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  • 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...
  • Zorn: Alvarez lets Simon go and lets Devine off the hook

    Zorn: Alvarez lets Simon go and lets Devine off the hook
    "I'm not here to criticize my predecessor," said Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez Thursday, speaking to reporters about her dramatic decision to release prison inmate Alstory Simon. Indeed she was not. She was there to criticize others —...
  • NU's lakefront parking garage a winner

    NU's lakefront parking garage a winner
    When Northwestern University cut down a stand of trees last year to make way for a parking garage and visitor center along Lake Michigan, it seemed as if the university was bumbling into a new version of the madness that inspired Joni Mitchell's famous...
  • Simon, Topinka face off in comptroller race

    Simon, Topinka face off in comptroller race
    Sheila Simon Democrat Age: 53 Birthplace: Troy Residence: Carbondale Current job: lieutenant governor Previous positions: Law school professor, Southern Illinois University; Carbondale City Council member; candidate for Carbondale mayor; Jackson...
  • 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....
  • Northwestern professor sues student who accused him of attack

    Northwestern professor sues student who accused him of attack
    A Northwestern University philosophy professor filed a defamation lawsuit Tuesday against an undergraduate student who accused him of sexual misconduct. The suit by Peter Ludlow alleges that the student knowingly made false statements to news media...