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Chicago Public Schools will formally issue a request for proposals in December for a new school to be put in the Dyett High School building at 555 E. 51st St. in Bronzeville. | File Photo

Under pressure from community, CPS wants new Dyett HS

Thieves stole this barbecue pit last week from the parking lot at the Salvation Army Harbor Light Center, 1515 W. Ashland, where it was used to cook special meals for the men participating in the substance abuse treatment program. Let's help get it back. | Mark Brown/Sun-Times

Help smoke this thief out, so he can be grilled by the cops

This is the first story I can remember ever writing about a stolen barbecue grill. But the Fat 50 Squared, I am assured, is no ordinary barbecue grill. Even to call it a grill is an insult. 

Ebola shows how government bumbles

These are tough days for liberals. Their central dogma — that government is the answer to our problems — is taking a beating. Voters are learning what conservatives have always known, big government can fail in big ways.

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright spoke Friday at the University of Chicago. | Brian Jackson/Sun-Times

Albright: "The world's a mess"

She’s on a box of Wheaties, and knows how to zing Conan O’Brien on Twitter.


Former Obama lawyer nixes attorney general offer

WASHINGTON — Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler has told President Barack Obama she doesn't want to be nominated for attorney general, after he asked her to consider succeeding Eric Holder, people familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press on Friday.

Ald. Scott Waguespack during a City Council meeting last year. File Photo. | Brian Jackson ~ Sun-Times

Aldermen vent their anger about problem bars and businesses

Bad-actor bars, 24-hour gas stations and convenience stores with shootings and fights outside every weekend. Late-night barber shops with gambling in the basement. Illegal bed & breakfast places. On Friday, Chicago aldermen vented their frustrations about those and other issues.


President Barack Obama hugs nurse Nina Pham, who was declared free of the Ebola virus after contracting the disease while caring for a Liberian patient in Texas, during a meeting in the Oval Office on Friday. | Getty Images

Obama meets with Dallas nurse 'cured' from Ebola

BETHESDA, Md. — A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for the patient diagnosed in Dallas was released from a hospital Friday, free of the virus, and met with President Barack Obama at the White House.

Three Ways ACA is affecting Business

More often than not, when healthcare reform is brought up, the impact and the interests of businesses are lumped together, as if each faces with the same challenges as the next.

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a joint news conference with Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se on Friday at the State Department. | AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

Kerry: U.S. won't exchange apology for Americans' freedom

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday urged North Korea to release two detained Americans to build goodwill with the United States, but ruled out providing a U.S. apology to Pyongyang to win their freedom.