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  • 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...
  • Social workers join the ER team

     Social workers join the ER team
    Daveon Williams remembers all of it. The seven shots. His friend hiding in a nearby alley. The shooter crouching behind a car, still coming for him. The paramedics who arrived and cut off his shirt and jacket in the grassy field. He remembers that he...
  • Cops: Man batters woman and child, throws toddler from vehicle

    Cops: Man batters woman and child, throws toddler from vehicle
    A 46-year-old man is in custody after beating a woman, hitting her young son when he tried to intervene and throwing an 18-month-old girl out a vehicle window early this morning, according to police. About 2:40 a.m., the man began hitting a 23-year-...
  • Ask Tom: Chicago's highest recorded temperature is ...

    Dear Tom, What is the highest temperature recorded in Chicago, and do you think we will ever break it? B. T., Mundelein Dear B. T., In official records dating to November 1870, Chicago's all-time high temperature stands at 105 degrees (July 24, 1934,...
  • 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...
  • Spinosaurus aegyptiacus revealed to be first semiaquatic dinosaur

    Spinosaurus aegyptiacus revealed to be first semiaquatic dinosaur
    If you think it sounds incongruous to describe the largest predatory dinosaur yet known as “half duck, half crocodile,” well, correct. But that’s the phrase University of Chicago paleontologist Paul Sereno used for Spinosaurus, the...
  • Spinosaurus: A huge predatory dinosaur, built to swim

    Spinosaurus: A huge predatory dinosaur, built to swim
    Dinosaurs ruled the land for millions of years. Now scientists have discovered a fearsome species that could have wreaked havoc in its prehistoric waters. An unusual fossil whose parts were flung across two continents appears to be the first known semi-...
  • Rachel DeWoskin on 'Blind'

    Rachel DeWoskin on 'Blind'
    While Rachel DeWoskin's peers dressed Barbie dolls and swam away their summers in Ann Arbor, Mich., the author spent her childhood dusting off ancient bronze bells and brushing her teeth with beer (safer than the water) on trains through China. Her...
  • CDC issues nationwide alert for child respiratory virus

    WASHINGTON Health care providers nationwide have been told to watch for an increase in a respiratory illness among children after the outbreak of a rare and sometimes serious virus strain that has hospitalized dozens of youngsters in Chicago and Kansas...
  • State panel OKs U. of C. Medicine's south suburban expansion plan

    State panel OKs U. of C. Medicine's south suburban expansion plan
    The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board granted approval this afternoon for University of Chicago Medicine’s $67 million outpatient medical center planned for Orland Park’s downtown. The six board members present voted...
  • Review: 'The Opening Kickoff' by Dave Revsine

    Review: 'The Opening Kickoff' by Dave Revsine
    Quick quiz: When was this quote said about college football? "Football to-day is a social obsession — a boy-killing, education prostituting, gladiatorial sport. It teaches virility and courage … but so does war." This could be a critic of...