The U.S. Postal Service clearly faced a severe cash flow problem - what wasn’t so clear was how to solve it. In an effort to reduce costs, more than 3,000 post offices have been considered for closure nationwide, including 14 in and around Chicago.
Many members of the U.S. Armed Forces celebrated Tuesday.. They weren't celebrating coming home from a war front but marking their first chance to safely come out on the job. "Don’t ask, don’t tell" – the policy that banned gay men and women from serving openly in the military was over.
The violent drug wars that have consumed Mexico could seem like a problem far away; but the drug cartels were closer to Chicago than many realized. In Chicago’s Metropolitan Correctional Center in the Loop, the son of one of Mexico’s most notorious drug lords awaits trial.
Jeanne Gang is known for challenging the aesthetics and technical limits of ordinary building materials; her imagination can be seen at work on North Columbus Drive – in the oscillating concrete of the high-rise Aqua. The Chicago architect was named a 2011 MacArthur Fellow.
The Chicago Blackhawks kicked off training camp over the weekend. Fans who watched--or ran– the Mad Dash to Madison got to see returning and new players in action. So who stood out? Who should have left the ice? And was Patrick Kane’s wrist really ready to go?