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  • 13 shot as holiday weekend begins: 'It's like an everyday normal thing'

    13 shot as holiday weekend begins: 'It's like an everyday normal thing'
    At least 13 people have been shot in Chicago at the start of the long holiday weekend, including a woman killed as she sat on a porch near Garfield Park and a man slain in front of a hair salon on the South Side, police said. Shambreyh R. Barfield, 21,...
  • 5 killed, 11 wounded in overnight gun violence in Chicago

    5 killed, 11 wounded in overnight gun violence in Chicago
    At least five people were killed and another 11 were wounded in overnight gun violence in Chicago, bringing to more than 50 the number of people shot in the city over the holiday weekend so far, according to police. Five of the people were shot by police...
  • Computer age: New technology analyzes your face, may someday predict how long you will live

    Computer age: New technology analyzes your face, may someday predict how long you will live
    WASHINGTON — Imagine that an insurance underwriter comes to your house and, along with noting your weight and blood pressure, snaps a photo of your face. And that those wrinkles, mottled spots and saggy parts, when fed into a computer, could...
  • Man dies after jumping into lake near 59th Street Harbor

    Man dies after jumping into lake near 59th Street Harbor
    A man died after he jumped into the water to swim toward a dock near the 59th Street Harbor, according to police. At least three people saw the 27-year-old man jump in and start swimming toward the dock about 10:40 p.m. Friday, police said. About...
  • In 1930s, Tribune, er, uncovered nudism trend

    In 1930s, Tribune, er, uncovered nudism trend
    A heated issue in Chicago's 49th Ward in March 1932 — at arguably one of the worst times in the Great Depression — was nude sunbathing. No politician endorsed the idea, of course, but the Republicans saw an opening when the Democratic alderman...
  • Diana of the Dunes: Skinny-dipping socialite or environmentalist?

    Diana of the Dunes: Skinny-dipping socialite or environmentalist?
    On a Monday morning in July 1916, Tribune readers woke to find a curious story vying for Page 1 space with the latest news from World War I and a triple homicide in Lake Forest. A woman in her mid-30s named Alice Gray had eschewed civilization to live...
  • Exonerated man plagued by sex assault accusation

     Exonerated man plagued by sex assault accusation
    As Malik Dervisevic huddled in a small jail cell — tired, hungry and frantic after hours of interrogation and no contact with his family — his mind whirred with anxiety. "I lost my job. I lost my house. I lost everything," Dervisevic, 37,...
  • Shootings since Sunday in Chicago: 4 dead, 26 wounded

    Shootings since Sunday in Chicago: 4 dead, 26 wounded
    At least 30 people were shot over about 13 hours starting 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon and continuing into early Monday morning. Four of the 30 people shot died and several more remain in critical condition. The shootings Sunday into Monday brings the...
  • Boy, 17, shot dead blocks from Obama's South Side home

    Boy, 17, shot dead blocks from Obama's South Side home
    Vincent Johnson heard a sharp crack over the howling wind and thought a tree had been split in the storm raging outside his Bronzeville home. Then came cries for help and Johnson rushed outside, expecting to see someone pinned by a fallen branch.  There,...
  • Defense Entrepreneurs Forum tackles military, government innovation

    Defense Entrepreneurs Forum tackles military, government innovation
    NORFOLK — How do you incorporate innovative thinking into a hierarchical, bureaucratic organization like the Department of Defense? "I wanted to bring TED to the military," said Ben Kohlmann, a fighter pilot and member of the Chief of Naval...
  • Gerald Ratner, 1913-2014

    Gerald Ratner, 1913-2014
    Gerald Ratner practiced law in Chicago for more than 75 years and for many decades represented the billionaire Crown family in business and real estate deals that included the sale of the Empire State Building. A baseball player at the University of...
  • U of C, Orland Park advance plans for medical center

    U of C, Orland Park advance plans for medical center
    University of Chicago Medicine and Orland Park are moving forward on plans for a new outpatient medical care center in the heart of the village's downtown. After signing a letter of intent outlining plans to bring a 120,000-square-foot medical...