| Nov 5, 2014
| 8:53 PM
Asian shares and commodity currencies dropped on Thursday as investor concerns about a slowing Chinese economy eclipsed optimism over the U.S. outlook, while Tokyo stocks stepped back after posting large gains in a Bank of Japan-inspired rally.
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Back when Goose Island was nearly the only craft brewer in town, getting the public into its Fulton Street brewery was not a priority. The brewery was for making the beer that went on taps and shelves around town, not hosting people and telling stories....
| Aug 13, 2014
| 8:10 AM
In the newfound arena of social media as activism, few hashtags have generated as much buzz as "IfTheyGunnedMeDown," which has been circulating around Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Still, the trending hashtag was several hours old before Alexis...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 7:12 AM
Small-business owners were less optimistic about the economy last month despite reporting their best job creation plans since 2007, according to a leading private survey released Tuesday.
The optimism index from the National Federation of Independent...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 9:11 AM
In the wake of domestic violence incidents involving Ray Rice, Ray McDonald and Greg Hardy, the NFL is making some additions to its staff to help guide league policies.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced the changes in a letter Monday to NFL teams...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 9:12 AM
Carmel, Lake Zurich and Mundelein all hoped to have better records as the midway point of the season draws near.
In the case of the Corsairs, there is plenty of reason for optimism even if a 2-2 mark isn't their ideal scenario.
| Sep 24, 2014
| 10:05 AM
One week after their two-year working agreement ended with the Chicago Cubs, the Kane County Cougars announced Wednesday that they reached a two-year player development contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks' organization.
| Sep 20, 2014
| 7:12 AM
Andrew Balio is best known around here for the gleaming sound and refined musicality he regularly provides as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's principal trumpet, a post he has held since 2001. Offstage, Balio devotes a great deal of his energies to...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Hector Epelbaum, the new rabbi at Temple Beth Israel in Sunrise, has a message for people who ask what the synagogue can offer them. Epelbaum wants them to ask themselves, "How can I be involved and what can I give?"
Epelbaum, 54, said he looks at a...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 10:42 AM
Our world is in a mess. Conflict and crisis exist everywhere, from our streets to our government, and to every continent on the face of the earth. No group of people are more aware, and more affected by this than are the world's Jewry, locked again into...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 10:03 AM
Students and teachers in Downers Grove elementary schools have reported to the school district that they are happy using iPads in class and that the devices have had a positive impact on learning.
Downers Grove School District 58 officials surveyed...