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2016 campaign checklist: Jeb Bush

2016 campaign checklist: Jeb Bush

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2013, file photo, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks in Chicago. Getting ready to run for president means working through a hefty checklist of activities long before most people are paying attention to the contest ahead. Prep work, positioning and auditioning don't wa…

April 10, 2014 3:32 pmLoading…
22.8 percent of Tucsonans are obese

22.8 percent of Tucsonans are obese

22.8 percent of Tucsonans are obese: A new Gallup-Healthways survey says Tucson ranks 30th best out of 189 metropolitan areas for the percentage of residents who are obese. The statistic is based on the self-reported height and weight of survey respondents. The annual survey has been conduct…

April 09, 2014 3:26 pm
Oprah Winfrey. Richard Daley, Bobby Ware

Oprah Winfrey. Richard Daley, Bobby Ware

Oprah Winfrey saluda al público frente a Harpo Studios de su propiedad en una foto del 11 de mayo del 2011 en Chicago durante una ceremonia con el alcalde Richard M. Daley, izquierda, y Bobby Ware, commisionado de transporte de Chicago. Winfrey venderá Harpo Studios en Chicago a un urbanista…

March 17, 2014 11:55 am
Study: 2 percent of Americans have new hips, knees

Study: 2 percent of Americans have new hips, knees

This model of a cementless hip replacement is similar to the types of joints being implanted in older patients seeking pain relief and an improved quality of life.

March 10, 2014 6:01 pmLoading…
Carry-on crackdown: United enforces bag size limit

Carry-on crackdown: United enforces bag size limit

FILE - In this May 8, 2013 file photo, groups of passengers wait at a United Airlines gate to board a flight in separate numbered lanes at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. In February 2014, United Airlines installed new bag sizers at airports and emailed its frequent fliers, remindin…

March 04, 2014 3:36 pm
Joaquin ``El Chapo'' Guzman

Joaquin ``El Chapo'' Guzman

Fotografía de archivo del 14 de febrero de 2013 del póster de una comisión del gobierno de Chicago contra la delincuencia, en la cual el narcotraficante mexicano Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, jefe del Cártel de Sinaloa, fue designado Enemigo Público Número 1 de Chicago. El capo fue capturado en…

February 22, 2014 12:28 pm
Joaquin ``El Chapo'' Guzman

Joaquin ``El Chapo'' Guzman

Fotografía de archivo del 14 de febrero de 2013 del póster de una comisión del gobierno de Chicago contra la delincuencia, en la cual el narcotraficante mexicano Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, jefe del Cártel de Sinaloa, fue designado Enemigo Público Número 1 de Chicago. El capo fue capturado en…

February 22, 2014 12:26 pm
Francis George

Francis George

ARCHIVO - Esta imagen del 17 de abril de 2002 muestra al cardenal de Chicago, Francis George, mientras escucha preguntas de los reporteros antes de viajar a Rioma para reunirse con funcionarios del Vaticano y otros cardenales estadounidenses sobre los escándalos de abuso sexual infantil por …

January 21, 2014 2:06 pm
Affording the Affordable Care Act

Affording the Affordable Care Act

Unemployed Chicago actress Adrienne Matzen, 29, mostly uninsured for years, is looking for a health plan with a low monthly premium. Her budget still might not handle it.

January 15, 2014 4:06 pm
9.) Willis Tower - Chicago, IL

9.) Willis Tower - Chicago, IL

I this Nov. 7, 2013 file photo, the 110-story, 1,450-foot Willis Tower rises above the Chicago skyline. According to the nonprofit Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Willis Tower, formerly known as the Sears Tower, will be the tenth tallest completed building in the world, with a h…

November 12, 2013 7:37 pm
World's tallest skyscrapers

World's tallest skyscrapers

At a news conference Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Chicago, Antony Wood, executive director of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat announces that New York City's One World Trade Center, left, will become the tallest building in the United states upon completion dethroning Chicago's …

November 12, 2013 7:30 pm
Willis Tower, Sears Tower

Willis Tower, Sears Tower

I this Nov. 7, 2013 file photo, the 110-story, 1,450-foot Willis Tower rises above the Chicago skyline. According to the nonprofit Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Willis Tower, formerly known as the Sears Tower, will be the tenth tallest completed building in the world, with a h…

November 12, 2013 7:32 pm
2013 Nobel Prize winners

2013 Nobel Prize winners

Nobel Prize winner Eugene Fama, 74, of the University of Chicago speak at a news conference Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, in Chicago, after being named one of three winners of the 2013 Nobel Prize for Economics. He shares the prize with Lars Peter Hansen, 60, of the University of Chicago, and Rober…

