When Dan and Debbie Greenberg’s son was born with a deadly genetic disorder, the Homewood couple vigorously campaigned to help find the cause, even donating autopsy samples after he died. Eventually, the doctor they assisted uncovered the lethal gene—and then, to the Greenbergs’ amazement, quietly patented it. Now they are suing, in a case being closely watched by the booming biotech industry
Belle of the Blog: Three decades after steaming up the pages of Playboy, Candace Jordan is attracting eyeballs again—this time with her clothes on—as a sought-after party guest and cyberscribe. Circulating among the city’s socialites, she chronicles swank galas and charity auctions on her blog—required reading for Chicago’s see-and-be-seen set
As a young PE teacher in 1968, the future state supreme court justice Anne Burke worked tirelessly to realize the first Special Olympics—opening a long and tangled relationship with Eunice Kennedy Shriver
Gay, black, and a descendant of slaves, the Tony-winning choreographer Bill T. Jones mined his complex feelings about Abraham Lincoln to create a capstone dance for the Ravinia Festival
Renting a house near Lake Michigan is a great way to have your sand-and-surf vacation—and stay solvent, too. How to snag your dream cottage
The former Channel 5 news reporter Amy Jacobson saw her career and personal life derailed after a video showed her in a bikini at the home of a man under investigation after his wife’s disappearance. Now she hopes her lawsuit against Channel 2—the rival station that turned that visit into a sensational news story—will win her a measure of redemption
A new book on the nation’s “boy crisis” hails Wilmette for tackling the problem—though the results remain uncertain. Are boys there really doing better?
Abusive behavior, vulgarity, rudeness—too many people, says civil liberties expert Geovinella Gonthier, are giving at the office.