| Nov 2, 2012
| 3:44 PM
David Plowden's second-floor office in his Winnetka home is not the sanctuary that was his now-shuttered basement darkroom. It is more prone to distractions, but that is just one of the allowances that the celebrated 80-year-old photographer has made to...
| 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 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...
| Jan 30, 2012
For millions of Americans, bagged salads are a miracle food, the perfect mix of health and convenience.
Time-pressed cooks can rip open a bag and pour the leaves right into the bowl, reassured by the "triple-washed" label that some wondrous process has...
| 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.
| Feb 4, 2012
| 5:32 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn today named seven people to a state commission that will oversee a privately funded scholarship program designed to help undocumented immigrants pay for college.
The scholarship fund was created by the Illinois DREAM Act, which Quinn...
| Feb 25, 2012
| 11:46 AM
The Chicago Housing Authority is looking for public input as Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s new leadership team tries to put its stamp on a long-running plan to overhaul the city’s public housing.
On Saturday, housing officials announced a new...
| 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 29, 2012
Amy Francetic was at a child's birthday party in 2004 when she decided it was time to leave Silicon Valley.
"I was sitting there listening to 6-year-olds talk about IPOs and whose house was bigger and how much a wedding dress cost," she said.
| Dec 23, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Six candidates are vying for three seats on the New Trier High School Board in the April 5 election. Three were selected by the New …...
| Dec 29, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Highland Park High Schoolâs robotic team will be competing in a robotics world championship in St. Louis this spring after it earned top honors at …...