| Apr 20, 2010
| 4:32 PM
In case you missed it, this story -- Air Force, in reversal, will discharge lesbian officer -- updates my April 6 column What happened to the U.S. Air Force lesbian who `told'? Don't ask. Reversing an earlier decision, the Air......
| Apr 5, 2010
| 9:32 PM
Air Force Lt. Robin Chaurasiya (right) recalls being summoned to a meeting with her commanding officer at Scott Air Force Base near downstate Belleville last year. He read to her a copy of an e-mail that had come to his......
| 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...
| Mar 4, 2012
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city.
| 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,...
| Jul 29, 2001
Citing the flood of stories in the media about the anticipated benefits and ethical quandaries posed by stem cell research, the National Institutes of Health complained in a recent report that "the terminology used to describe stem cells in the lay...
| 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...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 12:37 PM
One World Trade Center will be the nation's tallest building when it opens next year, a Chicago-based tall buildings council announced Tuesday, a decision that drew a quick rebuke from Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
The decision by the Chicago-based Council on...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:28 AM
One World Trade Center will be the nation's tallest building when it is completed next year, a Chicago-based tall buildings council announced Tuesday.
The decision by the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat hinged on whether the...