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  • 5 ideas: How the Obama library could enhance Chicago's historic parks

    5 ideas: How the Obama library could enhance Chicago's historic parks
    The University of Chicago's proposal to locate the Obama presidential library in or adjacent to Jackson or Washington parks on the South Side is an opportunity to improve and revitalize these historic parks and their surrounding communities and...
  • Chicago woman to join elite ranks of supercentenarians

     Chicago woman to join elite ranks of supercentenarians
    Ruth Adler reads three newspapers a day, lives in a comfy lakefront condo and is about to achieve elite status beyond most people's imagining, let alone reach. On Jan. 11, as confirmed by her Cook County birth certificate, she will turn 110 years old....
  • Debate over using parkland for Obama Presidential Library

    Debate over using parkland for Obama Presidential Library
    In Chicago's quest to land the Barack Obama Presidential Library, a fight is brewing over whether South Side parkland—specifically Washington Park or Jackson Park—should be offered up as part of a library campus. The University of Chicago...
  • An amateur roofer's tribute to architecture

     An amateur roofer's tribute to architecture
    Just before reaching age 80, I patched a leaky roof, disdaining professional help. This winter's storms will soon test my repair, thus demonstrating how much I remembered from architecture school before turning in my T-square and triangle almost 60...
  • Obama presidential library pick could affect nearby transit

    Obama presidential library pick could affect nearby transit
    A CTA Blue Line station that has been boarded up and abandoned for more than 40 years could reopen if President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama choose to build the Obama presidential library on the city’s West Side. Should the Obamas settle...
  • Park District ready to give control of land to city for Obama library

    Park District ready to give control of land to city for Obama library
    During two public forums next week, the Chicago Park District will propose the transfer of several acres of South Side parkland to City Hall control to make way for the Obama presidential library, should the president and first lady choose the...
  • Hundreds debate putting Obama library on parkland

     Hundreds debate putting Obama library on parkland
    The second forum in as many days on using Chicago parkland for a Barack Obama presidential library again drew hundreds of people Wednesday, with arguments that boil down to the proposal either eroding valuable outdoor space or being an economic boost to...
  • Minimum wage battles to continue in 2015

     Minimum wage battles to continue in 2015
    Labor notched some big wins last year in its efforts to beef up its ranks. Organizers vow to continue that push this year on signature items such as raising the minimum wage, but business groups are equally adamant about pushing back. Also on the...
  • Corrections and clarifications for Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015

    •A graphic on Page 2 of Monday's Business section incorrectly stated the difference between the monthly payment for buying vs. leasing a 2014 Honda Accord LX. The monthly payment for leasing is $135 lower than buying. •An editorial Sunday...
  • Passions flare at meeting on plans for Obama library on park land

    Passions flare at meeting on plans for Obama library on park land
    Proposals to use roughly 20 acres of parkland in a Barack Obama presidential library drew hundreds of people Tuesday night to a South Side meeting, where passions flared among local residents and parkland preservationists. Community leaders and...
  • Chicago-area police officer stands trial for fatally shooting 95-year-old with beanbag gun

    A suburban Chicago police officer had better and safer options than to fire beanbags to subdue a confused, knife-wielding 95-year-old World War II veteran, a prosecutor told the court Tuesday at the outset of the officer's trial on a felony reckless...