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  • 6 killed, at least 12 wounded in weekend violence

    6 killed, at least 12 wounded in weekend violence
    Six people were killed and at least 12 others were wounded across the city since Friday evening, authorities said. Those killed included two teens, ages 15 and 18, police said. The latest fatal shooting happened early Monday morning in the city's...
  • Dr. Edward Wolpert, an early advocate of lithium use, dies at 84

    Dr. Edward Wolpert, an early advocate of lithium use, dies at 84
    Dr. Edward Wolpert, a highly regarded Chicago psychiatrist and former director of clinical services at Michael Reese Hospital, pioneered the use of lithium for treating manic-depressive illness. In addition to supervising clinical services at Reese's...
  • R. Crumb reflects on 'The Complete Zap Comix'

    R. Crumb reflects on 'The Complete Zap Comix'
    Culturally, physically, scatologically — it's hard to overstate "The Complete Zap Comix." Let's start with the thing itself: If I threw it at your head, and landed a solid strike, I might end you. It weighs 20 pounds, stands more than a foot...
  • Smug Obama administration duped the public

     Smug Obama administration duped the public
    The viral video of the week, at least among policy wonks, shows one of Obamacare's key architects saying that the health care law passed only because the administration deceived the public. MIT professor Jonathan Gruber spoke candidly — and...
  • Axelrod: Quinn 'defied gravity' but ultimately fell to Earth

     Axelrod: Quinn 'defied gravity' but ultimately fell to Earth
    Political strategist David Axelrod, a longtime friend of outgoing Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, on Thursday blamed the Democrat's defeat on poor job-approval ratings and a well-financed challenger who won a string of newspaper endorsements. Republican...
  • Orbert Davis' Jazz Philharmonic celebrates a decade

    Orbert Davis' Jazz Philharmonic celebrates a decade
    During the past decade, Orbert Davis and his Chicago Jazz Philharmonic have given listeners performances of a sort available nowhere else in American music. From the multimedia sprawl of "The Chicago River" to the vividly pictorial scenes of "Havana...
  • James Watson on 'Father to Son'

    James Watson on 'Father to Son'
    In 1953, at just 24 years old, James Watson made a discovery that brought him lifelong fame. At Cavendish Laboratory, he and Francis Crick were the first to map the double helix, the structure of DNA. Years before that, Watson learned curiosity,...
  • Jeanette Fields, 1920-2014

    Jeanette Fields, 1920-2014
    Jeanette Fields helped establish the Chicago Architecture Foundation and was a leader in efforts to preserve and protect significant buildings, from the Glessner House in Chicago to Frank Lloyd Wright houses in Oak Park and River Forest. But her...
  • Ramesh Ponnuru: Republicans should be wary of Jeb Bush candidacy

    Sen. Marco Rubio is reportedly considering whether to run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, with an announcement expected in a few weeks. One factor that must loom large in his deliberations is that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, with...
  • Shuttered CHA complex gets new life as artists' home

    Shuttered CHA complex gets new life as artists' home
    When the Chicago Housing Authority's Dante Harper Townhomes closed in 2007, it seemed to be another symbol of the continued decline of the once solidly working-class Grand Crossing neighborhood on the city's South Side. "They were nice buildings when...
  • Teen charged in 2 lakefront sexual assaults

    Teen charged in 2 lakefront sexual assaults
    A 17-year-old was ordered held in lieu of $400,000 bail Thursday after he was charged as an adult with sexually assaulting two women along the lakefront running path in Hyde Park, police said. Raekwon Franklin was charged with two counts of aggravated...