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Now we know why Notre Dame's football hero Manti Te'o played so poorly against Alabama in the national championship game Jan. 7. His heart was broken, kind of, by a woman who didn't exist. It was all in Deadspin, an Internet sports blog, on Wednesday,...
Since my knee replacement surgery less than two weeks ago, I've been popping narcotic painkillers that come with long lists of potential side effects. Among them are vomiting, hallucinating and impaired thinking. It is perhaps that third one that made...
NEW YORK (AP) — Sniffling, groggy and afraid she had caught the flu, Diana Zavala dragged herself in to work anyway for a day she felt she couldn't afford to miss. A school speech therapist who works as an independent contractor, she doesn't...
Tags: New York City, Flu, Business, Swine Flu, Michael Bloomberg
The city of Chicago last week bought the 2.7-mile-long elevated Canadian Pacific Railway spur known as the Bloomingdale Trail. The sales price was $1, not including administrative fees. By the time the spur's makeover into a bike and running path is...
MARSEILLE, France — Bouillabaisse and I have a history. For years, I made this fish soup — from scratch, fish heads and all — for Christmas Eve dinner. Then, to prepare myself when I first became a food writer for the Tribune, I...
Tags: France, Restaurants, Appetizers, Dining and Drinking, Soups
Chicago Tribune reportersThe panel appointed to give the public a voice on Chicago school closings is being advised by experts with political and financial ties to City Hall, fueling questions about its independence from Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration. The head of the...
Clout StreetPardoned former gang member Wallace “Gator” Bradley told aldermen today he wants the right to own a handgun, even though he once had felony convictions on his record. Bradley, who in recent decades has set up shop as a self-professed “...
A sad comment on the cynicism around us is that some are scoffing at a beautiful idea: A giant Chicago City Hall-run casino at the James R. Thompson Center, the heart of state government, run by our political class. "We just want to build the thing,"...
Tags: Lawyers, Louis I Lang, Lobbying, Arts, Entertainment Events
Clout StreetAld. Sandi Jackson told reporters today that she won't resign from the City Council unless "something catastrophic happens," that she's not a candidate to replace her husband in Congress and that she's undecided about whether to move back to Chicago...
L.A. NOWL.A. City Council members voted to invite private operators to submit bids to run the downtown Convention Center, handing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa a major victory....
Tribune reporterAfter rejecting the tearful pleas and angry demands of CTA bus riders to restore routes that were slashed this week, the transit agency’s board on Tuesday approved a big break for commuters who work at O’Hare International Airport. But the...
Clout StreetAmong the myriad political parlor games at City Hall, one of the longest running is the annual speculation about whether Northwest Side Ald. Richard Mell will finally step down. Mell, 74 and the second-longest serving alderman on the City Council,...
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