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1 hr ago |

Illinois gives early OK to $100M for Obama museum

Susan Sher, Senior Advisor to the President of The University of Chicago, right, and Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, appear before an Illinois House committee meeting Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Chicago, regarding a plan to devote $100 million in state funds to help bring President Barack Obama's presidential museum and library to Chicago.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois, Illinois Government, US House of Representatives, Rahm Emanuel, Michelle Obama

1 hr ago | BBC News

Labour hires Obama poll guru Axelrod

He has been recruited to work alongside shadow foreign secretary, Douglas Alexander, who is in charge of Labour's general election strategy.


3 hrs ago | WTAX-AM Springfield

Obama Presidential Library Plans Get Hearing

A hearing on spending $100 million to build President Obama's presidential library focused not on whether it's worth the investment, but where in Chicago it should be built.


Related Topix: University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago State University

4 hrs ago |

University of Chicago's Studs Terkel Festival to Run 5/9-11

A full schedule is now available for Let's Get Working, a new three-day festival honoring the life and work of Chicago legend Studs Terkel at the University of Chicago's Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th Street, Chicago.


Related Topix: Studs Terkel, Chicago, IL, Medium Cool, War Movies, Drama Movies

5 hrs ago | Outside the Beltway

North Korea On The Verge Of Collapse? Don't Count On It

Kim Jong Un is defined by many as an egotistical fanatic whose recklessness led to dreadful mistakes during his two year tenure.


Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, Kim Jong Un, South Korea,

9 hrs ago | Newswise

2014 Urban Forums Conference Puts Focus on Neighborhoods

Where you live matters. That's the common theme for geographers, sociologists, urban planners and other scholars gathering in April for the 2014 Urban Forums, titled Neighborhoods: The Measure and Meaning of an Urban Ideal, hosted by the University of Chicago Urban Network.


Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel, Prison, Columbia University

13 hrs ago | Jewish World Review

Roger Simon:

It rose to 80 degrees in Chicago on Saturday, the warmest day of the year so far, and a spasm of gunfire quickly followed.


Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Wed Apr 16, 2014


Topinka Reports $125,000 In Illinois Income

Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka reported $125,000 in income last year and paid about $20,000 in state and federal taxes.


Tigard Times

Taking a bow with Pacifics 'Dr. B-P' - Wednesday, 16 April 2014 11:54

When Dr. Michael Burch-Pesses arrived at Pacific University to teach music, he vowed every one of his conducting students would conduct in public before beginning their student teaching.


Related Topix: Pacific University, Federal Way, WA

Men's Journal

9 Ways Lack of Sleep Is Killing You

It doesn't take a rocket scientist or a somnologist to figure out that sleep impacts our health.


City Journal

Chicago's Vanishing Middle Class

In cities around the world, two-tier societies are becoming increasingly common.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel

New Hampshire Public Radio -

New Fossil Takes A Bite Out Of Theory That Sharks Barely Evolved

Sharks have looked more or less the same for hundreds of millions of years. But a newly discovered fossil suggests that under the hood, a modern shark is very different from its ancient ancestors.


Related Topix: Science, Paleontology


Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility to Support Institute for Molecular Engineering Projects

The University of Chicago's Institute for Molecular Engineering will build a major new facility for nanoscale fabrication within the William Eckhardt Research Center, supported by a $15 million gift from the Pritzker Foundation.


Related Topix: CPU, Science / Technology

Centauri Dreams

A New Look at Sea Floor Astrobiology

How do you produce life on an early Earth bathed in ultraviolet radiation? The presumption when I was growing up was that the combination of chemicals in ancient ponds, fed energy by lightning or ultraviolet light itself, would produce everything needed to start the process.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Chemistry

Chicago Tribune

Wicker Park deemed a top spot for millennials

Wicker Park is among the best neighborhoods in the country for millennials to live in, according to a new national ranking.


Related Topix: Chicago, IL

Slate Magazine

The Sad Demise of Collegiate Fun

A few years ago, the psychologist Peter Gray released a fascinating - and sobering - study: Lack of free play in millennials' overscheduled lives is giving kids anxiety and depression in record numbers .


Tue Apr 15, 2014

Bad Astronomy Blog

We Trust Technology That Talks to Us

Siri doesn't need your love . But she does need your trust. At least, she does if you're going to use her in the way Apple intends.


Related Topix: Northwestern University


You cannot not be in a gang in Chicago

It rose to 80 degrees in Chicago on Saturday, the warmest day of the year so far, and a spasm of gunfire quickly followed.


Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

University at Buffalo

Mazzio named 2014-15 Guggenheim fellow

Carla Mazzio has been awarded a Guggenheim fellowship; she is the 17th member of the English department to earn the honor since 1964.


Related Topix: SUNY Buffalo, Harvard University

New Media Journal

Statistical Frauds

Thomas Sowell was born in North Carolina and grew up in Harlem. As with many others in his neighborhood, he left home early and did not finish high school.


Related Topix: Mathematics, Science, Harvard University, Columbia University, Law, Employment / Labor Law, Rutgers University