How Super Tuesday became super

By Emiliana Molina Super Tuesday is the biggest voting day in the 2016 primary presidential election. Voters in 12 states and one U.S. territory will cast their ballots, giving candidates the highest number of possible delegates in a single day. Democrats have 865 delegates and Republicans have 595, totalling 1,460.

Oscar ceremony doesn’t shy away from important issues

By Tim Rosenberger The big question on everybody’s lips before Sunday night’s ABC telecast of the 88th Academy Awards ceremony at LA’s Dolby Theatre was not who was going to win this or that award. It was how the biggest night for Hollywood would handle the diversity issue people have been talking about for the […]

Leading air-filter maker faces headwinds from strong dollar

By Siri Bulusu Donaldson Company, Inc. reported softer than expected second quarter earnings Tuesday, citing “stagnant” marketplace conditions and pressure from the strong U.S. dollar. For the quarter ending Jan. 31, the air-filtration company’s net income fell to $38.0 million, or 28 cents per diluted share, from $48.0 million, or 34 cents per diluted share, […]

Hillary Clinton’s final rallying cry in South Carolina

Clinton introducing Clinton

By Caroline Kenny COLUMBIA, S.C.–Just 12 hours before the polls opened in South Carolina, Hillary Clinton was joined on stage by her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and several other celebrities and prominent politicians on Friday night to get supporters fired up and ready to vote in the state’s Democratic Primary. In a crowded Boyd Plaza […]

If SCOTUS calls, shortlist veteran Judge Wood will answer

By Thomas Vogel As a new faculty member at the University of Chicago Law School in 1981, Diane Wood had two children, both under age 2. Balancing motherly duties with workplace commitments, Wood sometimes tapped one of her colleagues, Antonin Scalia, for help. As the father of nine, he had a steady stream of clutch […]

Olympic golf may need mulligan with local audiences

By Peter Dawson The city of Chicago was well-represented the last time golf was a featured sport in the Summer Olympics. Just four years before the Cubs won their last World Series, H. Chandler Egan won a silver medal in the individual competition and led the Western Golf Association to a Gold Medal in the […]

U.S. manufacturing contracts again but may be on the verge of a rebound

BY H. Will Racke The U.S. manufacturing sector contracted again in February — but showed signs of future renewed strength due to improving production and new orders. The Institute for Supply Management’s latest report showed that its purchasing manager’s index (PMI), a composite indicator of manufacturing activity, rose to 49.5 from 48.2 in January. That […]

Naloxone legal in Illinois, Congressman tries to make it nation wide

By Jack Adams In 2008, Jody Daitchman walked into the room of her son, Alex Laliberte, and found him lifeless. He had overdosed on prescription painkillers. “It’s an experience like no other,” Daitchman said, ”not like your 90-year- old grandmother dying, who’s lived a full life. This was a 20-year-old with his life ahead of […]

Loyola students tie blankets to protect homeless people against cold weather

By Sophie Zhang More than 30 students joined Habitat for Humanity’s Loyola University branch  Feb. 24 to make fleece blankets for homeless people struggling to make it through yet another Chicago winter. “One day I actually saw somebody using one of our blankets near Grant Park, and I felt like we were really doing something […]

Meth continues to plague rural Illinois

By Jack Adams Methamphetamine use made up about 2 percent of drug treatment episodes in Illinois in 2012, surpassed by substances like heroin, alcohol and marijuana, according to a report by the Roosevelt Consortium on Drug Policy. Still, the number of Meth lab incidents in Illinois increased by 53 percent between 2010 and 2014, according […]