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  • For some stellar CPS students, hard work pays off — literally

    For some stellar CPS students, hard work pays off — literally
    Jessica Winters is happy. The graduating valedictorian of Kenwood Academy High School on Chicago's South Side held up a sign saying so in a cheery video made recently by fellow students to the soundtrack of Pharrell Williams' "Happy," along with the...
  • Argonne's new director wants lab to boost Chicago as innovation hub

    Argonne's new director wants lab to boost Chicago as innovation hub
    Argonne National Laboratory's newly appointed director, Peter Littlewood, is attached to three things: coffee, his hairdresser in his native England and theoretical physics. A Chicago resident and professor of physics, Littlewood took the helm April 1...
  • Leonard Slatkin ventures down memory lane of his Hollywood youth

    Leonard Slatkin ventures down memory lane of his Hollywood youth
    Few people are lucky enough to be surrounded by as astonishing a diversity of music and musicians as conductor Leonard Slatkin was while growing up. From the mid-1940s into the '50s, his parents' Los Angeles home was a welcoming nexus for various...
  • 5 cops caught in lies on witness stand, judge says

      5 cops caught in lies on witness stand, judge says
    One by one, five police officers took the witness stand at the Skokie courthouse late last month for what would typically be a routine hearing on whether evidence in a drug case was properly obtained. But in a "Perry Mason" moment rarely seen inside...
  • Lewis W. Diuguid: A lonely, tough existence for blacks in Guatemala

    LIVINGSTON, Guatemala Getting to this old port town required us to rise early from our Hotel Catamaran cabins on pylons over water. The tour that my partner Bette and I took of this Central American country included stays in nearly a half-dozen hotels...
  • FBI director in Chicago: 'Painfully aware' of city's gun violence

    FBI director in Chicago: 'Painfully aware' of city's gun violence
    In his first visit to Chicago since becoming director of the FBI, James Comey said today he is “painfully aware” of the city’s seemingly intractable gun violence and plans to direct more federal resources at the problem. Comey, who was...
  • 4 dead, 33 hurt after weekend shootings

    4 dead, 33 hurt after weekend shootings
    Over the span of 36 hours from Friday afternoon into early Sunday morning, at least 36 people were shot, four fatally, in Chicago. More than half of those shootings were in the last 12 hours of that time period. Police responded to at least 27...
  • Autopsy: U. of C. student died of alcohol poisoning

    Autopsy: U. of C. student died of alcohol poisoning
    A University of Chicago student found dead in his dorm room in February died of alcohol poisoning, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Autopsy results indicate the death of Nicholas Barnes, 20, was accidental, the office said....
  • Robert Davidson Was A Vocal Advocate For People With Mental Illness

    Robert Davidson Was A Vocal Advocate For People With Mental Illness
    Bob Davidson's goal in life was to reduce the stigma suffered by people with mental illness, and help them get the support they needed — preferably in a community setting with housing, peer support and counseling. He spoke frequently at the...
  • In sickness and in health

     In sickness and in health
    Patrick and Angie Jessee were less than three months from their wedding day when they received the news: Patrick had non-Hodgkin lymphoma. His life expectancy, according to his oncologist, was five years. They had planned to wed on Oct. 8, 2011. But...
  • Americans' feet getting bigger, but shoe choices slim

     Americans' feet getting bigger, but shoe choices slim
    Chicago native Karen Williamson began her online women's shoe business a decade ago after years of struggling to find styles for her daughter, who at the time was 18 years old, 6-foot-1 and wore a size 12 shoe. Williamson was in Las Vegas recently for...