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Rajinder Bedi, Former Blagojevich Fundraiser, Resigns State Job

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- An aide to Rod Blagojevich with fundraising ties to the former governor has resigned from the state's Department of Commerce and Econo...

State Historic Sites Closed By Blagojevich Reopening Next Week: Quinn

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn says historic sites shuttered by former Gov. Rod Blagojevich are reopening next week. Illinois Historic Preservation A...

An Open Letter to Oprah

Darryl Roberts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darryl Roberts

Oprah, for all of our sakes, stop the dieting on your show. It tells way too many women that it's okay to go on unhealthy yo-yo diets.

Tea Party, Tax Day, Boston TEA PARTY Protests

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HuffPost has comprehensive coverage of the Tax Day Tea Party protests. Click here for the latest photos and video. Anti-tax activists are assembling ...

High-Speed Rail: States Seek Stimulus Money For Train Network With Chicago Hub

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Eight states want stimulus funds for a network of high-speed trains with Chicago as its hub. Governors from Illinois, Missouri, India...

Tea Party Reenactment On Lake Michigan

HuffPost Contributor Joseph Freeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Young Republicans, a conservative interest group with 500 active members ranging in age from 18 to 40, threw a historically-inspired "Tax ...

Green-Ish Drinks Offer Cleaner Consciences In April

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Earth Day approaches -- let's drink! Right? OK, maybe not the first thing you'd usually think. But celebrating the planet can involve a little alcoh...

StreetWise, Publication Sold By Homeless, May Have To Fold

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The future of StreetWise, a weekly sold on the streets of Chicago by the homeless, is in question. Officials of the nonprofit StreetWise Inc., said T...

It's All About the Benjamin Franklins During Chicago's Money Smart Week

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

Ben Franklin was out on the street decked out in his very best knickers and buckled shoes promoting the upcoming Money Smart Week.

Cops Stepping Up Curfew Enforcement, Strengthening Controversial Unit

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago police and public school officials have announced plans to intensify curfew enforcement in an effort to curb youth violence. ...

Cougars Back In Chicago? Reports Of Mountain Lion Sightings In Suburbs

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Nearly a year after a cougar was shot by Chicago police in a North Side back yard, people have reported sighting the mountain lions in two area suburb...

Quinn, Arne Duncan Outline Education Stimulus Funds At Chicago School Visit (VIDEO)

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Making a stop in his hometown, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Tuesday that $100 billion in federal stimulus money for schools will save tho...

Blagojevich Pleads Not Guilty To All Federal Corruption Charges

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich pleaded not guilty to racketeering and fraud charges Tuesday, defiantly embarking on a long journey to cle...

Southwest Starting Chicago-To-Boston Flights

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Southwest Airlines will begin flying from MIdway Airport to Boston's Logan International Airport in mid-August, Crain's Chicago Business reports. The ...

Dell Phone Launching in China?

Dygest.net | Dygest.net | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

If true, probably a good move: China Mobile is a massive carrier with almost half a billion subscribers, so even a small market share could be a large...

Judith Krug, Founder Of Banned Books Week, Dies

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

EVANSTON, Ill. — Judith Krug, a director of the Chicago-based American Library Association and a founder of its Banned Books Week, has died. She...

Playhouse Chicago: Two Families and the Homesteads That Bury Them

Alice Singleton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Alice Singleton

"Love Makes a Family" the old say-so goes, as does Inheritance, political strife, forbidden sexual longing and career failures. Two works not-so-decid...

Cubs Opening Day: Goat Head Found Hanging Outside Wrigley Field

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO - As if the rain and cold weather threatening the Chicago Cubs' home opener against the Colorado Rockies weren't enough, there's another goat ...

Jermaine Dye, Paul Konerko Each Hit 300th Home Run Back-To-Back

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

DETROIT — Jermaine Dye and Paul Konerko reached 300 career homers with consecutive drives in the second inning and the Chicago White Sox beat th...

Chicago Olympic Bid: Leaders Optimistic, Community Groups Angry

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Leaders of Chicago's Olympic bid were quite pleased with the results of the IOC's recent evaluation visit, the AP reports. But just as Chicago 2016 ch...

Real Food Rehab: Creating Your Own Authentic Kitchen

Dana Joy Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dana Joy Altman

Think about your kitchen and eating areas as a blank canvas for your unique form of perfect self-expression. Create it to be a reflection of who you are or want to be.

Eddy Curry Killings: Fredrick Goings Pleads Not Guilty In Deaths Of Curry's Ex, Baby

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A Chicago attorney accused of killing New York Knicks player Eddy Curry's ex-girlfriend and their infant daughter has pleaded not guil...

Charity Hospitals Getting More Than They Give: Report

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A new report by a tax policy group says Chicago-area nonprofit hospitals get more in tax breaks than they give in charity care. The analysis released...

Doga: A Canine Twist On Downward Facing Dog

nytimes.com | BETHANY LYTTLE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Call it a yogic twist: Downward-facing dog is no longer just for humans. Ludicrous? Possibly. Grist for anyone who thinks that dog-owners have take...

Obama's 'Pizza Policy Is Going To Have To Change': Lou Malnati's Owner

AP | Vikki Ortiz and John McCormick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The news is hitting Chicago deep dish pizza makers' eye like a big pizza pie. President Barack Obama is having 140 people over to the...