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December 18, 2016 View email in browser

Slam the brakes on ‘Idaho stop’: Chicago’s 6 cycling deaths in 2016 are 6 too many

Bicyclists who roll through a stop sign without coming to a complete stop — known as an “Idaho stop” because that’s legal in Idaho — are breaking Illinois law. Only 1 in 25 Chicago cyclists actually make a complete stop at stop signs when there’s no cross traffic, according to a study by DePaul University’s Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development. Should the law be changed?

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Two good Trump Cabinet choices

In Andrew Puzder and Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump has found two good Cabinet appointees, writes Steve Chapman.

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Dispensing danger: How pharmacies fail to warn patients of toxic drug interactions

Tribune reporters tested Chicago-area pharmacies and found that more than half dispense potentially deadly drug combinations without warning patients.

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Requiem for Aleppo

Aleppo, survivor of centuries of tumult and conquest, has been brought to its knees by Assad’s barrel bombs, Russian airstrikes — and Western weakness.

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Christmas in America means it’s time for lawsuits

Christmas is right around the corner, meaning that the time has come for the usual passel of lawsuits and threats of lawsuits.

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Call Paul Ryan’s bluff on Obamacare

If Paul Ryan has a viable Obamacare replacement plan, then he should introduce it now.

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Scott Stantis cartoons

Check out the latest cartoons by Tribune editorial cartoonist Scott Stantis.

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