| Oct 12, 2012
| 2:46 PM
When author Nami Mun was 13, she ran away from her family's Bronx apartment. She survived by holding down odd jobs and living wherever she could — on benches, in shelters or squatting in abandoned buildings. In her early 20s, she found steady...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 12:57 PM
The University of Illinois at Chicago will receive a three-year $85,000 grant from a philanthropic foundation to study the counseling experiences of pastors.
Funding from The John Templeton Foundation will help university researchers examine the...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 1:01 PM
The literary events at the Chicago Humanities Festival are illustrative of the festival's sprawling theme, “America.” A diverse array of voices, perspectives and characters will illuminate the American experience. And for those whose passion...
| Oct 31, 2012
She's only 17, but Jessica Chrzan is at the forefront of an effort to do a better job of monitoring a disease that makes her nauseated.
Chrzan participated in a University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine study that tested a new way to...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 12:31 PM
Health advocates and soda supporters will go head to head Tuesday in a City Council committee hearing on a sugary beverage tax.
The hearing was spurred by a resolution presented by Ald George Cardenas ((12th) earlier this year that asked the City Council...
| May 2, 2012
Those unpleasant air pollutants that can cause breathing problems and heart and blood vessel troubles could pose an additional health risk, according to a recent study on the cognitive effects of air pollution.
Researchers recently found that older women...
| May 2, 2012
| 8:49 AM
Muslims have become the third-largest religious group in the state after Roman Catholics and independent evangelicals. Not to mention, the fastest-growing one.
That's according to a census of American religious congregations unveiled Tuesday in Chicago....
| May 2, 2012
| 7:14 PM
A University of Illinois Medical Center building was evacuated tonight for about 90 minutes after a worker saw a package he thought was suspicious near a newspaper box, authorities said.
The College of Medicine West Tower, also known as the 909 Building...
| May 7, 2012
| 9:59 AM
President Barack Obama's re-election campaign pushed out one word last week to define his quest for a second term — "forward."
So how much does a single word matter? Quite a bit, marketing and branding experts say, even if they disagree on the...
| May 21, 2012
The Chicago area has numerous schools with MBA programs, including two — University of Chicago's Booth School of Business and Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management — whose business schools continue to rank among the best in...
| May 18, 2012
Huma Gruaz picked a precarious time in her personal life to enroll in a Master of Business Administration program.
She had just moved to Chicago from the suburbs. She had to figure out how to navigate life after a divorce. And she had just started her...