| Feb 14, 2014
| 5:04 PM
Curie has an indomitable force.
Simeon has a roster full of fluid 6-foot-4 to 6-6 athletes who can crowd Cliff Alexander in the paint and make up enough ground to contest Curie's sometimes-too-willing jump shooters.
Curie has a victory over Simeon...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Survey modern Chicago — its abundant natural resources, its muscular skyline and powerhouse institutions — and you might conclude that the city was destined to rank among the world's elite.
Not necessarily. Chicago is an engine powered by...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 2:16 PM
As deputy managing editor for digital, Megan Garvey has broad responsibility for our digital report, including breaking news on the web, the home page, the data team and the presentation of online projects. She was promoted to the position in March 2014....
| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:08 PM
SPRINGFIELD — House Speaker Michael Madigan called today for the state to put up $100 million to boost efforts to land the presidential library and museum of President Barack Obama.
The speaker joined fellow Democratic Chicago Rep. Monique Davis...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 7:08 PM
At precisely the time 6-year-old Sammy most needed his parents, they were forced to keep their distance because his unique cancer treatment made him radioactive. Even his favorite blanket and stuffed animal were off-limits, lest they, too, become...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 12:06 PM
The push to build President Barack Obama’s presidential library officially got underway on Friday with the establishment of a foundation, managed by three of his longtime supporters, to oversee the process.
Chicago businessman Marty Nesbitt, a...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 7:35 AM
Today is Darwin Day, the 205th anniversary of the birth of the father of the theory of evolution.
It's a scientific "holiday" that has had its evolutionary ups and downs.
Five years ago, for the bicentennial of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary...
| Apr 11, 2014
Bill Hillmann's "The Old Neighborhood" is about coming up the hard way on the streets of Chicago. It's about growing up in a place where all the choices seem bad. It's about a world where problems are solved with fists and bullets rather than words or...
| Apr 18, 2014
In "You Feel So Mortal: Essays on the Body," Peggy Shinner's smart, witty, bittersweet book of writings about her own body and those of others, the author examines the journey of life inside that most imperfect of vessels. Beginning with acute, often...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 1:47 PM
A woman is being investigated for abuse after her son was found in critical condition with life-threatening burns in the South Shore neighborhood, officials said.
Officers responding to a call found the boy, who is 4 months shy of his second birthday,...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 4:43 PM
Two people, including a 13-year-old boy, were shot Saturday afternoon in separate incidents on the South Side, bringing the total number of shootings since Friday to 15, officials said.
The 13-year-old boy was shot in the lower left leg about 4:25 p.m....
| Apr 1, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Even a former cornerback who failed to graduate from Whatsamatta U. can deduce what will happen to college football in America.
Football's past may have been all about raccoon coats and chants of Boola-Boola. But the future of college football will be...