| Jan 19, 2009
Barack Obama will be sworn in Tuesday as our 44th president. His inauguration should remind us of the incredible racial progress since the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s inspiring speech at the March on Washington in 1963. On that day, King spoke in race-...
| Oct 19, 2008
With family investments and house values battered by the financial crisis, colleges and universities in California and around the nation are seeing an increase in students seeking financial aid and are bracing for even more.
At the same time, higher...
| Jan 20, 2008
BACK in June, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton took the stage for a Democratic debate with a visage so flawless it started a flurry of Botox and plastic surgery rumors. In October during a Republican debate, Mitt Romney proved once again that he'll never...
| Aug 30, 2009
Father of Terri Schiavo
Robert Schindler, 71, the father of Terri Schiavo, who became a national symbol in a closely watched right-to-die fight, has died, his son said Saturday.
Schindler, a tireless activist through years of legal...
| Feb 27, 2009
Norm Van Lier
Ex-Chicago Bulls guard, broadcaster
Norm Van Lier, 61, a former Chicago Bulls guard and broadcaster, was found dead Thursday afternoon in his Chicago home, authorities said.
Firefighters went to his home, just blocks from the United...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 8:47 AM
Though investigators believe Sandy Hook Elementary School gunman Adam Lanza may have taken his motive to the grave, some mental health experts are looking at a disturbing storybook authored by Lanza a decade before the massacre for clues as to why he...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 12:43 PM
Impact players for Hinsdale Central’s volleyball team, Alex Davis and Lauren Fuller are constantly improving. The juniors are incredibly focused on their team, which made it to the regional finals in the playoffs this season. Davis and Fuller also...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 12:54 PM
Nolan Lang, a baseball player at Dr. Phillips High, wrapped the hands of fellow student Cameron Meena into his own. Together, they swung the bat.
"Run, Cameron!" said Nolan, a 17-year-old senior, as the ball sailed off the tee. "Let's go!" Keeping his...
| Oct 13, 2013
In 1909, when Daniel Burnham issued his Plan of Chicago, city schools bustled with 300,000 children. Before the first day of school that year, the Tribune declared: "The children of all the world … the child of the tenements and the child of...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 3:27 PM
BOSTON — "Don't worry about a thing," sings Bob Marley in the song that's become a Red Sox anthem for 2013.
Really, what could be more fitting? Boston is in the World Series and Thursday was one of those beautiful blue sky Beantown days, when...
| Oct 20, 2013
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has a message for the young and uninsured: Obamacare is here to help. In her recent visit to Fusion, Sebelius promoted the law as particularly beneficial to young people because it allows them to...