| Jun 20, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Ray and Jan Meyer of Bliss are announcing the engagement of their son, Travis Meyer of Evanston, Ill., to Dena Oaklander of Chicago. She is the daughter of Dr. Elliot and Anne Oaklander of Boca Raton, Fla. Travis is the grandson of Leo and Rose Bemben...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 10:05 PM
An Evanston man was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail Sunday after he allegedly sold a stolen car, stole it back from the buyer and then tried to sell it again to undercover police officers, all in the space of a few days.
Eddie Simmons, 22, also...
| Jun 12, 2013
An Alligator Records Press Release today announced that Grammy Award-winning singer and accordionist Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural, Jr., leader of Buckwheat Zydeco, has been declared cancer free by his doctors. Last January, Buckwheat announced he was being...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:00 AM
For kids, summer means three months off from reading, writing and arithmetic. But during that break, growing minds can lose educational skills acquired during the school year, according to the National Summer Learning Association.
| Apr 15, 2013
| 2:47 PM
To keep pace in a changing world, Chicago's graduate business schools are beefing up their MBA course offerings with more technology, student participation and global exposure.
Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management has opened the door...
| Jun 9, 2013
Corrie Wallace has helped immigrant parents — from the Philippines, Mexico, Malawi, Russia, Poland, Pakistan and elsewhere — navigate the sometimes puzzling American public school system, giving them tools, as she says, to "help parents help...
| May 14, 2013
| 9:44 PM
CHICAGO — After its creation was announced via nationwide broadcast, people lined up to buy the very first versions. It’s lightweight, has been the subject of fierce patent battles and is so addictive you can’t put it down, even when...
| May 16, 2013
| 5:12 PM
A man working at a construction site on the Northwestern University campus in Evanston who died after he was struck by a beam that fell from six stories up this morning has been identified.
The beam was knocked loose by a construction crane and struck...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 9:55 PM
Q: What do you think about the ruling against Lennox the dog in Belfast? -- S.C., Atlanta, GA
A: This may sound melodramatic, but I cried when I read your note. Lennox, a mixed-breed dog, was confiscated about two years ago because officials thought he...
| Oct 14, 2012
At a time when automobiles were rare but orphans were plentiful, a tradition began in Chicago to bring them together. The idea was simple: Why shouldn't a needy kid get to enjoy an automobile ride and fun picnic in the park?
In 1904, five children from a...
| May 31, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Old people have a reputation for producing a distinct stink that follows them around like, well, a bad odor. Now, chemosensory experts have found that people can indeed pick out the aged aroma — and it's actually more pleasant and less intense...