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  • Chicago debars Arrow Lumber after fraud, city says

    Chicago debars Arrow Lumber after fraud, city says
    City officials made public the permanent debarment of Arrow Lumber on Monday, the same day a report was published in the Tribune detailing the company's lucrative contracts with the city, despite the owner's admission in 2007 that he'd participated in a...
  • Lots of smoke, noise — but not much action on diesel engine idling

    Lots of smoke, noise — but not much action on diesel engine idling
    As fans left Wrigley Field after a late-season Cubs loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, they were greeted by clouds of noxious diesel exhaust from charter buses idling outside the ballpark, some for nearly an hour. On another fall afternoon, three tour...
  • Agency fails to probe deaths linked to popular baby product

    Agency fails to probe deaths linked to popular baby product
    The nanny checked on Madison Morr twice during her afternoon nap. The second time, Madison's skin was blue — her face was pressed against the bumper pad that lined the inside of her crib. A medical examiner found the 5-month-old baby had...
  • High lead levels found in Chicago water

    High lead levels found in Chicago water
    Though Chicago and other cities have long reported that lead levels in their water meet federal standards, regulators and scientists worry testing methods used for two decades could significantly underestimate consumers' exposure to the toxic metal....
  • Packers ties and office politics

    Packers ties and office politics
    Here in America we all have freedom of speech, even Packers fans. But, as the controversy surrounding John C. Stone -- the Chicago-area car salesman who was fired for wearing a Green Bay tie -- so abundantly illustrates, flaunting your personal...
  • How we did it

    To analyze attempted child abductions by strangers in Chicago and Cook County, the reporters linked computerized police records with court and U.S. Census data. Reporters also pored through thousands of pages of court and police files, and interviewed...
  • Quinn signs law to prevent release of gun owner names

    The names of licensed gun owners in Illinois will remain private under a measure Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law today. The governor approved legislation to prevent Illinois State Police from releasing the names of those who hold or have applied for a...
  • Millions of Great Lakes fish killed in power plant intakes

    Millions of Great Lakes fish killed in power plant intakes
    Despite decades of efforts to restore and protect the Great Lakes, dozens of old power plants still are allowed to kill hundreds of millions of fish each year by sucking in massive amounts of water to cool their equipment. Records obtained by the Tribune...
  • Epithets edited out of 'Tom Sawyer,' 'Finn'

    Epithets edited out of 'Tom Sawyer,' 'Finn'
    In the new edition that combines Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," two words will be changed. The classic novels, being rereleased next month in one book by NewSouth, will replace a slur against blacks that...
  • Sheriff's Dept. Won't Charge The Game for "Phone Mob" Tweet

    Sheriff's Dept. Won't Charge The Game for "Phone Mob" Tweet
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) -- The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department has dropped its investigation into a mishap involving the Twitter account of rapper The Game, which led to hundreds of phone calls to the agency, overwhelming its phone system. The...
  • War memoir skewers leaders

    War memoir skewers leaders
    Surely Kim Barker is the only foreign correspondent to sum up Afghan President Hamid Karzai as "whiny and conflicted, a combination of Woody Allen, Chicken Little and Jimmy Carter," with a national government that "seemed about as effective as a student...
  • Struggles of 'City of Life and Death'

    Struggles of 'City of Life and Death'
    Among the most painful chapters in modern Chinese history is Japan's 1937 invasion of Nanjing. Hundreds of thousands were killed, countless women were raped, and soldiers and civilians alike suffered unspeakable brutalities. So when Chinese writer-...