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  • College football's breakout performance

    College football's breakout performance
    The show Monday night was forecast to draw the largest audience in cable television history. A 30-second advertising spot was going for as much $1 million. The cause of all this attention: the first-ever College Football Playoff championship game....
  • The NCAA empire is built on the sweat, talent -- and harm -- of its players

    The NCAA empire is built on the sweat, talent -- and harm -- of its players
    College football finally has a real playoff, and millions of us can't wait to see who will win the championship matchup. It is ironic, however, that even the players at the top of the game, who will be engulfed in adulation Monday night, are also...
  • How do you help a baby learn? Word by word, a Chicago project says

    CHICAGO On the third-floor hospital maternity ward at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Bionka Burkhalter had just given birth to her first child, a 7-pound, 4-ounce boy named Josiah. There was a knock on the door, and two women asked to give a...
  • Lee Sandlin, Chicago author known for depth of research, dies at 58

    Lee Sandlin, Chicago author known for depth of research, dies at 58
    Lee Sandlin, a writer, covered a broad range of subjects in books and articles, producing everything from a historical look at life along the Mississippi River in the 19th century to a study of how early tornado chasing brought about the field of...
  • Study: Pop music helps ease post-surgery pain for children

    To help children recover from surgery, a dose of "Diamonds" or "Shake It Off" could do the trick, according to a recent study. Research from Northwestern University and Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago asserts that listening to music and...
  • Feed the Dream founder Sandy Haggart works to end hunger in Guatemala

     Feed the Dream founder Sandy Haggart works to end hunger in Guatemala
    Most people would be slowing down at age 71, but not Sandy Haggart. "The hardest part is trying not to work too hard (because) then I feel like I'm out of balance," says Haggart, who founded the nonprofit Feed the Dream (feedthedream.org), a nutrition...
  • Dr. Henry Betts, leader in field of rehabilitation medicine, dies at 86

     Dr. Henry Betts, leader in field of rehabilitation medicine, dies at 86
    Dr. Henry Betts, an outspoken advocate for people with disabilities and a pioneer in the field of rehabilitation medicine, led efforts to transform the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago into the leading facility of its kind. Dr. Betts, 86, died in his...
  • McDonnell sentence: Questions of ethics, deterrence, consequence

    McDonnell sentence: Questions of ethics, deterrence, consequence
    When former Gov. Bob McDonnell stands before U.S. District Judge James Spencer on Tuesday for sentencing, the big question will be: Is the core of political corruption taking money when in office, or doing something in return? For the prosecutors who...
  • Obesity is not a curable condition

    This is in response to the Dec. 29 editorial “Obesity as disability.” Obesity is not a “curable condition.” Class 3 (severe) obesity affects about 6 percent of U.S. adults. Anyone who has severe obesity or works with people who...
  • New year brings 40% toll hike for truckers in Illinois

    New year brings 40% toll hike for truckers in Illinois
    Three years after tolls for passenger cars nearly doubled on the Illinois Tollway, higher rates for trucks have finally arrived as well, with both increases paying for a record-setting, multibillion-dollar rebuilding and expansion of the highway system....
  • Stevenson has real shot at joining elite athletic group

    Stevenson has real shot at joining elite athletic group
    Points pondered while starting the new year off with a really sore/stiff neck, the result of paying $6 at a service station for 3.05 gallons of gas, and then spending the next four hours perusing the sky in search of flying pigs. 1) It may be that...