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Crain's Chicago Business
Find out which Chicago hospitals are the safestOne of Chicago's highest-profile hospitals gets only average marks in a new pat
Find out which Chicago hospitals are the safest
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 2 days ago
One of Chicago's highest-profile hospitals gets only average marks in a new patient safety report. Leapfrog Group, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that monitors safety and quality in American acute care hospitals, gave grades of A through F in... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Rauner, state workers union square off over new contract at hearingWelcome to Clout Street: Morning Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with
Rauner, state workers union square off over new contract at hearing
Chicago Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
Welcome to Clout Street: Morning Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics from Chicago to Springfield. Rauner administration officials and lawyers for the American Federation of State, County and... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Live blog: U of C public meeting on trauma center plansThe public is catching a glimpse tonight of University of Chicago Medicine's $2
Live blog: U of C public meeting on trauma center plans
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 7 days ago
The public is catching a glimpse tonight of University of Chicago Medicine's $270 million campus overhaul that includes an adult trauma center long sought by activists. The makeover, called GetCARE, also includes an expanded emergency department for... Read more
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Boston Globe
Allan Telio for president?Chris Morris for The Boston Globe Allan Telio of the Startup Institute is runn
Allan Telio for president?
Boston Globe / Posted 8 days ago
Chris Morris for The Boston Globe Allan Telio of the Startup Institute is running for president — sort of. The presidential candidates have made a lot of outlandish promises as they’ve slogged though the 2016 campaign season. So has Allan Telio,... Read more
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The Washington Times
Hillary Clinton gets more newspaper endorsements than Bernie SandersSen. Bernard Sanders has been virtually shut out by leading American newspapers
Hillary Clinton gets more newspaper endorsements than Bernie Sanders
The Washington Times / Posted 10 days ago
Sen. Bernard Sanders has been virtually shut out by leading American newspapers as the media lines up en masse behind Hillary Clinton, showering the former first lady with glowing endorsements while decrying her opponent’s proposals as unrealistic at... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
sex marriage licenses could hit 10,000 in Cook County this summerElvis Garcia didn't think much about marriage until he met Christopher Saale.
sex marriage licenses could hit 10,000 in Cook County this summer
Chicago Tribune / Posted 10 days ago
Elvis Garcia didn't think much about marriage until he met Christopher Saale. Garcia's mother never married, and marriage wasn’t an option for same-sex couples until recently. "In the back of my mind, marriage really didn't exist for gay people, so... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Is street drug flakka gone for good?(CNN) -- In late 2014, the synthetic drug known as flakka exploded on the scene
Is street drug flakka gone for good?
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 10 days ago
(CNN) -- In late 2014, the synthetic drug known as flakka exploded on the scene and prompted such bizarre, violent behavior that it quickly became shorthand for lunacy. The street drug, which is similar to cocaine but much cheaper and more potent,... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Bear Jim McMahon: Medical marijuana got me off narcotic pain pillsMcMahon was in Chicago this week, where he attended Tuesday's Bears reunion mar
Bear Jim McMahon: Medical marijuana got me off narcotic pain pills
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 10 days ago
McMahon was in Chicago this week, where he attended Tuesday's Bears reunion marking the 30th anniversary of their Super Bowl victory. He was also featured in an ESPN "30 for 30" screening of a documentary about the team, which includes a focus on his... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Is street drug flakka gone for good?(CNN) -- In late 2014, the synthetic drug known as flakka exploded on the scene
Is street drug flakka gone for good?
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 10 days ago
(CNN) -- In late 2014, the synthetic drug known as flakka exploded on the scene and prompted such bizarre, violent behavior that it quickly became shorthand for lunacy. The street drug, which is similar to cocaine but much cheaper and more potent,... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
Nursing Home Workers to Join “Fight for $15” to Raise Wages, Improve Quality of CareWASHINGTON - Seizing the momentum from recent New York and California laws that
Nursing Home Workers to Join “Fight for $15” to Raise Wages, Improve Quality of Care
CommonDreams.org / Posted 14 days ago
WASHINGTON - Seizing the momentum from recent New York and California laws that established a $15 state minimum wage, nursing home workers will be joining actions from Florida to California to unite with other nursing home workers this Thursday,... Read more
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Salon.com
Meet Monsanto’s evil twin: 8 disturbing facts about the chemical fertilizer industryWhat do you know about the worldwide chemical fertilizer industry? If you’re li
Meet Monsanto’s evil twin: 8 disturbing facts about the chemical fertilizer industry
Salon.com / Posted 15 days ago
What do you know about the worldwide chemical fertilizer industry? If you’re like most people, not much. There’s plenty of press coverage and consumer awareness when it comes to genetically engineered food and crops and the environmental hazards of... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
City Club of Chicago: Making a Difference for Chicago Youth in 2016Juan Salgado, Haki Madhubuti and Rufus Williams during the Making a Difference
City Club of Chicago: Making a Difference for Chicago Youth in 2016
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 17 days ago
Juan Salgado, Haki Madhubuti and Rufus Williams during the Making a Difference for Chicago Youth in 2016 panel at the City Club of Chicago, April 11, 2016 (City Club of Chicago) April 11, 2016 Making a Difference for Chicago Youth in 2016 –... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
The inside story of why U of C Medicine changed its mind about a trauma center #uofctraumaIn Cook County, a regional 2011 study led by UIC's Friedman, corroborates this
The inside story of why U of C Medicine changed its mind about a trauma center #uofctrauma
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 19 days ago
In Cook County, a regional 2011 study led by UIC's Friedman, corroborates this finding. After Franciscan St. James Hospital in Olympia Fields closed its trauma center in 2008, Friedman analyzed patient outcomes at nearby hospitals and found no... Read more
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The Temple News
Muroff running against Fattah, others for local congressional seatThe Havertown native believes in raising the minimum wage and creating stricter
Muroff running against Fattah, others for local congressional seat
The Temple News / Posted 20 days ago
The Havertown native believes in raising the minimum wage and creating stricter gun laws to reduce gun violence. Daniel Muroff, a Philadelphia area native and former legislative aide and chief of staff in Capitol Hill, Washington D.C. is running for... Read more
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Gossip on This!
