| Dec 19, 2013
| 1:14 PM
When Janet Rowley was accepted into the University of Chicago's medical school in 1944, the quota for women was already filled — three in a class of 65.
So she had to wait a year.
Dr. Rowley made up for that early setback by becoming an...
| Oct 1, 2013
Chicago loves to call itself the cradle of modern architecture, but what exactly is modern architecture? The steel and glass skyscrapers of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe? The Prairie School houses of Frank Lloyd Wright?
Maybe those are the wrong questions....
| Dec 6, 2013
| 9:19 PM
The CTA and riders are reporting Ventra Card reader outages on some buses during rush hour and into the evening, after several dozen Pace buses experienced similar problems Friday.
The CTA has "reports of scattered outages of (Ventra Card) bus readers,"...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 9:34 AM
Thanksgiving is as late as it can be, and Hanukkah is earlier than usual this year, but the holiday shows always arrive right on schedule. From warmhearted theatrical classics to spicy newcomers, ballet to tap, traditional music to pop, we have enough...
| Nov 20, 2013
Do not go west, young Frenchman.
And the South Side south of 59th Street? Non, non, non.
If you read my colleague Katherine Skiba's story in the Tribune on Tuesday, you know what I'm talking about. The French government has been advising visitors to...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 7:27 AM
Considering that she grew up in Israel playing mostly saxophone, Anat Cohen wasn't necessarily destined to become one of the world's leading jazz clarinetists.
Or maybe she was and didn't realize it.
Either way, Cohen – who has vacillated...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 11:05 AM
Chicagoans play in bowling, kickball, baseball, beach volleyball and countless other sport leagues. But skee ball? It's more popular than you think.
"For most of the people, the last time they played was when they were 5 years old at Chuck E. Cheese's,"...
| Nov 10, 2013
Back when retired professor Bill Ayers hosted potluck seminars with his partner Bernardine Dohrn at their Hyde Park home, some University of Illinois at Chicago graduate students might have seen their mentor as simply a pleasant, aging lefty with a love...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 10:34 AM
As much as 4 inches of rain doused the morning rush hour, flooding ramps and roads, and more storms are expected just in time for trick-or-treaters this evening.
Some areas could see another 2 inches of rain, and storms could be strong with large hail...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Tuesday, Oct. 22
Chicago Public, Inter-City 1
Little Village at Maine, 5:30 at Lane
Chicago Public, Inter-City 2
Gage Park at Bronzeville, 4:15 at Eckersall
Juarez at Kelly, 4:15 at Rockne
Kennedy at Tilden, 4:15 at Stagg
| Oct 21, 2013
For years, Audrey Petty's perspective of public housing high-rises came from a series of glimpses.
She grew up in Hyde Park and whenever she took the bus down State Street, past the former Stateway Gardens and Robert Taylor Homes, she often sat up...
| Oct 20, 2013
The University of Chicago is Parris Island for economists.
From the days when Milton Friedman, George Stigler and Arnold Harberger led the charge, if not before, it's been a rigorous training ground that produces not U.S. Marines but scholars with a...