Competes with: BMW 4 Series, Audi A5, Infiniti Q60, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Looks like: A Cadillac ATS with two fewer doors Drivetrain: 272-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder or optional 321-hp, 3.6-liter V-6, rear- or all-wheel drive, six-speed...