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  • Activists: South Side hospital patients caught in 'trauma deserts'

    Activists: South Side hospital patients caught in 'trauma deserts'
    For the nearly 2,200 people shot last year in Chicago, getting to a trauma center within minutes was often their best hope of not becoming one of the city's 415 homicide victims. But how fast they received trauma care depended on where in Chicago they...
  • Field Museum packs in science and much, much more

    Field Museum packs in science and much, much more
    The only way Chicago's Field Museum could have had a better benefactor is if there had been a generous turn-of-the-last-century tycoon named "Natural History." Considering the unlikelihood of that, "Field" will do. Marshall Field was a retailing mogul...
  • Palestinian civilians aren't to blame for Hamas

    Israel is a democratic state that is trying to respect human rights while defending itself against an adversary, Hamas, that does not. Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, is obviously right to say that the killing of Palestinian children is...
  • Dee Alexander sings 'Songs My Mother Loves'

    Dee Alexander sings 'Songs My Mother Loves'
    When the inimitable Chicago jazz singer Dee Alexander was a child, she went to sleep to jazz and woke up to it. This was largely thanks to her mother, who had the music going in the house constantly. The songs of Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington,...
  • Man shot in Englewood

    Man shot in Englewood
    A man was shot in Englewood early Sunday morning. The 32-year-old was wounded in the abdomen and taken to University of Chicago Hospital, according to police. The shooting happened about 6 a.m. near 57th Street and Morgan Avenue on the South Side....
  • Strauss highlights Proms concerts in London

    Strauss highlights Proms concerts in London
    LONDON – The BBC Proms proclaims itself as the greatest classical music festival in the world and does so with the confidence of knowing it's got the artistic goods to back up its sweeping claim. With nearly 90 events vying for attention in the...
  • Former Francis Parker teacher named new District 36 assistant principal

    Former Francis Parker teacher named new District 36 assistant principal
    A former teacher at Chicago's Francis W. Parker School has been named to a dual administrative role at Winnetka School District 36, and will now serve as assistant principal of both Carleton Washburne and The Skokie School. Officials said that Max...
  • City or tropics? Obama ponders where to put presidential library

    WASHINGTON As he embarks on his final years in office, President Barack Obama has begun to look beyond the White House to his next task: solidifying his legacy. A group of longtime friends and supporters, including his former campaign manager and...
  • Don't care about music? You are not alone

    Don't care about music? You are not alone
    They are an elusive breed. Seemingly closer to myth than reality, a whisper heard in passing, a thought quickly discarded. When I told Anne Walters Robertson, chair of the Department of Music at the University of Chicago, about them, she replied,...
  • Concert review: Dee Alexander at Logan Center

    Concert review: Dee Alexander at Logan Center
    We already knew that Dee Alexander could sing. But on Friday night she reminded a large audience of just how well. Celebrating the release of her newest album, "Songs My Mother Loves," Alexander covered a remarkable range of sounds, styles and attitudes...
  • Farewell for now, as I turn the page

     Farewell for now, as I turn the page
    I distinctly remember a textbook titled "Time to Wonder" that I used in elementary school. When I was a child, the title meant very little because both time and wonder seemed infinite to me. For many of us, though, it's not until we get older and become...