| Jun 30, 2008
CALIFORNIANS who use hands-free cellular devices while driving may be doing themselves a favor in the long run.
That's because scientists still can't say with certainty that placing a cellphone against the head is completely safe, especially for heavy...
| Oct 3, 2009
Venice is home to a lot of extravagant architecture, whether it's Frank Gehry's playful deconstructions or Franklin Israel's experiments in postmodern collage. Yet even in such environs, Robert Choeff and Krystyan Keck's home on Cabrillo Avenue stands...
| Jun 18, 2009
John F. Mitchell
Motorola cellphone pioneer
John F. Mitchell, 81, who helped engineer the technology that paved the way for the world's first cellular phone during a 45-year career at Motorola, where he was president from 1980 to 1995, died of cancer...
| Dec 14, 2013
When Liz Hletko goes toy shopping for her three children, finding just the right item for her son is a snap, while the same task for her two daughters is anything but child's play.
"Everything that is marketed to my son calls for using his brain,"...
| Dec 6, 2013
The clock that rang ship's bells on the hour and the half-hour in the office of intellectual property attorney Morgan Fitch Jr. was a reminder of his connection with the Navy, the Navy League and the Naval Sea Cadet Corps he founded.
The Naval Sea Cadet...
| Dec 1, 2013
Amy Cramer, who finished law school in 2011, was one of the fortunate ones, if you define fortunate as finding a temporary job as an employee benefits consultant for $18 an hour soon after graduation.
More than 14 percent of her classmates at The John...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 10:43 AM
Printers Row Journal picks its top 10 books from 2013, plus 50 worth an honorable mention. This list was compiled by the editors of Printers Row from previous reviews.
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to...
| Nov 26, 2013
Among the more than 300 craft vendors at the Carl Sandburg Athletic Booster Club Craft Fair last weekend, Robert Caridi's wood products stood out for their precision work.
Caridi, a senior, is one of the best wood craftsmen at Carl Sandburg High School,...
| Nov 13, 2013
Wise men and women know that tallest building titles, like glory and Cubs winning streaks, are fleeting. Someone can always build a taller tower. Mix the foibles of the human ego with ever-advancing building technologies and new experiments in...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 3:50 PM
For months now, skyscraper buffs have awaited a ruling from a little-known Chicago-based group that will settle whether New York's One World Trade Center or Chicago's Willis Tower has bragging rights as the nation's tallest building.
They're going to...
| Oct 9, 2013
I run a non-profit called Do Your P'Art Foundation that brings kids from all over Chicago and the suburbs together through school partnerships and field trips. We work with about 1,000 students a year and keep growing. The program’s purpose is to...