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  • A strong verdict for gay marriage

     A strong verdict for gay marriage
    Same-sex marriage has been riding a wave in the courts so strong and wide that it's starting to look inevitable. Ultimately, its fate will have to be decided by the United States Supreme Court. But when the justices get around to that task, they will...
  • Opinion of death by caregivers evolves

     Opinion of death by caregivers evolves
    The actions of an elderly Elmhurst man — committing homicide and suicide — inside his family's tidy bungalow last Saturday have fed into a complex debate about death at the hands of family or other caregivers of the elderly and severely...
  • Illinois hospitals fined $16.3 million for unnecessary readmissions

    Illinois will collect $16.3 million from 82 hospitals that had higher-than-acceptable numbers of unnecessary hospital readmissions, the state said Friday. The penalties, devised to encourage hospitals to reduce preventable hospital readmissions, are...
  • Simon Starling brings his elegant alchemy to the MCA and Arts Club

    Simon Starling brings his elegant alchemy to the MCA and Arts Club
    The atrium of the Museum of Contemporary Art currently contains a challenge rare in art but common in engineering. It asks the viewer to trust the structural integrity of an alarming and absurd situation: a car is parked high up on the wall, with plenty...
  • Your guide to a rich fall season in jazz

    Your guide to a rich fall season in jazz
    Highlights in a rich fall jazz season: Robert Glasper: The pianist has won a wide following for his R&B work, but Glasper also happens to be a forward-thinking jazz pianist. ThursdaySept. 11 through Sept. 14 at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S. Plymouth Court;...
  • Thomas Kirkpatrick Jr., city crime commission chief, dies

    Thomas Kirkpatrick Jr., city crime commission chief, dies
    Thomas Kirkpatrick Jr. used his law training and management skills to help others during a long career in public service and nonprofit administration. "He never wanted to be a lawyer, but he wanted the breadth of information law school would provide...
  • Fine wine is really not so fine

     Fine wine is really not so fine
    Gov. Pat Quinn's campaign is arguing this week that his Republican challenger Bruce Rauner's membership in an exclusive California wine club is evidence that Rauner is "out of touch" with "hardworking Illinois families." I disagree. I think it's...
  • Ukraine, Islamic State and now Russian woolly mammoths?

    Ukraine, Islamic State and now Russian woolly mammoths?
    I was reading the online version of The Moscow Times the other day, doing my part to keep an eye on our enemies, when this headline popped up: "Putin Shows Interest in Cloning Woolly Mammoths." Uh-oh. Things are already rather tense in the world,...
  • Oakton Community College seeking new president

    Oakton Community College seeking new president
    After three decades spent in leadership positions at Oakton Community College, Margaret B. Lee plans to retire from her current post as college president next June. The Oakton Community College board of trustees has embarked upon a search process for...
  • 2 dead, 12 hurt in shootings across city

    2 dead, 12 hurt in shootings across city
    Shootings on the North, South and West sides left two men dead and at least 12 people injured from early afternoon Sunday through early Monday morning, according to police. About 8:45 p.m. Sunday, two men were shot in the 7400 block of North Ridge...
  • UCLA tops USC in college rankings, with Caltech in the top 10

    UCLA tops USC in college rankings, with Caltech in the top 10
    UCLA edged out USC in U.S. News & World Report's annual list of university rankings, and another local campus, Caltech, once again cracked the top 10 in the widely anticipated survey. In the list released Tuesday, UCLA placed 23rd, tied with the...