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  Highways will be packed once again this July Fourth weekend, with 41 million Americans expected to travel at least 50 miles or more. That’s up about 2 percent from the 40.3 million who traveled during last year’s Independence Day...

41 million expected to drive July 4 weekend

Updated: 6/26/2014 12:11 PM

  The government wants to dramatically reduce the allowable height of potentially thousands buildings near airports around the country — a proposal that is drawing fire from real estate developers, local officials and members of Congress who...

FAA, developers clash over tall buildings

Updated: 6/26/2014 06:00 PM

  You could create a music award based on Jay Z’s collaborative tours. Past nominees for best live performance by Jay Z and friends would include Justin Timberlake, Eminem and Kanye West, among others. And this year, the rap king is hitting the...

Jay Z’s touring ‘blueprint’: Rapper co-headlines shows

Updated: 6/26/2014 01:02 PM

  “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” Michael Bay's fourth Hasbro toy car-inspired “Transformers” opus, is the stupidest, longest and most butt-numbing science-fiction action movie I've ever seen. Sitting through the mercilessly...

Bay's latest 'Transformers' sequel a lengthy, noisy ordeal

Updated: 6/26/2014 02:57 PM

  Dann Gire interviews Andrew Rossi, the director of "Ivory Tower," about what motivated him to tackle the question of why college costs so much, and is it really essential for success.

5 questions for ‘Ivory Tower’ director

Updated: 6/25/2014 06:52 PM

  Not every 6-year-old can tackle the distractions of bike riding along the Seine, which on weekends and sunny days in Paris can include thousands of other cyclists, roller bladers and oblivious tourists with cameras. It’s enough to give a...

Kid-sized bike share? Giving it a spin in Paris

Updated: 6/25/2014 04:01 PM

  Writer David Levithan last year marked the 10th anniversary of his “Boy Meets Boy,” a romantic teen comedy where the homecoming queen was once a guy and the gay-straight alliance was aimed at helping the straight kids learn how to...

Writer David Levithan on LGBT books for the young

Updated: 6/25/2014 03:54 PM

  It wasn’t until Sara Moulton began her life as chef that she understood that cherry pie is supposed to be made with sour cherries, not the sweet ones we pop into our mouths like candy. Why? Because sour cherries boast more flavor.

Phyllo stands in for crust in healthy cherry pie

Updated: 6/25/2014 03:48 PM

  Members of the Elgin City Council OK’d drafting an ordinance that would allow backyard chickens in Elgin. Possible regulations could include having a maximum of four hens — no roosters — on single-family residential lots only,...

Elgin looks at preliminary chicken regulations

Updated: 6/26/2014 05:50 PM

  The issue of how Republican Bruce Rauner’s daughter was admitted into an elite Chicago public school resurfaced in the Illinois governor’s race this week with a top school official and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn raising new questions.

Admission questions resurface for Rauner

Updated: 6/26/2014 07:38 PM

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