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A 3.3-million-year-old fossil with a missing rib tells us a lot about human evolution

Meet Selam, the 2-and-a-half-year-old Australopithecus afarensis child<p>Our spinal column is different from that of apes because — yes, you guessed that right — we walk upright on two feet. But when did our distinctive back structure first evolve? The skeleton of an early human ancestor found in …

University of Chicago

Person found shot to death in Elk Grove Village

A person has been found dead from a gunshot wound to the neck in suburban Elk Grove Village, officials said.<p>The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office has ruled the death a homicide but has not released the name of the deceased, citing the need first to contact next of kin.<p>The medical examiner's …

Crime

Funeral Mass on Tuesday for Cubs fan who died after Wrigley fall

A funeral Mass for a lifelong Cubs fan who died after falling several feet as he climbed over a railing following a game last week at Wrigley Field is scheduled for Tuesday morning.<p>Rick Garrity, 42, was leaving the stadium about 11 p.m. Tuesday when the incident happened, according to Chicago …

Sheriff Dart's party game reveals what your iPhone knows about you

Need a reminder that Big Brother is watching you?<p>If so, Cook County Sheriff <b>Tom Dart</b> has a neat party trick.<p>Addressing the City Club of Chicago at lunchtime Monday, Dart had a dining room full of public officials and business people get out their iPhones, then talked them through a series of …

Report: Four Chicago apartment towers are looking for buyers

The downtown properties feature a combined 1,150 high-end rental units<p>With 8,000 new apartments expected to be delivered in 2017 and 2018, downtown Chicago’s booming rental market is certainly looking strong. However, a part of the segment’s continued momentum relies on developers being able to …

Real Estate

Check out this amazing Chicago Riverwalk fireworks display

On Saturday, the Chicago Riverwalk celebrated the kickoff of its latest season with an entire day of boat tours, live music and parades. The evening …

Nearly 40 shot in Chicago over weekend, but gun violence still behind last year

Nearly 40 people were shot in Chicago over the weekend, but gun violence is still slightly down from the record level of last year, according to data kept by the Tribune.<p>Four people were killed and 35 other people were wounded from Friday afternoon early Monday, according to police. In a span of …

Guns

Police: Investigation into Northbrook man's shooting death at Old Orchard is ongoing

Authorities said the investigation continues into the shooting death of a 34-year-old man whose body was found Saturday inside a parking garage stairwell at the Westfield Old Orchard mall in Skokie.<p>Eric P. Cybak was found just after 1:30 p.m. Saturday on the fifth floor of the parking structure, at …

Crime

1 dead, 5 wounded Monday on West, South sides

One man was shot dead and five others were wounded in shootings Monday, according to police.<p>The fatal shooting happened about 11:30 a.m. in the South Side's Gresham neighborhood. A 24-year-old man was shot twice, once in the buttocks and once in the back, according to officials.<p>He was sitting in a …

University of Chicago

Police: Man tried to lure girl in Gage Park

A man tried to lure a 12-year-old girl in the Gage Park neighborhood by promising to buy her something from a store, according to Chicago police.<p>About 3:25 p.m. Monday, the girl was walking from Morrill Elementary Math and Science School to a former's neighbor's home. When she reached the 2500 …

Crime

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Julia Leakes yearned to be reunited with her family. In 1853, her two sisters showed up for sale along with her thirteen nieces and nephews in …

University of Chicago

Emanuel Unveils 'The Five T's'

<b>CHICAGO (CBS)</b> — These days, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is attempting to show how Chicago is attracting and keeping businesses to a “T.”<p>We’ve heard Emanuel …

Rahm Emanuel

Officer injured during West Side investigation

An officer was injured late Sunday while approaching a dark-colored SUV that had been reported stolen, police said.<p>The officer was walking to the SUV about 11:45 p.m. when the driver hit the officer as the driver tried to get away, police said. The incident happened in the 3600 block of West Ogden …

Policing

Northwest Side development reignites interest in program aimed at preventing white flight

When it was created nearly 30 years ago, the Northwest Home Equity Assurance Program was meant to stop white flight from a handful of Chicago bungalow belt neighborhoods by guaranteeing the value of residents' houses.<p>Since then, the program has done little more than collect a few bucks a year from …

Housing

Trial begins for West Side nonprofit head accused of using grant money for spending spree

