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  • Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder songs used to enhance bids for Obama library

    Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder songs used to enhance bids for Obama library
    The University of Chicago's bid for the Obama presidential library was delivered in December in two big binders about 31/2 inches thick, tucked inside a gray box. But just in case President Barack Obama still isn't sure how much the U. of C. wants to...
  • Review: 'In Search of a Lost Avant-Garde' by Matti Bunzl

    Review: 'In Search of a Lost Avant-Garde' by Matti Bunzl
    Matti Bunzl entered the Museum of Contemporary Art in January 2008, not to check out the paintings but to conduct field research. The museum granted Bunzl, an anthropologist at the University of Illinois, unrestricted access to view the making of cultural...
  • Clemency seekers press departing Gov. Quinn for help

     Clemency seekers press departing Gov. Quinn for help
    Amid the more than 3,000 clemency petitions sitting on Gov. Pat Quinn's desk is a plea from Wilder "Ken" Berry, a 45-year-old single father who spent eight years in prison for a sexual assault he didn't commit. He has been publicly cleared of the...
  • 2014 in review: Orland Park and Homer Glen

    2014 in review: Orland Park and Homer Glen
    Downtown development, library Internet rules and a new village hall made headlines in Orland Park and Homer Glen this year. Here's a look back at some of the southwest suburbs' biggest stories of 2014. Kustok sentenced to 60 years for wife's murder...
  • State hospital association names new chairman

    The CEO of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare has been elected chairman of the Illinois Hospital Association. Dean Harrison, president and CEO of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, will succeed Kevin Poorten of KishHealth System on Jan. 1 to lead the...
  • For Chicago jazz lovers, it was a very good year

    For Chicago jazz lovers, it was a very good year
    Chicago jazz listeners heard great sounds in 2014, including: Orbert Davis' Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, Nov. 14, Auditorium Theatre: A little more than a decade ago, the CJP was but a dream of Chicago trumpeter-composer Davis and colleague Mark Ingram....
  • High incarceration may be more harmful than high crime

    High incarceration may be more harmful than high crime
    Recent events show that black lives in Ferguson, Staten Island and beyond are insecure, burdened by the police surveillance and criminal justice involvement that are most heavily concentrated in neighborhoods of color. Take Baltimore, for instance,...
  • Officials: Child at U. of C. tests negative for Ebola

    Officials: Child at U. of C. tests negative for Ebola
    A child admitted to the University of Chicago Medical Center early Friday after being flagged for a high fever during an O'Hare International Airport screening test was discharged Saturday after testing negative for the Ebola virus, according to...
  • Waukegan woman wants trademark for 'I Can't Breathe'

    Waukegan woman wants trademark for 'I Can't Breathe'
    A Waukegan woman has filed a trademark application for the phrase "I Can't Breathe," words that have become a national rallying cry for civil rights and racial justice in the wake of cases involving the deaths of unarmed black men during encounters with...
  • Chicago restaurants that repeatedly failed health inspections in 2014

    Chicago restaurants that repeatedly failed health inspections in 2014
    At least six Chicago restaurants have failed their city health inspection four times each in 2014, according to an analysis of Chicago Department of Public Health data published last week. That's the highest number of times an individual restaurant...
  • Cara Program motivates unemployed for jobs, life

    Cara Program motivates unemployed for jobs, life
    Greeted with cheers and high-fives, Jeffrey Shavers addressed the circle of people around him and announced the good news: "The pity party is over." Now 48, the Chicago man had spent 20 years employed in sales, but he knew he had made the wrong career...