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  • Pushcart vendors work to legalize sidewalk food sales

    Pushcart vendors work to legalize sidewalk food sales
    A small group of food cart vendors and others who want to help expand their ability to do business noshed on hot tamales and cut fruit, items that are illegal for them to sell on the street in Chicago, during a gathering Wednesday night at a Rogers Park...
  • TV shows and the quick hook

    TV shows and the quick hook
    Last week as TV networks announced their lineup for the upcoming season, I noticed more grumbling than usual about the short life span that befalls shows that aren't an instant ratings hit. "The press release for NBC's Manson-killings drama "AQUARIUS"...
  • Vincent Harding dies at 82; historian wrote controversial King speech

    Vincent Harding dies at 82; historian wrote controversial King speech
    Exactly a year before the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was gunned down in Memphis, he delivered a speech that alienated ordinarily sympathetic politicians, liberal commentators and even some of his fellow leaders in the civil rights movement. In a...
  • For City of Hope CEO, it's about 'something bigger' than himself

    For City of Hope CEO, it's about 'something bigger' than himself
    The gig: Robert W. Stone is president and chief executive of City of Hope, a federally recognized comprehensive cancer treatment center at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains in Duarte. It specializes in cancer treatment and research. In addition to a...
  • 2 dead, 9 wounded in Saturday shootings

    2 dead, 9 wounded in Saturday shootings
    Saturday shootings left two men dead and eight wounded across the city. The first fatal shooting took place about 3:45 p.m. in the 700 block of West 69th Street in the city's Englewood neighborhood when two gunmen opened fire at two men standing...
  • Young girl killed when hit by CTA bus on South Side

    Young girl killed when hit by CTA bus on South Side
    Children play frequently in the parking lot of the apartment building on the 7700 block of South Shore Drive, away from the traffic streaming down the street. Mothers there say they grab their children if they get too close to the road; others won&...
  • Gary Becker dies at 83; Nobel Prize winner in economic sciences

    Gary Becker, a University of Chicago professor who received the Nobel Prize in economic sciences and is credited with pioneering the approach to economics as a study of human behavior, died Saturday at age 83. Becker's stepson, Mike Claffey, said Becker...
  • Broad Collection sues engineering firm Seele Inc. over museum facade

    Broad Collection sues engineering firm Seele Inc. over museum facade
    An engineering subcontractor's delays in carrying out the most distinctive design features of the exterior of the Broad Collection contemporary art museum in downtown Los Angeles have put the project at least 15 months behind schedule, according to a suit...
  • Partners start hashing out details of Chicago's Digital Lab for Manufacturing

    Partners start hashing out details of Chicago's Digital Lab for Manufacturing
    The University of Illinois doesn’t often buddy up with the University of Iowa, just as Rolls-Royce doesn’t often volunteer to hold hands with General Electric. But that’s exactly the kind of scenario the Digital Lab for Manufacturing --...
  • Anna Chlumsky: From 'Girl' to grownup roles

    Anna Chlumsky: From 'Girl' to grownup roles
    Actress Anna Chlumsky fidgeted in her chair with the tenuous excitement of a girl readying to open a soda can she's just finished shaking. Her gaze and attention focused sharply on the woman seated across from her, Sheila Nix, chief of staff to Dr. Jill...
  • Emanuel reflects on third year in office

    Emanuel reflects on third year in office
    A more-introspective-than-usual Mayor Rahm Emanuel reflected on his third year in office Friday, saying the decision to shutter dozens of Chicago Public Schools was the hardest he’s had to make and acknowledging his hard-charge personality has...
  • Supreme Court spinning ties liberals up in knots

    Linda Greenhouse has been providing liberal spin on the Supreme Court for The New York Times for decades, first as a reporter and now as an opinion columnist. She recently attacked the court for its "dangerous" conservatism and, in the process,...