Chicago lawmaker proposes cracking down on Pokemon Go sites
Arts/Entertainment / Games

Chicago lawmaker proposes cracking down on Pokemon Go sites

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Invasive weeds have long threatened to erode dunes on a portion of the Chicago lakefront, but the area recently had to contend with a virtual invasion: “Pokemon Go” characters. The game sends players into the real world in search of digital monsters that appear on smartphone screens to be caught, and … Continue reading

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Rauner, GOP leaders want state takeover of Chicago schools
Business / Education / National / Politics

Rauner, GOP leaders want state takeover of Chicago schools

CHICAGO (AP) — Backed by Gov. Bruce Rauner, top Illinois Republicans called Wednesday, Jan. 20, for a state takeover of the financially troubled Chicago Public Schools, which faces a nearly $1 billion budget deficit that could lead to thousands of teacher layoffs and a possible strike in a matter of months. Senate GOP Leader Christine … Continue reading

Review: Spike Lee’s blistering ‘Chi-Raq’ burns with rage
Arts/Entertainment / Movies / National / U.S. News

Review: Spike Lee’s blistering ‘Chi-Raq’ burns with rage

More alive than most of the year’s films put together, Spike Lee’s “Chi-Raq” is urgent agitprop that pulsates with unalloyed rage for the “self-inflicted genocide” of South Chicago and explodes with full-hearted (and gloriously lewd) pleas for peace. It’s wildly uneven but it is wild. There’s plenty here to quibble with (the film’s title prompted … Continue reading

Novel government cancer study will test precision medicine 
Business / Featured / Health / U.S. News

Novel government cancer study will test precision medicine 

  CHICAGO (AP) — The federal government is launching a very different kind of cancer study that will assign patients drugs based on what genes drive their tumors rather than the type. The National Cancer Institute’s NCI-MATCH trial will be a massive precision medicine experiment at more than 2,400 sites around the country. Starting in July, … Continue reading