The experiment began with thousands of patient files, millions of prescription orders, billions of clinical measurements and a single question: Could big data be used to discover deadly drug combinations?
Shrouded in mystery since news of the project first leaked in the spring, a visit to the set of Spike Lee 's "Chi-raq" this week revealed that much speculation about the movie — sparked largely by the title itself — has been off the mark.
Alarming levels of brain-damaging lead are poisoning more than a fifth of the children tested from some of the poorest parts of Chicago, even as the hazard has been largely eliminated in more prosperous neighborhoods, a Tribune investigation has found.
With a dozen bottles of wine, pate and $70 prix fixe plates, College of DuPage President Robert Breuder hosted a holiday dinner for the school's board of trustees in December 2013 at the campus' high-end restaurant, Waterleaf. The tab — $2,331 — was paid by taxpayers.
The photographs capture the aftermath of one of Chicago's worst disasters: rows of sheet-covered bodies inside a temporary morgue, two women crying while clutching a baby in a blanket, a Coast Guard crew hauling a woman out of the river, the Eastland flopped over in the water like a plastic toy in a bathtub, dozens of people atop its side, awaiting rescue.
Walk through the main floor of Jill and Stan Mikita's home in the western suburbs and you will see very little evidence that the man who owns it was one of the greatest players the sport of hockey ever has known.
For the moment, Chicago is setting aside its reputation for political gamesmanship and celebrating the pre-dawn announcement that the Barack Obama Presidential Library and Museum is coming to the city. It doesn't really matter that an exact site may not be determined for a few months.
Cardinal Francis George , the first Chicago native to serve as the local archbishop and a man who during that 17-year tenure became the intellectual leader of the American church, has died after a years long struggle with cancer. He was 78.
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday plans to propose major spending cuts to health care for the poor, higher education and transit, according to one analysis of details the administration shared with legislative staff.
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