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Study By U Of C Professor Finds Living On Tree-Lined Streets Makes People Healthier And Possibly Smarter

Apparently you don’t need to hug a tree, but rather just look at one to live a happy, healthier life.

08/10/2015

Protesters calling for an adult trauma center at the University of Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Demonstration Turns Physical During U Of C Protest Calling For Adult Trauma Center

(CBS) –A protest calling for a trauma center at the University of Chicago ended with one demonstrator needing medical attention and one person in police custody. Dozens of protesters marched to Rockefeller Chapel Saturday morning […]

06/06/2015

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Nine Arrested After Protesters Lock Themselves In Building At U Of C

Firefighters had to cut through bike locks at a U of C administrative building Wednesday night after protesters, demanding a meeting with administrators over a trauma center, locked themselves into a vestibule.

06/03/2015

The Giant Magellan Telescope will contain a 25.4-meter (82 feet) primary mirror comprising seven separate 8.4-meter (27 feet) diameter segments, all shown here in an artistic rendering. The GMT dome will stand 22 stories high. (Credit: Giant Magellan Telescope – GMTO Corporation)

University Of Chicago Helping Build “Epic” Telescope In Chile

The University of Chicago has agreed to kick in $50 million toward a $1 billion project to build a massive telescope in Chile, which one scientist has said will be like putting eyeglasses on the Hubble Telescope.

06/03/2015

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Protesters Say South Side Needs Adult Trauma Center More Than Presidential Library

After the Obama Library announcement, about 75 protesters marched through the University of Chicago campus to the home of the school’s president, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

05/12/2015

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It’s Official: University Of Chicago To Get Obama Library

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama confirmed a decision that has been clear for nearly two weeks early Tuesday, as they announced online the Obama presidential library is coming to “Sweet Home Chicago.”

05/12/2015

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Obama Library Site Selection Will Raise New Questions On South Side

With the official announcement coming Tuesday that the Barack Obama Presidential Library and Museum will be built in Chicago, comes a host of other questions, from exactly where it will be built, to the impact the project will have on small businesses on the South Side.

05/11/2015

Governor Bruce Rauner waits for the arrival of  President Barack Obama at the Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy on February 19, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama used the event to designate Chicago's historic Pullman district a national monument. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Rauner Signs Legislation Aiding Obama Library, Lucas Museum

Gov. Bruce Rauner bolstered plans to build the Barack Obama Presidential Library and filmmaker George Lucas’ museum in Chicago.

05/01/2015

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Chicago Researcher Helps Guide Local Educators

While there are plenty of ways for an education degree owner to use the degree inside of the classroom, Joy Ippolito found herself more interested in the research end of programs like the Urban Teacher Education Program at University of Chicago.

04/26/2015

Three people were shot while they were sitting in this Ford Thunderbird in an alley parking lot in the 5400 block of South Ellis Avenue. (Credit: CBS)

Three Shot In Hyde Park Near University Of Chicago

University police issued a campus security alert at about 2 a.m., after three people were shot in an alley in the 5400 block of South Ellis Avenue. Police said two men and a woman were sitting in a blue Ford Thunderbird in a parking lot, when someone came up to the car and opened fire around 12:30 a.m.

04/20/2015

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Best Used Bookstores In Chicago

If you’re looking for a rare edition or just want to save a bit of money, then consider checking out these used bookstores in Chicago.

04/06/2015

Map of the two proposed sites for the Obama Presidential Library presented by the University of Chicago. (Credit: University of Chicago)

Aldermen Approve Park Land Transfer For Obama Library

The City Council has cleared the way for the city to take control of Park District land on the South Side for the Barack Obama Presidential Library and Museum, if the University of Chicago’s bid for the facility is selected.

03/18/2015

Map of the two proposed sites for the Obama Presidential Library presented by the University of Chicago. (Credit: University of Chicago)

Aldermen Set To Approve Land Transfer Deal For Obama Library

It’s a crucial day for the University of Chicago, as it tries to secure its bid for the Obama Presidential Library and Museum. The Chicago City Council was set to vote Wednesday on an ordinance that could make or break the bid, by giving the city control of Park District land the U of C has proposed as the site of the library.

03/18/2015

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UIC, University Of Chicago Urge Obama To Put Library In Chicago

Two Chicago universities vying for Barack Obama’s presidential library are taking a break in the competition to send a message to the president: Pick either one but just don’t pick New York.

03/16/2015

Ross Jacobs. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Police: Man Wanted For Stabbing Roommate In Hyde Park

Chicago police are searching for aman in connection with a stabbing Friday night in Hyde Park.

03/14/2015

Map of the two proposed sites for the Obama Presidential Library presented by the University of Chicago. (Credit: University of Chicago)

Aldermen Overwhelmingly Support Transferring Park Land For Obama Library

At a joint meeting Wednesday, three City Council panels voted heavily in favor of the Emanuel administration’s plan to transfer about 20 acres of land in either Washington Park or Jackson Park to the city if the Barack Obama Foundation picks the University of Chicago’s bid for the future Obama presidential library.

03/11/2015

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Aldermen To Vote On Plan To Transfer Park Land To City For Obama Library Bid

Aldermen were expected to give preliminary approval on Wednesday to the Emanuel administration’s plan to allow the city to take control of Park District land to be used for the Barack Obama Presidential Library, if the president and first lady choose the University of Chicago’s bid for the facility.

03/11/2015

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Mayoral Runoff To Delay Announcement Of Obama Library Decision

President Barack Obama will hold off on announcing the location for his future presidential library until after Chicago’s runoff election for mayor, two people familiar with the decision said, in a bid to avoid politicizing his legacy project.

03/09/2015

Protesters disrupt traffic on Michigan Avenue Thursday evening. (CBS)

Protesters Disrupt Mag Mile Traffic To Demand South Side Trauma Care

The protest was timed to coincide with a University of Chicago alumni event. The U of C, with its medical campus, has been a consistent target of criticism.

03/05/2015

Mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia says he would not block a presidential library from being built on park land. (CBS)

Garcia Reverses Course On Building Obama Library In A Park

Facing a steady stream of criticism from the Emanuel campaign for his stance on a potential Obama Presidential Library in Chicago, challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia backed down from his opposition to building the facility on public park land.

03/03/2015

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