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  • 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...
  • What is the meaning of Eric Cantor's defeat?

    Every political pundit in the country is, right now, writing about what House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's defeat in Tuesday's Republican primary means. But how sure can we be that we know what it means? Essentially none of the pundits, including me,...
  • John Hall Fish, 1932-2014, urban activist, dies

    John Hall Fish, 1932-2014, urban activist, dies
    Driven by a desire for social justice and racial reconciliation, John Hall Fish spent much of his career connecting college students and recent graduates with urban nonprofit organizations. In 1969, Mr. Fish co-founded the Associated Colleges of the...
  • Public is appropriately concerned about national debt

    Tribune columnist Steve Chapman attacks the cluelessness of Americans on national debt and points out that the U.S. deficit has been falling the past five years. But a falling deficit still means national debt is heading in the wrong direction, albeit...
  • 30 dishes to eat while visiting Chicago

    30 dishes to eat while visiting Chicago
    You've already waited in line for popcorn at Garrett. You've endured verbal abuse at The Wieners Circle. And you've devoured the Chicago classic that is the Italian beef sandwich (Al's #1 and Johnnie's being the best, depending on who you ask). So...
  • Deadline is today for proposals for the Obama presidential library

    Deadline is today for proposals for the Obama presidential library
    President Obama's approval rating may be upside down in some polls, but it hasn't lessened the crowded field of contenders vying for his presidential library. Proposals on where to put the library are due today, according to the Barack Obama Foundation,...
  • Republican Party has no idea how to run a country

    In his essay "Downward Spiral of Obama's Presidency," Charles Lipson trots out a litany of disproven complaints about Barack Obama. He does this instead of critiquing the blatant uselessness of the current Republican-led Congress that spends all its...
  • Thirteen vie to host Obama library

    Thirteen vie to host Obama library
    Thirteen bidders filed paperwork by Monday’s deadline saying they want to host the Obama Presidential Library, according to the foundation established to oversee the selection process. In a statement released today, the Barack Obama Foundation said...
  • Expansion of end-of-life care order awaits governor's signature

    Expansion of end-of-life care order awaits governor's signature
    When it comes to where people in the U.S. die, there has for years been a gap between what people want and what usually happens. Most Americans would rather die at home. But only one third actually do, according to the Centers for Disease Control and...
  • Quinn's office ignored red flags on nonprofit

    Quinn's office ignored red flags on nonprofit
    The Quinn administration handed out $800,000 in anti-violence money to a politically influential South Side community group even after the nonprofit filed documents with the state acknowledging it suffered from years of financial missteps, a Tribune...
  • District 112 hires firm to study school closings

    District 112 hires firm to study school closings
    North Shore School District 112 has hired Chicago-based Nagle Hartray Architecture to begin two studies as the district considers closing between four and six of its 12 buildings. Nagle Hartray will be paid $99,380 and $225,620 for a state-mandated...
  • U of C doctor accused of exposing himself to minors

    U of C doctor accused of exposing himself to minors
    Authorities today suspended the license of a prominent University of Chicago neurologist who was charged last week with public indecency and disorderly conduct. Jeffrey I. Frank, 53, of the first block of Kings Cross Drive in Lincolnshire, surrendered...