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DUI paperwork mistakes allow thousands of drivers back on Illinois roads

Bureaucratic mix-ups have let thousands of drunken drivers avoid mandatory license suspensions and stay on the roads, a Tribune investigation has found. A Tribune review of state data found case after case across the Chicago area inShow More Summary

Gallery in Art Institute's Modern Wing closing temporarily

In preparation for an upcoming major exhibition, the second floor contemporary art galleries of the the Art Institute's Modern Wing will be closing temporarily, beginning March 8. "Charles Ray: Sculpture, 1997-2014" will open on MayShow More Summary

The long, grim struggle for the long-term unemployed

As of August 2014  three million Americans had been unemployed for more than six months. Over two million have been unemployed for more than a year. The only incremental improvement: the percentage of those out of work and looking for the past six months or more has declined, from 46% of the total unemployed in 2010, to

Ten Years Ago This Month: The Crime of The Century

As this bitter cold and snowy February draws to a close I was reminded a few times that the last of Century Building fell ten years ago this month. In early February 2005, I was sitting in the small conference room of Pyramid Companies...Show More Summary

Morning Box Score: Bulls Safe At Home; Blackhawks Struck By Lightning

The Bulls added to an encouraging Friday with a come from behind win at the United Center, while the Blackhawks had a reversal of fortune in the Sunshine State. [ more › ]

Today's Weather: Goodbye February

It's time to bid February a frigid farewell. [ more › ]

Davis Campaign Manager Throws Shade At Crawford Campaign Tactics, Endorses Cappleman in Run-Off

In the 46th Ward's aldermanic election last week, candidate (and former chief of staff to Helen Shiller) Denice Davis finished third, while James Cappleman and Amy Crawford will meet in a runoff on April 7th. The day after the election, Ms. Show More Summary

Anthony Mason, Powerful Knicks Forward, Dies At 48

Anthony Mason, whose tough and bruising play helped propel the Knicks to many memorable seasons in the 1990s, passed away today at age 48. He had suffered a massive heart attack earlier this month. [ more › ]

Woman Dies After Jumping Into East River In Williamsburg

Police say a woman died after jumping into the East River in Williamsburg last night. [ more › ]

Remembering a Health Care Advocate Who Got a Lot Done in a Short Time

You may not have heard the name Peter Harbage before. But if you are one of the millions of people getting health insurance because of Obamacare or some other government program, it's possible Peter had something to do with it. Peter...Show More Summary

15 tons of marijuana seized at Otay Mesa crossing, Border Patrol says

A near-record load of marijuana -- more than 15 tons -- was seized this week at the Otay Mesa border crossing from a truck carrying a shipment of mattresses and cushions, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Anthony Mason dead at 48; former New York Knicks standout

Former NBA power forward Anthony Mason, who played a strong supporting role in the New York Knicks' rise to prominence in the 1990s, died early Saturday morning, the team confirmed to the Associated Press. He was 48.

What we learned about the Ducks in a 4-2 win over the Kings

The odds of the Ducks and Kings meeting again in the playoffs this season appears high, their latest high-energy showdown on Friday serving as a possible appetizer for more of the action that last season took Southland hockey fans on a seven-game ride.

What we learned about the Kings in their 4-2 loss to the Ducks

What we learned from the Kings’ 4-2 loss to the Ducks on Friday night at the Honda Center in Anaheim:

Shitty People in Shitty Places Working to Make Shitty Places Shittier

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Arkansas: Monday was the deadline for Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson to veto SB 202, the anti-anti-discrimination bill that seeks to prevent cities and counties from protecting the civil rights of gay people. The bill passed the legislature 10 days ago. Show More Summary

Hobby Hose Dragger Tim Conatser Kills Neighbor's Labrador Retrievers

The story about a Texas firefighter who shot two dogs who were “trespassing” on his property has gone viral after he posted a gruesome image of the dead dogs to Facebook and Twitter. Tim Conatser, says that he warned the dogs’ owner to keep the dogs off his property, but the warnings were not heeded. Show More Summary

Amazon and the rise of the robots

Cyber Monday means all hands on deck for Kiva 8. With offers you can’t refuse from the world’s largest online retailer, which it promises to deliver the next day if not sooner, members of the  3,000-strong team will be whizzing around morning, noon and night, transporting  6-foot tall “pods” to workstations staffed by humans who sort

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Manor Del Mar on Pasadena's Millionaire's Row

Built in the early 1900s for iron ore magnate Lewis J. Merritt, Manor Del Mar on Pasadena's Millionaire's Row recalls an era of unprecedented wealth and gracious living. Within the English-style exteriors are wood-clad rooms showcasing American and European Arts & Crafts details.

The play's the thing for sixth-grade thespians

So they held the school play the other night. I liked it, not just for the theme of kindness to animals but for the vision it offered of a fairer, less-contentious world.

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