Your eyes dart about as you try to spot an actor you recognize. Another Obamacare health insurance enrollment period dawns Wednesday with millions of Americans facing harsh reality: They’ll pay more for less next year. All of which overlooks another potential vulnerability for the ruling Democrats. The anticipators got the basic story right: Mueller charged former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort... Last year, these lands attracted 331 million people — a record number and an increase of 7.7 percent over 2015. Visitors expect to be provided with roads, bridges, trails, restrooms, campgrounds, water fountains...

Suddenly you’re giddy — movie stars in the midst, cables snaking every which way, the Windy City as a backdrop. Cook County’s short-lived penny-an-ounce sweetened beverage tax was a very bad idea. Here’s an even worse idea: The Illinois General Assembly’s flirtation with a bill that would prohibit counties throughout the state from enacting such a tax. The annual report of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services inspector general is a 300-page book of horribles. But we emitted nary a squeak about funneling another

Your eyes dart about as you try to spot an actor you recognize. Another Obamacare health insurance enrollment period dawns Wednesday with millions of Americans facing harsh reality: They’ll pay more for less next year. All of which overlooks another potential vulnerability for the ruling Democrats. The anticipators got the basic story right: Mueller charged former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort... Last year, these lands attracted 331 million people — a record number and an increase of 7.7 percent over 2015. Visitors expect to be provided with roads, bridges, trails, restrooms, campgrounds, water fountains...

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Your eyes dart about as you try to spot an actor you recognize. Another Obamacare health insurance enrollment period dawns Wednesday with millions of Americans facing harsh reality: They’ll pay more for less next year. All of which overlooks another potential vulnerability for the ruling Democrats. The anticipators got the basic story right: Mueller charged former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort... Last year, these lands attracted 331 million people — a record number and an increase of 7.7 percent over 2015. Visitors expect to be provided with roads, bridges, trails, restrooms, campgrounds, water fountains...

Suddenly you’re giddy — movie stars in the midst, cables snaking every which way, the Windy City as a backdrop. Cook County’s short-lived penny-an-ounce sweetened beverage tax was a very bad idea. Here’s an even worse idea: The Illinois General Assembly’s flirtation with a bill that would prohibit counties throughout the state from enacting such a tax. The annual report of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services inspector general is a 300-page book of horribles. But we emitted nary a squeak about funneling another $1.5 million into a vital city program: rat control....

Isn’t that the sort of thing aldermen had in mind when they created that job? In Atlanta, residents plopped down in front of bulldozers and tied themselves to trees to try to stop the city from paving a road leading through a public park toward Jimmy Carter’s...

.5 million into a vital city program: rat control....

Isn’t that the sort of thing aldermen had in mind when they created that job? In Atlanta, residents plopped down in front of bulldozers and tied themselves to trees to try to stop the city from paving a road leading through a public park toward Jimmy Carter’s...

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Cyclists cruising in both directions, past runners and darting children just released from school.

Now imagine a rental pickup truck barreling down the path, smashing bicycles and pedestrians for a mile or more. You’re driving or walking down a Chicago street, and you see film or TV crew setting up a shoot. They’ll find the Obamacare marketplace even more confusing. Cook County Democrats hope the repeal of their sweetened beverage gouge will soften the party’s taxoholic image among Chicago, suburban and statewide voters. Dawn broke Monday in Washington with news reports anticipating special counsel Robert Mueller’s first indictments in the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.

It highlights failures within DCFS — in some cases, kids identified as victims of abuse who remained in the care of their abusers with catastrophic results. We quizzed Mayor Rahm Emanuel on his budget priorities during his recent visit to the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board. Burbling leaks and dizzying headlines coming out of politically charged Washington make it easy for responsible news consumers to feel like they’ve sat down in front of the TV to watch an especially muddled thriller.

There are the investigations of possible ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s...

At the end of the 20th century, Americans were worried about the dangers posed by crack cocaine.

They didn’t realize that another drug menace would soon eclipse it.Or how the landmark Supreme Court decision struck down the terrible inequality of school segregation....The General Assembly is in veto session, broadcasting live from chambers via the internet.That doesn’t make this a time to mourn and shrug....One hundred years ago Tuesday, the Bolsheviks’ Big Lie took lethal root in Russia.In the last week or so, NPR top editor Michael Oreskes resigned after several women alleged that he had sexually harassed them years earlier at The New York Times. Mass killings like the one at a South Texas church are acts of extreme violence that defy rational explanation and simple solution.