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  • 1 dead, 7 hurt in shootings since Saturday afternoon

    1 dead, 7 hurt in shootings since Saturday afternoon
    An 18-year-old woman was shot to death and seven other people, including two teenage boys, were wounded in shootings across the city since Saturday afternoon.  The woman died around 12:35 a.m. Sunday after being shot in the head in the Cragin...
  • To Govs. Jindal, Perry: A travel ban won't save lives, but Medicaid will

    For Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Rick Perry of Texas, two Republican governors thinking about running for president, the Ebola virus has been a heaven-sent opportunity. It has allowed them to swank around as protectors of public health, distracting their...
  • Fred Branfman dies at 72; exposed U.S. bombing of Laos

    In 1969, Fred Branfman, a young American aid worker, wandered into an ancient pagoda in the Laotian capital of Vientiane. Instead of a tranquil sacred site, however, he found it packed with refugees whose stories horrified him. They told Branfman that...
  • Gov. Pat Quinn says he's seeking final term

    Gov. Pat Quinn says he's seeking final term
    Gov. Pat Quinn marched down Cermak Road where Cicero meets Berwyn, a white sash designating him grand marshal of a mushroom festival parade perched across his shoulder, but it was his celebrity sidekick who captured the crowd's attention. "I love you,...
  • Dr. Nicholas Vick, respected neurologist, dies

    Dr. Nicholas Vick, respected neurologist, dies
    Dr. Nicholas Vick, former chair of the neurology department at NorthShore Evanston Hospital, was known for his advancements in the research and treatment of brain tumors, but also for his extraordinary compassion. "He was a highly, highly intelligent...
  • Bronzeville wreck seriously injures juvenile

    Bronzeville wreck seriously injures juvenile
    A youngster was badly injured during a traffic crash this afternoon in the Bronzeville neighborhood, officials said. The victim, who is under the age of 15, was taken to University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital in serious to critical...
  • How age ghettos cheat the old — and the young

    How age ghettos cheat the old — and the young
    I used to dread visiting my wife's parents in their retirement community in Florida. They had left their co-op apartment in a diverse and vibrant neighborhood in Manhattan when my mother-in-law was having trouble breathing the particle-laden New York City...
  • Obama coming to Chicago on Sunday for Quinn event

    Obama coming to Chicago on Sunday for Quinn event
    President Barack Obama will return home on Sunday to appear at a campaign event for Gov. Pat Quinn, a White House official said. Obama will spend Sunday night in the city, the official said. The next day, the president is scheduled to attend a $10,000-...
  • Images move, evaporate in Killarney Clary's 'Shadow of a Cloud'

    Images move, evaporate in Killarney Clary's 'Shadow of a Cloud'
    Twenty-five years ago, Killarney Clary's first collection made an international splash: The prose poems of "Who Whispered Near Me" wove evanescent description of Clary's native Los Angeles, from her childhood's backyards to her office mates' cubicles,...
  • Fitness Files: What to glean from gluten news

    I like curling up with a good health article, including the ones in magazines from my neighborhood health food store. What I read makes sense: Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity are on the rise. You're not eating your ancestor's wheat. New wheat,...
  • ICE heats up Chicago's new music scene, at a Bucktown bar

     ICE heats up Chicago's new music scene, at a Bucktown bar
    If you want to hear live contemporary classical music in the Chicago area these days, you are far more likely to find it in out-of-the-way clubs and bars than in more sobersided downtown concert halls. Or, as flutist Claire Chase, the MacArthur Award-...