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  • U. of C., Knox College among schools being investigated for handling of sex cases

    U. of C., Knox College among schools being investigated for handling of sex cases
    The University of Chicago and Knox College are among 55 schools under federal investigation for their handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints, according to a list released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Education. Both schools have...
  • Government investigates 55 colleges over handling of sex assault cases

    Government investigates 55 colleges over handling of sex assault cases
    Aiming to reduce sexual assault on campus, the federal government Thursday disclosed that 55 colleges and universities, including four in California, are under investigation for possibly violating the law in their handling of sexual violence and...
  • Gun used in slaying of girl, 14, touched many hands

    Gun used in slaying of girl, 14, touched many hands
    Before the 14-year-old girl allegedly fired the shot that killed Endia Martin, the .38-caliber revolver had touched many hands. A south suburban gun shop known for selling weapons later used in crimes in Chicago. A Hyde Park man whose mother did not...
  • On the Table event to talk about Chicago's future

    On the Table event to talk about Chicago's future
    Next Monday, May 12, more than 10,000 Chicagoans who care about the city will sit down for a meal at various locations to talk about Chicago's future. Some will be friends or acquaintances. Others will be strangers randomly assigned by organizers....
  • Reps. Mike Honda, Tom McClintock find reelection no longer a lock

    Reps. Mike Honda, Tom McClintock find reelection no longer a lock
    SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Rep. Mike Honda is a champion of liberal Democrats, Rep. Tom McClintock a rock-ribbed Republican. Both are faithful to their parties' orthodoxy and represent Northern California districts heavily tilted in their favor. In the...
  • Obama library doesn't warrant state funds

    Obama library doesn't warrant state funds
    To say that California is in better fiscal condition than Illinois is like saying the captain of the Exxon Valdez grades out higher than the guy at the helm of the Titanic. Disasters come in different doses. One study found that California ranks 46th in...
  • Prosecutors: Driver in fatal crash admitted to having 5 or 6 drinks

    Prosecutors: Driver in fatal crash admitted to having 5 or 6 drinks
    A Lakeview man accused of drunkenly driving the wrong way on Lake Shore Drive early Friday and killing a woman after he struck her oncoming taxi was ordered held on $750,000 bail Sunday in Cook County bond court. Erik F. Johnson, 23, of the 3500 block...
  • Trice: How vertical views shape race in fiction

    Trice: How vertical views shape race in fiction
    In its early years, the skyscraper was mesmerizing in the way it shifted our perspective and challenged us to re-conceptualize the world. It said: You recognize the view near the ground, now try it from the 10th floor, the 15th floor and beyond....
  • Nobel-prize winning economist Gary Becker dead at 83

    Nobel-prize winning economist Gary Becker dead at 83
    Gary Becker, a Nobel Prize-winning professor of economics and sociology at the University of Chicago whom colleagues called one of the most influential economists of the 20th century, died over the weekend. He was 83. “Economics will miss him. The...
  • Can the arts get smart about the smartphone?

    Can the arts get smart about the smartphone?
    Shulamit Ran likes her ring tone. "It's a harplike arpeggio going up and down," says the Chicago composer, who won the 1991 Pulitzer Prize in music for her "Symphony." "It's very gentle. It's fun, and it's very delicate." And the tone, which came with...
  • Oakton Community College president to retire in 2015

    Oakton Community College president to retire in 2015
    Oakton Community College President Margaret Lee has spent the last 30 years building bridges for students. Now the time has come for her to cross her own bridge into retirement. "It's a rare privilege to be at a place for 30 years and get up in the...
  • Madigan wants state to spend $100 million on Obama library

    Madigan wants state to spend $100 million on Obama library
    SPRINGFIELD — House Speaker Michael Madigan called today for the state to put up $100 million to boost efforts to land the presidential library and museum of President Barack Obama. The speaker joined fellow Democratic Chicago Rep. Monique Davis...