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  • Weight loss pioneer: 'Drop the fork!'

    Weight loss pioneer: 'Drop the fork!'
    Five minutes with Weight Watchers founder Jean Nidetch: Weight loss pioneer Jean Nidetch, who once weighed 214 pounds, founded the Weight Watchers organization in 1963 after following an eating regimen prescribed by the New York City Board of Health. Now...
  • Obama in Chicago tonight for 50th birthday campaign fundraising events

    Obama in Chicago tonight for 50th birthday campaign fundraising events
    President Barack Obama is back in town tonight, doing some birthday fundraising for his 2012 re-election bid at a North Side concert hall. The president turns 50 on Thursday, and he's spending the last night of his 40s at the Aragon, where OK Go,...
  • EPA encourages regular testing for heavy metal in water

    EPA encourages regular testing for heavy metal in water
    Federal regulators on Tuesday urged nationwide testing for cancer-causing hexavalent chromium, the latest response to a study that found the heavy metal in tap water from Chicago and more than two dozen other cities. In a memo to public water systems,...
  • Goodbye blizzard, hello subzero cold

    Goodbye blizzard, hello subzero cold
    Round 2: The coldest weather in two years. After getting hit with its third-biggest snowstorm on record, the Chicago area is now under a wind chill advisory. Temperatures are expected to drop to 11-15 degrees below zero Wednesday night, with wind chills...
  • Blizzard warning issued as massive storm takes aim

    Blizzard warning issued as massive storm takes aim
    The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for the Chicago area as a dangerous storm swooping in from the South could dump more than 18 inches of snow and pack 40 mph winds. The warning is in effect from 3 p.m. Tuesday until 3 p.m....
  • Wisconsin to review discovery of votes

    Wisconsin to review discovery of votes
    Wisconsin's top elections agency said Friday it would review a county clerk's discovery of 14,000 votes in the state's photo-finish Supreme Court election, a total that appeared to both decisively tip the race to the conservative incumbent but also...
  • Gen. John M. Shalikashvili dies at 75; former Joint Chiefs chairman

    Gen. John M. Shalikashvili dies at 75; former Joint Chiefs chairman
    Retired Army Gen. John M. Shalikashvili, who became the first foreign-born chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and guided military and humanitarian efforts in the post-Cold War era of the 1990s, has died. He was 75. Shalikashvili died Saturday...
  • FBI looking for weight-loss doctor charged with fraud

    FBI looking for weight-loss doctor charged with fraud
    Federal authorities are asking for the public's help in locating Gautam Gupta, a physician now wanted on fraud charges whose ads promising weight loss are well-known in the Chicago area. An FBI complaint alleges that Gupta received almost $25 million...
  • One defendant, yet three sides to Rod Blagojevich

    Rod Blagojevich fancies himself a student of history, one reason he argued at his corruption retrial last week that efforts to leverage a U.S. Senate vacancy into a Cabinet post or other influential job for him were part of a grand tradition in American...
  • Book review: 'How to Read the Air' by Dinaw Mengestu

    Book review: 'How to Read the Air' by Dinaw Mengestu
    Dinaw Mengestu's "How to Read the Air" opens audaciously — the unnamed narrator writes of his parents with impossible intimacy. He knows what his mother thinks as she stands before a mirror a year before he is born, what she hears in the middle of...
  • Discoveries: 'Snakewoman of Little Egypt' by Robert Hellenga

    Discoveries: 'Snakewoman of Little Egypt' by Robert Hellenga
    Snakewoman of Little Egypt A Novel Robert Hellenga Bloomsbury USA: 342 pp., $25 Blend one anthropologist (Jackson), one young woman fresh out of prison for shooting and injuring her husband (Sunny), and that husband, a Pentecostal pastor from a...