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  • Aren't politicians marvelous?

    Aren't politicians marvelous?
    Just when we thought nothing, positively nothing, could get us interested in the particulars of Rep. Paul Ryan's budgeting process, President Obama goes and picks a language fight. "(Mitt Romney) said that he's 'very supportive' of this new budget, and...
  • Remarkable Person: Barbara Paget

    Remarkable Person: Barbara Paget
    Giving to a cause is important. But to Barbara Paget, it's not just about writing a check. What matters more, in her eyes, is giving time. "Volunteering is a reward in a different way, but it has to be within you to do it," says Paget, who got her...
  • Teens and heroin: A growing issue

    Teens and heroin: A growing issue
    Did you know that for the price of a venti caramel macchiato at Starbucks, you can get high on heroin? And if you have a teenager who likes to party, this is most likely their drug of choice, according to a recent study by Roosevelt University. "Over the...
  • Boynton Beach DE Johnathan Harris' decision airs tonight; he's down to UCF, Boston College, Miss. State

    Boynton Beach DE Johnathan Harris' decision airs tonight; he's down to UCF, Boston College, Miss. State
    Defensive end Johnathan Harris, the coveted 6-foot-6, 230-pounder from Boynton Beach, will reveal his college choice tonight at 6:20 on a local TV affiliate. Harris has narrowed his choices to UCF, Boston College and Mississippi State. Harris pre-...
  • Some drugs raising red flags

    At drug company-sponsored seminars, Illinois doctors are speaking about dozens of commonly prescribed medications that help millions of patients. But questions have been raised about some of the drugs: •Atypical antipsychotics such as Zyprexa (...
  • Doctors draw payments from drug companies

    Doctors draw payments from drug companies
    Follow drug company money in Illinois, and it leads to the psychiatry department at Rush University Medical Center, a prominent headache clinic on the North Side of Chicago, a busy suburban urology practice and a psychiatric hospital accused of...
  • April 9 sandwich: The Silo's pork tenderloin sandwich

    April 9 sandwich: The Silo's pork tenderloin sandwich
    Day 9 of 30 sandwiches in 30 days. The pork tenderloin sandwich Yes (to answer the inevitable), they expect you to eat the entire thing. It's borderline cruel, a sick Midwestern tradition, pork loin pounded and breaded. Owner Larry Pike brought it to...
  • Discounted tickets to Chicago Gourmet on sale now

    Discounted tickets to Chicago Gourmet on sale now
    Tickets for the 2011 Chicago Gourmet, a two-day food and wine festival taking place Sept. 24-25 in Millennium Park, just went on sale. It's tough to think of paying now for an event that's four months away, but here's an inducement: Advance tickets are...
  • Olympia's stellar lineman James Hamilton trying to get down to 325 pounds

    Olympia's stellar lineman James Hamilton trying to get down to 325 pounds
    James Hamilton has been thinking of one number this offseason. 325. That’s the weight the Olympia offensive lineman wants to get down to before spring football starts in May. The junior has been working vigorously on slimming down since...
  • Central Florida 2012 Super60: No. 12, Vegas Harley, QB, Mount Dora

    Central Florida 2012 Super60: No. 12, Vegas Harley, QB, Mount Dora
    On Sunday, we will release the latest update in our 2012 Central Florida Super60 and we are counting down the Top 12 (SuperDozen) leading up to the release:   Ask any coach who's seen him, any coach who's played against him, and you'll hear some very...
  • Despite Craft Beer Week confusion, there's plenty to drink

    An astute reader emailed yesterday to ask why this story in Thursday's newspaper, about the Chicago Craft Beer Week events I'm most eagerly anticipating, included happenings not listed on the official CCBW web site. I'll try to keep the explanation...
  • LINK Up Illinois to offer $10 in matching food stamp value at 10 city farmers markets

    LINK Up Illinois to offer $10 in matching food stamp value at 10 city farmers markets
    One of the biggest criticisms of the local food movement is that its produce costs too much, putting it out of reach to those who may need it most. With more Americans relying on food stamps (called LINK in Illinois) today than at any other time in our...