Today’s Google doodle pays homage to Jane Addams and the Hull House, one of her biggest contributions to history, on her 153rd birthday. But what exactly did the Hull House offer and where does it stand now?
Robert Remini dies: The Andrew Jackson scholar wrote at least 10 books about the former president. Robert Remini also wrote books about Mormon leader Joseph Smith and President John Quincy Adams.
600-year-old coin found: A museum in Chicago today showcased a rare copper-and-silver coin which dates back to the time of the China's Emperor Yongle in 1400s.
Last week, a Russian news outlet reported the discovery of a new type of microbe discovered in Antarctica's Lake Vostok. But now scientists say that the bacteria is just contamination.
Scientists say that the type of microbe, which has been locked in the lake under the ice for millions of years, is only 86 percent similar to other known types.
Visiting a Chicago neighborhood he represented as a state legislator, Obama said violence is about more than gun control, 'It's also an issue of the kinds of communities that we're building.'
The findings shed light on the extreme limits at which life can live not just on Earth, but possibly alien worlds, scientists added.
Paid product reviews are spreading on the Internet. Can technology help?
Chicago schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard, recruited just 17 months ago by Rahm Emanuel, is stepping down nearly four weeks after the teachers strike. He reportedly infuriated the mayor.
Micro-housing aims to diversify downtowns and give workers the chance to shorten their commutes, but not everyone likes the idea. San Francisco weighed such a proposal Tuesday.