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  • Health educators: Helping youth lead 'happy, safe, productive lives'

    Health educators: Helping youth lead 'happy, safe, productive lives'
    As director of education at the Robert Crown Centers for Health Education, Kris Adzia is responsible for programs for children and youth ranging from sex education to drug prevention, general health and nutrition, all aimed at helping young people "lead...
  • Next meeting set on park transfer for Obama library

    Next meeting set on park transfer for Obama library
    The city has set a public hearing before the Plan Commission on a proposal backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to use parkland for a Barack Obama presidential library. The commission will meet at 10 a.m. March 9 on the plan to transfer at least 20 acres in...
  • Rauner stumbles with hiring of aide's sister

    Rauner stumbles with hiring of aide's sister
    In a Jan. 22 speech to University of Chicago students, Gov. Bruce Rauner explained why he would hire outside experts to serve in his administration. "I want people from the private sector like me, but I also really, really need talented people in...
  • Tighter online controls in China point to wider clampdown

    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...
  • Orlando Senior Home Health Care: Feeling Lonely and Socially Isolated Impacts Senior Health

    Being socially isolated and feeling extremely lonely are factors that impact health and senior life expectancy.  According to researchers from the University of Chicago, feeling extremely lonely may increase a senior’s premature death by up to 14...
  • Inmate killed in Cook County Jail shouldn't have been locked up there

    Inmate killed in Cook County Jail shouldn't have been locked up there
    Tony Purnell, who survived Chicago's tough Henry Horner Homes to serve in the Army and earn a college degree, had struggled for years with mental illness by the time he wound up in Cook County Jail early last year on a minor charge, unable to post the...
  • Ferguson's notoriety draws interest as well as contempt

    FERGUSON, Mo. Protesters waved signs at Patrick Melvin II as he drove through town one late October day, but he didn't have time to read what they said. Melvin was focused on finding Ferguson police headquarters, hoping an interview would land him a...
  • UIC swimmer John Mordach overcame brain tumor, realized his dream

    UIC swimmer John Mordach overcame brain tumor, realized his dream
    The end is close now. One more meet, the Horizon League championships next week outside Milwaukee, and John Mordach will be finished with competitive swimming. This is not a valedictory for a star athlete. This is the story of a kid who loves to swim, a...
  • 3 men wounded in shootings on West, South sides

    3 men wounded in shootings on West, South sides
    Three men were wounded in shootings on Chicago’s West and South sides Saturday afternoon, police said. In the most recent attack, a 19-year-old man was shot in the wrist about 4:30 p.m. near 84th Street and Saginaw Avenue in the South Chicago...
  • Sex-abuse allegations against Chicago Muslim religious leader roil community

    Sex-abuse allegations against Chicago Muslim religious leader roil community
    Allegations of sexual abuse by the longtime president of a leading Chicago-area Islamic school have roiled the region's Muslims and raised questions about the reporting of sexual abuse in a close-knit religious community. The allegations that Abdullah...
  • New Trier girls basketball tops Glenbrook South, goes 10-0 in league

    Things weren't going the New Trier girls basketball team's way in the final minutes before halftime on Friday. A 12-point lead had evaporated, and the Trevians found themselves trailing Glenbrook South by one point in front of an unfriendly crowd in...