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  • Let the free market regulate Uber

    Let the free market regulate Uber
    Ask people about Uber and you are likely to hear either that the Web-based ride-sharing service offers a superior product that should not be regulated any more, or that, in the interest of fairness, it should be subject to the same rules as taxi...
  • Tough-on-crime policing hard on poor, author says

    Tough-on-crime policing hard on poor, author says
    Sociologist Alice Goffman is a 5-foot-2-inch white woman who grew up in privilege in Philadelphia's historic and affluent neighborhood of Center City. But over the course of six years — during part of her time as an undergraduate at the University...
  • When government fails its citizens

    When government fails its citizens
    Governments can fail their people in three basic ways, as Americans are ruefully discovering. Governments can fail to deliver vital services. They can deliver them but do it poorly and expensively, while favoring political cronies. And they can crunch the...
  • 1 killed, 10 injured in city shootings

    1 killed, 10 injured in city shootings
    One man has been killed in the Humboldt Park neighborhood and 10 other people injured in attacks on the South and West sides since midmorning Saturday, authorities said. Ronnie Amos, 42, was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital at 9:26 a.m. following...
  • 2013-14 Tribune Scholar-Athlete Team

    2013-14 Tribune Scholar-Athlete Team
    For 24 years, the Tribune has capped each high school sports year by honoring a group of students whose excellence extends to both the classroom and fields of play. The 2013-14 Scholar-Athlete Team represents the best in academics and athletics the...
  • Prosecutors: Man threatened to blow up ex-girlfriend, baby

    Prosecutors: Man threatened to blow up ex-girlfriend, baby
    An Indiana man who escaped police custody at a hospital after threatening to blow up his ex-girlfriend and her 10-month-old boy early this month was recaptured this week, prosecutors said today. John Hudson, 41, was charged with attempted murder,...
  • 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...
  • No force for Los Angeles: The George Lucas museum goes to Chicago

     
    In a galaxy far, far away in the Midwest, one known as Chicago, a grand institution will be built… George Lucas has […]...
  • Unaccompanied immigrant children are most vulnerable

    Unaccompanied immigrant children are most vulnerable
    With a suddenness that has caught even the most seasoned unaware, waves of children from Central America are crossing the border. Most of them are on their own, without their parents, so many that the president has declared it an "urgent humanitarian...
  • Cross country | Runners on track -- even in summer

    Cross country | Runners on track -- even in summer
    Connor Horn, one of the best cross-country runners in the state, is there, and so are nearly 450 third-graders to graduating seniors interested in instruction from Neuqua Valley coaches at seven summer running camps in Naperville. "It's a good way to...
  • 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...
  • Chicago wins George Lucas museum

    Chicago wins George Lucas museum
    “Star Wars” creator George Lucas has selected Chicago over Los Angeles and San Francisco as the future home of his collection of art and movie memorabilia, according to a spokeswoman for the museum. The museum's board Wednesday is expected...