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  • 'Doc' Hurley Book Launch At Hartford Library Moved To Feb. 18

     'Doc' Hurley Book Launch At Hartford Library Moved To Feb. 18
    Walter "Doc" Hurley, who died in 2014 at age 91, was indeed a legend in Hartford. A star athlete at Weaver High School, he became a Marine and attended Virginia State University and went on to become an educator, administrator and sports coach in...
  • Attendance dips at major Chicago museums in 2014

    Attendance dips at major Chicago museums in 2014
    Attendance at a consortium of 15 leading Chicago cultural institutions was down slightly in 2014, in large measure due to the "polar vortex" weather that began the year, but blockbuster year-end exhibitions about a rock star and a year in history kept the...
  • Bianchi: Olé, Olé, Olé! Kaká already talking MLS championship for expansion Orlando City

     Bianchi: Olé, Olé, Olé! Kaká already talking MLS championship for expansion Orlando City
    Running off at the typewriter … Here's hoping the Orlando City Lions never, ever, ever become Americanized. Here's hoping the team president never stands up at the podium and tells the media, "We're acquiring the cap flexibility we need to...
  • Ernie Accorsi on search that resulted in Bears' GM-coach combination

     Ernie Accorsi on search that resulted in Bears' GM-coach combination
    The optimism pervading Halas Hall these days can be traced to Ernie Accorsi, the consultant who directed the Bears' general manager search and oversaw new GM Ryan Pace's path to coach John Fox. During the 19-day process, Accorsi guided the transition...
  • College of DuPage trustees largely silent on president's big buyout

    College of DuPage trustees largely silent on president's big buyout
    Erin Birt had just voted for one of the biggest severance packages for a public employee in Illinois history, but she couldn't — or wouldn't — explain it. The chairwoman of the College of DuPage board of trustees, Birt repeatedly declined to...
  • Behind-scenes struggle plays out over Vivian Maier's acclaimed photos

     Behind-scenes struggle plays out over Vivian Maier's acclaimed photos
    Nearly six years after amateur street photographer Vivian Maier died virtually penniless in Chicago, a largely behind-the-scenes struggle over the legal rights to her acclaimed work is playing out in her adopted hometown with huge repercussions for...
  • Catherine B. Doehler

    Catherine B. Doehler
    Catherine Byrne Doehler, who went from a mortgage firm's switchboard operator to become the first woman director and chair of the Baltimore branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, died of heart failure Jan. 12 at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium....
  • Students get to experience World War II history up close

    Students get to experience World War II history up close
    More than 300 students from area schools on Friday climbed into the bellies of war birds that won World War II, smelled those engines' grease and hooked their fingers into machine-gun triggers that seven decades ago took aim at enemies. But the...
  • The Harbor Report: Rowing into champion status

    While moving around the harbor the other day, I noticed all the different college alumni flags flying from homes and boats and the different stickers on cars passing by. I started to wonder: What is our harbor's home team, the team we can all get behind...
  • The reality of American Sniper Chris Kyle

    The following editorial appeared in The Dallas Morning News on Friday, Jan. 23: To say that truth is stranger than fiction is really to say it's more complex. Life, real life, is always more layered and difficult than anything we will read in a book...
  • Kenan Heise releases autobiography

    Kenan Heise releases autobiography
    A few hours before an interview to talk about his just-published autobiography, "He Writes About Us," Kenan Heise sent an email that framed the conversation. "You cannot keep a job as an obituary writer for 15 years unless you believe people are...