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  • Hyde Park Jazz fest 2014 goes back to the future

    Hyde Park Jazz fest 2014 goes back to the future
    A world premiere by Chicago drummer-bandleader Dana Hall, a solo concert by the innovative pianist Craig Taborn and a high-profile engagement by genre-defying Chicago cellist Tomeka Reid will play the eighth annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival, running Sept....
  • 26 died from cold this year

     26 died from cold this year
    Chicago's third-coldest winter has contributed to the deaths of 26 people so far, nearly 50 percent more fatalities than the entire season's average in recent years, according to numbers provided by the Cook County medical examiner's office. Over the...
  • Daughter Of A Slave, With Deep Roots In Hartford

    Daughter Of A Slave, With Deep Roots In Hartford
    Frances Taylor Dunham Catlett, a social worker, painter and poet, came from an African American family with deep roots in Hartford. Many members of her extended family have made significant contributions in education, social work, the union movement,...
  • Kenwood jazz band journeys to Symphony Center stage

    Kenwood jazz band journeys to Symphony Center stage
    First in an occasional series CELEBRATED PIANIST JASON MORAN, who won a MacArthur Fellowship in 2010 and directs jazz at the Kennedy Center in Washington, walks into the band room at Kenwood Academy High School and faces a rather tough crowd. For...
  • 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...
  • Sam Greenlee, author of 'Spook Who Sat By the Door,' dead at 83

    Sam Greenlee, author of 'Spook Who Sat By the Door,' dead at 83
    Even into his so-called golden years, the writer Sam Greenlee was outspoken about the curious fate of his 1973 film "The Spook Who Sat by the Door." A Chicago native, Greenlee, 83, died from natural causes early Monday morning at his home. "The Spook...
  • Demonstrators again press for U of C trauma center

    Demonstrators again press for U of C trauma center
    Upset that there is no trauma center that serves adults on the South Side, demonstrators are pressing again this week for the University of Chicago to reopen the unit it closed in 1988. The protesters, some of them clergy members, say it's incongruous for...
  • Joe Gump, 1927-2014

     Joe Gump, 1927-2014
    It was while sitting in a Missouri federal courtroom watching his peace activist wife refusing to pay $424.47 in restitution to reduce an 11-year sentence for damaging a nuclear missile silo that Joe Gump decided that he, too, would take what he liked...
  • Hyde Park salon at center of lawsuit

    Hyde Park salon at center of lawsuit
    Akroma Kourouma Sahan can peer through the windows of her spa at East 53rd Street and South Harper Avenue and see the changing face of Hyde Park. The Harper Court complex, a gleaming retail and office project that includes the University of Chicago as a...
  • University of Chicago announces $4.5 billion fundraising campaign

    University of Chicago announces $4.5 billion fundraising campaign
    University of Chicago officials announced plans Thursday to raise $4.5 billion before the end of the decade and signaled that the college’s president will remain on campus at least that long. The campaign, which follows announcements of high-...
  • Fischer is confirmed to Fed board

    Fischer is confirmed to Fed board
    Stanley Fischer, the former Bank of Israel head picked by President Obama for the No. 2 job at the Federal Reserve, won Senate confirmation Wednesday to become a member of the Fed's board of governors. The 68-27 vote in favor of Fischer means he will...
  • Ted Cohen, 1939-2014

     Ted Cohen, 1939-2014
    During his career as a philosophy professor at the University of Chicago, Ted Cohen took an expansive view of his field, which he felt covered relationships as well as how and why everything from art to fiction to even jokes appealed to people. Mr....