| Oct 21, 2013
| 1:28 PM
The acres of ravines and bluffs carved into the landscape – host to running water, as well as native plants and animal species – characterize North Shore communities along Lake Michigan.
The ravines, some suffering from neglect and...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 11:30 AM
When it comes to sex in the rivers of Trinidad, apparently the odd man is in.
Female guppies greatly prefer the spicy pisces, choosing to mate with males who are too cool for the school, according to a study published online Wednesday in the journal...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 5:48 PM
Alejandria Godinez returned to her home in suburban Denver after her freshman year at DePaul and began working out with her father, Willy, as she had done for years. The goalkeeper had a big goal for her sophomore season with the Blue Demons soccer team....
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Forever cursed, that shabby little Lincolnwood Mall on Touhy. The day before Halloween, 2012: Planted ankle-deep in a heap of scattered shoes while my daughters ransacked Payless for potential costume footwear. "Hurry up and pick, girls. No one's going to...
| Dec 12, 2013
A group of Lake Forest College students created comprehensive marketing plans and strategies for three local businesses to help them grow.
"I don't think you realize until you've opened a business what's really involved and these students are getting...
| Aug 14, 2013
Let's pause, here in the remains of summer, to praise the humble park bench.
I have a favorite park bench. Two, really.
The second sits just off Lake Shore Drive at Fullerton Avenue and looks out on the curve of lake along the city's skyline. It's a...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:54 AM
U.S. long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad plans to meet a group of fellow endurance swimmers to answer skeptics about her record-breaking crossing of the Florida Straits last week.
Some long-distance swimmers have taken to social media and blogs to discuss...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Anthony Madrid lives in Chicago. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, Gulf Coast, The Iowa Review, Poetry and Web Conjunctions. His first book is “I Am Your Slave Now Do What I Say.”
Rebecca Makkai is...
| May 29, 2013
The National Football League made official on Tuesday what Commissioner Roger Goodell said last week.
Because of a scheduling conflict with Easter spectaculars at New York's Radio City Music Hall, the league's own NFL draft extravaganza will shift...
| Jul 13, 2012
Launching a new college would "clearly be a great adventure but so is jumping off a bridge," physicist Joseph B. Platt wrote decades after accepting the challenge in 1956 to become the founding president of Harvey Mudd College in Claremont.
Humor was a...
| Mar 5, 2013
The Illinois Tollway this year will go full speed on a $12 billion construction program, touting it as a jobs generator that will put an estimated 120,000 people to work over 15 years.
But while additional billions in increased tolls already are adding...
| Oct 22, 2012
George Aye and Sara Cantor Aye want to help improve the experience of using mass transit in the Chicago area, and they are appealing for your participation.
The husband and wife team last year opened the Greater Good Studio, a Chicago firm that uses...