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  • Make your own health wake-up call

     Make your own health wake-up call
      It's a scenario that plays out each January. Health clubs are packed, diet books are devoured, then within a month or two, our new year's resolutions lose steam. The crowds diminish, diets fade into memory, and good intentions are saved for another...
  • 'The Man Who Couldn't Stop' a rich, reasonable look at OCD

     'The Man Who Couldn't Stop' a rich, reasonable look at OCD
    Has the thought of swerving your car into oncoming traffic ever popped into your head? What about the thought of a stranger, nude? Or sliding a knife into someone's gut? As David Adam reports in "The Man Who Couldn't Stop: OCD and the True Story of a Life...
  • Roosevelt University president's pay ranks No. 5 nationally

     Roosevelt University president's pay ranks No. 5 nationally
    The president of Chicago-based Roosevelt University was paid nearly $1.8 million in 2012, making him the fifth highest-paid private university president in the country that year, according to an annual survey of college presidents' compensation. The...
  • Pennsylvania's new chief justice scholarly, collegial

    Pennsylvania's new chief justice scholarly, collegial
    HARRISBURG — The man who will take over next week as the state's next chief justice comes from a small town in western Pennsylvania and worked as a prosecutor and a lawyer in private practice before becoming a judge more than two decades ago....
  • Author Lucy Ferriss To Talk About 'A Sister To Honor'

    Author Lucy Ferriss To Talk About 'A Sister To Honor'
    Make your reservations now to hear Lucy Ferriss, who teaches at Trinity College in Hartford, talk about her latest novel, "A Sister To Honor" (Berkley Trade Paperback Original, $16) at a free Authors Live! event on Jan. 11 at 2 p.m. at West Hartford...
  • Orlando Fringe favorite Martin Dockery returns: Let him tell you a story (or 3)

    Orlando Fringe favorite Martin Dockery returns: Let him tell you a story (or 3)
    Most people speak with their mouths. For Martin Dockery talking is a full-body endeavor. Hair flops, arms flap, knees buckle as his voice revs up, faster and faster, higher and higher … until at last a breath — and a punch line. Or a deep,...
  • Biggest apple: Scoping out the Obama Library competition

    Biggest apple: Scoping out the Obama Library competition
    President Barack Obama is most commonly identified with Chicago, but the city is facing tight competition to host his library and museum. Dahleen Glanton and I traveled to New York to report on Columbia University's bid–possibly Chicago's main...
  • U. of C. sees tough competition from New York for Obama library

    U. of C. sees tough competition from New York for Obama library
    The official heading up the University of Chicago bid to host the Barack Obama presidential library said Wednesday that the biggest threat to bringing the facility to Chicago's South Side comes from New York. While there is serious competition from...
  • Wolfgang E. 'Wolf' Thormann

    Wolfgang E. 'Wolf' Thormann
    Wolfgang E. "Wolf" Thormann, former professor and chairman of the department of modern languages at Goucher College and a lifelong Francophile, died Monday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center of heart failure. He was 90. "The students loved him, and he...
  • Obama library officials dissatisfied with Chicago's two bids

    Obama library officials dissatisfied with Chicago's two bids
    Obama presidential library officials are dissatisfied with Chicago's two bids for the multimillion-dollar facility as they work toward a decision early next year, according to a source close to the foundation leading the effort on behalf of the...
  • The ones to watch in Chicago business, 2015

    The ones to watch in Chicago business, 2015
    George Lucas and Mellody Hobson Filmmaker and Ariel Investments president The attention really should be focused on federal judge John Darrah, who is presiding over the case that will decide the fate of the proposed lakefront location for the Lucas...