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  • Chicago competing for America's Cup

    Chicago has been under consideration as a host for the 2017 America's Cup regatta, one of the world's premier sporting events, since winter, said Don Wilson Jr., who is leading Chicago's host committee. "This winter, we were contacted by the America's...
  • Big Ten schools could afford to pay athletes

    Big Ten schools could afford to pay athletes
    Like a five-star high school recruit in his senior year, college athletics is at a crossroads. Pressure from current players, former players and lawsuits means a system of paying college students to play sports is finally getting serious attention....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Site identified for New York's Obama library bid

    Site identified for New York's Obama library bid
    Columbia University in New York City will make a bid to build the Obama presidential library on its Manhattanville campus in West Harlem, where the structure would be a cornerstone of the university’s $6.3 billion expansion into the economically...
  • Exonerated man plagued by sex assault accusation

     Exonerated man plagued by sex assault accusation
    As Malik Dervisevic huddled in a small jail cell — tired, hungry and frantic after hours of interrogation and no contact with his family — his mind whirred with anxiety. "I lost my job. I lost my house. I lost everything," Dervisevic, 37,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Police: Teen's foot injured by self-inflicted gunshot

    Police: Teen's foot injured by self-inflicted gunshot
    A 15-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the foot this morning in the South Shore neighborhood, police said. The boy was standing on the sidewalk in the 7600 block of South Coles Avenue when a gun he was holding discharged about 12:15 a.m., Police...