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Your chance of winning the lottery on a single ticket is one in 175 million. That seems tiny, and it is. In fact, it's so small that it is difficult for us to grasp. Understanding how small this number is provides the key to understanding how likely -- or unlikely -- it is you will become the next big winner of the Powerball jackpot.
Ronald L. Wasserstein
Sometime's a girl just has to get away...from her stalkers. Celebrity stalker magnet Taylor Swift was trying to do just that when a Chicago man...
Each time we choose to eat an underutilized species instead of an Atlantic salmon or an over-fished cod, swordfish, or bluefin tuna, we give these stressed populations a break and discover anew the possibilities in our oceans and lakes.
The Illinois Senate Executive Committee on Thursday advanced a contentious concealed carry law that would require potential gun owners in Chicago to receive a special...
There was a time when comic book pages were occupied by superheroes and masked avengers, but now many are filled by the trials and tribulations...
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Days after a brood of puppies and their mother were founded dumped along the side of the road near an Indiana state park, all 17...
We need to freeze the footprint of food -- find ways to double the productivity of farming, so that we can produce twice as much food and fiber on the same amount of land. This will require many actors working on several strategies simultaneously.
Dr. Jason Clay
LAKEVIEW — The new owners of the Century Shopping Centre want to ditch the historical façade of the building erected in 1925 and put in...
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An Illinois man who fell on hard times found the answer to all of his problems in a cookie jar. Ricardo Cerezo of Geneva, Ill.,...
Security is a real need, of course, but know-nothing security flouts that need, often enough both ignoring and aggravating the real dangers we face while, at the same time, inflicting massive inconvenience on people innocently caught in its web.
The Chicago Bulls may have been bounced from the playoffs, but they're winners when it comes to having the nation's most beloved mascot. (See photos...
Hollywood adaptations of great novels tend to unnerve devoted readers. The effort seems hubristic and slightly profane, akin to painting a second Sistine Chapel or adding a chorus to King Lear. Perfection, by definition, can't be improved upon, and it seems suspect even to try.
John Paul Rollert
Stephen Colbert sat down with Rep. Gwen Moore, a congresswoman who represents Wisconsin's 4th District, for the latest installment of his 434-part series Better Know...
It's May now, and the Illinois legislature has already taken up measures to try to fix the concealed carry law. The fix on juvenile life sentences? Still waiting.
A group of men robbed a 69-year-old woman of thousands of dollars in cash and jewelry in broad daylight in Chicago's busy Michigan Avenue shopping...
CHICAGO -- As the guitarist strums and softly sings a lullaby in Spanish, tiny Augustin Morales stops squirming in his hospital crib and closes his...
The initial Riot Fest lineup for 2013 dropped late Wednesday to much fanfare and the general approval of its punk rock-leaning audience. Fall Out Boy,...
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday is expected to announce a $1.1 billion plan for a new DePaul University basketball arena to be built across...
CHICAGO -- Jeff Samardzija hit a two-run home run and pitched eight strong innings for his first win since opening day and the Chicago Cubs...