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House Speaker Michael J. Madigan speaks Thursday with reporters at the Bilandic Building after his bill was approved by a House committee.

House committee approves $100 million in bid for Obama library

by Kate Rooney

An Illinois House committee voted unanimously in support the construction of the presidential library. Speaker Michael J. Madigan and Rep. Monique Davis, D-Chicago, co-sponsored the bill, now headed to the House floor.


Chicagoans training for Boston Marathon say it's more than just a race

by Eliza Larson

Eliza Larson 2014-04-17 Thousands of runners are heading to Massachusetts for the 2014 Boston Marathon on April 21. It has been a difficult year for Boston after last year’s bombings, but a handful of runners from Chicago are heading there to support the city and show respect for the race.


Foreign tech geeks in demand, but visas are limited

by Rose Zhou

At least 50,000 foreign workers will not receive a job visa this year. Many of them are students earning degrees in computing and digital media. Chicago technology executives called for immigration reform as a measure to keep talented tech types in the U.S. job market.


GrubHub is tight-lipped after agreement with NY AG over tips

by Abby Sun


GrubHub Inc., the Chicago-based taker of restaurant orders, declined to say Thursday whether its agreement to give customers' online tips to food deliverers applies outside New York.



Medicare's $3.4B payout to Illinois providers says little about cost trends

by Osahon Okundaye

More than half of Medicare’s $3.4 billion insurance reimbursements to Illinois health care providers in 2012 went to just a handful of medical practice areas, according to data released by the Obama administration last week.

Find immortality in your avatar

by Elle Metz

Imagine immortality as an avatar. promises to compile information about you during your lifetime and then generate a digital avatar of you that can interact with your family and friends once you pass away.


Celebrate Earth Day in Chicago all week!

by Luke Rague

Communities, schools and your favorite organizations have a number of events planned throughout the week coming to celebrate Earth Day. From tree plantings to deep discussions to bike rides, find an environmentally-minded activity that's perfect for you.


Save money, fight climate change

by Farahnaz Mohammed

The Clean Energy Forum urged Illinois residents to fight climate change. The forum held in Waukegan on Tuesday focused on educating local residents about adapting their lifestyles to save both their planet and their wallets.


Calls for action dominate Lake County's Clean Energy Forum

by Will Schutt

Non-profits, community organizations, and politicians reviewed the need to revamp Illinois' clean energy legislation. They called on local residents to embrace clean energy options that bring jobs, energy savings and social justice. 


DePaul women's tennis making history

by Taylor Thornton

The DePaul women's tennis team is on the verge of being the No.1 seed in the Big East Tournament. After a historic start to the season the Blue Demons look to finish strong and hopefully gain entry to the NCAA tournament.