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Obamacare company shutdown leaves customers in a lurch, facing higher costs

Ken Sullivan bought health insurance for his family this year from Land of Lincoln Health, a small, nonprofit company in Chicago.<p>The 52-year-old Chicagoan knew the purchase was a risk because the three-year-old insurer was struggling financially. But he said he didn't have much choice after Blue …

Health Care

24 great spots for fried chicken in Chicago

The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2018

It’s time to update the <b>Eater 38</b>, the answer to any question that begins, “Can you recommend a restaurant?” This highly elite group covers the entire city, spans myriad cuisines and collectively satisfies all restaurant needs. Every few months, pertinent restaurants that were omitted, have newly …

Texas

Emanuel O'Hare express train a fast, expensive trip back to Daley era

The naysayers would have us believe that nothing good would ever come of Chicago devoting resources to building an expensive express train from downtown to O'Hare.<p>There is, however, at least one undeniable benefit for residents and businesses here should Mayor Rahm Emanuel succeed in making this …

Rahm Emanuel

'Mancow' Muller buys Wilmette house for $2 million, disses Chicago again

Solidifying his ties to the North Shore, which he says he has grown to love after living in the city for nearly two decades, WLUP-FM 97.9 morning host and reality TV star Erich "Mancow" Muller and his wife, Sandy, last month paid $2 million for a five-bedroom, 4,635-square-foot Italian …

Real Estate

Law Street Media Ranks the Most Dangerous Cities in Illinois

In 2014, Illinois had a violent crime rate of 370 per 100,000 people, making it the No. 21 most dangerous state in the U.S., according to a new report.<p>Law Street Media published its third annual rankings of America's "Safest & Most Dangerous States" for 2016 using the latest available violent crime …

Crime

Welcome to the Red State HIV Epidemic

Republican governors face tough decisions as the disease spreads in middle America.<p>It wasn’t supposed to happen here. Not in Austin, a one-doctor-and-an-ice-cream-shop town of 4,200 in southeastern Indiana, nestled off Interstate 65 on the road from Indianapolis to Louisville, where dusty …

Public Health

Gruesome Colorado case sheds light on fetal homicide laws

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — The gruesome case of a Colorado woman accused of cutting open the belly of a pregnant woman and removing her unborn baby girl is reviving the highly-charged debate over when a fetus can legally be considered a human being.<p>In the past two years, Colorado twice rejected efforts …

Crime