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Kaarin Tisue
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Ouch. This is a scathing review of the new contemporary art galleries at the Art Institute of Chicago.
A black hole greets visitors to the recently reinstalled galleries of contemporary art at the Art Institute of Chicago .
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Drug interactions in which one drug alters the effect of another are a hidden epidemic in America.  The tragedy is that much of the harm is preventable. In the case of Becki Conway, health providers failed her at nearly every turn, leaving her in a fight for her life.
The first symptoms mimicked the flu. Becki Conway had a sore throat, a dry cough and irritated sinuses.
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With Flint's example front and center, Chicago still doesn't warn residents about how water main work can raise risk of lead exposure
More than two years after federal researchers found high levels of lead in homes where water mains had been replaced or new meters installed, city officials still do little to caution Chicagoans about potential health risks posed by work that Mayor Rahm Emanuel is speeding up across the city.
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Even bigger budget problems loom for Chicago Public Schools next year.
State lawmakers and the Chicago Teachers Union have so far resisted pleas from the Chicago Public Schools for help closing this year's $480 million school budget gap.
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Many consumers fear that eating GMO crops puts their health at risk. Scientists say it makes more sense to worry about the pesticides applied to those crops. Now Dow Chemical wants to revive a worrisome weedkiller from decades past. The EPA says that doesn’t threaten people’s health. But a Chicago Tribune investigation finds reason to be alarmed.
When Monsanto genetically engineered corn and soybeans to make them immune to its best-selling weedkiller, the company pitched the technology as a way to reduce overall use of herbicides and usher in an environmentally friendly era of farming.
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No worries.  According to your article, I would have to eat a US 25-cent piece of pure insecticide every day for two years to have a slightly increased chance of changes in sensitive lab tests.   And as your article admits, "scientists couldn't tell whether 2,4-D disrupts hormones, immunity and neurological developmen".  Now consider that the maximum legal dose is only 1/7th of a snowflake.  Or 1/3 a mosquito. 

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Religious exemptions for school vaccinations will soon be harder to get in Illinois.
Families with religious objections to immunizing their children soon will have an additional hurdle to clear if they want to enroll students in public or private schools.
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Important information on chest protectors for parents whose kids play baseball, hockey, lacrosse: Studies have found current products don't prevent commotio cordis.
As millions of kids take the field this month for Little League season, many will be outfitted with equipment their parents hope will keep them safe on the diamond: helmets, shatterproof glasses, specialty elbow guards.
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Drug interactions hospitalize thousands each year, and many are unknown to medicine. In a unique collaboration, the Chicago Tribune worked with scientists to use novel techniques in data mining to tackle this problem.
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?
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Chicago parishes likely to be closed as archdiocese faces impact of priest shortage
A radical overhaul in the nation's third-largest Roman Catholic archdiocese could shutter many of the Chicago church's houses of worship by 2030 as it reckons with dilapidated buildings and an expected shortage of priests, sources say.
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A family debate in rural Iowa shows how hard it is for farmers to cut back on pesticides and other chemicals, even as concern grows about health and environmental risks.
Jon Bakehouse, who grows corn, soybeans and a little alfalfa in a setting worthy of a landscape painting, is talking fervently at the dining room table once again. About chemicals and death.
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Illinois DCEO's EDGE tax incentives are meant to create jobs and keep businesses in Illinois. Our watchdog analysis finds a lot of unmet goals and failed efforts.
Illinois' flagship job program has awarded millions of dollars to companies that never hired an additional employee.
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Mike Divilbiss' time coaching basketball at the University of Idaho raises questions about whether the University of Illinois should have known more about his coaching history before hiring him.
As players transferred out of the University of Illinois women's basketball program this past season, then-associate head coach Mike Divilbiss may have had a feeling of deja vu.
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I make writing better in hopes of making the world better.
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    Watchdog editor
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Investigative reporting, consumer watchdog stories, public service journalism
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Watchdog editor at Chicago Tribune. Ballroom dancer by night. Vivir con miedo es como vivir a medias.
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Projects I helped edit were Pulitzer Prize finalists in investigative reporting for three straight years.
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    1990
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