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  • Dr. Rory Childers, electrocardiogram expert, dies

     Dr. Rory Childers, electrocardiogram expert, dies
    Dr. Rory Childers, a cardiologist and professor of medicine at the University of Chicago, was an internationally recognized authority on the movement of electrical impulses within the beating heart and the use and interpretation of electrocardiograms....
  • South Side Lake Shore Drive pedestrian bridges finally get funding

    South Side Lake Shore Drive pedestrian bridges finally get funding
    Elections serve a city-planning purpose. They don’t just give you a chance to vote. They put pressure on elected officials to deliver the goods, including the urban design goods that raise both property values and the quality of life. So it was...
  • 2 longshot South Side sites out of running for Obama library

    2 longshot South Side sites out of running for Obama library
    The Barack Obama Foundation has begun informing bidders for the presidential library that they will not advance to the next round, with two South Side long shots being told they're out of the running. Paula Robinson, managing partner of the...
  • Failure to refinance can prove costly

    Failure to refinance can prove costly
    Homeowners choose not to refinance their mortgages for any number of reasons. But when they don't, they lose out on tens of thousands of dollars in savings. Exactly how much they lose depends on each borrower's individual circumstances, but a first-of-...
  • Fall architecture: Several grand openings on deck for major cities

    Fall architecture: Several grand openings on deck for major cities
    The fall architectural calendar is packed with major events in Chicago, New York and Shanghai. Here are 10 worth watching. Reclaiming the lower Manhattan skyline: More than 13 years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the 104-story One World Trade...
  • Advocate Health Care and NorthShore to merge

     Advocate Health Care and NorthShore to merge
    Two of Chicago's largest hospital systems on Thursday approved plans to combine, creating a 16-hospital, $6.8 billion system that promises to change the competitive landscape of health care in the Chicago region. Advocate Health Care, the state's...
  • Rachel DeWoskin on 'Blind'

    Rachel DeWoskin on 'Blind'
    While Rachel DeWoskin's peers dressed Barbie dolls and swam away their summers in Ann Arbor, Mich., the author spent her childhood dusting off ancient bronze bells and brushing her teeth with beer (safer than the water) on trains through China. Her...
  • Fall art preview: 11 shows not to miss

     Fall art preview: 11 shows not to miss
    What to see this fall? Play it close to home with shows about Chicago, motherhood, composting, American history, demons and failure, or go far out and explore the entire galaxy. Here's how: "The Chicago Effect: Redefining the Middle": Contrary to...
  • Spinosaurus: A huge predatory dinosaur, built to swim

    Spinosaurus: A huge predatory dinosaur, built to swim
    Dinosaurs ruled the land for millions of years. Now scientists have discovered a fearsome species that could have wreaked havoc in its prehistoric waters. An unusual fossil whose parts were flung across two continents appears to be the first known semi-...
  • How to fight EV respiratory illness? Wash your hands.

    How to fight EV respiratory illness? Wash your hands.
    Children reporting breathing problems have been streaming into emergency rooms across the Chicago area for several weeks, reporting symptoms akin to those caused by a rare virus that officials say could be sickening people across the Midwest. And even...
  • James Wells, former Newberry Library expert, dies

    James Wells, former Newberry Library expert, dies
    In more than 30 years with Chicago's Newberry Library, James W. Wells gained a wide reputation as an authority on the history of printing, typography and calligraphy. "He was one of the most important rare book specialists in the U.S. from the late...