As the leader of a small nonprofit in Chicago's poverty-stricken West Garfield Park neighborhood, Franshuan Myles was supposed to use a $60,000 state grant to help impoverished youth learn new skills and stay out of trouble over their summer break.<p>Instead, federal prosecutors allege that Myles …

Corruption

Undercover visit with Bears helped Mitchell Trubisky land in Chicago

One of the biggest curveballs in the first round of the draft came when the Bears traded up to the second overall pick in order to select quarterback …

Mitchell Trubisky

Senate Democrats poised to vote on major tax hikes Tuesday

Senate Democrats on Tuesday plan to push ahead with a new budget proposal that includes an income tax hike and an expansion of the state sales tax, saying they are no longer willing to wait for a broader deal with Republicans.<p>The move comes after months of bipartisan negotiations aimed at ending …

Bruce Rauner

Man fatally stabbed on South Side

A 35-year-old man was fatally stabbed late Sunday during an argument in the Chatham neighborhood on the city's South Side, police said.<p>Just before 11:50 p.m., a 35-year-old man began arguing with another man in an alley on 79th Street between Vernon Avenue and Eberhart Avenue. At some point, the …

Crime

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In a dynamic economy, finance, ideas, people, and other resources flow to their most productive use. It’s an economy of constant disruption and …

University of Chicago

From paperboy to CEO: 3 Chicago execs reflect on their first jobs

Summer is coming and so are summer jobs — though they're not as hot as they used to be.<p>The share of 16- to 19-year-olds working or looking for work during the summer has plunged over the last few decades, from a peak of 72 percent in July 1978 to 43 percent last July, in part because more kids are …

Leo Burnett

Retail bankruptcies push available anchor store space to new high in Chicago area

Seeing a lot of big, empty stores? It's not just you. A string of retail bankruptcies has pushed the amount of available anchor retail space in the Chicago area to a new high, and is creating opportunities for some retailers in expansion mode.<p>There are 218 anchor stores totaling 10.8 million square …

Business

Morning Spin: Durbin compares Trump to attention-seeking Blagojevich

Welcome <i>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. Subscribe here.</i><p><b>Topspin</b><p>U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said reports and actions involving President Donald Trump provide just cause for special counsel Robert …

Corruption

Blackhawks' John Hayden runs into Theo Epstein at Yale's graduation ceremony

Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein wasn't the only Chicago sports figure who had a special day at Yale's graduation this weekend.<p>Blackhawks winger John Hayden was a co-recipient of Yale's award for its top male athlete, which he shared with middle-distance runner James Randon during …

Theo Epstein

Chicago could change who can remove passengers from planes following United incident

Chicago employees couldn't help airline employees remove passengers from planes except during crimes or emergencies under a measure aldermen advanced Monday, responding to the infamous dragging incident on a United Airlines flight at O'Hare International Airport.<p>Confusion remains, though, over …

Aviation

Chicago launches ad campaign to counter Trump's immigration efforts

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago is starting an advertising campaign to reassure immigrants that they are welcome in the third-largest U.S. city, in a show of defiance to a crackdown by President Donald Trump on people who have entered the country illegally.<p>Mayor Rahm Emanuel said on Monday he was not …

Immigration

Apple’s market cap has eclipsed the city of Chicago’s real GDP

If Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook wanted to, he could, in a sense, make the Windy City his new corporate headquarters—all of it.<p>Technology companies have grown so large that they’ve surpassed the economic values of major American cities, according to data from Bank of America–Merrill Lynch, …

Market Cap

Brewers GM questions Cubs' hasty rainout decision

Milwaukee Brewers general manager David Stearns wants to know who's running the Chicago Cubs' meteorology department.<p>The Brewers were all set to face …

Sports

Barnard Chooses a Leader Whose Research Focuses on Women

Barnard College announced on Monday that it had hired Sian Beilock to be its next president, the eighth person to hold the position.<p>Ms. Beilock comes from the University of Chicago, where she is executive vice provost overseeing a range of functions and projects, including the University of Chicago …

University of Chicago

'One Chicago' Launches, Gives Refugees Easy Access To City Services

<b>CHICAGO (CBS)</b> — A new online campaign rolled out by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other city officials Sunday sends a clear message to all Chicagoans: You …

Rahm Emanuel

Report: Red Sox scouting White Sox infielder Frazier

The Boston Red Sox may have their eyes on a possible solution to their hole at third base.<p>With Boston unable to find a replacement to fill in for …

Sports