DEA: Marijuana Could Be Downgraded From Schedule 1 DrugI wish they would, but I am very skeptical and doubt they will do the right thi
DEA: Marijuana Could Be Downgraded From Schedule 1 Drug
Gossip on This! / Posted 21 days ago
I wish they would, but I am very skeptical and doubt they will do the right thing and just deschedule marijuana completely. The D.E.A will probably stall a few months, claim to be “studying” marijuana legalization “first hand”, and then resort to... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Illinois stands to gain $60 billion by narrowing gender gap, McKinsey report findsIllinois could increase its gross domestic product by 7 percent, or $60 billion
Illinois stands to gain $60 billion by narrowing gender gap, McKinsey report finds
Chicago Tribune / Posted 22 days ago
Illinois could increase its gross domestic product by 7 percent, or $60 billion, over the next decade if it narrows the gender gap that keeps women from reaching their full economic potential, according to a new report from the McKinsey Global... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Siri and others not always helpful in a health crisisIt can give you street directions or find the nearest deli, but how helpful is
Siri and others not always helpful in a health crisis
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 22 days ago
It can give you street directions or find the nearest deli, but how helpful is your smartphone's virtual voice in a health crisis? A study says the answer often is "not very." Researchers presented four popular voice assistants with alarming... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Chicago architect aims to repair relations between police, residentsDesigning a building, or a block: This is an architect’s job. But what about re
Chicago architect aims to repair relations between police, residents
The Globe and Mail / Posted 25 days ago
Designing a building, or a block: This is an architect’s job. But what about repairing the relationship between police departments and urban residents? The Chicago architect Jeanne Gang is aiming for exactly that. By altering police stations from... Read more
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Daily Mail
Apple updates Siri's responses in an emergencyApple's Siri now offers support for rape victims and suicidal users: Software i
Apple updates Siri's responses in an emergency
Daily Mail / Posted 28 days ago
Apple's Siri now offers support for rape victims and suicidal users: Software is updated after it was slammed for giving 'inadequate' responses to emergencies Researchers recently found digital personal assistants fell short in their abilities to... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Monsanto's Media Machine Comes To WashingtonThe media and partnerships division of the venerable magazine Scientific Americ
Monsanto's Media Machine Comes To Washington
The Huffington Post / Posted 28 days ago
The media and partnerships division of the venerable magazine Scientific American hosted a panel Thursday at the National Press Club featuring journalists and scientists. The event, cosponsored by a group called GMO Answers, focuses on whether... Read more
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Business Wire
Meketa Investment Group Expands Employee Ownership TeamBOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Meketa Investment Group, a global investment consultin
Meketa Investment Group Expands Employee Ownership Team
Business Wire / Posted 29 days ago
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Meketa Investment Group, a global investment consulting firm, is pleased to announce that it has expanded its employee ownership to include seven new shareholders. Principals Alla Barskaya, Paul Cowie, Henry Jaung, Nancy... Read more
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Daily Herald
From China to Libertyville, USG manager helps younger generationClaire Yu, research and development program manager at USG Corp. Corporate Inno
From China to Libertyville, USG manager helps younger generation
Daily Herald / Posted a month ago
Claire Yu, research and development program manager at USG Corp. Corporate Innovation Center in Libertyville, said she has enjoyed her journey from China to Libertyville, mostly because she has spent a lot of time encouraging young people to pursue... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Are quality-life issues spurring Chicagoans to move out?For those of us who love Chicago, things are looking pretty grim right now. Ye
Are quality-life issues spurring Chicagoans to move out?
Chicago Tribune / Posted 1 months ago
For those of us who love Chicago, things are looking pretty grim right now. Yes, we have the Bean, Lollapalooza and some of the best blues in the world. We've even got a brand-new Ferris wheel at Navy Pier. And in a few years, a library and museum... Read more
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Slate
Pro-Choice Advocates Fear That Roe v. Wade Could Be Lost. But It Already Happened.Roe v. Wade Was Lost in 1992How “undue burden”—a concept nurtured by anti-abort
Pro-Choice Advocates Fear That Roe v. Wade Could Be Lost. But It Already Happened.
Slate / Posted 1 months ago
Roe v. Wade Was Lost in 1992How “undue burden”—a concept nurtured by anti-abortion groups and championed by the first woman on the Supreme Court—has eroded the right to choose. On June 29, 1992, as Justice Sandra Day O’Connor began reading the... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Exploring roots of Illinois budget crisisHow does that compute? The answer is that health care costs for the low income
Exploring roots of Illinois budget crisis
SaukValley.com / Posted 1 months ago
How does that compute? The answer is that health care costs for the low income (and state workers), pension appropriations, and debt service have skyrocketed since 1978, squeezing other government programs. The slices of budget spending from all... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Pension ruling another blow to Chicago taxpayersThe Illinois Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional another pension reform law on
Pension ruling another blow to Chicago taxpayers
Chicago Tribune / Posted 1 months ago
The Illinois Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional another pension reform law on Thursday morning, this one affecting Chicago and splashing more red ink on fragile, debt-ridden city finances. The court’s decision to toss Chicago’s pension reform law,... Read more
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