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  • Research explores how building blocks of life move from deep within Earth

    Research explores how building blocks of life move from deep within Earth
    A common theory holds that the building blocks for life came to Earth from comets that landed here billions of years ago. But what if they also came from within the planet? A study published last month by Johns Hopkins University professor Dimitri...
  • John Goodlad dies at 94; led research on how schools fail to educate

     John Goodlad dies at 94; led research on how schools fail to educate
    John I. Goodlad, whose exhaustive analysis of the culture of schools and the reasons for their failures made him one of the intellectual leaders of the education reform movement that took off in the early 1980s, died Nov. 29 in Seattle. He was 94. The...
  • 2 brothers beaten, robbed at Navy Pier

    2 brothers beaten, robbed at Navy Pier
    Two teenage brothers are recovering at home Saturday after being beaten and robbed during a Friday night disturbance at Navy Pier’s Winter Wonderfest. "It's very horrible,"’ said the two boys' mother, who was reached by phone about the ...
  • 2 hurt, 5 arrested after disturbances at Navy Pier

    2 hurt, 5 arrested after disturbances at Navy Pier
    Five people were arrested and two people were injured Friday night during a disturbance at Navy Pier, authorities said. Around 7:45 p.m., police responded to a call of a disturbance at the popular lakefront tourist attraction and found about 30 people...
  • Boy shot 6 times Dec. 16 dies

    Boy shot 6 times Dec. 16 dies
    A 15-year-old boy who was shot six times in the Altgeld Gardens neighborhood on Dec. 16 has died, authorities said. Tyler Ellis, of the 700 block of East 131st Street in south suburban Riverdale, was pronounced dead Friday at 9:33 p.m. at the University...
  • We said they'd make headlines in 2014. Were we right?

    We said they'd make headlines in 2014. Were we right?
    As we prepare to look ahead to 2015, let's look back at the local executives we predicted would make headlines in 2014. Harper Reed CEO, Modest Barack Obama campaign veterans Reed and Dylan Richard didn't meet their self-reported 2014 launch date...
  • College hunt looms for first daughter Malia Obama

    Soon first daughter Malia Obama will be the decider, choosing which colleges to apply to and which one to attend beginning in the fall of 2016, as her father's presidency winds down. She wants to be a filmmaker, the president has said. Last summer...
  • The Hippocratic oath and the terminally ill

    The Hippocratic oath, a roughly 2,000-year-old text with only marginal relevance to medicine today, continues to have an outsize influence on us. The oath's language and many of its concepts are more archaic than a washboard. A modern surgeon is not...
  • Diana Rauner, Illinois' next first lady, to stay focused on early education

     Diana Rauner, Illinois' next first lady, to stay focused on early education
    A few days before the election, a Chicago radio host introduced Bruce Rauner and wife Diana, telling listeners "behind every great man is a great woman." "In front sometimes too," replied Bruce Rauner, laughing. Diana Rauner is accustomed to being out...
  • Man dead, 3 others wounded in city shootings, including man robbed in Englewood

    Man dead, 3 others wounded in city shootings, including man robbed in Englewood
    A man was shot dead and three other people, including a 14-year-old boy, were wounded in separate shootings since Christmas Day. A 52-year-old man died after being shot and a 42-year-old man was wounded during a domestic incident in the Lawndale...
  • Complex jobs might help maintain brain fitness in aging

    Regardless of IQ, people who work at complex jobs have a slightly higher chance of being better thinkers as they age, a recent study suggests. "When we look at the association between complexity of work with people or data, we see that those in more...