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  • A version of David Foster Wallace's life

    A version of David Foster Wallace's life
    When the great English poet Philip Larkin worked at the University of Hull, he liked to say that the need to change trains in Doncaster meant most journalists, academics and other London irritants didn't bother to harass him. The American writer David...
  • 2 killed in West Pullman shooting: 'Chicago is getting reckless'

    2 killed in West Pullman shooting: 'Chicago is getting reckless'
    Quiltavia Patterson was an aspiring rapper who left Chicago months ago to get her twin toddlers out of harm's way. Jermaine Carter was "the cool guy" in the West Pullman neighborhood who did tattoos. He also preached to his children daily about staying...
  • Prosecutors Drop Quest for James Holmes' Notebook

    Prosecutors Drop Quest for James Holmes' Notebook
    AURORA, Colo. -- Prosecutors in the Colorado movie theater shooting on Thursday abruptly dropped their effort to gain access to a notebook written by suspect James Holmes, who appeared in court looking engaged and without the orange hair he had in...
  • Illinois State Fair taking steps to stop spread of new swine flu

    Illinois State Fair taking steps to stop spread of new swine flu
    Illinois State Fair organizers are equipping the Springfield fairgrounds with extra hand-washing stations and cautionary signs to keep an emerging swine flu strain at bay. State public health officials on Thursday confirmed Illinois' first case, a...
  • Remarkable Woman: Joan Creviston

    Remarkable Woman: Joan Creviston
    Endurance and enviable upper body strength seem like commendable, necessary even, traits in a fitness instructor. Joan Creviston would throw empathy in there too. "I understand everybody has their own challenges in life," says the 48-year-old Creviston,...
  • Fatal cab crash: 'It flipped four times'

    Fatal cab crash: 'It flipped four times'
    A University of Chicago business school student was struck and killed by a cab that veered off Milwaukee Avenue in the River West neighborhood this morning, hit a light pole and flipped over several times, authorities said. Eric Kerestes, 30, was...
  • Local school's reaction to admission ruling: 'Breathing sigh of relief'

    Local school's reaction to admission ruling: 'Breathing sigh of relief'
    The Supreme Court's decision Monday means that, at least for now, Illinois colleges and universities that consider an applicant's race among other factors can continue to do so. A decision to ban or limit the use of race in admissions decisions would...
  • Sex-change operations to be covered by UIC health insurance

    Sex-change operations to be covered by UIC health insurance
    University of Illinois trustees this morning approved a student health insurance plan for the Chicago campus that for the first time covers gender reassignment surgery, a move that about three dozen other colleges have taken in recent years. The...
  • "The Walking Dead" Novel Author Jay Bonansinga talks about TV series and Book 3

    "The Walking Dead" Novel Author Jay Bonansinga talks about TV series and Book 3
    Last night’s mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead had fans re-visiting the town of Woodbury and finally re-uniting the Dixon Brothers, Daryl and Merle. By the end of the episode the poop really hit the fan and left viewers with a lot of...
  • News of the Weird: Gaza Cosmetics Company Offering Anti-Israel Perfume

    News of the Weird: Gaza Cosmetics Company Offering Anti-Israel Perfume
    Updating “The Smell of Napalm in the Morning”: A cosmetics company in Gaza recently began selling a fragrance dedicated to victory over Israel and named after the signature M-75 missile that Hamas has been firing across the border. “...
  • Dr. William J. Weiner, UM chairman of neurology

    Dr. William J. Weiner, UM chairman of neurology
    Dr. William J. Weiner, a professor and chairman of the department of neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine who was nationally known for his work with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, died Dec. 29 of multiple myeloma...