| Jul 4, 2014
| 11:03 AM
"East Los High" (Hulu). A welcome second season for this Web-based Latino teen drama, set in East Los Angeles, begins this week, following some gap-bridging prequels. Originally created with an educational ulterior motive, specifically to address and...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
LONDON -- "UK population's happiness is on the up," trumpeted a headline in the Guardian. What the headline was referring to are the results of a survey conducted by the Office for National Statistics meant to measure Britain's national well-being....
| Nov 12, 2012
| 6:36 AM
LONDON - The Regent's Canal towpath is a tough trail.
It is narrow, crowded, bumpy with cobblestones in places, and bicyclists often end up in the canal. There are narrow passageways under bridges, wide enough for one person, who must duck.
| Dec 21, 2012
Army veteran Melissa Stockwell has one strong, healthy leg. The other is a scarred, 6-inch stump that she has proudly nicknamed "Little Leg."
The Bucktown woman throws birthday parties for this shortened limb, always dresses it in her favorite colors...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 10:17 PM
County supervisors hope to bring the 2024 Olympics to Los Angeles County, unanimously voting Tuesday to urge the United States’ Olympic Committee to hold the summer games here and directing county officials to cooperate with a Southern California...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 8:33 AM
Oscar Pistorius, the Paralympic athlete from South Africa known as the Blade Runner, was back on the track Thursday in a low-key workout for the first time since he was accused of killing his girlfriend in February.
Pistorius will be arraigned in August...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 4:00 PM
Chicago will become the U.S. capital of elite triathlon racing in 2014 and 2015.
The Tribune has learned Chicago is getting the U.S. stop in the International Triathlon Union World Triathlon Series, the most prestigious annual events on the sport’...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 9:46 AM
Two-time Olympic host Los Angeles has officially thrown its hat in the ring again.
"I am pleased to confirm our enthusiastic interest in bidding to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games," Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wrote to U.S....
| Sep 28, 2012
| 2:44 PM
After having to make the choice to amputate her leg more than a year ago, Alyssia Crook is back in school for the first time. She's now a proud freshman at Allendale High School.
Alyssia Crook Faced an uphill battle getting back to school because of...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 12:17 PM
LONDON - The exterior of Westminster Abbey is imposing and grandiose.
Our plan was simple: Pay the admission, stick our heads inside to see what it looked like, and then quickly duck out and move on to a museum.
The museum never happened.
| Sep 1, 2012
| 2:34 PM
Greta Neimanas of Chicago and Megan Fisher of Hinsdale finished 5th and 9th, respectively, in Saturday’s 500-meter time trial at the 2012 Paralympics in London.
Sarah Storey of Great Britain, the top women’s para-cyclist in the world, won the...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 9:26 AM
Tatyana McFadden, a junior at the University of Illinois and two-time Chicago Marathon wheelchair winner, has added a first Paralympic gold medal to an already impressive career resume.
McFadden romped to victory in the 400 meters Monday at London’...