Celebrated Author & Neuroscientist Colleen Mccullough Slammed in Sexist Obituary

By Liz Valliyil, CBS2  CHICAGO (CBS) — Brilliant, beloved, talented, and successful: these adjectives paint the picture of acclaimed neuroscientist and author Colleen McCullough, who was laid to rest this week in her native Australia. Most people will […]


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Role Models Are Necessity In Chicago Jail School System

For students entering the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ), teachers are even more necessary as role models. This is one of many reasons that Chicago teacher Karen January chose to educate within the juvenile justice system.


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Must See Towns On The Spanish Mediterranean Coast

Maria Duenas, author of The Heart Has It’s Reason from sister company Simon & Schuster, shares her must see towns on the Mediterranean Coast.


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10-Year-Old Author Working On His Second Novel

Over his summer vacation, Jake Mayer has been playing a little soccer, hanging out with friends in Barrington, and working on his second novel. Did we mention he’s still in elementary school?


Participants run away from Victoriano del Rio Cortes' bulls during the third bull-run of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, on July 9, 2014. The festival is a symbol of Spanish culture that attracts thousands of tourists to watch the bull runs despite heavy condemnation from animal rights groups (Photo credit: RAFA RIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Author Of ‘How To Run With The Bulls’ Gored In Pamplona

Bill Hillmann is a veteran bull-runner who ironically co-authored the book “Fiesta: How To Survive The Bulls Of Pamplona,” and has written several articles titled “How to Run With the Bulls” for Outside Magazine


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Teen Realizes Wish Of Becoming Published Author

Ravina Thakkar says her cystic fibrosis gives her a lot of time to think of stories, as she waits through treatments to clear her lungs three times a day.


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Suburban High School Student Becomes Published Author

A 16-year-old junior at St. Charles East High School is now a published author – selling what she calls “realistic fiction” on the Barnes and Noble website.



Author At Lit Fest Says Work After Books Are Published Has Changed Dramatically

Gathering today south of Chicago’s loop are America’s authors and the people who read their books on paper or on screen. The author’s job after the writing is over has changed radically over the years, as John Cody reports.


Ray Bradbury

Author, Waukegan Native Ray Bradbury Dies

Author and Waukegan native Ray Bradbury has died at the age of 91.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2012

Studs Terkel

Chicago Remembers Studs Terkel On His 100th Birthday

Chicago is remembering Studs Terkel Wednesday, on what would have been his 100th birthday.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2012

Frank Calabrese Jr. talks with CBS 2's John Drummond. (CBS)

Phoned-In Threat Cancels Book Appearances By Hitman’s Son

Frank Calabrese Jr. is in town to market his new book about how he turned against his hitman father and became part of the “Operation Family Secrets” trial.


The Rev. Andrew Greeley

Fr. Greeley’s Condition Stabilized 2 Years After Fall

The best-selling author and newspaper columnist the Rev. Andrew Greeley is well enough after his 2008 accident that he can occasionally meet with friends, but he’s lost some cognitive function.

CBS Chicago–10/20/2010