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  • Protest on Mag Mile briefly blocks traffic near Water Tower Place

    Protest on Mag Mile briefly blocks traffic near Water Tower Place
    Dozens of demonstrators protesting the lack of trauma care on the South Side briefly blocked northbound traffic during rush hour on Michigan Avenue near Water Tower Place on Thursday evening. The group’s protest at Michigan Avenue and Pearson...
  • Plan for Obama library in Chicago must respect Frederick Law Olmsted parks

     Plan for Obama library in Chicago must respect Frederick Law Olmsted parks
    Maybe it's time to erect temporary, "proceed with caution" signs at the entrances to Chicago's Jackson and Washington parks. The signs would be directed not at drivers, but at President Barack and Michelle Obama, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Barack Obama...
  • Recommended classical music concerts

    Recommended classical music concerts
    Avi Avital and David Greilsammer: The popular mandolinist and pianist collaborate on a program ranging from Bach and Mozart to Bartok and Arvo Part. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Logan Center for the Performing Arts, University of Chicago, 915 E. 60th St.; $25; 773-...
  • 'Infinite Monkey Cage': They have facts and they're not afraid to use them

    'Infinite Monkey Cage': They have facts and they're not afraid to use them
    "We have an agenda," said the comedian Robin Ince the other day, between bites of a chicken sandwich. These days, who doesn't? Of course, the most effective polemical tool might not be calling your show "The Infinite Monkey Cage Live." Or so you'd think....
  • Major survey shows most Americans support same-sex marriage

    In the late 1980s, support for gay marriage was essentially unheard of in America. Just a quarter century later, it's now favored by clear majority of Americans. That dramatic shift in opinion is among the fastest changes ever measured by the General...
  • North Central grad Ed Mathey returns to coach baseball at 'home'

    When it became clear that North Central College baseball coach John Fitzgerald was going to leave to take the same post at his alma mater, Cardinals athletics director Jim Miller set his sights on a familiar face. While Fitzgerald finalized plans for the...
  • Jim Landers: Are we getting value for our cancer treatment spending?

    Two camps of health economists are having an important quarrel over whether Americans are getting value for the more than $100 billion they're spending each year on treating and preventing cancer. Cancer is expected to eclipse cardiovascular diseases...
  • Gary ramps up war on blight

    Gary ramps up war on blight
    GARY — Hollowed out homes and graffiti-marred buildings are easy to find, but now the city has a precise street-by-street road map to the urban blight that impacts one in five houses. Officials said Wednesday they hope the 18-month survey of 60,...
  • For Gary mayor, vacant buildings full of promise

    For Gary mayor, vacant buildings full of promise
    Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson knows precisely how many buildings are vacant in her city: 6,902, or about 21 percent. She knows how many buildings are "blighted" and in visible need of repair. That's 12,394, or 37 percent. She can show you exactly...
  • Obama library event will unite U. of C., UIC bid supporters, sources say

     Obama library event will unite U. of C., UIC bid supporters, sources say
    With President Barack Obama expected within weeks to pick the site of his presidential library and museum, the two local finalists are planning a unity breakfast designed to bring West Side and South Side supporters together in a common goal —...
  • Doctor tries to put patients at ease with sports memorabilia

    The collection began with a painting. Mark Meier bought it in 1991 and hung it in his office because Robin Yount was his favorite baseball player. It shows The Kid hitting a home run and includes teammates Jim Gantner and Paul Molitor, captured by artist...