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  • No bail for man charged with fatal beating of foster mother, 58

    No bail for man charged with fatal beating of foster mother, 58
    A 21-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder after he allegedly beat his foster mother and his actions led to her death from health issues, police said. Joshua David Brooks of the 400 block of East 46th Street is charged with the death...
  • Judge: Persian artifacts can't be used to pay survivors of attack

    Judge: Persian artifacts can't be used to pay survivors of attack
    The University of Chicago and The Field Museum won’t have to turn over ancient Persian artifacts in their possession to help resolve a legal settlement owed to survivors of a terrorist attack, a federal judge has ruled. In a long-running court...
  • A renegade and a feminist, Sister Judy is still keeping the faith

    Sister Judy Vaughan skipped the 1989 celebration of her 25th anniversary as a Catholic nun; the male-celebrated liturgy offended her emerging feminism. She spent the evening instead in El Salvador, challenging right-wing forces that had declared war on...
  • Can the arts get smart about the smartphone?

    Can the arts get smart about the smartphone?
    Shulamit Ran likes her ring tone. "It's a harplike arpeggio going up and down," says the Chicago composer, who won the 1991 Pulitzer Prize in music for her "Symphony." "It's very gentle. It's fun, and it's very delicate." And the tone, which came with...
  • Otis McDonald, 1933-2014: Fought Chicago's gun ban

     Otis McDonald, 1933-2014: Fought Chicago's gun ban
    Otis McDonald forever will be known as the man who brought down Chicago's gun ban. After a long illness, he died Friday, April 4, at the age of 80. The landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that bears his name forced Chicago to fall in line with the...
  • Obama library can generate hope and change

     Obama library can generate hope and change
    For people who don't live in the South Side neighborhood of Washington Park, there is hardly a reason to take the CTA's Green Line to the Garfield station. Though barely a mile from the stately University of Chicago campus, the desolate block of East...
  • Review: Anonymous 4 at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel

    Review: Anonymous 4 at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
    As late as the mid 1980s, few would have thought a concert of 13th Century vocal music could attract an audience large enough to fill Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. But owing to Anonymous 4, the female a cappella quartet founded 28 years ago, that...
  • 'Taking Off' is bonkers, but what a debut for Milos Forman

    'Taking Off' is bonkers, but what a debut for Milos Forman
    "Taking Off" is barely a footnote in the renowned career of Czech filmmaker Milos Forman, who won the Oscar for 1975's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" as well as 1984's "Amadeus." But his first American film? A small-scale 1971 comedy starring Buck...
  • College football ruling should have schools scared

     College football ruling should have schools scared
    After decades of making piles of treasure by exploiting college football players, college presidents must be ripping their hair out over the big National Labor Relations Board ruling. An NLRB regional director ruled Wednesday that Northwestern...
  • Demand soars for special ed boarding schools

     Demand soars for special ed boarding schools
    Increasing autism rates and rising mental health issues among children are causing a spike in the number of public school students attending residential treatment centers, boarding schools that combine education with intense therapy. Many parents say...
  • GrubHub CEO Matt Maloney says IPO is 'really the starting line'

    GrubHub Chief Executive Officer Matt Maloney wore a new navy, pinstriped, three-piece suit to his company's debut on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. And true to the tech-sector advocate he is, he bought it from another local startup, Trunk Club,...