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  • Lincoln Prize awarded to Foner's "The Fiery Trial"

    Lincoln Prize awarded to Foner's "The Fiery Trial"
    This year's Lincoln Prize, an award honoring a scholarly text on Abraham Lincoln or the Civil War solider, was given to Eric Foner's "The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery," which details Lincoln's evolving views on slavery. While Foner,...
  • Kirk unveils plan to ease transit privatization

    Kirk unveils plan to ease transit privatization
    Republican Mark Kirk today unveiled a plan designed to make it easier for governments to lease public transportation assets or enter into partnerships with private companies to build them. In presenting the details of his--which runs counter to...
  • Sen. Kirk says Durbin group key to deficit reduction plan

    Sen. Kirk says Durbin group key to deficit reduction plan
    Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said today that he’s hopeful a bipartisan group of senators now known as the “Gang of Five” can reach agreement on a deficit reduction plan key to a vote on raising the nation’s debt limit. “...
  • Members only: Staying at the club

    Members only: Staying at the club
    NEW YORK — Belonging to a private club brings perks beyond having a place to brandish a golf club, booze it up with your chums or marry off your daughter in style. Membership often brings reciprocal privileges, meaning you can find a clubby spot...
  • County budget to have 1,000 layoffs, sales tax cut

    County budget to have 1,000 layoffs, sales tax cut
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Thursday gave a sneak preview of her new budget, saying there will be about 1,000 layoffs and another smidgen of a controversial sales tax increase shaved off. The county’s chief executive won’t...
  • Occupy Chicago protesters interrupt Wisconsin governor's speech here

    Occupy Chicago protesters interrupt Wisconsin governor's speech here
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, facing a union effort to recall him from office, said today he will use Illinois’ tax increase and continued deficit as a defense for actions that included eliminating most collective bargaining rights for public...
  • Ten @ 10: Wine myths debunked

    Ten @ 10: Wine myths debunked
    “The Food Lover’s Guide to Wine” is not so much about wine, insist authors Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg. It’s a book about flavor, they say, and the goal of this new book (Little, Brown and Co., $35) is to help readers use each...
  • Cheney says aide 'did not deserve' Fitzgerald prosecution

    Cheney says aide 'did not deserve' Fitzgerald prosecution
    Speaking a few paces from Chicago U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald's offices, former Republican Vice President Dick Cheney said today that his former chief of staff did not deserve prosecution by the federal prosecutor in the Valerie Plame case. “...
  • Quinn, Cardinal George sit down privately after public disputes

    Quinn, Cardinal George sit down privately after public disputes
    Gov. Pat Quinn met with Cardinal Francis George and other area Catholic leaders today to try to clear the air after some recent public disagreements. Quinn, a practicing Catholic, met privately with George and bishops at the Union League Club in the...
  • Larson's kind of town

    Larson's kind of town
    Chicago has been very good to Erik Larson, even though it greeted his latest visit with a nasty rain and temperatures more common to November than to mid-May, which was why we were talking in the bar of his downtown hotel rather than wandering city...
  • Group calls for mayor to end lease of Skyway

    Group calls for mayor to end lease of Skyway
    With the roar of traffic soaring overhead on the Chicago Skyway, Little Village community activist Raul Montes, Jr. stood with Chicago business owners and residents to call on Mayor Rahm Emanuel Sunday to end the city's lease of the tollway. "It's an...
  • UNICEFs Message of Hope Gala

    UNICEF’s Message of Hope Gala
    The Midwest Regional Office of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF will host the fifth annual Message of Hope Gala, an inspiring evening filled with fabulous entertainment, a gourmet dinner, and live and silent auctions. The event will take place on April 28, 2012...