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  • 22 shot in Chicago over 12 hours, including girl, 11, killed at sleepover

    22 shot in Chicago over 12 hours, including girl, 11, killed at sleepover
    Shamiya Adams was sitting on a bedroom floor in her best friend's home, making s'mores after an evening of practicing a dance routine, when the shot ripped through the house in Garfield Park. The bullet crashed through the wall of the bedroom and struck...
  • Cops: Man charged after striking cop during motor vehicle stop

    Cops: Man charged after striking cop during motor vehicle stop
    A 24-year-old man is in custody after he allegedly struck a Chicago Police officer with his car during a motor vehicle stop, officials said. The incident happened at about 10 p.m. 6500 block of South Langley Avenue in the West Woodlawn neighborhood, said...
  • Teen's website helps others grapple with a parent's death

     Teen's website helps others grapple with a parent's death
    When Genevieve Liu lost her dad, pediatric surgeon Donald Liu, she immediately knew she needed to help other kids who suffered a similar loss. Donald Liu drowned on Aug. 5, 2012, while successfully rescuing two boys from a undertow in Lake Michigan....
  • Youth program gets more funding

    Youth program gets more funding
    A sports-based mentoring program and a math tutoring initiative touted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel for turning around the lives of at-risk boys is getting an additional $10 million in federal funding. The White House announced Monday new partnerships for...
  • Offering state-sponsored retirement accounts to private-sector workers

    California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon's "second mother," his Aunt Francisca, spent most of her 74-plus years cleaning houses for people who had pensions through their employers or were wealthy enough to set aside money in their own...
  • Beethoven Festival, CCM must rethink their mission to survive

    Beethoven Festival, CCM must rethink their mission to survive
    While funding woes are the root of the problems recently afflicting two esteemed Chicago musical institutions, the Beethoven Festival and the Chicago Chamber Musicians (CCM), there's another way of looking at those problems. The former organization...
  • What climate change debate?

    What climate change debate?
    Already in the first six months of 2014, Sunday broadcast news shows have spent more time covering climate change than they did over the past four years combined. This expanded coverage comes on the heels of reports by the National Climate Assessment that...
  • Dee Alexander sings 'Songs My Mother Loves'

    Dee Alexander sings 'Songs My Mother Loves'
    When the inimitable Chicago jazz singer Dee Alexander was a child, she went to sleep to jazz and woke up to it. This was largely thanks to her mother, who had the music going in the house constantly. The songs of Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington,...
  • Clyde P. Watkins, senior partner, Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt

    Clyde P. Watkins, senior partner, Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt
    Clyde P. Watkins has been named senior partner of Chicago-based fundraising consulting firm Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt. Watkins has been consulting for nonprofit organizations for 20 years. An alumnus of the University of Chicago, Watkins also holds a...
  • Strauss highlights Proms concerts in London

    Strauss highlights Proms concerts in London
    LONDON – The BBC Proms proclaims itself as the greatest classical music festival in the world and does so with the confidence of knowing it's got the artistic goods to back up its sweeping claim. With nearly 90 events vying for attention in the...
  • Around The Park: A healthy balance for Severna Park author

    Author Terra Ziporyn is getting used to the feedback she receives when describing her latest book "Bugaboo," a work about insects that she is about to complete. "Bed bugs and dust mites and head lice, oh my! Just mentioning the hideous, but essentially...
  • Medical labs to get new FDA oversight

    Medical labs to get new FDA oversight
    The Food & Drug Administration on Thursday announced it would step up its regulation of a class of lab tests that have been key in ushering in an era of personalized medicine -- a step the agency has long considered against strong opposition by small...