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  • Water testing in Chicago raises concerns about screening process for lead

    Water testing in Chicago raises concerns about screening process for lead
    Nationwide, water is screened for lead by checking the first sample of water from homeowners' faucets. But results of recent federal testing in Chicago show that although all homes passed that first test, nearly 45 percent had lead levels spike when more water samples were taken directly afterward.
  • Emanuel says suburbs will pay more for city water too

    Emanuel says suburbs will pay more for city water too
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today defended his proposed water and sewer rate hikes that will more than double bills for many city households by 2015, saying that the move will allow Chicago to charge the suburbs more for water as well. And that means suburban...

    Jennifer Egan wins L.A. Times book prize in fiction

     
    The winners of the 2010 L.A. Times book prizes.

    Book review: 'The Killing of Crazy Horse' by Thomas Powers

    Book review: 'The Killing of Crazy Horse' by Thomas Powers
    The Killing of Crazy Horse Thomas Powers Alfred A. Knopf: 568 pp., $30 This we know to be true: Crazy Horse, legendary war leader of the Oglala Lakota Sioux, died in September 1877, at Camp Robinson, a U.S. Army fort in Nebraska. Some sources report...

    "The Killing of Crazy Horse" by Thomas Powers

    "The Killing of Crazy Horse" by Thomas Powers
    "The Killing of Crazy Horse" By Thomas Powers Knopf, 592 pages, $30 "The half-Sioux interpreter William Garnett, who died a dozen years before I was born, first set me to wondering why Crazy Horse was killed. He made it seem so unnecessary," writes...