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Flash Flood Warning; O'Hare Cancels 145 Flights Due To Rain Storms

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Over a hundred flights are delayed as Chicago copes with flood-like conditions Thursday morning. Flights in and out of O'Hare Airport are delayed 45 ...

Pat Quinn Hires Ben Nuckels As Campaign Manager

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Three months after winning a heated Democratic primary, Governor Pat Quinn has hired a campaign manager for his general election battle against Repub...

Radisson Buying 18 Floors Of Downtown Aqua Skyscraper For Luxury Hotel

AP | TRAVIS REED | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Radisson is paying $125 million to build the first North American hotel in its signature upscale 'Blu' line on 18 floors of a splashy Chicago high-ris...

Foreign Language Classes Face Cuts As Chicago Public Schools Seeks Savings

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Elementary-age kids would no longer have a chance to learn a foreign language at their neighborhood public school under a decision to dump "world lang...

Drew Peterson Selling His Harley-Davidson Motorcycle On eBay

Herald News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A piece of the Drew Peterson -- and the Harley-Davidson -- lifestyle can be yours if you score the high bid on an eBay auction for his motorcycle. Pe...

Suburban High School CANCELS Trip To Arizona Over Immigration Law

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Suburban Highland Park High School is coming off its best season for girls basketball in 26 years. But a planned trip to Arizona for a tournament next...

Taking Back Homes From the Banks: Exercising the Human Right to Housing

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Quigley

With the millions of homeless living in our communities and the millions of empty foreclosed houses all across our communities, groups have decided to put them together.

WATCH: Giannoulias Slams Kirk For Palin Connections, As Kirk Ditches Palin Fundraiser

Huffington Post | Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sarah Palin will be in Rosemont, Illinois today, speaking at a $500-a-plate GOP fundraiser. US Senate candidate Mark Kirk will be notably absent from...

Sarah Palin In Rosemont, Illinois: Press Not Invited To GOP Fundraiser

Daily Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will headline a major fundraiser for the Illinois Republican Party today, but the press is not invited to the event, ma...

HIDE! Kirk, Top GOP Candidates Back Out Of Palin Fundraiser

Huffington Post | Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sarah Palin is in the Chicago suburbs Wednesday for a major GOP fundraiser, though many of the party's ticket-topping candidates will be conspicuously...

Rick Bayless To Guest Chef White House's Mexico State Dinner: DETAILS

Huffington Post | Colin Sterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Chicago chef, Mexican cuisine guru, and longtime hometown favorite of the Obamas, Rick Bayless, will be a guest chef for the White House's upcoming st...

Serial Daters Blog # 11: How He Blew It

Gena Grish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Gena Grish

After my date last week with a man we will call "Foul Ball" (for many reasons), I have decided that, in my dating game, from now on you're only going to get one strike.

Michael Hogan, UConn President, To Take Over At University Of Illinois

suntimes.com | Off the Kuff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A distinguished historian with extensive experience as a college administrator has been selected to serve as president of the University of Illinois, ...

Mayor Daley Seeks To Ban Contracts For Fraudulent Companies

suntimes.com | Chicago News Bench | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Companies convicted of defrauding Chicago taxpayers would be forever banned from doing business with the city, under a mayoral crackdown triggered by ...

Assault Rifles Stolen From Police Firing Range; Sheriff's Investigation Thwarted

chicagopublicradio.org | Produced by Alex Keefe on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Police in south suburban Harvey say nearly two dozen guns have been stolen from their firing range. They range from handguns to high-powered rifles....

Blackhawks Win: Rout Canucks 5-1, Move On To Face San Jose Sharks In Conference Finals

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Troy Brouwer and Kris Versteeg scored 36 seconds apart early in the second period, and the Chicago Blackhawks elim...

Fewer Black Firefighters In Chicago; African-Americans 'Not Welcome' In CFD

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mark Townsend joined the Chicago Fire Department in 1988 hoping to help pave the way for future black firefighters in an agency long plagued by charge...

House Passes Bill That Would Make Sexting Illegal, But Not A Criminal Offense

Illinois State House News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois lawmakers want teenagers who send salacious or sexually provocative photographs via their cell phones to come before a judge in a courtroom. ...

No Website For Ozzie Guillen, But At Least He Can Keep Tweeting

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- General manager Ken Williams is fond of telling the media to ''stay out of White Sox business,'' and now the organization is making...

University Of Illinois: Three-Year Degree Program Would Cut Cost Of Education

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In an effort to make education less costly for students, the University of Illinois's flagship campus may launch a three-year Bachelor's degree progra...

St. Patrick's Day Chicago 2010: Parade, Events, Specials And Parties To Celebrate Irish Holiday

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago has one of the largest Irish populations of any city in America. Along with holding elected office, our Irish-Americans know how to party, and...

Schools in Orange Jumpsuits

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Robert Koehler

Something has broken apart in our society. While testing is a reasonable component of the education process, pretending that evaluation is a hard science -- that you can reduce a child's mental growth to a statistic -- is not.

Quinn Vetoes Legislative Scholarship Reform, Says It Doesn't Go Far Enough

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn today vetoed legislation that would restrict the controversial practice of state lawmakers handing out scholarships for state universit...

REPORT: Chicago's African American Population Shrinking

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In one of the greatest domestic population shifts in American history, African Americans poured out of the South in the early 20th century. The so-cal...

Bill Brady Proposed Borrowing For Pensions, Now Calls It 'Digging The Hole Deeper'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady appeared on WTTW's "Chicago Tonight" on Monday. And for the second time in as many days, he reversed him...