New York Times
Rachel Shteir says she dislikes Chicago’s “swagger” but likes the beauty of Lake Michigan, Millennium Park and the fact that the climate seems to have mellowed, thanks to global warming.
It makes us feel better when we can determine direct causes, identify means of prevention of similar acts, or categorize those involved as somehow different, distant or foreign.
The teachers’ strike has propelled Chicago into the national and world spotlight, as articles explore the wider issues surrounding politics and public employee unions.
I’m sure he’s saying some of his best friends are black.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he wants to “build a new Chicago,” with a $7.2 billion infrastructure upgrade program that would bring 30,000 jobs over the next three years.
It has taken years to reach this point, but the combination of medicine, awareness, tragedy and marketing sense has pushed hockey to the brink of real culture change.
The Chicago News Cooperative has suspended publication, after 2 1/2 years of providing local news articles online and content for the Midwest pages of the New York Times.
A single good deed helped save the lives of 30 people. Two Chicago area residents are among 60 people who took part in the longest kidney transplant chain ever.
Admirers of Abraham Lincoln will be none too happy to learn that state budget cuts are threatening historic sites across the state.
No number of victories stacks up against what these boys and their families lost. Not even 409.
The general managers of the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees are not likely, in either case, to come in to replace Jim Hendry for the Cubs, a published report says.
Pittsburgh’s PNC Park tops the list for statistician Nate Silver’s rankings of the best ballparks, while Wrigley Field just barely makes the top 10.
As they head to the Super Bowl, the Green Bay Packers have released a financial report showing profits in the millions, even though the team is a not-for-profit company.
Placed in the unfamiliar role of prohibitive favorites, the Bears seem to be doing and saying everything they can to feel otherwise.
- Orange Line Service Resumes After Train-Pedestrian IncidentCTA commuters were temporarily stymied on the Orange Line during the Friday rush hour after a train fatally struck a man on the tracks.401
- Illinois Senate Passes Medical Marijuana LegislationIllinois Gov. Pat Quinn must decide if he will sign a measure allowing the use of marijuana for medical purposes after the state Senate approved legislation on Friday.1238
- Teen Fatally Stabbed In Fight Outside Suburban Grocery StoreRomeoville police say a 17-year-old boy and a 22-year-old man got into a fight in the parking lot outside the Jewel-Osco on Weber Road.432
- Powerball Jackpot At $600 Million: Most Common NumbersThe Powerball jackpot was increased Friday to $600 million, making it the largest Powerball jackpot ever.781
- Police Believe Alleged Con Man Had Scores Of Victims In 4 StatesPark Ridge police were asking for the public’s health in a fraud investigation against a man they said has been using a fake identity to fleece people in at least four states.148
- Family Helping Fund Research For Rare Disease That Struck Son, DaughterThey start out growing up like any other child, until a seizure strikes. It's the first sign of a deadly, rare brain disease that robs children of their abilities before taking their lives. This weekend, you can help a Downers Grove family try to find a cure for Batten Disease.226
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