| Aug 11, 2014
| 1:53 PM
George W. Hilton, a retired college professor, author and transportation economist whose works on railroads and shipping included the seminal history of Maryland's Ma & Pa Railroad, died Aug. 4 of heart failure at Lorien Health Park in Columbia. He was...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:50 AM
In the early days of the tourist boom that now has the city awash in bus-boat-foot tours, clogging the summer sidewalks, streets and river, I remember a "guide" on one of the boat tours who had, shall we say, a unique take on our town.
He would point to...
| Aug 6, 2014
Logan Square tops the list of "Chicago's least faithful neighborhoods," according to data released today by AshleyMadison.com, a site that connects married people who want to cheat on their spouses with other married people who think that sounds just...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 8:23 AM
For the nearly 2,200 people shot last year in Chicago, getting to a trauma center within minutes was often their best hope of not becoming one of the city's 415 homicide victims.
But how fast they received trauma care depended on where in Chicago they...
| Aug 3, 2014
Shutsung Liao, a biochemist and professor emeritus at the University of Chicago's Ben May Department for Cancer Research, spent much of his life investigating prostate cancer and contributed to the development of a drug that is also used to treat male...
| Jul 20, 2014
Jane O'Connor Kerr was a leader in the fine arts and cultural communities in Chicago as well as statewide for decades.
Mrs. Kerr, whose first husband was legendary Chicago broadcast newsman Len O'Connor, was appointed by Gov. Richard Ogilvie to serve on...
| Jul 15, 2014
Robert M. Grant was a prolific and widely recognized scholar and professor of ancient Christianity at the University of Chicago who also published books on a side interest, World War I U-boats.
Mr. Grant, 96, the son of another noted theologian,...
| Jul 30, 2014
A fixture in Chicago's art community for more than 55 years, Ruth Horwich championed young artists and donated significant pieces to the Smart Museum at the University of Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:36 AM
The more than 200 solo organ works that bracket the prodigious composing career of Johann Sebastian Bach have long been every organist's Bible. Rare is the organ recital that doesn't include such favorites as the mighty "Toccata and Fugue in D minor" or...
| Jul 21, 2014
Nearly every day in the last years of his life, Casimir Paugys drove to Thatcher Woods Forest Preserve in River Forest, sat in his car, read the paper and enjoyed the placid pond and nature center there.
He often remarked on his visits when talking to...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:26 PM
Two eagerly anticipated restaurants will make their debuts on Wednesday.
The Promontory (5311 S. Lake Park Ave.) is a restaurant and concert venue from Bruce Finkelman and Craig Golden, the duo responsible for Longman & Eagle and Dusek's. Jared...