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  • The Rev. Theodore Schmitt, ordained at 58 after years in Hollywood

    The Rev. Theodore Schmitt coached football and taught in Chicago area high schools, worked as Hollywood movie executive and ran a sports memorabilia store in Las Vegas before being ordained a Catholic priest in 2002 at age 58. "There was always a...
  • Architecture stories that towered above all in 2014

    Architecture stories that towered above all in 2014
    In 2014 architecture put the recession in the rearview mirror. A wave of residential towers washed over American downtowns while, in Chicago, controversies flared over George Lucas' plan for a massive museum along the lakefront and Donald Trump's...
  • Family of slain Loyola student: 'Honor his memory by striving to mirror his grace'

    Family of slain Loyola student: 'Honor his memory by striving to mirror his grace'
    The brother of a Loyola University student who was shot to death during a robbery last week said Tuesday his family seeks "peace not vengeance, understanding not bigotry." Mutahir Rauf, 23, was fatally shot while walking with his brother about 7:40 p.m....
  • Final push for Obama library bids ahead of Thursday deadline

    Final push for Obama library bids ahead of Thursday deadline
    With a Thursday deadline looming for submitting their official proposals, two Chicago universities hoping to host the Obama presidential library are lining up support from across the city, seeking to build coalitions that would strengthen their bids....
  • Beyond profits: Millennials embrace investing for social good

    Beyond profits: Millennials embrace investing for social good
    Once she gets her MBA degree from UC Berkeley in May, Leigh Madeira's dream is to help find funding for young companies devoted to improving the lives of the world's poor. That isn't quite what her family had in mind. When she told her 90-year-old...
  • Boustead's mission: Putting new classical music within reach of all

    Boustead's mission: Putting new classical music within reach of all
    In concert, in the classroom, on the radio and over the Internet, Seth Boustead uses every available platform to spread the word that classical music is a living tradition, an art form of vast global-outreach potential that's thriving as perhaps never...
  • Residential centers call police to discipline youths for spitting, threats

     Residential centers call police to discipline youths for spitting, threats
    Placed in a Wisconsin residential treatment center for youths with behavioral and mental health problems, the teenager ran away for a night to visit his girlfriend. He returned the next morning to find the facility doors locked. In a moment of anger,...
  • Violence, runaways a problem at residential centers across the U.S.

     Violence, runaways a problem at residential centers across the U.S.
    Six years after the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that youths were beaten and abused inside residential treatment centers across the country, the mistreatment and violence continue amid inconsistent oversight by government agencies, an...
  • Wayne Fickinger, J. Walter Thompson advertising executive, dies at 88

     Wayne Fickinger, J. Walter Thompson advertising executive, dies at 88
    Wayne J. Fickinger was a top executive at J. Walter Thompson in Chicago at a time the advertising agency created memorable campaigns for brands like 7UP, Oscar Mayer and Sears. During his 18-years at J. Walter Thompson, Mr. Fickinger rose to become...
  • Memorial service planned for slain Loyola student Mutahir Rauf

    Memorial service planned for slain Loyola student Mutahir Rauf
    A memorial service is planned Tuesday for a Loyola University student shot to death during a robbery last week, Loyola announced Monday. The family of Mutahir Rauf, 23, who was fatally shot while walking with his brother about 7:40 p.m. Friday near...
  • Special Report: In ever-clubbier bar, eight men emerge as Supreme Court confidants

    About 30 seconds into an appearance before the U.S. Supreme Court this fall, lawyer Paul Clement was interrupted by a question. It came from Justice Elena Kagan, and it cut to the heart of his case. But during Clement's response, another justice jumped...