| May 24, 2013
| 10:04 AM
Walk past a row of four shoe-shining chairs raised on a wooden stage. Take a right. Front and center, a fireplace flickers.
A leather ottoman sits next to it, shelving everything from Playboy, Fortune and Sports Illustrated magazines.
Within an arm&...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 3:16 PM
On June 14, 2003, Sam Vazquez ran the Adidas National Scholastic High School Meet in Raleigh, N.C., against one of the fastest prep mile fields ever assembled. Vazquez won in 4 minutes, 3.87 seconds, beating — among others — eventual two-...
| Sep 27, 2012
Jerome Horwitz, a medical researcher at Wayne State University in Detroit, had spent more than a decade developing a drug he hoped would work against cancer. But the compound failed to help the lab mice he tested it on, so in 1970 he "dumped it on the...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 4:34 AM
Coming on the heels of an agreement with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Harper College and Roosevelt University are partnering to offer a dual-degree …...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 4:32 PM
The Internet search giant Google picks modernist architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for its latest logo-tweaking tribute....
| Apr 9, 2012
| 6:59 PM
Fourteen jurors were picked Monday for the William Balfour trial. The judge has kept their identities secret until after their verdict. In all, 18 jurors – including six alternates -- will be selected. Here is what was learned about the seven men...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 4:27 AM
Two masked men, one wielding a large knife, injured a store clerk during a robbery at a Bronzeville convenience store on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology this morning, police said.
The men walked into the store in the 3200 block of...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 2:57 PM
There's nothing like a weedy, littered-filled lot or a vacant building to bring down a neighborhood. That is, until a community comes together and finds a creative use for the space, holding its place until a more permanent solution comes along.
| Dec 23, 2012
Chicago architect Ann Clark is designing a boarding school that will sit in a saddle-shaped field of mostly beans in Grand-Bois, Haiti.
Among the challenges: One side of the field slopes more than 25 degrees, and getting there is rougher than white-...
| Aug 12, 2012
Downers Grove retiree Robert Govenat was on the computer every day, watching prices of his stocks go down.
It was November 2007, and a bear market was threatening.
"He was about to have a nervous breakdown or a heart attack," recalls his wife, Jan, a...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 10:04 AM
The Illinois Institute of Technology announced Tuesday that it has named Dutch architect and educator Wiel Aretsas the new dean of its architecture school. Arets, currently a professor of building, planning and design at the BerlinUniversity for the Arts,...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 6:24 PM
Robert F. Christy, a physicist who was a key member of the Manhattan Project team that created the atomic bomb during World War II, died Wednesday at his Pasadena home. He was 96.
Christy, who spent 40 years as a Caltech professor and administrator, died...