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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.
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Powerful and disturbing report about how Illinois cares for its disadvantaged youth. Coming Wednesday.
 
Our new Harsh Treatment series looks at what can happen to disadvantaged youth in taxpayer-funded residential treatment centers. A preview:
Coming Wednesday: Harsh treatment for troubled teens. Video preview of #youthrtc  watchdog report. - Chicago Tribune - Google+
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New archbishop puts immigration front and center. http://bit.ly/ZR1ocO
New archbishop puts immigration front and center Immigrant rights activists are hailing Chicago's next Roman Catholic archbishop, hoping that Blase… - Chicago Tribune - Google+
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The #newchicagotribune looks great and has lots of new features. Take it for a ride and see for yourself, then tell us what you think. http://trib.in/1rOaRJJ
The new chicagotribune.com - fits any device with exclusive, online-only content and stories that take you further than before.
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I'm happy to announce a big win for the national movement to limit rich people's exposure to nonrich people.
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Here's my brilliant wife, Marjorie Benzkofer, making waves at PRWeek's Global Congress in Barcelona.
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Nostalgia meter goes to 11 on this one. Enjoy.
 
Absolutely amazing gallery of Chicago Tribune front pages and cartoons from Christmases past by +Stephan Benzkofer. 
Here's a sampling of Chicago Tribune front pages and cartoons from Christmases past.
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This is no doubt a complicated situation, and the police may well have been within their rites, and this couple probably could have handled it better, but this level of violence over a routine seat belt violation seems excessive. The video is simply disturbing. "Hammond police stop becomes video battle." http://bit.ly/1sd5IyM
Hammond police stop becomes video battle The traffic stop began as a routine seat belt violation. It would lead, however, to a cascade of actions that… - Chicago Tribune - Google+
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I've seen the video and it does indeed seem totally excessive for a routine traffic stop.
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Gov. Pat Quinn decided this month not to take any more chances with Northstar Lottery Group, the company that runs the Illinois Lottery, after it fell far short of promised revenue. Northstar's firing was one of several recent lottery-related news developments. In California, officials unveiled a program to let drivers buy lottery tickets at the gas pump. And the Los Angeles Ethics Commission backed the idea of awarding cash prizes to randomly ...
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An executive of a Loop company shot and killed himself after critically wounding the CEO of the firm in a dispute over a demotion, police said.
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There are probably a million better ways to pass time than to be driving on the Kennedy Expressway anywhere near downtown Chicago from 10 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday, when the inbound Kennedy (I-90/94) will be constricted to make room for the demolition of the Ontario Street bridge.
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Plastic bags aren't a need - they're just a bad habit, writes @MarySchmich. http://bit.ly/1lHoE3H
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Stephan Benzkofer is the weekend editor at the Chicago Tribune.
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As weekend editor, Stephan Benzkofer helps plan and edit the news coverage of the Saturday, Sunday and Monday editions of the Chicago Tribune. (Benzkofer is not an assignment editor.) Benzkofer also edits Chicago Flashback, the weekly history feature that runs every Sunday in the Perspective section. With Mark Jacob, he also writes the "10 things you might not know" feature.
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Look for the eBook "10 Things You Might Not Know About Nearly Everything," by Mark Jacob and Stephan Benzkofer, a compilation of our popular newspaper feature.
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2 shot in Loop office building
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Two people were shot this morning in a Loop office building.

Bungalow Belt part and parcel of Chicago's fabric
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In 1917, Albert Schorsch, a 29-year-old real estate dealer on the Northwest Side, sent carpenters and bricklayers to build 16 single-family

NYC developer's 'poor door' inspires other ways to separate classes
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I'm happy to announce a big win for the national movement to limit rich people's exposure to nonrich people.

5 survival tips for Kennedy construction weekend
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There are probably a million better ways to pass time than to be driving on the Kennedy Expressway anywhere near downtown Chicago from 10 p.

10 things you might not know about traffic tickets
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Russian President Vladimir Putin is accused of harassing foreign business executives by using speeding tickets as an excuse to kick them out

Amelia Earhart disappearance eerily similar to missing Malaysian flight
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A plane vanished without a trace. The media grasped at every possible lead. A riveted public submitted tips and government officials argued

Labor case shows Northwestern taught its athletes well
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Even as Northwestern University readies its appeal of Wednesday's National Labor Relations Board regional office ruling that deems its footb

Putin's illusory victory in Crimea
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Bungling is an inherent feature of American foreign policy. Even with the best of intentions, our presidents miss warning signs, overreact t

Good grief: Episode of 'Good Wife' gets Blago facts wrong
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It’s one thing to impugn the collective integrity of Illinois’ governors. But when you attack the integrity of their lawyers, well, perhaps

Cavallari: She and Cutler not vaccinating their kids
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Leaping into the controversial fray over whether vaccines are linked to autism, Kristin Cavallari acknowledged Thursday that she and husband

Upbeat George to continue public life 'as long as I am able'
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An upbeat Cardinal Francis George said Saturday that receiving chemotherapy may at times interrupt his public schedule but that he expects t

Airport arrests highlight baggage claim risks
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For a convicted thief like Anthony Hargrove, baggage carousels at Chicago's airports have apparently been an attractive target.

Before Uber there was jitney
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The current battle between cabbies who pull a meter and upstarts who book fares via a smartphone app is evocative of an action-packed taxi d

The invasion of Ukraine is not about us
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The Russian invasion of Crimea occurred in a place little known to Americans, for reasons rooted in a tangled and bloody history. The showdo

Steppenwolf announces 2014-15 season
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Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company will produce the world premiere of a new play by Lisa D'Amour ("Detroit"), directed by Joe Mantello, d

Elvis swiveled before Miley twerked
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When Miley Cyrus struts, dances or twerks onto the Allstate Arena stage Friday, thousands of kids will scream their approval and not a few p

App let's you play chess champ
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Chess players, do you think you can beat the reigning world champion?

Chicago wins bid for $320 million manufacturing hub
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Chicago will be the site of a digital manufacturing institute backed by $70 million in government money and another $250 million of private

Chapman: Ride-sharing vs. the taxi industry
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If driving a taxi in Chicago is your dream job, have I got a deal for you. You get to fight traffic, deal with drunks and deadbeats, work lo