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  • Critic's notebook: Skyscrapers remain powerful symbols, post 9/11

    Critic's notebook: Skyscrapers remain powerful symbols, post 9/11
    Any skyscraper is a contradiction. The tall tower is architecture's most famous building type and also the one most clearly at odds with the profession's roots. Fundamentally, architecture is shelter, a concession that we're afraid to face the elements...
  • Alarm fatigue a top hospital safety issue

    Alarm fatigue a top hospital safety issue
    "Alarm fatigue," or the failure of medical staff to respond to incessantly beeping devices, is one of the top conditions creating safety issues in hospitals, according to the Joint Commission, the national organization that accredits the facilities....
  • Asian group joins effort to fight smoking in Chicago

    Asian group joins effort to fight smoking in Chicago
    A Chicago-based health and social service agency that works with the city's Asian community plans to announce Thursday a new effort to get more Asians to stop smoking. Asian Human Services has implemented smoking-cessation workshops to counsel those...
  • Public housing going smoke-free

    Public housing going smoke-free
    Betty A. Smith had become accustomed to holding a tissue over her mouth to combat the secondhand smoke that would infiltrate her apartment. After years of raising concerns, the 83-year-old lung cancer survivor and former smoker has literally found...
  • Clearing the air on Metra pollution

    Clearing the air on Metra pollution
    Metra says it doesn't have enough money to replace its oldest, dirtiest locomotives, but U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin on Monday nudged the transit agency to find ways to clear the air in Chicago's soot-choked rail stations and inside the train cars that carry...
  • Volleyball | Conard pilots West Chicago turnaround

    Volleyball | Conard pilots West Chicago turnaround
    Three years ago, West Chicago lost all 35 of its matches. That's a distant memory for the Wildcats. "We've had some rough years here," West Chicago junior outside hitter Julia Conard said. "There wasn't much winning before some of us got here." The No....
  • Lots of smoke, noise — but not much action on diesel engine idling

    Lots of smoke, noise — but not much action on diesel engine idling
    As fans left Wrigley Field after a late-season Cubs loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, they were greeted by clouds of noxious diesel exhaust from charter buses idling outside the ballpark, some for nearly an hour. On another fall afternoon, three tour...
  • City to test water for pollutant at urging of EPA

    Chicago will begin routine testing for hexavalent chromium after a recent study found worrisome levels of the cancer-causing metal in tap water pumped to 7 million people in the city and suburbs. City officials announced the additional testing Tuesday,...
  • QB or not to QB?

    QB or not to QB?
    Brequan Tucker stopped playing football in eighth grade, a decision his brother Breion had long since come to terms with. When the other Tucker triplet, Breshion, announced that he was going to make basketball his sole focus in the summer of 2009, his...
  • EdgyTim's recruiting rundown: Curie's Adeyanju sets official visits; Richmond-Burton's Pittser is one to watch

    EdgyTim's recruiting rundown: Curie's Adeyanju sets official visits; Richmond-Burton's Pittser is one to watch
    Curie senior defensive end James Adeyanju (6-2, 250 pounds) has decided on the five schools he wants to visit this fall. Adeyanju is planning to make official visits to Wisconsin (Sept. 16), Boston College (Oct. 1) and Nebraska (Oct. 15). He announced...
  • Hot Property: Kaley Cuoco selling in Sherman Oaks

    Hot Property: Kaley Cuoco selling in Sherman Oaks
    Actress Kaley Cuoco, who plays the neighbor of two socially inept physicists on "The Big Bang Theory," has listed her Sherman Oaks home at $949,000. The gated Spanish-style house was built in 1937 but has been updated. Features include distressed...