| Jul 10, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The psychological explanation for what happened to Catherine Ferreira is neat and tidy and sounds like reason.
"The bystander effect," explains Psychology Today on its website, "occurs when the presence of others hinders an individual from intervening...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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They say good things come to those wait. If that's true, then Shadi Ramli, owner of new Middle Eastern restaurant Masada in Logan Square--which took 10 years to...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 9:01 PM
John Seigenthaler, a journalist, civil rights activist and "right hand" to Robert F. Kennedy — who once hired a young reporter named Al Gore to work under him at the Tennessean — died of colon cancer Friday in Nashville. He was 86.
| Apr 27, 2014
| 1:35 PM
OAKLAND -- Golden State Warriors fans are among the most boisterous in the NBA, and they weren’t holding back when it came to the brouhaha involving Clippers owner Donald Sterling.
Shortly after the Clippers walked onto the court for warmups...
| May 3, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Every few months, some ordinary person arises from the undifferentiated swarm of Americans and is turned into the poster boy or the poster girl of some political battle du jour.
This time it's been Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher who's a scofflaw and...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 5:05 AM
When Lyndon Johnson became president after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, so closely had he played his political cards that nobody was exactly sure what he believed in. Very quickly, the surprising answer became clear: civil rights. Johnson went...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 2:00 PM
This was the promise: No longer would African-Americans be forced to pick up their meals from the back door of restaurants. No longer would they need to fear being unable to find lodgings on their way home from a trip.
And no longer would those who...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 1:05 PM
Parishioners from a Lincoln Park Roman Catholic parish are marching in today's Pride Parade to show their solidarity with Dignity Chicago, an independent ministry for gay, lesbian and transgender Catholics.
More than a dozen parishioners from St....
| Jul 1, 2014
| 10:20 AM
A recent study on religious affiliation and hiring discrimination in the American South, published in the journal Social Currents and reported by the Washington Post, showed that while Southern employers are likely to prefer applicants who make no overt...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 8:27 PM
Los Angeles will pay $215,000 to end a free-speech lawsuit involving a man who was kicked out of a public meeting after showing up wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood.
Council members voted unanimously Wednesday to settle the lawsuit with Venice resident...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 1:47 PM
To the people of Deerfield, Barry Bradford is known as the charismatic presenter of the "60 Minutes" series at The Patty Turner Center, lecturing on everything from history to pop culture.
In reality, this Lincolnwood native who now resides in...