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Universities Using Bizarre Questions To Judge Applicants’ Personalities

Where’s Waldo isn’t a topic you would think would be on a college application, but it is.

11/03/2013

Chicago police display some of the more than 300 guns seized in the city in the first two weeks of 2013. (Credit: CBS)

McCarthy: Study Bolsters Call For Stiffer Firearms Sentences

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s argument for stiffer firearms sentences is bolstered by a new study showing gun possession offenders placed on probation are more likely to get re-arrested for murder than other felons, his police superintendent says.

10/14/2013

Eugene Fama and Lars Hansen were honored Monday at the University of Chicago for winning the Nobel Prize for economics. (CBS)

Two U Of C Professors Awarded Nobel Prize In Economics

Eugene Fama and Lars Hansen shared the Nobel economics prize with Robert Shiller of Princeton. The U of C has been affiliated with nearly 90 Nobel laureates.

10/14/2013

Mayor Daley and Gary Mayor Karen Freeman Wilson at a neighborhood cleanup. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Former Chicago Mayor Daley, Students Help With Gary Neighborhood Clean Up

Former Mayor Richard Daley brought his grad students to Gary today to help Gary’s mayor and a group of volunteers with a neighborhood clean-up, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

09/28/2013

The Mayor talks about about success of jobs program. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Emanuel Points To New Study Showing Summer Jobs Program Led To Crime Reduction

A new study bolsters Mayor Emanuel’s argument that summer jobs programs for teenagers are helping to hold down the crime rate, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

08/06/2013

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MBA Helps Chicago-Based Ophthalmologist Make Smart Decisions

If you want to pursue an MBA along with your medical school degree, consider getting the inside scoop from a Chicago-based ophthalmologist.

08/05/2013

Austin Hudson-Lapore (Supplied to CBS)

Family: U Of C Student Died Doing What He Loved; Observing Storms

The family of a University of Chicago student whose body was found in Lake Michigan on Wednesday, a week after he went missing, said the death appeared to be a tragic accident during last week’s heavy storms.

06/20/2013

Austin Hudson Lapore (Credit: Chicago Police)

Search Dog Tracks Missing Student To Lakefront

Volunteers, friends and family were out in force Tuesday morning, resuming the search for a missing University of Chicago student.

06/18/2013

Austin Hudson Lapore (Credit: Chicago Police)

Family: Missing U of C Student Disappeared After Taking Finals

Police have issued an alert for a missing 20-year-old University of Chicago student, last seen near the school’s Hyde Park campus on Wednesday afternoon.

06/14/2013

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U. Of C. Fraternity Under Fire For Racist Prank

A fraternity at the University of Chicago isn’t getting its mail until it apologizes to a postal employee for a crude prank.

06/13/2013

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Chicago’s Best Haunts For A Clandestine Meeting

Denise Kiernan is a journalist and writer whose work and travels have taken her from the undulating and stiletto-crippling cobblestoned streets of Rome to the soccer stadiums of Central America and the Great Wall of China. Here, she shares her best spots for a clandestine meeting.

06/07/2013

University Of Chicago Medical Center

Activists Continue To Push For Trauma Center At U Of C

Activists who have been staging demonstrations and sit-ins and marches and sometimes getting themselves arrested as they try to get the University of Chicago to get back into adult trauma care, say new research from Northwestern suggests that lives could be saved if there were a south side trauma center.

05/28/2013

A Man Uses A Computer Mouse. (AP Photo)

Study: 20 To 30 Percent Of CPS Students Rarely Use Technology In School

A new study commissioned by the University of Chicago paints a disappointing picture of technology use among public school students in Chicago.

WBBM Newsradio–04/25/2013

Several people were injured in a pair of explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. (Credit: WBZ-TV)

Local Terrorism Expert: Boston Bombing Designed To Send Message

A University of Chicago Terrorism analyst says the Boston Bomb placement shows it was designed not for maximum lethality but to send a message by maiming and wounding.

04/16/2013

Science Generic

Scientists May Have Discovered Particle Predicted By Local Expert

University of Chicago cosmologist Michael Turner predicted an orbiting observatory might find an excess of positrons over electrons, from dark matter particles annihilating each other.

04/03/2013

After years of treatment, Henry Schlaak has made remarkable progress after being diagnosed with autism. (CBS)

CDC Estimates 1 In 50 Children Have Autism

A new study indicates autism is much more widespread than previously thought. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says 1 in every 50 school age kids has autism—that is about 1 million children nationwide.

03/20/2013

Terry Martin, who has Type 2 diabetes, tests her blood sugar level. (Credit: CBS)

Diabetes Hits Especially Hard In Poor Black Communities

Dr. Monica Peek, an assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Chicago, said, “From the recent findings, the top 11 communities for diabetes death rates, 10 of those are African-American.”

03/11/2013

Capitol Hill

U Of C Economist Says Sequestration Fears Overblown

A University of Chicago economist says sequestration might help a bit, certainly will not hurt nearly as badly as the administration is warning, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

02/25/2013

University Of Chicago Medical Center

Protesters March For Adult Trauma Center At U Of C

Around 70 protesters marched on the University of Chicago Medical Center demanding the school provide a Level 1 trauma center to the surrounding South Side neighborhoods.

02/23/2013

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U Of C Planning To Build Off-Campus Apartment Building

The University of Chicago, encouraged by early success of its Harper Court redevelopment, is pushing forward with plans to build a retail and apartment building less than a half-mile away from it.

02/22/2013

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