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  • Chicago land feud over Obama presidential library plan reflects familiar history

    Chicago land feud over Obama presidential library plan reflects familiar history
    With President Obama expected to choose the site for his library in coming months, Chicagoans have been engaged in a bitter fight over a proposal to place it in a public park. But this is not the first time a presidential library has been at the center of...
  • Rawlings-Blake calls for 'new ideas' to reduce black-on-black crime

    Rawlings-Blake calls for 'new ideas' to reduce black-on-black crime
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, presiding over a city where 90 percent of homicide victims and 90 percent of suspects were African-Americans, called for "new ideas" Monday in the longstanding fight against black-on-black crime. "Let us all work together...
  • Boy, 14, among the wounded in 4 city shootings

    Boy, 14, among the wounded in 4 city shootings
    Four people — a 14-year-old boy, a woman and two 18-year-old men — were wounded Friday afternoon in separate shootings on the city's South, Far South and West sides, police said. The latest shooting happened about 6:50 p.m. in the 6100 block...
  • Veterans will be boogieing in bow ties at Winthrop Harbor VFW

    Veterans will be boogieing in bow ties at Winthrop Harbor VFW
    Army veteran Charles Partin said he hasn't yet decided if he'll hit the dance floor Saturday during the first Boogie, Bow ties and Burgers event at the Winthrop Harbor VFW. Partin said he's more excited to meet other veterans at the gathering...
  • Police: Man accused in stabbing of roommate in East Hyde Park

    Police: Man accused in stabbing of roommate in East Hyde Park
    Police are asking for the public's help finding a man who is accused of stabbing his roommate several times early Friday at their East Hyde Park apartment. About 3 a.m., Ross Jacobs, 27, attacked and stabbed his roommate multiple times at their ...
  • Richard Taylor FrenchSeptember 25, 1920 - March 6, 2015

    Richard Taylor French<br/>September 25, 1920 - March 6, 2015
    Passed away peacefully at home on March 6, 2015 surrounded by family. He was 94. Born September 25, 1920 in San Francisco, Richard’s family moved to Auburn, CA so his father could mine for gold. Graduating from Auburn High during the Depression,...
  • Corrections and clarifications for Friday, March 13, 2015

    •A letter to the editor Wednesday incorrectly stated that Chicago parkland would be gifted to the University of Chicago for the Obama presidential library. The university would not own or control the land used for the library. •A listing...
  • How the General Social Survey asks about police

    Since 1975, the General Social Survey has tracked attitudes toward police using the following series of questions. Here's how Americans answered them in the 2014 survey: ___ "Are there any situations you can imagine in which you would approve of a...
  • A believer but not in Catholicism

    News item: A new study by the University of Chicago found that the percentage of Americans describing themselves as religious has declined from 62 percent to 54 percent since 2006, while the number of people who pray is on the rise. I had never felt...
  • China's ex-security chief indicted on corruption charges

    Prosecutors charged former national security chief Zhou Yongkang with corruption and leaking of state secrets, setting the stage for him to become the highest-level politician to stand trial in China in more than three decades. The Supreme People's...
  • DePaul can keep its sports arena

    I suggest that the DePaul sports arena be built in Lincoln Park rather than on 22nd Street. DePaul University has long been associated with the Lincoln Park area, and there are still a few acres of unused parkland available. The University of Chicago will...