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  • Chicago native to join Astronaut Hall of Fame

    Chicago native to join Astronaut Hall of Fame
    As if being an astronaut isn't cool enough, John Grunsfeld will soon join Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin in the elite band of space explorer legends. After five space shuttle missions, the Chicago native and Highland Park High School graduate will be...
  • Chicago's park board approves the transfer of land to city for Obama library

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal to use parkland as a site for Barack Obama's presidential library received a boost with approval from the Chicago Park District. The University of Chicago's bid for the library depends on using land in either Jackson...
  • Chicago's park board approves the transfer of land to city for President Obama's library

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's push to offer public park land as a site for Barack Obama's presidential library received a boost Wednesday when the Chicago Park District approved the proposal. The University of Chicago has submitted a bid for the library...
  • Chicago Park District approves transfer of parkland for Obama library

    Chicago Park District approves transfer of parkland for Obama library
    The Chicago Park District board voted Wednesday to transfer roughly 20 acres of parkland to the city if the University of Chicago is chosen to host the Barack Obama Presidential Library, a move the library's foundation said "improves Chicago's bids" for...
  • Culinary Care helps fight cancer, one meal at a time

    Culinary Care helps fight cancer, one meal at a time
    One of the few good memories Wilmette native Courtney White has of her late father Barry's final fight with lung cancer in 2006 is of food: the dishes that concerned friends and neighbors brought the family every night for two months straight. Knowing...
  • No longer a candidate, Mitt Romney seeking ways to play kingmaker in GOP presidential contest

    A potential candidate no more, Mitt Romney is charting an aggressive course to help shape the Republican presidential field in 2016. The GOP's 2012 presidential nominee will be a keynote speaker at the Republican Jewish Coalition's spring meeting in...
  • David Axelrod memoir 'Believer' offers inside glimpse of Obama White House

    David Axelrod memoir 'Believer' offers inside glimpse of Obama White House
    For most of Barack Obama's meteoric political career, David Axelrod was the guy. He was the rumpled fella over there in the corner plotting the next move. How to spin it, sell it, defend it, bury it. Whatever the occasion called for. It was Axelrod who...
  • Peter R. Orszag: Scott Walker's risky university experiment

    It's hard to believe that Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to cut $300 million from the University of Wisconsin's budget over the next two years would allow the school to maintain its quality. Walker would prohibit the university from raising tuition during...
  • US job openings increase to fresh 14-year high; job quits, hiring also climb

    The number of available jobs posted by U.S. employers rose in December to the highest level in 14 years, a sign recent strong job gains will likely continue. Employers also filled more jobs and more employees quit, two additional signs of an improving...
  • Virgen: Seniors made great impact on Newport Harbor football

    Virgen: Seniors made great impact on Newport Harbor football
    To the outsider, the recent Newport Harbor High football awards banquet might seem cliché. The Sailors made the playoffs again, the 23rd time in Coach Jeff Brinkley's 29 years. There was high praise for and support from everyone involved. There didn't...
  • Oak Park woman tracking 'black lives matter' protests around world

    Oak Park woman tracking 'black lives matter' protests around world
    An Oak Park woman is tracking demonstrations held in response to the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown and other black men recently killed by police officers. "I started [Elephrame.com] in 2010. I originally wanted a place for people to share their...