| Sep 8, 2009
After decades of criticizing public schools as places where hardly anybody learns anything, suddenly conservatives are upset that a 15-to-20-minute live Webcast might teach kids too much.
That's because the Webcast is by President Barack Obama. His...
| Aug 22, 2009
| 12:13 PM
Alarms are going off at the hundreds of agencies that provide help to children from low-income families, battered women, homeless people and others among Pennsylvania's most vulnerable citizens.
The agencies, mostly private groups that rely on state...
| Aug 19, 2009
| 11:53 AM
Cosby joined Governor Rendell and educators to push for increased education funding in the state budget.
Cosby has been a long time education advocate, in 2002 he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The comedian cracked some jokes during his...
| Jul 5, 2009
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Hundreds packed a huge hall at the Morial Convention Center on Saturday to hear from comedian, activist and educator Bill Cosby, a featured speaker at the Essence Music Festival's annual gathering of leaders charged with finding...
| Dec 9, 2009
Commercials that feature Tiger Woods have disappeared from television since his SUV accident Nov. 27 unleashed a flood of reports about his possible marital infidelities, Bloomberg reported in a story published Tuesday.
The last time a Woods ad aired...
| Oct 8, 2009
| 1:32 PM
David Galenson, professor of economics at the University of Chicago, and Joshua Kotin, graduate student in English language and literature and editor of the Chicago Review discuss the nature of artistic genius and evaluate the careers of such diverse...
| Oct 10, 2009
Actress in action serials
Pamela Blake, 94, a B-movie actress known for her roles in such late 1940s action serials as "Chick Carter, Detective" and "Ghost of Zorro," died of natural causes Tuesday at a Las Vegas care facility, her family...
| Oct 27, 2009
| 3:15 PM
Former Chicago alderman Leon Despres--along with former Chicago Tribune reporter Kenan Heise--discusses his twenty years standing up to the Chicago Democratic machine, headed by the late Mayor Richard J. Daley. Despres new memoir is Challenging the...
| Nov 4, 2009
| 7:02 AM
Bill Cosby to perform at Genesee Theatre in Waukegan. For details visit http://www.geneseetheatre.com
| Nov 10, 2009
| 6:38 AM
HOLLYWOOD -- Pink's Hot Dogs wants to thank Los Angeles for 70 great years with a " Chili Dogs for Charity" Celebrity Event.
Every day this week, starting at 7:00 p.m. and lasting for 70 minutes, Pink's will sell chili dogs for just 70 cents at its...
| Nov 23, 2009
| 3:35 PM
He was an overnight companion to countless Chicagoans over the years. But, in February, following a long illness, the unique voice of the man known as "Chicago Ed" was silenced.
Chicago Ed Passes
Big Fan of Police and Fire Departments
| Jul 16, 2004
| 1:21 PM
After making an unabashed sales pitch for her products, an unremorseful Martha Stewart said she isn't afraid to serve five months behind bars for lying about a stock sale.
Her former broker, Peter Bacanovic, also drew a five-month sentence when he...