| Jun 15, 2014
Chicago has been under consideration as a host for the 2017 America's Cup regatta, one of the world's premier sporting events, since winter, said Don Wilson Jr., who is leading Chicago's host committee.
"This winter, we were contacted by the America's...
| Jun 25, 2014
Like a five-star high school recruit in his senior year, college athletics is at a crossroads. Pressure from current players, former players and lawsuits means a system of paying college students to play sports is finally getting serious attention....
| Jun 17, 2014
| 9:44 AM
Thirteen bidders filed paperwork by Monday’s deadline saying they want to host the Obama Presidential Library, according to the foundation established to oversee the selection process.
In a statement released today, the Barack Obama Foundation said...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 10:00 PM
You've already waited in line for popcorn at Garrett. You've endured verbal abuse at The Wieners Circle. And you've devoured the Chicago classic that is the Italian beef sandwich (Al's #1 and Johnnie's being the best, depending on who you ask).
| Jun 13, 2014
| 5:58 PM
Columbia University in New York City will make a bid to build the Obama presidential library on its Manhattanville campus in West Harlem, where the structure would be a cornerstone of the university’s $6.3 billion expansion into the economically...
| Jul 7, 2014
As Malik Dervisevic huddled in a small jail cell — tired, hungry and frantic after hours of interrogation and no contact with his family — his mind whirred with anxiety.
"I lost my job. I lost my house. I lost everything," Dervisevic, 37,...
| Jun 20, 2014
Driven by a desire for social justice and racial reconciliation, John Hall Fish spent much of his career connecting college students and recent graduates with urban nonprofit organizations.
In 1969, Mr. Fish co-founded the Associated Colleges of the...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 2:43 PM
Tribune columnist Steve Chapman attacks the cluelessness of Americans on national debt and points out that the U.S. deficit has been falling the past five years.
But a falling deficit still means national debt is heading in the wrong direction, albeit...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 6:56 AM
This summer, data scientists and architects in Chicago are working on a new form of civic infrastructure: highly visible, aesthetically pleasing, one-foot-square boxes mounted on light poles that track environmental conditions around them. If this is...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 5:01 PM
WASHINGTON — White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, asked Friday whether Chicago had a lock on becoming the home of the future Obama presidential library, emphasized that the just-received bids for the project would be carefully examined, including...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 10:02 AM
The curled metal fixtures set to go up on a handful of Michigan Avenue light poles later this summer may look like delicate pieces of sculpture, but researchers say they'll provide a big step forward in the way Chicago understands itself by observing...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 12:45 AM
A 15-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the foot this morning in the South Shore neighborhood, police said.
The boy was standing on the sidewalk in the 7600 block of South Coles Avenue when a gun he was holding discharged about 12:15 a.m., Police...