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  • Leonard Slatkin ventures down memory lane of his Hollywood youth

    Leonard Slatkin ventures down memory lane of his Hollywood youth
    Few people are lucky enough to be surrounded by as astonishing a diversity of music and musicians as conductor Leonard Slatkin was while growing up. From the mid-1940s into the '50s, his parents' Los Angeles home was a welcoming nexus for various...
  • Authors A-C

       - Return to other listings 2nd Story 2nd Story is a collective of story-makers and story-lovers working together to build community through the power of storytelling. They host story-sharing experiences in Chicago and beyond, in the form of both...
  • 5 cops caught in lies on witness stand, judge says

     5 cops caught in lies on witness stand, judge says
    One by one, five police officers took the witness stand at the Skokie courthouse late last month for what would typically be a routine hearing on whether evidence in a drug case was properly obtained. But in a "Perry Mason" moment rarely seen inside...
  • Authors R-Z

     - Return to other listings Ron Rapoport Ron Rapoport was a sports columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and a sports commentator on NPR’s “Weekend Edition Saturday.” His most recent book is “From Black Sox to Three-Peats.”...
  • Lewis W. Diuguid: A lonely, tough existence for blacks in Guatemala

    LIVINGSTON, Guatemala Getting to this old port town required us to rise early from our Hotel Catamaran cabins on pylons over water. The tour that my partner Bette and I took of this Central American country included stays in nearly a half-dozen hotels...
  • Chicago area aims to attract more foreign investments

    Chicago area aims to attract more foreign investments
    A warehouse built by onetime Chicago merchant Montgomery Ward & Co. is now home to the sleekly chic U.S. headquarters of an imported corporate citizen: Britain-based vacuum cleaner-maker Dyson. The company that made an everyday household appliance hot...
  • Crisis manager leaves White House counsel's office

    WASHINGTON – From Solyndra to Benghazi to the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, Ed Siskel has been the bespectacled, behind-the-scenes lawyer with the forensic assignment – figure out exactly what went wrong so the White House can fix it,...
  • FBI director in Chicago: 'Painfully aware' of city's gun violence

    FBI director in Chicago: 'Painfully aware' of city's gun violence
    In his first visit to Chicago since becoming director of the FBI, James Comey said today he is “painfully aware” of the city’s seemingly intractable gun violence and plans to direct more federal resources at the problem. Comey, who was...
  • House committee OKs $100 million for Obama library

    House committee OKs $100 million for Obama library
    An Illinois House committee endorsed a plan today to contribute $100 million in state funds toward construction of a Barack Obama presidential library in Chicago. The proposal, pushed by House Speaker Michael Madigan, goes to the full House next....
  • 4 dead, 33 hurt after weekend shootings

    4 dead, 33 hurt after weekend shootings
    Over the span of 36 hours from Friday afternoon into early Sunday morning, at least 36 people were shot, four fatally, in Chicago. More than half of those shootings were in the last 12 hours of that time period. Police responded to at least 27...
  • Autopsy: U. of C. student died of alcohol poisoning

    Autopsy: U. of C. student died of alcohol poisoning
    A University of Chicago student found dead in his dorm room in February died of alcohol poisoning, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Autopsy results indicate the death of Nicholas Barnes, 20, was accidental, the office said....