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  • 9-year-old is executed: Where's the outrage?

    9-year-old is executed: Where's the outrage?
    Antonio Smith, 9 years old, was assassinated the other day. He was Chicago's youngest fatal shooting victim this year. He was shot at least four times and fell in a backyard on the South Side. And when I went out there on 71st and Woodlawn less than...

    The world discards its surplus citizens

    The world discards its surplus citizens
    Our problems are connected — and they're going to get worse. Maybe I've spent too much time on the front porch rocker, but it occurs to me that a thread runs through the chaos that dominates the news this summer. Unseen yet increasingly...

    Why your kid is costing you a bundle

    Why your kid is costing you a bundle
    The Department of Agriculture has released its annual report on the cost of raising children, and the upshot is what you probably already know: It's expensive. This does not — as every article on the report has emphasized — include the...

    FBI investigating Tuesday's robbery of Oak Park bank

    The FBI is investigating a bank robbery Tuesday afternoon at the Chase branch at 1048 Lake St. in Oak Park. A man 40 to 50 years old stole an unknown amount of cash from the bank between 1:35 and 1:40 p.m., according to police reports. He handed a note...