October 15, 2013 10:47 am
2013 Nobel Prize winners

2013 Nobel Prize winners

Nobel Prize winner Lars Peter Hansen, 60, of the University of Chicago speak at a news conference Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, in Chicago, after being named one of three winners of the Nobel Prize for Economics. He shares the prize with Eugene Fama, 74, of the University of Chicago, and Robert Shi…

October 15, 2013 10:47 am
3 US economists win Nobel for work on asset prices

3 US economists win Nobel for work on asset prices

Lars Peter Hansen

October 14, 2013 3:03 pm
3 US economists win Nobel for work on asset prices

3 US economists win Nobel for work on asset prices

Eugene Fama

October 14, 2013 3:02 pm
US Airline Fees

US Airline Fees

Fliers on some airlines will no longer be stuck with their original accommodations at check-in. Those carriers will offer upgrades to aisle seats, empty seats next to you and, in some cases, hot meals — but only for a fee, you understand.

September 30, 2013 3:08 pm
School closures add new uncertainty to fading Chicago areas

School closures add new uncertainty to fading Chicago areas

Terry Donaldson walks past West Pullman Elementary in Chicago, one of 50 city schools to close soon. Many are distressed because such schools anchor poor neighborhoods.

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News from home

News from home

An insect of the order Lepidoptera, which includes butterflies and moths, alights on a prairie plant on the grounds of Governor's State University in University Park, Ill., looking for a meal.

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Don Ruel, Tracy Koogler

Don Ruel, Tracy Koogler

Don Ruel, the grandfather of six year-old Nathan Woessner speaks during a news conference,accompanied by Dr. Tracy Koogler, medical director of pediatric intensive care at the University of Chicago Medical Center Monday, July 15, 2013, in Chicago. Ruel described how Woessner was buried under…

July 26, 2013 4:59 pm
Across US, localities are scrambling to ease shortage of primary-care physicians

Across US, localities are scrambling to ease shortage of primary-care physicians

Medical resident Stephanie Place examines 2-month-old twins Abigale, left, and Valeria Lopez as their mother, Carolina Lopez, left, helps, at the Erie Family Health Cente, in Chicago. Place has received hundreds of emails and phone calls from headhunters, recruiting agencies and health clinics.

June 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

In this Sept. 3., 2008 file photo, Oprah Winfrey, center, hugs Olympic gold medalist Nastia Liukin, as some of the 150 Olympians invited look on for the taping of the season premiere of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in Chicago's Millennium Park. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

June 11, 2013 5:31 pm
Wearable robots becoming lighter, hold great promise

Wearable robots becoming lighter, hold great promise

Michael Gore, who is paralyzed from a spinal injury, walks with the use of the Indego wearable robot under the supervision of physical therapist Clare Hartigan.

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Wearable robots becoming lighter, hold great promise

Wearable robots becoming lighter, hold great promise

The Indego wearable robot is a 27-pound gadget that snaps together from pieces that fit into a backpack.

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Country superstar George Jones dies at 81

Country superstar George Jones dies at 81

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2001 file photo, Garth Brooks, left, and George Jones, center, perform their duet "Beer Run" at the Country Music Association Awards show in Nashville, Tenn. The fiddle player at right is unidentified. Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens…

April 26, 2013 8:53 pm
Dentist

Dentist

Dentist Alice G. Boghosian removes packages of properly sterilized dental instruments from an autoclave that uses heat and steam to sterilize the tools, Friday, March 29, 2013, in Chicago. Health officials in Oklahoma are calling an oral surgeon there who used dirty equipment and risked cros…

April 17, 2013 10:22 am
Use of robotic surgery nationwide grows rapidly

Use of robotic surgery nationwide grows rapidly

Dr. Pier Giulianotti, chief of minimally invasive and robotic surgery at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System in Chicago, sits at the control panel of the da Vinci system. Surgeons say the system allows them to operate sitting down, using small robotic hands with …

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Use of robotic surgery nationwide grows rapidly

Use of robotic surgery nationwide grows rapidly

Aidee Diaz, 36, had a simultaneous robotic kidney transplant and obesity surgery in July 2012 in Chicago.

April 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Cartels dispatching agents deep into US

Cartels dispatching agents deep into US

Jack Riley, head of the Drug Enforcement Administration in Chicago, looks over a map in the new interagency Strike Force office in Chicago showing local Mexican-drug-cartel problem areas.

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Big Pharma cashes in on HGH abuse

Big Pharma cashes in on HGH abuse

Injector pens like these contain approximately a week's worth of HGH doses for a patient in need of the drug.

