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  • Ebola victim left Africa after direct contact with the virus

    By Wednesday afternoon, his name and photograph had gone viral. Thomas Eric Duncan, in his mid-40s, hails from Monrovia, the coastal capital of the West African country of Liberia.
  • Great Chicago Fire comes to the river

    Great Chicago Fire comes to the river
    In the beginning was the notebook, and the notebook was filled with dreams, and those dreams, against all sorts of odds and in the face of red tape, carping, money-hunting and alterations, will come to fruition Saturday with an event that will become...

    REVIEW: 'Rest' at Victory Gardens Theater ★★½

     REVIEW: 'Rest' at Victory Gardens Theater ★★½
    The Idaho retirement community at the heart of "Rest," the new play by Samuel D. Hunter, who received a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" last week , is no place you want to spend your golden years. Granted, there are no druggies or winos, but it is...

    Domestic abuse is a challenge for states

    WASHINGTON A woman is being beaten by her husband. The police arrive, but they don't speak the wife's language. So her husband, who does speak English, translates. He blames her, and she is arrested. Or perhaps she's an American Indian, but her partner...

    Money and mission: When investments conflict with philanthropy

    The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation made headlines around the nation last week for unveiling the latest winners of its "genius" grants. Earlier this month, the Chicago-based philanthropic institution, one of the nation's 10 largest private...