| Feb 24, 2014
Wesley M. Dixon Jr., a pharmaceutical executive, over the years chaired the boards of leading arts, health and educational institutions in the Chicago area, including the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
"Wes was the most important businessperson in...
| 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...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 7:56 AM
Last Sunday, as you might remember since your brain is no longer frozen, was the nastiest of winter days. Still, a handful of people braved the snow and wind and cold and slick roads to make their way to the Museum of Science and Industry.
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 9:20 AM
Venus de Miles
Sunday, July 29
Start at Lake Forest College, 500 N. Sheridan Road, Lake Forest
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| Jan 25, 2013
| 1:28 PM
In the fall, I taught English 366: The Essay at Lake Forest College, a writing workshop devoted to the study of the essay as a unique genre. We were not midway through the first class meeting when a student asked me what the difference was between the...
| 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...
| Aug 26, 2012
Joe Griffith thought he could get the better of Lake Michigan. In the late 1950s, the lifeguard tried four times to swim the 38 miles from Chicago to Michigan City, Ind. Through the years, he faced stomach cramps, indigestion, 15-foot waves, navigation...
| 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...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 2:14 PM
Poetry makes nothing happen.
So saidW.H. Auden.
Who never lived in Chicago.
Or knew Don Share. Share is the senior editor of Poetry magazine, the venerable Chicago-based literary institution. It turns 100 next year and has seen far more than nothing...