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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Child tests negative for Ebola at Chicago hospital

    A child being monitored for Ebola in a Chicago hospital has been discharged after testing negative for the virus, the state health agency said on Saturday. Federal officials screening for Ebola at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago detected a...
  • 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...
  • John Kass: Gender selection in a brave new world

    Jayne and Jon Cornwill, an Australian couple, recently came to America with a bit of trouble. The trouble? Boys. They have three little boys, and three rambunctious boys were quite enough for the Cornwills, thank you. What the Cornwills wanted was a...
  • 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...