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  • Gary ramps up war on blight

    Gary ramps up war on blight
    GARY — Hollowed out homes and graffiti-marred buildings are easy to find, but now the city has a precise street-by-street road map to the urban blight that impacts one in five houses. Officials said Wednesday they hope the 18-month survey of 60,...
  • Survey finds Gary has 12,000 blighted structures

    Gary has more than 12,000 structures that are deemed blighted and many of them are inhabited, a survey has found. Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson said she hopes the 18-month survey of 60,000 parcels will spark a high-tech strategy to deal with a decades of...
  • Former Wilmette trustee, legal pioneer remembered for passion, intellect

    Family, colleagues and friends of former Wilmette Trustee Thelma Brook Simon remembered her this week as a brilliant and passionate woman who was dedicated to the legal profession, civic activism in Wilmette and her family. Simon, who served on the...
  • Top Peace Corps schools include 5 in Illinois

    The Peace Corps says five Illinois colleges are on an annual list of top volunteer-producing schools. The organization said Wednesday the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was No. 20 among large schools with the most Peace Corps volunteers....
  • A 'Believer' and a cynic discuss the Obama era

    A 'Believer' and a cynic discuss the Obama era
    Reading David Axelrod's new 488-page autobiography caused me to relive the roller coaster ride of the Barack Obama era to date, from the euphoric sense that a post-partisan age of reasonable politics had truly arrived to the despair of watching the...
  • Tighter online controls in China point to wider clampdown

    Working out of a Beijing office full of video game designers from around the world, Chinese-born Pin Wang and his startup Substantial Games should be the face of the innovative, forward-looking China that the country's leaders say they want to build. Pin...
  • Chicago archbishop distributes ashes, extends invitation

    Chicago archbishop distributes ashes, extends invitation
    Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich on Ash Wednesday extended an invitation to people across the city to participate in the Festival of Forgiveness during the second weekend of Lent. Two dozen Roman Catholic parishes, shrines and campus ministry sites in...
  • Letters to the editor

    Bad site for Obama library President Barack Obama should say "thanks, but no thanks" to the proposal to put his presidential library in Washington Park or Jackson Park near the University of Chicago. It would be a shame to scar these crown jewels of...
  • 'Doris Salcedo' engages in the most visceral ways

    'Doris Salcedo' engages in the most visceral ways
    The contrast between then and now in the fourth floor galleries of Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art couldn't be more striking. Where the museum most recently displayed, in essence, the overstuffed artifacts closet of the rock star David Bowie, now...
  • David Axelrod: Working in the White House 'a little bit of a narcotic'

    See, now this is just the thing David Axelrod was trying to prevent when his publicist required confidentiality agreements from reporters getting advance copies of his book, "Believer: My Forty Years in Politics." Just days before the release of the...
  • David Axelrod memoir 'Believer' offers inside glimpse of Obama White House

    David Axelrod memoir 'Believer' offers inside glimpse of Obama White House
    For most of Barack Obama's meteoric political career, David Axelrod was the guy. He was the rumpled fella over there in the corner plotting the next move. How to spin it, sell it, defend it, bury it. Whatever the occasion called for. It was Axelrod who...