| Apr 3, 2012
You walk out of the house, and you find that your garage has been spray-painted by a vandal.
You see a guy toss a bag of trash out his car window.
Your lawn is a minefield because somebody walks their dog there and doesn't clean up.
These random acts...
| Dec 25, 2012
The site where Michael Reese Hospital once stood isn't much to look at, just a 37-acre swath of overgrown land in Bronzeville, behind a shoddy chain-link fence.
Developers are itching to build a casino or perhaps a sports entertainment complex on the...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 1:43 PM
Prudential Retirement announced that it has a new senior vice president and head of the company's Stable Value business, starting Monday.
Michael L. Davis, 46, will oversee "in-plan and third-party value product management," which means retirement...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 3:09 PM
Shouting 'no more silence, no more violence', students at the University of Texas marched through the streets of Austin to protest what they say are attacks on African-American students from unknown individuals tossing balloons filled with bleach.
| Oct 8, 2012
| 11:26 AM
WASHINGTON (AP)— Nine years after the Supreme Court said colleges and universities can use race in their quest for diverse student bodies, the justices have put this divisive social issue back on their agenda in the middle of a presidential election...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 8:20 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Heman Marion Sweatt and Abigail Noel Fisher both wanted to attend the University of Texas at Austin.
Both claimed their race was a primary reason for their rejection. Both filed civil rights lawsuits, and the Supreme Court...
| May 9, 2012
| 4:35 PM
The enormous well-being and happiness dividends of a strong, intimate relationship can be erased by the damage that can occur when a partner is lost through death or a difficult breakup. The death of a spouse, in particular, can literally be a killer,...
| May 14, 2012
| 1:17 PM
Twitter erupted Monday afternoon when Florida State president Eric Barron, in a statement regarding the Seminoles’ conference affiliation, called the Big 12 “academically weaker” than the ACC.
As a keyboard jockey with a mere bachelor&...
| May 18, 2012
| 5:04 PM
Stratford High School senior Mason Hurtte is known for hitting the perfect notes.
Hurtte has earned the nickname "Mr. Spartan" on campus, and for good reason.
"Mason exemplifies what we want a Spartan to be, and that is a student who is on his game...
| May 22, 2012
| 2:47 PM
In an unexpected twist of events, a major university is being schooled on the importance of spell checking their work.
The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas in Austin, is apologizing over a typo on the cover of...
| Jun 17, 2012
To the casual passerby, there's nothing remarkable about the 120,000-square-foot former printing plant fronting a sun-baked stretch of Vanowen Street in North Hollywood. There's nothing to indicate that, just beyond the double doors, gangsters are earning...
| Sep 8, 2012
As we launch the 2013 Nelson Algren Short Story Awards Contest, we consider our relationship — as Chicago Tribune journalists — to the world of fiction. Though we are dedicated to the world of fact, we recognize that fiction can help us make...