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  • Report proposes engineering marvel to stop Asian carp

     Report proposes engineering marvel to stop Asian carp
    Blocking Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes could require an engineering marvel that rivals the reversal of the Chicago River more than a century ago, according to a new federal study that promises to reignite a fierce debate about the region's...
  • Family Rescue helps abused women and their kids get on the right track

    Family Rescue helps abused women and their kids get on the right track
    Natalie Webster beamed at her 13-year-old son, Moshae, as he sat straight-backed at the dinner table. She jokingly needled him about his careful grooming and formal manner around visitors as he stared ahead, alternately protesting and tolerating her...
  • Higher Chicago taxes, fines and fees for 2014

    Higher Chicago taxes, fines and fees for 2014
    A slew of tax and fee increases are set to hit Chicagoans in 2014 on everything from water, cigarettes and cable TV to property taxes and parking violations. There's a small measure of good news, however: For the first time since 2009, parking meter...
  • South Side teen's life, death emblematic of many struck down last year

    South Side teen's life, death emblematic of many struck down last year
    Maria Gutierrez wipes away tears as she watches video of her son Angel staring at the camera, singing in a powerful voice that rattles her cellphone speaker. In a corner of her apartment, a poster depicts him smiling under a Cubs cap, a pair of wings...
  • Banks reap benefits from donating foreclosed homes

    Banks reap benefits from donating foreclosed homes
    In the historic Golden Dome field house in Garfield Park, bank executives and charity leaders gathered in August to trade hugs and self-congratulatory speeches. Nonprofit groups on the West Side were helping restore communities by renovating homes...
  • How Madigan builds his patronage army

     How Madigan builds his patronage army
    When House Speaker Michael Madigan accidentally triggered a patronage scandal at the Metra commuter rail agency, it was the result of two extraordinary events. First his request to boost the Metra salary of a longtime political worker was refused....
  • Family of slain brothers says they still want answers

    Family of slain brothers says they still want answers
    Farheen Hakeem said her family wanted an arrest. They wanted a trial. They wanted to see the evidence and hear the reasons that someone would kill her two brothers. She and other family members got some small part of that last week. But on Saturday they...
  • Cops: Man shot, killed after bank robbery linked to double murder

    Cops: Man shot, killed after bank robbery linked to double murder
    Evanston police announced today they believe the man police shot and killed this week after a downtown bank robbery also is responsible for murdering two Evanston brothers in the basement of their tobacco shop this July. Authorities said Kevin Ross, 29,...
  • South Austin pastor lives lavishly while West Side projects languish

    South Austin pastor lives lavishly while West Side projects languish
    Hoping to create 40 jobs and spark economic activity on a downtrodden corner, city officials helped pastor John Abercrombie build a fast-food restaurant a decade ago in South Austin. All that remains of those hopes today is a vacant cinder-block shell...
  • Chicago judge: Sherlock Holmes no longer covered by copyright

    Chicago judge: Sherlock Holmes no longer covered by copyright
    A federal judge has ruled that Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick, Dr. John H. Watson, are no longer protected by copyright, and that all elements of the famous sleuth's stories created by the late Sir Arthur Conan Doyle before 1923 are now in the public...
  • Bank robbery suspect fatally shot by Evanston police

    Bank robbery suspect fatally shot by Evanston police
    Evanston police announced today they believe the man police shot and killed this week after a downtown bank robbery also is responsible for murdering two Evanston brothers in the basement of their tobacco shop this July. Authorities said Kevin Ross, 29,...
  • Orland Park police blotter: Jan. 7

    Orland Park police blotter: Jan. 7
    The following items were taken from police reports: A 22-year-old woman was charged with violating a local shoplifting ordinance after stealing sweat pants retailing for $46.40 from the Pink Store on the 15100 block of LaGrange Road on Dec. 5. A 20-...