| Nov 22, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Curt Menefee's unusual path to success is a testament to the value of repetition.
The host of "Fox NFL Sunday" � the highest-rated NFL pregame show � attended Coe College, which doesn't have a journalism program or a broadcast school. But...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 10:40 AM
It would take a finely tuned instrument to measure the speed with which a strike by public employees is followed by politicians calling for a ban on this fundamental right of organized labor. Sure enough, the ink wasn't dry on the settlement ending the...
| Oct 20, 2013
Some of the turmoil and bitterness that exist in the school system can be traced directly to the takeover of the system by the then-mayor of Chicago in the mid-1990s. When politicians get directly involved in educational matters,...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 5:13 AM
Thousands of union workers, community activists and a smattering of politicians rallied Tuesday evening on the Near West Side to "take back Chicago" and send a message to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and what they dubbed his "corporate, greedy, elitist friends."...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Problem: How can the hundreds of datasets the city releases to the public be transformed into online tools that improve the lives of residents?
Solution: Collect a group of 30 to 40 young Chicagoans every Tuesday in a glass room in the Merchandise...
| Sep 22, 2013
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, ruler of the murder capital of the United States, would often open his news conferences with a wisecrack:
"Do you have questions for my answers?"
But these days, with South and West siders afraid for their lives in the...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:11 PM
Chris Pett said the Roman Catholic Church became a safer place for gay people like him Thursday after Pope Francis warned that church leaders have become too focused on issues such as homosexuality and abortion at the expense of the church's broader...
| Sep 13, 2013
Distinguished Dutch architect Wiel Arets will make an impact on Chicago's architecture scene this fall even though he doesn't have a single building under construction here.
The reason? In his second year as dean of the Illinois Institute of Technology'...
| Jun 19, 2013
Concluding a tumultuous school year that began with a teachers strike in September and was capped by the abrupt resignation of its principal this spring, the Lake Forest District 115 Board of Education started summer on a sweet note after hiring the...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 4:32 AM
Make your predictions for 2013 by filling out the Change of Subject online survey A year ago, I didn’t predict that a book about predictions, “The Signal and the Noise,” would be one of the top selling non-fiction titles of......
| Mar 8, 2013
| 2:34 PM
The Los Angeles teachers union has scheduled an April vote for an initiative that would, if passed, call for a more aggressive posture against the leadership of the L.A. Unified School District. The goal is to get a majority of......
| Feb 7, 2013
| 6:27 AM
West Chicago elementary teachers are back in the classrooms this morning after nearly 12 hours of negotiations produced a tentative contract.
Talks began at 1 p.m. Wednesday and the deal was reached around 12:30 a.m., officials said