| Apr 4, 2013
| 3:57 PM
When Anthony Bourdain was in town last summer taping a Chicago-themed episode of his Travel Channel show “The Layover,” he asked various people, including me, to name the quintessential Chicagoan, and a consensus quickly emerged.
| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:33 AM
A Downstate Illinois GOP county chairman resigned Thursday after likening former Miss America Erika Harold, who's challenging a sitting Republican congressman in next year’s primary election, to a "street walker" whose "pimps" were Democrats and...
| Jan 22, 2013
Before Carl R. Woese, science divided the living world into two types of organisms: bacteria and everything else.
But the University of Illinois professor and colleagues in the 1970s discovered that microbes now called archaea look like bacteria but...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 5:46 PM
Roger Ebert, the Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic whose gladiatorial "thumbs-up, thumbs-down" assessments turned film reviewing into a television sport and whose passion for independent film helped introduce a new generation of filmmakers to...
| Apr 30, 2013
L.A. poet and playwright
Ben Pleasants, 72, a Los Angeles poet and playwright who also championed the work of Charles Bukowski and John Fante in literary critiques, died of a heart attack April 18 in Crescent City, his wife, Paula, said....
| Apr 15, 2013
| 2:11 PM
Here's a look at major schools that offer Master of Business Administration programs in the Chicago area. Many schools give students a choice of part-time (including evening and weekend options), flexible, full-time, accelerated, dual-degree,...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 12:42 PM
In 2011, the first of the baby boom generation reached age 65. Since then and until the year 2029, it is estimated that boomers will turn 65 at a rate of about 8,000 per day, according to AARP. This generation has impacted a number of institutions in...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 1:22 PM
The combination of opera and mariachi is not as unlikely as one might think. Both art forms, in the view of Lyric Opera General Director Anthony Freud, tell human stories about love and loss, family and country. Beyond that, said Freud, "mariachi is a...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Carl Sandburg High School officials are mourning the loss of the high school's athletic director who was found dead Sunday afternoon after a single-vehicle accident in Carroll County.
Bruce Scheidegger, 54, had been reported missing at 11:07 p.m....
| Aug 28, 2013
Breast-feeding, already known for supplying babies with healthy nutrients and disease-fighting antibodies, may also help guard against persistent stuttering, a University of Illinois study has found.
Boys who were breast-fed for more than a year had...
| May 6, 2013
Richard Herman doesn't have to do much teaching as part of his $212,000 faculty job at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
When he resigned as chancellor after a high-profile admissions scandal, he made a deal to teach just two classes a...