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Meet the Artist Behind ‘The Obama Paintings’ As They Debut in Chicago

Artist Rob Pruitt compiled a display of 2,922 images of former President Barack Obama, one for each day of Obama’s presidency.

Artist Rob Pruitt created a painting for each of the 2,922 days of Barack Obama’s presidency. His project is now on display in Chicago. 

Who Might Be Responsible for the Sri Lanka Attacks?

Sri Lankans carry a dead body at St. Sebastian's Church damaged in a blast in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, April 21, 2019. (AP Photo / Chamila Karunarathne)

The deadly attacks in Sri Lanka are likely the result of an international terrorist group, says Robert Pape, director of the Chicago Project on Security and Threats at the University of Chicago.

New Research Downplays Importance of Counting Calories for Weight Loss

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The idea of the calorie was developed nearly 200 years ago and has proven to be a poor measuring tool for the speed-driven American diet. 

A Look at the Massive ‘One Central’ Development Proposed Near Soldier Field

A proposed $19 billion development could transform the area near Soldier Field. (Rendering courtesy Landmark Development)

A new study estimates that the proposed One Central development near Soldier Field would create 210,000 permanent jobs and generate $120 billion in taxes over 40 years. 

Developer Wants Obama Presidential Center to Spur South Side Regeneration

This illustration released on May 3, 2017 by the Obama Foundation shows plans for the proposed Obama Presidential Center with a museum, rear, in Jackson Park on Chicago's South Side. (Obama Foundation via AP, File)

Ghian Foreman, a South Side resident and developer, says the Obama Presidential Center can benefit all residents in Jackson Park and beyond. 

Medal of Honor Recipient on His Path from Bullied Victim to War Hero

Chicago native Allen Lynch is one of 74 living veterans to have received the Medal of Honor. (Courtesy Pritzker Military Museum & Library)

Long before becoming a decorated war veteran, Chicago native Allen Lynch was a victim of bullying, which he details in a new autobiography. 

300 Detainees Could Join Suit Against Fox for Filming of ‘Empire’ at Juvenile Detention Center

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“Doing what was done to these kids is just not something you’re supposed to do to kids in a juvenile detention setting,” an attorney for the juveniles said Monday.

Like a Boss: Hair Care Entrepreneur Shares Experience as a Black Businesswoman


Five years after launching her organic hair-care company with a single product, Monique Rodriguez’s Mielle Organics now has 46 products in more than 100,000 retail stores. 

Trial Date Set for Man in Missing Timmothy Pitzen Hoax

This undated photo provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office in Cincinnati shows Brian Rini. (Hamilton County Sheriff's Office via AP)

A federal judge has set a June 24 trial date for the 23-year-old man charged with impersonating a long-missing child.

The Week in Review: Foxx Faces Heat in Smollett Case


Texts raise questions about Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s involvement in the Jussie Smollett case. The final aldermanic votes have been tallied. And a lawsuit seeks to stop the Lincoln Yards project.

Aloha Poke Claim Revives Hawaiian Culture Protections Push

This Tuesday, April 16, 2019, photo shows Aloha Poke Shop, a store in Honolulu. (AP Photo / Audrey McAvoy)

Last year, much of Hawaii was shocked to learn a Chicago restaurant chain owner had trademarked the name “Aloha Poke” and wrote to cubed fish shops around the country demanding that they stop using the Hawaiian language moniker for their own eateries.

United Airlines Trims Growth Plan for 2019

(Raimond Spekking / Wikimedia Commons)

The grounding of its Boeing 737 Max jets is causing United Airlines to trim growth plans for this year, and the carrier expects to discuss potential compensation with Boeing.

Sears Sues Former Chairman Eddie Lampert

Jan. 8, 2019, file photo of a Sears store in Hackensack, N.J. (AP Photo / Seth Wenig, File)

Sears Holdings Corp. is suing its former chairman and largest shareholder Eddie Lampert, alleging the billionaire stripped the once iconic company of more than $2 billion in assets.

More Charges for Man Accused of Claiming to be Missing Timmothy Pitzen

This undated photo provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office in Cincinnati shows Brian Rini. (Hamilton County Sheriff's Office via AP)

A federal grand jury indictment that was filed Thursday accuses an Ohio man who claimed to be a missing child from Illinois of lying to federal agents and of identity theft.

Illinois Voter Data Hack Part of Mueller Report

“There’s solid evidence of obstruction, there are clear examples of collusion and conspiracy,” said U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley of the redacted Mueller report released Thursday.

After two years of waiting, the Mueller report is now out. And Illinois gets a mention.

Trio of Superb Chicago Productions Highlight Language of Dance

The cast of “A Chorus Line” at Porchlight Music Theatre. (Credit: Michael Courier)

Three very different productions that recently opened on Chicago stages serve as a powerful reminder of the dramatically varied ways in which the language of dance can be spoken.