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america votes 2012

america votes 2012

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Vice President Joe Biden at his election night party Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Chicago. President Obama defeated Republican challenger former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

November 07, 2012 12:13 am
america votes 2012

america votes 2012

President Barack Obama waves to the crowd at his election night party Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Chicago. President Obama defeated Republican challenger former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

November 07, 2012 12:12 am
Hundreds bid fond farewell to McGovern

Hundreds bid fond farewell to McGovern

A bagpiper plays at the end of funeral services for former U.S. Sen. George McGovern in Sioux Falls, S.D.

October 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Confidence in American Airlines erodes amid cancellations, delays

Confidence in American Airlines erodes amid cancellations, delays

The airline blames a labor dispute for delays. Above, American pilots picketed at O'Hare International Airport on Sept. 20 in Chicago.

October 03, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Bacon shortage 'baloney,' but price rise likely

Bacon shortage 'baloney,' but price rise likely

U.S. economists say a global shortage of bacon will not pan out.

October 02, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Analysis: Acupuncture helps relieve pain

Analysis: Acupuncture helps relieve pain

An analysis of more than two dozen studies on acupuncture indicates that the therapy may benefit some ailments.

September 11, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Roberts a savior to some and a turncoat to others

Roberts a savior to some and a turncoat to others

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts' ruling on health care surprised many and drew the praise of liberals.

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Uncertainty still watchword for new grads

Uncertainty still watchword for new grads

Chad Larsen-Stauber, center, working with students Devion Allen, left, and Jovante Ross on their reading skills, just received his master's degree in education and will soon start paying off $100,000 in student loans.

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Uncertainty still watchword for new grads

Uncertainty still watchword for new grads

Daniel Shani has formed Energy Intelligence LLC, an alternative energy startup that would collect energy from devices embedded in pavement.

May 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Gas prices

Gas prices

Bob Werniak Jr. places a covered gas pump handle back on its cradle at his families gas station and auto body and repair shop Friday, July, 14, 2006 in Blue Island, Ill. Werniak's who's family has run a gas station for the past 40 years and been at the same location since 1972 has given up t…

May 16, 2012 5:01 pm
Furor over women's role ignited

Furor over women's role ignited

Ann Romney, wife of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, talks with audience members at a campaign event. She fired back at criticism that she "never worked a day in her life."

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Some transplant patients may go drug-free

Some transplant patients may go drug-free

Lindsay Porter, shown working on weather experiments with her son C.J. Kozlowski in their Chicago home, received a kidney and immune-producing cells that help her live without drugs.

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Blagojevich basks in spotlight 1 last time; now, off to prison

Blagojevich basks in spotlight 1 last time; now, off to prison

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich: "This is the hardest thing I've ever had to do. But it is the law, and we follow the law, and I will begin to do that tomorrow."

March 15, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

Associate Veterinarian, Carlos Sanchez, left, and veterinary technician Kate Sladek observe a five week old aardvark, after a routine examination at the Chicago Zoological Society's Brookfield Zoo, Feb. 22, 2012, in Brookfield, Ill. To ensure its best chance for survival, Animal Programs sta…

February 27, 2012 1:07 pm
Feds plan to spend $51.5 million to fight carp in Great Lakes

Feds plan to spend $51.5 million to fight carp in Great Lakes

The White House is mounting a multimillion-dollar effort to keep Asian carp, like the bighead carp above, from taking over the Great Lakes.

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2011 world photos of the year - Rocky markets

2011 world photos of the year - Rocky markets

Traders had a rough day Aug. 8. Stocks plummeted at the close as anxiety overtook investors after Standard & Poor's downgraded American debt. The credit-rating agency said it made the first-ever move because Congress' deficit-cutting plan didn't go far enough.

December 30, 2011 9:00 pmLoading…
This week on TV

This week on TV

"The Rosie Show" featuring Rosie O'Donnell premieres Monday and will be on Oprah Winfrey's cable network.

October 09, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

Grammy and Oscar-winning singer and actress Jennifer Hudson speaks at the opening of "The Weight Watchers Jennifer Hudson Center," Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, in Chicago. Hudson has lost 80 pounds and is a spokeswoman for the company. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

September 28, 2011 1:05 pm
S&P now draws scrutiny of its own

S&P now draws scrutiny of its own

Trader Patrick Garvey's face reflects the awful day for stocks on the floor of the CME group in Chicago. Prices plunged Monday on the first trading day after the S&P downgrade of the U.S. debt rating.

August 09, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

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