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  • Nicholas Payton at 40: 'Just getting started'

    Nicholas Payton at 40: 'Just getting started'
    Nearly 25 years ago, I encountered a teenage trumpeter in New Orleans whose obvious gifts were overshadowed only by his enormous potential. The young man became one of the most protean trumpet virtuosos in jazz, and last September Nicholas Payton turned...
  • Expanding nuclear power will benefit U.S.: Front Burner

    I believe nuclear energy has a significant role to play in meeting the energy demands of the 21st century. This is perhaps not surprising, as I work at Argonne National Laboratory, where researchers were the first to harness nuclear power to produce...
  • Man jumps in front of CTA train after woman falls on tracks

    Man jumps in front of CTA train after woman falls on tracks
    Eddie Palacios stood on the subway tracks, between a woman and an approaching train, and thought to himself: Do I have enough time to get out of the way if the train doesn’t slow down? Is the woman off the tracks yet? Should I have done this?...
  • Ex-Bears punter Podlesh lists house for $949,000

    Ex-Bears punter Podlesh lists house for $949,000
    Former Chicago Bears punter Adam Podlesh has listed his five-bedroom, 4,248-square-foot house in Libertyville for $949,000. A seven-year veteran who had struggled in the past two seasons, Podlesh, 30, was released by the Bears on March 5 after three...
  • In support of unpaid internships

     In support of unpaid internships
    Once the snow finally disappears and the Cubs are securely in last place in their division, Chicago-area college students will begin the annual ritual of making summer plans. A few will hike through Europe or attend summer school. But for many the short-...
  • Have high-speed stock traders rigged the market?

    Have high-speed stock traders rigged the market?
    At a time when public trust in Wall Street already is at a low, new allegations about high-speed stock trading threaten to further erode confidence in the financial markets. The furor centers on accusations that professional traders armed with ultra-...
  • John Kass: Ruling could mean future shock for college football

    Even a former cornerback who failed to graduate from Whatsamatta U. can deduce what will happen to college football in America. Football's past may have been all about raccoon coats and chants of Boola-Boola. But the future of college football will be...
  • 2 shot, including boy, 13

    2 shot, including boy, 13
    Two people, including a 13-year-old boy, were shot Saturday afternoon in separate incidents on the South Side, bringing the total number of shootings since Friday to 15, officials said. The 13-year-old boy was shot in the lower left leg about 4:25 p.m....
  • Alexander on Kansas: 'I wouldn't mind staying two years'

    Alexander on Kansas: 'I wouldn't mind staying two years'
    Andrew Wiggins' decision to leave Kansas for the NBA came as no surprise to Curie's Cliff Alexander or any other observer of college basketball. Alexander never expected Wiggins to be in Lawrence when he arrives in a few months, but the nation's top-...
  • Strategists size up Obamacare ripple effect

     Strategists size up Obamacare ripple effect
    David Axelrod vs. Steve Schmidt. Democratic strategist and former senior adviser to President Barack Obama versus Republican strategist and senior adviser to Sen. John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign. That was the setup last week at a University...
  • Miriam Ringo, 1919-2014

    Miriam Ringo worked on the campaigns and was a staff member for several Illinois state officials, including former Gov. Otto Kerner, during the 1960s and '70s. In those roles, the longtime Burr Ridge resident did everything from hiring and firing to...