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  • Officials: 6 shot, 1 fatally, on South Side

    Officials: 6 shot, 1 fatally, on South Side
    A total of six people were shot, one fatally, in two shootings on the South Side, officials said. In the first shooting, two 19-year-old men were reported shot on the 1100 block of West 51st Street, police said. The shooting was reported at 6:11 p.m.,...
  • Century of Progress: The science and the sleaze

    Century of Progress: The science and the sleaze
    The Century of Progress opened on May 27, 1933, with about 12 million Americans — a quarter of the labor force — unemployed and many hungry Chicagoans seeking sustenance and solace at Al Capone's soup kitchen. The city's second world's fair...
  • Quinn: No new casinos without pension reform

    Quinn: No new casinos without pension reform
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday put a finer point on a notion he's been pushing this spring: no gambling expansion will happen without comprehensive changes to fix a greatly underfunded government worker pension system. The Democratic governor also insisted...
  • National Restaurant Association show: Samples, swag draw thousands

    National Restaurant Association show: Samples, swag draw thousands
    The National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show (or as convention-goers say, "No, not that NRA ...") is the yearly confab of food and hospitality professionals at McCormick Place that began Saturday and ends Tuesday. As national...
  • Reinventing the brownie

    Reinventing the brownie
    Baking brownies has made Sheila G. Mains more than popular among friends and family. It has turned her into an entrepreneur as founder and chief executive officer of Sheila G Brands, LLC, based in West Palm Beach.  Mains grew her passion into a food...
  • First lady could be Chicago kids' last hope

    First lady could be Chicago kids' last hope
    As a young girl growing up in the South, I looked forward to the fourth Sunday of August. We called it "Homecoming" at my church in Hogansville, Ga. That was when folks who had moved away from our small, rural town seeking better opportunities in...
  • C2E2: Comic book stars walk among us

    C2E2: Comic book stars walk among us
    C2E2 -- the annual, gargantuan Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo at McCormick Place -- opened Friday, and as usual for the first day of a major comic book convention, things started slow, geeks were still arriving, B-list celebrities just settling in,...
  • Antibiotics in livestock raising concerns up the food chain

    Antibiotics in livestock raising concerns up the food chain
    While Sam Spitz's friends were loading up on pizza for lunch, the Whitney Young High School sophomore opted for a chicken Caesar salad. Spitz was in training for a big sophomore baseball season — after having pitched on the school's varsity team...
  • Howard Stern taking his 'Talent' to Chicago area

    Howard Stern taking his 'Talent' to Chicago area
    "America's Got Talent" will do this week what the National Radio Hall of Fame couldn't last November: It will get legendary shock jock Howard Stern to come to the Chicago area. Stern — who was inducted into the Chicago-based Hall of Fame but...
  • Obama library, casino among options for former Reese site

    A casino-entertainment complex, a major convention hotel and a Barack Obama presidential library are being floated as possible anchors for a mixed-use development of the former Michael Reese Hospital site on the Near South Side. The scenarios were...
  • Chicago studio switches up DC Comics universe with 'Injustice' game

    Chicago studio switches up DC Comics universe with 'Injustice' game
    Superman goes super-berserk in the opening sequence of the DC Comics-centric video game "Injustice: Gods Among Us." After learning the Joker has tricked him into murdering a pregnant Lois Lane and setting off a bomb that's destroyed the entire city of...
  • Sighting: Lady Gaga works out at Reform Chicago Pilates studio

    Sighting: Lady Gaga works out at Reform Chicago Pilates studio
    Lady Gaga is back on her feet, a pilates studio owner says. The "Poker Face" singer — who has been photographed getting around in a wheelchair since canceling her world tour in February to undergo hip surgery — worked out April 11 at...