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My Achilles Heel

Gena Grish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Gena Grish

"Greek God" is neither Greek, nor a God per say, but I swear to you ladies, his body is what the Greek Gods were modeled after. This man is universally handsome.

Oprah Most Powerful Celebrity: Reclaims Title From Angelina Jolie

Forbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Oprah Winfrey is the year's big winner. After being ousted by Angelina Jolie on last year's list (Jolie dropped to No. 18 this year), the Queen of all...

Chicago Wal-Mart Approved By City Council

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago City Council unanimously approved the construction of a Wal-Mart super-center on the city's South Side, ending a six-year stalemate. Loca...

Burge Verdict Won't Bring Change, Say South Siders

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald says yesterday's conviction of Jon Burge sends a message that the former Chicago police lieutenant's conduct is unacc...

Invest in Those Who Can Save Us

Elena Quintana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Elena Quintana

There is a foolish expectation that after so many incarcerations, relapses, and failures to succeed in the mainstream, a person may never amount to anything that will serve the larger society.

Chicago School Vouchers: State House To Vote On Plan

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD - Kids in Chicago's poorest and most-overcrowded schools could get vouchers to help cover costs at private schools under legislation a Hou...

Illinois Redistricting Process Will Not Change After Two Competing Plans Fail

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois's widely criticized redistricting process will be in place for yet another cycle, as the two leading proposals for reforming the process both...

New Poll: Illinois Senate, Governor's Races Show Little Movement In April

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A new poll released Friday by Rasmussen Reports showed little movement in the two ticket-topping races in Illinois. In the governor's race, Republica...

CPS School Closings: Huberman Will Involve Parents And Community Leaders Earlier In Process

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Bowing to complaints about a secretive process for determining school closings, Chicago Public Schools CEO Ron Huberman today unveiled plans to involv...

Axelrod: No One Is Trying To 'Muscle' Alexi Out Of Senate Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Alexi GIannoulias has been getting some much-needed backing from the White House in recent days. For months, since news broke that his family's Broad...

Jimmy Viverette, Ford Heights Village Board Member, Charged With Drug Possession

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Jimmy Viverette, 60, of the 1500 block of Embassy Lane in Ford Heights is charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, according to a rel...

The Spontaneous Friend

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

About three years ago, writer Rachel Bertsche moved from New York to Chicago with her husband-to-be, leaving behind her friends, her job and a city sh...

Audit: Chicago Lost Over $1 Million Through Mishandled TIFs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

According to an audit by the city's Inspector General, Chicago lost well over $1 million dollars through poor oversight of its tax-increment financing...

The F Word: Reading into Gun Regulations

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

I'll give the gun-rights supporter on NPR this morning one bit of credit in his comparison of bookstores to gun stores: books can be dangerous. Books ...

PHOTOS: Top 20 July 4th Travel Destinations

Posted 09.20.2011 | Chicago

With the Independence Day Weekend coming up fast, people across the country are preparing for the madness of July 4th travel. But the nature of that t...

Search For Stacy Peterson's Body At Peoria Farm Back On

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Police spent another fruitless day this weekend near Peoria, Illinois, looking for the remains of Stacy Peterson. An unnamed source told Chicago Sun-...

The Chicago Gun Case: NRA Fears 'Practical Defeat'

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

Given that several states have gun laws far stronger than federal law, does McDonald lay the groundwork for the unraveling of gun restrictions? If the gun lobby thinks so, it is likely to be disappointed.

Quinn 'Not Excited' About Democrats' Redistricting Plan

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says he does not like his party's plan to overhaul the way boundaries for legislative districts are drawn. The Illinois ...

Sheriff Wants To Stop New Burials At Burr Oak

Southtown Star | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is trying to prevent new burials from taking place in a 10-acre parcel of Burr Oak cemetery where human remains were dug ...

Search For Live Liver Donors Raises Medical, Ethical Questions

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Medical advances in organ transplantation have extended lives that a few years ago would have been cut short. Yet public solicitation for organs raise...

Cash For Guns Program Needs Cash

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Richard Daley today urged Chicagoans to turn in firearms in exchange for a prepaid credit card, but the city is going to have to pass the hat to...

Portfolio Mag Names The 100 Most Fun Cities In The U.S.: Did Yours Make The Cut? (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

People have different things in mind when deciding whether to visit (or move) to a new city. Sure, things like jobs, schools and safety are important-...

Zafen: New Interest-Free Microloan Initiative Launched for Haiti

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Haiti provides fertile ground for economic experiments. Its people are ready and willing, and when the right program hits, everyone will benefit. Zafe...

Zafra Lerman, Ex-Columbia College Prof, Sues School For $15 Mil, Claims She Was Fired For Being Jewish

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A noted science professor at Columbia College in Chicago claims that she was fired from the school after more than three decades for two reasons: she'...

Illinois Budget Crisis Hits Home: Infant Denied Immunizations Because Mother Has State Insurance (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

To many Illinoisans, the state's $13 billion budget deficit can seem like an abstraction, a big number with little direct impact on daily life. But f...