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  • Chicago a global city but not home to global celebrities

    Chicago a global city but not home to global celebrities
    Every year when awards season rolls around, the local media flutter with news of the Chicago connections. When the Amazon series "Transparent" won best TV comedy at the 2015 Golden Globes, loud note was taken of the fact that its creator, Jill Soloway,...
  • Chicago book news: Art Shay releases 'My Florence'

    Chicago book news: Art Shay releases 'My Florence'
    'My Florence: A 70-Year Love Story" by Art Shay will be published by Seven Stories Feb. 3. The Chicago-based photographer documents his marriage to Florence Gerson, who died in 2012 of ovarian cancer, and their family life in a collection of personal...
  • Study looks at aftermath of Chicago school closings in 2013

    Study looks at aftermath of Chicago school closings in 2013
    Ronald Brooks and his daughter, Star, faced a difficult choice after Lafayette Elementary School was closed along with dozens of other Chicago schools in spring 2013. Chopin Elementary, the district's designated "welcoming school" for displaced...
  • Why are gas prices falling? Think China, not Saudi Arabia.

    Why are gas prices falling? Think China, not Saudi Arabia.
    Falling oil prices are a plot by Saudi Arabia to destroy the United States' emerging oil and gas industry and "probably a plot against West Texas, specifically." That's how University of Chicago economist Austan Goolsbee described the views of the...
  • Tootsie Roll chief, committed to keeping company independent, dies at 95

    Tootsie Roll chief, committed to keeping company independent, dies at 95
    Melvin J. Gordon, who ran Chicago-based candy-maker Tootsie Roll Industries for more than 50 years, held the distinction of being the oldest CEO of any business listed on the two major stock exchanges. Mr. Gordon, 95, died Tuesday in Boston after a...
  • Did CPS take care of its displaced kids?

    Did CPS take care of its displaced kids?
    We've talked to dozens of candidates for the Chicago City Council in the last three weeks and we've heard a lot of anger about the decision by Chicago Public Schools in 2013 to close nearly 50 schools. We've heard a rising antipathy to charter schools....
  • Emanuel defends Obama library plan

    Emanuel defends Obama library plan
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel offered another spirited defense Wednesday of his push to use public park land for a proposed Barack Obama presidential library near the University of Chicago, but dodged a question on why he's not adding new public green space to...
  • Tootsie Roll CEO Melvin Gordon dies at 95

     Tootsie Roll CEO Melvin Gordon dies at 95
    Melvin J. Gordon ran Chicago-based candy-maker Tootsie Roll Industries for more than 50 years and held the distinction of being the oldest CEO of any business listed on the New York Stock Exchange or the Nasdaq Stock Market. Mr. Gordon, 95, died...
  • Council vote expected on landlord ordinance

    Council vote expected on landlord ordinance
    The Chicago City Council meets Wednesday and is expected to vote on an ordinance to rein in "bad landlords" and a host of other items before Mayor Rahm Emanuel and aldermen return to the campaign trail for the Feb. 24 city election. The landlord...
  • How heavy, chronic drinking can affect your body

    How heavy, chronic drinking can affect your body
    Whether it's one night or a regular habit, heavy drinking can do a number on your body, experts said. The physical effects of alcohol consumption range from irritating to serious to fatal, as alcohol is a risk factor in developing certain cancers or...
  • Hundreds march against police brutality on MLK Day

    Hundreds march against police brutality on MLK Day
    Several hundred people marched Monday in Chicago to voice concern over police brutality and racial profiling in the U.S. The march, which followed a 4-mile route that wound from River North to the Chicago Board of Trade, was one of several that took place...