| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 19, 2007
| 8:58 AM
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, former head of the Bauhaus School of Design and a recent emigrant from Nazi Germany, was to be honored this evening on his appointment as director of the Armour Institute of Technology's department of architecture. But at a...
| Jun 18, 2009
John F. Mitchell
Motorola cellphone pioneer
John F. Mitchell, 81, who helped engineer the technology that paved the way for the world's first cellular phone during a 45-year career at Motorola, where he was president from 1980 to 1995, died of cancer...
| Nov 5, 2009
Phil Swarbrick graduated from Chicago's DePaul University last year with a Bachelor of Science degree in network technology and a Master of Science degree in computer information and network security. Under normal circumstances, the undergraduate and...
| May 6, 2010
In her capacity as a representative of Harper College, Nancy Wajler often gives talks to groups of unemployed adults. The message she imparts centers on the wisdom of returning to college to retrain and retool for new occupations.
In recent talks, she...
| Aug 16, 2010
| 1:11 PM
Imagine raising vegetables in an abandoned, four-story manufacturing building. And doing it without soil.
An old building once used to manufacture plows for farm fields is being transformed into a dirtless vertical farm where fish and lettuce are grown...
| Apr 4, 2010
In Chicago they build things right -- and that goes for dance companies. In January, Joffrey Ballet of Chicago displayed its artistic vitality in Los Angeles with its splendid staging of Frederick Ashton's postwar masterpiece " Cinderella" at the...
| Oct 3, 2009
Venice is home to a lot of extravagant architecture, whether it's Frank Gehry's playful deconstructions or Franklin Israel's experiments in postmodern collage. Yet even in such environs, Robert Choeff and Krystyan Keck's home on Cabrillo Avenue stands...
| Sep 17, 2009
Generations entering college have never known a life that didn't include recycling and to keep up with their environmental mindset schools are greening up not only the curriculum but their campuses as well.
Mark Olson, dean of enrollment at North Park...
| Sep 27, 2008
RENZO PIANO'S original concept for the new California Academy of Sciences building in Golden Gate Park was elegantly simple: Slice out a huge, rectangular section of the park landscape, lift it 36 feet into the air and slide a new piece of architecture...
| May 20, 2008
At the Manas grocery store and restaurant on Vermont Avenue near USC, graduate students from Mumbai and New Delhi stop by late at night to pick up a batch of malai kofta, vegetable dumplings, to fuel their engineering study sessions.
Or they may sit down...