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  • Website targets Chicago landlords, condos skirting recycling law

    Website targets Chicago landlords, condos skirting recycling law
    A public service announcement: If you live in a Chicago apartment or condo building that DOES NOT offer recycling, please go to MyBuildingDoesntRecycle.com. You will not be alone. Since Claire Micklin launched the site in late January, more than 1,700...
  • Draft's first pick was from Chicago — and he never played in the NFL

    Draft's first pick was from Chicago — and he never played in the NFL
    Jay Berwanger of the University of Chicago was the first player ever chosen in an NFL draft. And he never played a down of pro football The Feb. 8, 1936, inaugural nine-round event at Philadelphia's Ritz-Carlton lacked the grandiose media exposure and...
  • What did your dream mean? The National Dream Hotline will interpret

    What did your dream mean? The National Dream Hotline will interpret
    To Sandy Leitner, a dream about a snake isn't just a dream about a snake. Instead, it's a symbol of creative energy. It's a good symbol to appear in a dream, she said. Leitner hopes to share that knowledge with dreamers during the School of...
  • Teens who abuse study drugs face legal, health problems in the future

    Teens who abuse study drugs face legal, health problems in the future
    Tucked inside dresser drawers, sold in school bathrooms and popped before exams, “study drugs” like Adderall are prescription medications that many teens are familiar with. The pills are sold and traded with bold promises: You’ll be...
  • President Obama's White House Correspondents' Dinner monologue has a thousand fathers and mothers

    WASHINGTON If there's a comedy equivalent to the "nuclear football," the suitcase with the launch codes, it's a worn gray folder marked "Presidential Statement" that lives in the bowels of the White House, in the speechwriters' suite, and was delivered to...
  • Bill to aid Obama library, Lucas museum sent to Rauner's desk

    Bill to aid Obama library, Lucas museum sent to Rauner's desk
    State lawmakers on Thursday quickly approved a measure aimed at providing legal protections for Mayor Rahm Emanuel's efforts to build President Barack Obama's presidential library and the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. The legislation clarifies that the...
  • Event in swimmer's honor has raised over $500,000 for cancer research

    Event in swimmer's honor has raised over $500,000 for cancer research
    Nearly a decade old, the Hour of Power is getting better with age. A local occurrence of the annual swimming fundraiser that generates money for cancer research at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital will take place at New...
  • Private patient advocates a growing, yet costly, trend in health care

    Private patient advocates a growing, yet costly, trend in health care
    Barbara Salata was anxious, couldn't sleep and told her family it felt like she was having a heart attack. The 77-year-old Libertyville woman would forget things and generally "wasn't the mom that we knew," said her son, Bob Salata Jr. Despite a sleep...
  • Legislators fast-track OKs for Obama, Lucas museums

    Legislators fast-track OKs for Obama, Lucas museums With fast-track votes, Illinois lawmakers pushed through legislation Thursday to ensure that Chicago can use public parkland as a potential site for President Barack Obama's presidential library, while...
  • Local Roundup for Thursday, April 23

    NCAA Division III No. 9 North Central pounded out 29 hits en route to a 10-4, 10-5 softball sweep of visiting Concordia Chicago on Wednesday. Among the contributors for the Cardinals (27-3) were Corinne Rowe (4-for-7, 4 runs, 3 RBIs), Carly Trenhalle...
  • Illinois lawmakers fast-track OKs for Obama, Lucas museums

    With fast-track votes, Illinois lawmakers pushed through legislation Thursday to ensure that Chicago can use public park land as a potential site for President Barack Obama's presidential library, while also paving the way for Star Wars creator George...