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  • 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...
  • U of C study says Obama library would be boon to city economy

    U of C study says Obama library would be boon to city economy
    A study released Monday by the University of Chicago shows that an Obama presidential library located on the South Side of Chicago would pour $220 million into the city’s economy each year. According to the study, commissioned by the university,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Doctors add voices to demand for U of C trauma center

    Doctors add voices to demand for U of C trauma center
    A group of doctors and medical students donning white lab coats prodded the University of Chicago on Thursday to provide trauma care to adults, the latest in a series of events this week criticizing the college and drawing attention to the lack of a full-...
  • CVS cigarette ban is right move at right price

    CVS cigarette ban is right move at right price
    We learn as children that doing the right thing often comes at a cost. For businesses, there's an actual ledger. If the proverbial road to hell is in fact paved with good intentions, executives with publicly held companies fear the Street will kick them...
  • Beer, breakfast and bikes

    Beer, breakfast and bikes
    Hope you like beer, breakfast and bike mechanics, Chicago. This year's Chicago Bike Week, which runs Friday, June 13, through Friday, June 20, will sport free food, drinks and tune-ups all over the city. Chicago Bike Week celebrates the city's cycling...
  • TV shows and the quick hook

    TV shows and the quick hook
    Last week as TV networks announced their lineup for the upcoming season, I noticed more grumbling than usual about the short life span that befalls shows that aren't an instant ratings hit. "The press release for NBC's Manson-killings drama "AQUARIUS"...
  • What is the meaning of Eric Cantor's defeat?

    Every political pundit in the country is, right now, writing about what House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's defeat in Tuesday's Republican primary means. But how sure can we be that we know what it means? Essentially none of the pundits, including me,...
  • In which UChicago LGBT radicals confirm the right's worst stereotypes about them

     
    About That Hate Crime I Committed at University of Chicago by Dan Savage is jaw dropping. Savage, a gay author, activist, advice columnist and podcaster, has done more than any public figure I can think of to advance the cause......
  • For City of Hope CEO, it's about 'something bigger' than himself

    For City of Hope CEO, it's about 'something bigger' than himself
    The gig: Robert W. Stone is president and chief executive of City of Hope, a federally recognized comprehensive cancer treatment center at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains in Duarte. It specializes in cancer treatment and research. In addition to a...