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  • Emanuel says no Midway lease in foreseeable future

    Emanuel says no Midway lease in foreseeable future
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel left himself some wiggle room on trying again to privatize Midway Airport to raise money, saying today he was giving up the idea for "the foreseeable future" after recently halting the process of accepting bids to lease it.
  • 'Elf on the Shelf' popular, despite concerns

    'Elf on the Shelf' popular, despite concerns
    There's an extra set of eyes watching to see if kids are naughty or nice at homes across the Chicago area this Christmastime. More than 6 million copies of the "Elf on the Shelf" and its accompanying red elf toy have sold since the book was released in...

    Easing the trauma when a child is held back

    Easing the trauma when a child is held back
    Your son was held back a year. How can you ease the burden of returning to the same grade while all his friends have moved on? Parent advice (from our panel of staff contributors) Any chance he can carry out the redo year in another school? If not,...

    Who is this kid?

    Who is this kid?
    Imagine the literary masterpieces the world would never know if children grew up seeing eye-to-eye with their parents. (Romeo who?) It's a truism as old as time that kids will spend many of their years feeling like their parents totally don't get them....

    Marcus Sakey on 'Brilliance'

    Marcus Sakey on 'Brilliance'
    A few days before I read his latest novel, I saw Marcus Sakey sitting with a bunch of other local crime writers at a tavern in the Printers Row neighborhood. They looked as companionable as if they were brothers or members of a 16-inch softball team. Such...