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  • New sensors will scoop up 'big data' on Chicago

    New sensors will scoop up 'big data' on Chicago
    The curled metal fixtures set to go up on a handful of Michigan Avenue light poles later this summer may look like delicate pieces of sculpture, but researchers say they'll provide a big step forward in the way Chicago understands itself by observing...
  • Special agent for a day: FBI reaches out to boy with cancer

    Special agent for a day: FBI reaches out to boy with cancer
    FBI agents have a reputation as hard-boiled, tough-as-nails crime fighters. But employees in the agency's Chicago office recently stepped out of character to give a seriously ill 6-year-old boy a day to remember. It all started when Special Agent...
  • HIV rates rise among young gay, bisexual men

    HIV rates rise among young gay, bisexual men
    More than three decades after the emergence of HIV and AIDS sparked a massive campaign to curb infection, public health officials in Chicago and across the country are worried by a recent uptick in diagnoses of HIV — the precursor to AIDS —...
  • Elysia Root, pastry chef

    Elysia Root, pastry chef
    It's not about the recipes, or vanilla spongecake versus chocolate, or square layers versus round. For Elysia Root, cake is the medium to create memories and happiness. The satisfaction of being a cake designer is hearing love stories, making kids smile...
  • Chicago is your friendly Big Brother

    Chicago is your friendly Big Brother
    This summer, data scientists and architects in Chicago are working on a new form of civic infrastructure: highly visible, aesthetically pleasing, one-foot-square boxes mounted on light poles that track environmental conditions around them. If this is...
  • White House adviser won't say if Chicago has lock on Obama library

    White House adviser won't say if Chicago has lock on Obama library
    WASHINGTON — White House adviser Valerie Jarrett,¬† asked Friday whether Chicago had a lock on becoming the home of the future Obama presidential library, emphasized that the just-received bids for the project would be carefully examined, including...
  • Obama's new coal rules aren't democratic

    Republicans are calling President Barack Obama's new coal-plant regulations a "power grab." The truth is more complicated, and ominous, than that. This isn't a case where the executive branch has simply gone beyond its authority. It's a case where...
  • Fine line of the week contest is down to the final four: Vote now, I beg of you

     
    Some have objected to my ordering you to vote, so this week I'm pleading. The list of all nominees is here. Which of these tweets do you think is the funniest? About our winner: B.J. Schwartz -- the titular “Citizen”......
  • What's so odd about odd questions? Zany essay prompts from our friends at UChicago

     
    From a letter sent to some high school students: Every year, the University of Chicago breaks away from the traditional college essay mold and asks our applicants to consider topics that are a little… uncommon. In past years, we’ve asked......
  • Trice: A conversation with best-selling author James Patterson

    Trice: A conversation with best-selling author James Patterson
    When I talk to students, I love to tell them the story about how I came to enjoy reading. I tell them that my parents cared so much about their daughters reading that we had a rule: If we had our head buried in a book, we didn't have to do chores. So,...
  • Year later, much has been learned about school closings

    Year later, much has been learned about school closings
    Nerves were a little shakier than usual when the 2013-14 school year started in Chicago, as parents and city officials anxiously watched thousands of children heading off to classrooms in unfamiliar neighborhoods because of the district's move to close...
  • 3 men cited after harassment of doctor accused of public indecency

    3 men cited after harassment of doctor accused of public indecency
    Three north suburban residents face charges related to two separate incidents of harassment of the family of a Lincolnshire neurologist accused of public indecency and his family, police said.  Jeffrey B. Hooper, 45, of Lake Forest, was cited with...