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Study: Recession changed young people's values

Study: Recession changed young people's values

CHICAGO - Drew Miller clearly remembers the day his father was laid off.

July 12, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Massive indoor farming takes root

Massive indoor farming takes root

Jolanta Hardej, CEO of FarmedHere LLC, examines a young basil crop at the indoor vertical farm in Bedford Park, Ill. The farm, in an old warehouse, grows crops that are sold at grocery stores in Chicago and its suburbs.

March 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Massive indoor farming takes root

Massive indoor farming takes root

Maximino Gonzalez, master grower at FarmedHere LLC, plants basil seeds. Officials at FarmedHere plan to expand to 150,000 square feet.

March 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Massive indoor farming takes root

Massive indoor farming takes root

BEDFORD PARK, Ill. - Farming in abandoned warehouses has become a hot trend in the Midwest - with varying degrees of success - as more entrepreneurs worldwide experiment with indoor growing systems in attempts to grow more food locally.

March 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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More youths using cellphones as main on-ramp to Internet

CHICAGO - Keep computers in a common area so you can monitor what your kids are doing.

March 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Abuela da a luz a su propia nieta

Abuela da a luz a su propia nieta

CHICAGO.- Emily y Mike Jordan no podían evitar ponerse nerviosos al entrar a un hospital nuevamente.

September 13, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Grandma gives birth to her own grandchild

Grandma gives birth to her own grandchild

CHICAGO - Setting foot in a hospital again, Emily and Mike Jordan couldn't help but feel anxious.

September 08, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Grandma gives birth to her own grandchild

CHICAGO — Setting foot in a hospital again, Emily and Mike Jordan couldn’t help but feel anxious.

September 07, 2012 4:09 pmLoading…
Is texting ruining the art of conversation?

Is texting ruining the art of conversation?

CHICAGO - Anna Schiferl hadn't even rolled out of bed when she reached for her cellphone and typed a text to her mom one recent Saturday. Mom was right downstairs in the kitchen. The text? Anna wanted cinnamon rolls for breakfast.

June 04, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Internet piracy habits die hard; so now what?

Internet piracy habits die hard; so now what?

CHICAGO - Young people want their music, TV and movies now - even if it means they get these things illegally.

February 19, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Froufrou design catalogs easy target of parody, satire

CHICAGO- It started with figs, on a plate, stashed under a pool-side table.

December 05, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Cancer activist's bold approach seems to be working

Cancer activist's bold approach seems to be working

CHICAGO - Lindsay Avner is no shrinking violet. She's a bright pink whirlwind, with a closet full of dresses cut from that very color and a cancer-fighting organization she named for it.

October 17, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Comic book collector learns fine art of letting go

Comic book collector learns fine art of letting go

Jose Alaniz spent about a week sorting and packing each comic book - carefully, lovingly. There were 12 boxes of them, comics he'd collected since his mother bought him his first one at age 6.

October 03, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Secret Santas spread cheer anonymously

The gold coins have arrived in much the same manner every year for the past four years: An anonymous donor dropped each one into a Salvation Army kettle somewhere in Fort Myers, Fla.

December 15, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Gen Xers, feeling taken for granted, eager to change jobs, even careers

They're antsy and edgy, tired of waiting for promotion opportunities at work as their elders put off retirement. A good number of them are just waiting for the economy to pick up so they can hop to the next job, find something more fulfilling and get what they think they deserve. Oh, and the…

November 16, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Young workers pressing employers for wider Web access

Ryan Tracy thought he'd entered the Dark Ages when he graduated from college and arrived in the working world.

July 13, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

More adult children support cash-strapped parents

Sue Martin does her best to be a dutiful and loving daughter.

October 13, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Survey: Nearly every kid a video gamer

CHICAGO — Katherine Graden doesn’t really like shoot-’em-up video games. She prefers games on her Wii system that test her fitness and agility — the ones her guy friends tease are her “sissy games.”

September 16, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
Auto-safety group calling on states to raise age for driving

Auto-safety group calling on states to raise age for driving

CHICAGO — Taking aim at a long-standing rite of passage for 16-year-olds, an influential auto-safety group is calling on states to raise the age for getting a driver's license to 17 or even 18.

September 09, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Summer-camp reversal: Parents now the sad ones

CHICAGO — Eve Pidgeon watched the large group of kids, many of them laughing and chatting excitedly as they boarded a bus for summer sleepaway camp last summer.

July 13, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

McCain hopes to attract young voters

CHICAGO — He's a Republican, for starters. He describes himself as "older than dirt." And he makes no apology for an Iraq war that is especially unpopular on college campuses.

May 12, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

2,500 educators punished for sex abuse in last 5 years

A young teacher in Iowa sheepishly admits that he fondled a fifth-grader's breast. But he doesn't lose his teaching license until one persistent victim and her family go public — 40 years after the first accusation.

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Grieving turn to Internet to share tributes, memories, anger

CHICAGO — Horrible, real-world happenings are unfolding almost simultaneously in the virtual world, as Virginia Tech students and people from all over the world gather online to grieve and vent.

April 18, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
'Dad, what's wrong?' This: Mommy is dying

'Dad, what's wrong?' This: Mommy is dying

GRAYSLAKE, Ill. — Seven-year-old Nicholas Chamernik had rarely seen his parents cry. So he was worried when he looked up one evening to see his father wiping away tears.

January 28, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
Postings on personal sites can embarrass

Postings on personal sites can embarrass

CHICAGO — The auditorium's walls were covered with thousands of sheets of paper — printouts from MySpace, Facebook, YouTube and other online sites that were filled with back-stabbing gossip, unflattering images and details about partying and dating exploits.

January 01, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
Pre-adolescents maturing sooner

Pre-adolescents maturing sooner

Zach Plante is close with his parents — he plays baseball with them and, on weekends, helps with work in the small vineyard they keep at their Northern California home.

November 26, 2006 12:00 am Photos

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New HPV vaccine spurs forthright talk on sex education

GRIFFITH, Ind. — What they thought would be a routine physical for her volleyball team found 14-year-old Amanda Zaborowski and her mom facing a big question: Did they want Amanda to get a new vaccine that would protect her against the common and serious sexually transmitted disease HPV, or h…

August 28, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
In age of texting, e-mail is 'new snail mail'

In age of texting, e-mail is 'new snail mail'

CHICAGO — E-mail is so last millennium.

July 19, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
Youngest survivors resilient before first post-Katrina holiday

Youngest survivors resilient before first post-Katrina holiday

CHICAGO — The first time Mary McCray's granddaughters saw snow, it was Christmas in New Orleans last year. Few of the flakes stuck but, to them, it was a miracle.

December 18, 2005 12:00 amLoading…
Young adults: Too spoiled for hard work?

Young adults: Too spoiled for hard work?

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June 27, 2005 12:00 amLoading…

Plugged-in youths find relief by going offline for a while

A look at the new Internet generation:

December 08, 2004 1:17 pmLoading…

Guys really get into Galaxies

A look at the new Internet generation:

December 05, 2004 1:20 pmLoading…

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