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Chicago’s Latest Megadevelopment? Lawmakers Boost One Central

Chicago’s latest proposal for a massive development is One Central, planned to span 34 acres on rail yards west of Soldier Field.
Illinois Sen. Bill Brady, R-Bloomington, speaks at a meeting in Springfield, Ill. on May 19, 2016.


Top Illinois Republican Won’t Disclose Video Gambling Profits

Illinois Senate GOP Leader Bill Brady abstained from voting on a huge gambling expansion. But he won’t say how much he makes off video ga...
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Extending The ‘Gap Year’ After High School Beyond Kids Of Means

Four low-income Chicago teens are getting a free “gap year” abroad after high school. Gap years are more common for wealthier students.
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11 Tips On How To Enjoy A Cubs Game — From Fans

The Cubs will host the White Sox Tuesday and Wednesday at Wrigley Field. We asked Cubs fans the best way to have a good time.


Two Female U of C Students Receive Ph.D.s 50 Years After Discrimination

Inspired by the #MeToo movement, two women returned to campus to finish academic work derailed by sex discrimination a half century ago.
How Healthy And Safe Are Our Great Lakes?

Morning Shift

How Healthy And Safe Are Our Great Lakes?

Two conferences in Milwaukee this week dig into the health of Lakes Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie and Superior.
Within three days of its start on Saturday, June 15, 2019, Chicago’s first e-scooter rental program logged more than 11,000 rides, according to city officials.


Chicagoans Show Early Enthusiasm For E-Scooters

A four-month program got off to a strong start, with more than 11,000 rentals in three days.
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Curious City

Did City Officials Know About The Manhattan Project’s Work In Chicago?

A key experiment in the development of the atom bomb was hidden in plain sight on University of Chicago’s campus. Who was in on the secret?
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Morning Shift

What's On Your Summer Reading List?

Need a book recommendation? We got you covered — in EVERY genre.

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