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This is your marathon ? not sprint ? moment.
He's back where it all began: Chicago.
Prosecutors say the attack was random and unprovoked.
Fixing potholes while fighting the good fight.
The city will serve as a bellwether for how -- or if -- the Justice Department will fight police abuse under the new attorney general.
It is possible that you may have missed the announcement last week that the Chicago police officer who killed 55-year-old Bettie Jones and 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier, will not have any charges pressed against him. The day after Christmas last year, police were called to the building where Bettie Jones lived. Show More Summary
Michelle Robey, 55, probably had no idea that the corner here in my neighborhood, where she was shot dead Friday night was once the home of a 200 acre movie studio where L. Frank Baum personally helped make the very first version ofShow More Summary
2016 was quite a year. A great year. The most interesting Presidential election year of my lifetime. My first full year as a grandfather. The first time I've ever visited Berlin. The first year during which almost all the books I read were on a Kindle. Show More Summary
The Joffrey Ballet in Christopher Wheeldon's The Nutcracker. Photo by Cheryl Mann. by Catherine L. Tully A different type of excitement buzzed throughout the Auditorium Theatre lobby Saturday night. In years prior the hum has always been the lively anticipation of a ballet that was a familiar favorite-a tradition for many people in the Chicago area. Show More Summary
Last week, a client brought her senior cat to have a pre-anesthetic blood test drawn by one of my certified veterinary technicians for a future dental procedure. Unexpectedly, this client also brought her recently adopted handsome young cat, named Apollo, for a nail trim. Show More Summary
Chicago is lost. Where's the outrage? Where is the disgust? Since the 2015 Thanksgiving Eve release of the Laquan McDonald killing video and subsequent Black Friday protests (#LaquanMcDonald #BlackFriday #BlackChristmas) we have experienced an increase in the mayhem and madness of murders and attempted murders (shootings) - 700+ & 4000+ respectively. Show More Summary
Claire Lew is the CEO of Know Your Company, a software tool that helps companies with 25 to 75 employees overcome growing pains. Her mission in life is to help people become happier at work. Her software, Know Your Company, helps doShow More Summary
Young people in Chicago's toughest neighborhoods are stuck. The public schools are in shambles. Kids drop out instead of graduating. If they do graduate, they're unlikely to get into college. They probably can't find a good job, either. That means they're likely unemployed long term, perhaps scraping by on welfare. Show More Summary
Opinion Gov. Bruce Rauner famously spent the 2016 election season refusing to endorse, disavow or even say the name Donald Trump. Yet unlike some Republicans who rebuked or refused to fully embrace the Republican candidate, Rauner never...Show More Summary
Roughly 30 Chicagoans blockaded a Citibank branch on North Clark Street today to demand Citigroup divest from the Dakota Access pipeline. It’s part of a flurry of nationwide actions targeting pipeline investors. Part of the group remained inside the bank, blocking business for two hours until they were arrested. Show More Summary
Wednesday on campus was a discussion aimed at addressing the issue of safety for our most vulnerable students: people of color, especially Black students, Muslims, and undocumented students (who, at NIU, mostly come from Mexico), asShow More Summary
The right and some on the left have derided the large post-election protests against Trump's election. What both sets of critiques share is a failure to listen to any of the protesters, except through the media filters that they in other...Show More Summary
On November 2nd, 2016, the world lost a good natured, empathetic and heroic person. This happened on a day in Chicago history that will live in infamy not because a hero was ruthlessly murdered, but because of a baseball game where dozens of new Chicago heroes were born. Show More Summary
By Madeleine Doubek OK, deep breath in. Deep breath out. Now that we got that nasty election out of our systems, there's a veto session in Springfield starting next week. House Speaker Mike Madigan, Gov. Bruce Rauner and everyone will...Show More Summary
Some preliminary thoughts on the Democrats' failure to beat someone as loathsome as Donald Trump: 1) Insider Democrats did all they could to tilt the scales (Wasserman Schultz, Donna Brazile, et al) to nominate the most out-spokenly neo-liberal candidate ever. Show More Summary