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  • CPS, most suburban school districts closed for the day

    CPS, most suburban school districts closed for the day
    Prolonged subzero temperatures across the region have prompted city and suburban schools to close rather than force parents, students and teachers through the cold authorities are warning people against. The temperatures - 9 degrees below zero Monday...
  • South Pole researchers in Chicago react to cold

    South Pole researchers in Chicago react to cold
    Wicker Park native Tom Crawford isn’t missing winter in Chicago, and he’s living about 100 yards from the South Pole. While Chicago marked a record-low temperature of -16 on Monday, it was a balmy -9 at the National Science Foundation...
  • Doors to treatment opening for poor people struggling with mental illnesses

     Doors to treatment opening for poor people struggling with mental illnesses
    Five years ago, Joseph Hale didn't care whether he lived or died. He was unemployed, hooked on drugs and deeply depressed. Help came after Hale swallowed a bottle of pills and landed in South Shore Hospital. There, an outreach worker persuaded him to...
  • Sharks of the Midwest

    Sharks of the Midwest
    Not far from Chicago, in a region now dominated by cornfields and whitetail deer, scientists say they've found fossil evidence of a “shark nursery” where prehistoric predators hatched. The finding, which challenges long-held notions about...
  • Breakers still look fresh

    Breakers still look fresh
    A near-three week layoff did little to deter the Laguna Beach High boys' soccer team, which returned to action Wednesday at Guyer Field. In fact, in playing their first game since Dec. 20, the Breakers ran up their highest goal total and produced...
  • 'Chicago P.D.' cast members feel at home

    'Chicago P.D.' cast members feel at home
    "Chicago P.D." star LaRoyce Hawkins counts himself lucky to be working full time on a TV series without moving away from Chicago. The Harvey native and Thornton High School grad figured he'd eventually leave home for work after graduating from Illinois...
  • Highland Park preschool in business 88 years

    Highland Park preschool in business 88 years
    In 1926, Peggy Rieser opened Ravinia Nursery School in her home's basement along a ravine adjacent to Ravinia Park. Twelve young children attended. In 2014, Ravinia Nursery, located on Red Oak Avenue in Highland Park, continues to thrive as a...
  • Tracing the generational gap among readers today

    Tracing the generational gap among readers today
    I was sitting on the 'L' recently in one of the newer cars where the seats all face inward. The train was quieter and cleaner and had a bright digital ticker tape overhead that ran the name of the upcoming station and the time. The usual voice made its...
  • Harris: 'Ones to Watch' in Chicago business in 2014

     Harris: 'Ones to Watch' in Chicago business in 2014
    Barack Obama campaign veterans Harper Reed and Dylan Richard will launch a tech company. Don Thompson will be under pressure to improve sales at McDonald's. And with Tribune Co. spinning off its publishing assets into a separate company, its chief...
  • The year ahead in books

    The year ahead in books
    Regardless of how many or few activities you’ve put on the 2014 calendar, consider yourself booked: The new year brings with it a steady stream of intriguing releases, from inventive debut novels to long-anticipated returns by established talent....
  • Cityscapes in bloom again

    Cityscapes in bloom again
    With the economy slowly improving and memories of the 2008 financial crisis fading, architecture came alive again in 2013. Bold new buildings arrived on the scene while old ones (with the exception of the former Prentice Women's Hospital) got new life....
  • Chicago invented improv. Did Mother's invent the singles bar?

    Chicago invented improv. Did Mother's invent the singles bar?
    You can make an excellent case that improvisation, at least in the modern entertainment sense of the word, was invented on the campus of the University of Chicago on July 5, 1955, when a group called the Compass Players performed its first show. But could...