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  • U. of C. sees tough competition from New York for Obama library

    U. of C. sees tough competition from New York for Obama library
    The official heading up the University of Chicago bid to host the Barack Obama presidential library said Wednesday that the biggest threat to bringing the facility to Chicago's South Side comes from New York. While there is serious competition from...
  • Wolfgang E. 'Wolf' Thormann

    Wolfgang E. 'Wolf' Thormann
    Wolfgang E. "Wolf" Thormann, former professor and chairman of the department of modern languages at Goucher College and a lifelong Francophile, died Monday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center of heart failure. He was 90. "The students loved him, and he...
  • Superstorm Sandy followed by heart attacks, strokes in hardest-hit New Jersey counties

    Superstorm Sandy followed by heart attacks, strokes in hardest-hit New Jersey counties
    HACKENSACK, N.J. — Superstorm Sandy ripped houses from their foundations, reshaped the Jersey Shore and shuttered countless businesses in October 2012, but now researchers at Rutgers University tell of another devastating consequence: It increased...
  • The ones to watch in Chicago business, 2015

    The ones to watch in Chicago business, 2015
    George Lucas and Mellody Hobson Filmmaker and Ariel Investments president The attention really should be focused on federal judge John Darrah, who is presiding over the case that will decide the fate of the proposed lakefront location for the Lucas...
  • Park District ready to give control of land to city for Obama library

    Park District ready to give control of land to city for Obama library
    During two public forums next week, the Chicago Park District will propose the transfer of several acres of South Side parkland to City Hall control to make way for the Obama presidential library, should the president and first lady choose the...
  • Can Mayor Rahm Emanuel rescue Chicago's bid for Obama library?

    Can Mayor Rahm Emanuel rescue Chicago's bid for Obama library?
    On Nov. 4, 2008, Barack Obama strode onstage to accept his election as the nation's first African-American president. His first words: "Hello, Chicago!" That historic moment, beamed worldwide from a victory rally in Grant Park, signaled to the world...
  • Cannabis crazy: It doesn't just describe the move to legalize weed. It could happen to you.

    In 2014, our country went cannabis crazy, bringing to 18 the number of states decriminalizing pot. Colorado opened boutiques selling “mountain high suckers” in grape and butterscotch flavors and posted signs that proclaimed the state is...
  • Under UIC plan, part of Obama library complex would sit atop expressways

     Under UIC plan, part of Obama library complex would sit atop expressways
    In its bid for the Obama presidential library, the University of Illinois at Chicago has proposed a visitor center and academic institute complex on its Near West Side campus that would extend over portions of the Jane Byrne Interchange. Though the plan...
  • Flood, drought risks must be managed, with or without climate change

    In one case a major metropolis was flooded within hours, leaving thousands homeless, millions without power, transportation and businesses shut down, and a mass human crisis. In the other case, three years of sunshine and blue skies have left water...
  • So you think marijuana isn't addictive

    So you think marijuana isn't addictive
    In 2014, our country went cannabis crazy, bringing to 18 the number of states decriminalizing pot. Colorado opened boutiques selling "mountain high suckers" in grape and butterscotch flavors and posted signs that proclaimed the state is "where prohibition...
  • An insider or outsider as next head of L.A. Unified?

    An insider or outsider as next head of L.A. Unified?
    As a three-term Colorado governor, Roy Romer, a Democrat, had to deal with a combative Republican majority in his state Legislature. He later headed his party's fractious national committee. But nothing was as difficult, he said, as running the Los...