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  • Records detail U. of I. sex-assault settlement

    Records detail U. of I. sex-assault settlement
    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign paid more than $77,000 to a student who accused campus officials of minimizing her sexual assault and harassment complaints even after photographs and a video of the incident were passed around a fraternity...
  • Feds to publicize drug company payments to doctors

    Feds to publicize drug company payments to doctors
    For decades, Big Pharma and medical technology firms have made gifts and other payments to physicians as part of developing, testing and marketing their products, an expense long recognized as another cost of doing business. On Tuesday, the federal...
  • Jack Siegel, municipal attorney, dies at 88

    Jack Siegel, municipal attorney, dies at 88
    Jack M. Siegel was an expert in municipal law and a trusted and respected adviser to a succession of town leaders in a career that spanned more than 50 years as village attorney for both Schaumburg and Arlington Heights. Mr. Siegel was also village...
  • The real engine behind the arts? Teacher paychecks

    The real engine behind the arts? Teacher paychecks
    Without artists who teach, the cultural life of Chicago would effectively cease to exist. This is true in all artistic fields: dance, art, theater, comedy, poetry, music of all kinds. It is a national phenomenon; the money provided to the arts and...
  • Ask Tom: Have temperatures risen in Chicago since 1900?

    Dear Tom, Earth's temperature has risen 1 degree or more since 1900. What about here in Chicago? Jason Metcalf, Chicago Dear Jason, Chicago's weather records indicate the city's temperature has risen, but risen irregularly, about 2 degrees since 1900....
  • Conservatives cheer Eric Holder's exit: Why he was such a punching bag

    Conservatives cheer Eric Holder's exit: Why he was such a punching bag
    Atty. Gen. Eric. H. Holder Jr. has finally given conservatives a reason to cheer. He’s stepping down from his post as head of the Justice Department. “Good riddance,” wrote W. James Antle III in response to the news, saying, “The...
  • Sexual assault allegations: To name names or not?

    Sexual assault allegations: To name names or not?
    When it comes to sexual assault allegations, is it ever a good idea to name names? That question arose this week when a group claiming to be current and former University of Chicago students created and then deleted an anonymous Tumblr account listing...
  • Stars align for 8th annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival

    Stars align for 8th annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival
    It's the most magical weekend of the year, venues large and small, familiar and novel lighting up a single Chicago neighborhood. No jazz soiree in Chicago, and perhaps none in the country, embraces its environment as effectively as the Hyde Park Jazz...
  • Breast cancer genetic screening offers vital information, uncertainty

    Breast cancer genetic screening offers vital information, uncertainty
    New technologies, and a little help from the U.S. Supreme Court, have made it possible for large numbers of women to find out whether they carry genetic mutations that increase their risk of breast cancer — a development warmly welcomed by experts...
  • Allowing blood donations from gay men could help save over a million lives - U.S. study

    Allowing blood donations from gay men could help save over a million lives - U.S. study
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - (This story from Sept. 19 has been refiled to correct stated position of medical groups in paragraph 6) Lifting a ban on blood donations from gay men would increase the amount of available blood by hundreds of thousands of...
  • Before 'Carved, Cast, Crumpled,' a Smart Museum total makeover

    Before 'Carved, Cast, Crumpled,' a Smart Museum total makeover
    At the Smart Museum these days, the metaphors come easily and from realms you might not expect. "It's been a real campaign, basically like a military venture," says Richard Born, a senior curator at the University of Chicago art museum. "It's a big...