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  • Why `compassionate conservatism' is still dead

    Compassionate conservatism is back. That's how Peter Beinart, a contributing editor at the Atlantic, reads a number of recent developments in Republican politics, the most recent being Representative Paul Ryan's announcement of new anti-poverty proposals....
  • Lucas Museum would offer art for our time

    Lucas Museum would offer art for our time
    Filmmaker George Lucas wants to build a museum of "narrative art" — "Star Wars" memorabilia and other popular works — on Chicago's lakefront, south of Soldier Field. Some park advocates oppose it, citing the law requiring an open lakefront....
  • Rockin' food that rolls: Five of Chicago's best food trucks

    Rockin' food that rolls: Five of Chicago's best food trucks
    The food truck revolution hit Chicago in 2012. And with it, notions of greasy grub on wheels gave way to some serious gourmet cuisine. Here’s a look at five of Chicago’s best food trucks. Be sure to check websites, Facebook and Twitter to...
  • 'The Book of Eggs' offers look at eggs of 600 bird species

    'The Book of Eggs' offers look at eggs of 600 bird species
    Who cares whether the chicken or the egg came first? The egg is far more interesting — at least in author Mark E. Hauber's hands. -------------------- This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to Printers Row members with the...
  • 2 dead, 6 injured in city shootings

    2 dead, 6 injured in city shootings
    Two men were killed and six people were wounded in shootings on the North, South, Southwest and West sides late Monday and early Tuesday morning, according to police. About 9:55 p.m., a 34-year-old man was approached by someone as he walked down the...
  • Clyde P. Watkins, senior partner, Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt

    Clyde P. Watkins, senior partner, Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt
    Clyde P. Watkins has been named senior partner of Chicago-based fundraising consulting firm Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt. Watkins has been consulting for nonprofit organizations for 20 years. An alumnus of the University of Chicago, Watkins also holds a...
  • Offering state-sponsored retirement accounts to private-sector workers

    California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon's "second mother," his Aunt Francisca, spent most of her 74-plus years cleaning houses for people who had pensions through their employers or were wealthy enough to set aside money in their own...
  • Google Glass: Paramedics' next tool

    Google Glass: Paramedics' next tool
    While Google Glass' potential as a consumer device remains to be seen, Lauren Rubinson-Morris is excited about its possibilities in her workplace. Rubinson-Morris is president and chief executive officer of MedEx Ambulance Service, a Skokie-based...
  • Youth program gets more funding

    Youth program gets more funding
    A sports-based mentoring program and a math tutoring initiative touted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel for turning around the lives of at-risk boys is getting an additional $10 million in federal funding. The White House announced Monday new partnerships for...
  • Preserves and parks offering memorial trees and benches — for a price

    Preserves and parks offering memorial trees and benches — for a price
    Nearly every day in the last years of his life, Casimir Paugys drove to Thatcher Woods Forest Preserve in River Forest, sat in his car, read the paper and enjoyed the placid pond and nature center there. He often remarked on his visits when talking to...
  • Cops: Man charged after striking cop during motor vehicle stop

    Cops: Man charged after striking cop during motor vehicle stop
    A 24-year-old man is in custody after he allegedly struck a Chicago Police officer with his car during a motor vehicle stop, officials said. The incident happened at about 10 p.m. 6500 block of South Langley Avenue in the West Woodlawn neighborhood, said...