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  • Chicago-New Orleans rail route leads back to the glory days

    Chicago-New Orleans rail route leads back to the glory days
    When railroad enthusiast Tim Branner learned about a collection of newly refurbished Pullman cars running between Chicago and New Orleans, he knew he'd found the perfect way to celebrate his 50th birthday. "My wife and I like to travel long distance...
  • Will health care boom harm small clinics?

    Will health care boom harm small clinics?
    As political debate continues to rage over President Barack Obama's signature health care overhaul, the law already is reshaping health care in the most troubled communities in Chicago and its suburbs. Since 2010, Illinois health clinics have received...
  • When candy was dandy

    When candy was dandy
    With Chicago-area unemployment stubbornly higher than the national average, the fabled City That Works isn't exactly living up to its name these days. The Pullman rail car factories are long idle, the famed Chicago stockyards have vanished, and even...
  • Long wait in bitter cold, but kids get their presents

    Long wait in bitter cold, but kids get their presents
    People waited in line for as long as seven hours in wind chill readings as low as 19 degrees below zero to pick up donated toys for their children and grandchildren the morning of Christmas Eve. Academy Award-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson,...
  • Support builds to restore name of Jesse Owens to school

    Support builds to restore name of Jesse Owens to school
    A Far South Side community took the first formal steps Wednesday toward restoring the name of Olympic legend Jesse Owens to an area school. Owens, the African-American track star whose gold medal-winning performance at the 1936 Berlin Olympics was...
  • Echoes of race and history from the days of Pullman rail

    Echoes of race and history from the days of Pullman rail
    On the night of June 22, 1937 — when Joe "The Brown Bomber" Louis was fighting James "Cinderella Man" Braddock to become world heavyweight champion — everyone and his brother was trying to get into Chicago. But the immaculately turned out...
  • Video: A song from Goodman's 'Pullman Porter Blues'

    Video: A song from Goodman's 'Pullman Porter Blues'
    This week's Theater Loop Showcase video is a song from Cheryl L. West's "Pullman Porter Blues," currently onstage at the Goodman Theatre. Set in 1937 on the Panama Limited Pullman Train from Chicago's Union Station to New Orleans, the show depicts three...
  • 2013 Fall Guide: Coming soon to a stage near you

    2013 Fall Guide: Coming soon to a stage near you
    The fall theater season of 2013 is already very much underway. From the scores of intriguing possibilities, here are 10 Chicago shows, opening between now and the holidays, that sound especially juicy. They're listed in alphabetical order; date ranges...
  • Push to get Obama library officially begins

    Push to get Obama library officially begins
    The push to build President Barack Obama’s presidential library officially got underway on Friday with the establishment of a foundation, managed by three of his longtime supporters, to oversee the process. Chicago businessman Marty Nesbitt, a...
  • 2 dead, 6 wounded across city

    2 dead, 6 wounded across city
    Two men were fatally shot and six other people were injured in attacks across the city Monday, authorities said. The first attack occurred around 10:35 a.m. Monday when two men were shot on the Far North Side, according to Police News Affairs Officer...
  • East Garfield Park, Roseland each log 2 homicides

    East Garfield Park and Roseland each have recorded two homicides in the last two weeks, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. In Roseland, a 19-year-old man was shot to death Monday in the 11300 block of South Edbrooke Avenue, police said....
  • 1 dead, 5 wounded on South Side

    1 dead, 5 wounded on South Side
    One man has died and five other people were shot Tuesday afternoon and evening on the south side, officials said. About 9:25 p.m. a 22-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk on the 11600 block of South Bishop Street when he was shot in the head, said...