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  • Taking the less-known route

     Taking the less-known route
    If you can't get in — or can't afford — a top business school, is an MBA from a lesser-known school worth it? The answer depends largely on the student. Those gunning for the top of the organizational chart, and without the networking...
  • Biographer D.T. Max on David Foster Wallace and Chicago

     Biographer D.T. Max on  David Foster Wallace and Chicago
    David Foster Wallace was no fan of cities. He used to complain to friends that they left him riled up. Being in New York City, he once wrote to the then-fiction editor of Playboy, Alice Turner, “My whole┬ánervous system seems to be on the outside...
  • Small town romance

    Small town romance
    Doris McKenzie remembers when she first saw the young man who would later become her husband. It was a case of bemusement at first sight. It was September 1956 and John McKenzie was fresh out of the Army. While he was in the service, his parents had...
  • Virginia Tubbs, defense worker

    Virginia Tubbs, defense worker
    Virginia Beckett "Becky" Tubbs, a retired Department of Defense worker, died of cancer Sunday at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. She was 89 and lived in Severna Park's Ben Oaks community. Born Virginia Beckett in Shelbina, Mo., and raised in...
  • Poet J.J. Tindall finds freedom in guiding boat tours

    Poet J.J. Tindall finds freedom in guiding boat tours
    The poet is on vacation until April, that “cruelest month” of T.S. Eliot’s, and so was to be found one afternoon in early December sitting at the bar at the Billy Goat Tavern and drinking a beer. His name is J.J. Tindall (James Joseph)...
  • Remarkable Woman: Christine O'Reilly

    Remarkable Woman: Christine O'Reilly
    Christine O'Reilly has fond memories of her early days with the White Sox. Might not have been too funny then, but she laughs now. O'Reilly had landed a part-time job at old Comiskey Park through a grammar school friend who was an Andy Frain usher. "I...
  • Private workers, public pensions

    Private workers, public pensions
    Jason Leahy hasn't set foot on the Illinois State University campus this school year, doesn't teach classes there and doesn't report to anyone at the school, an hour away from his office. But through a contract with ISU, he is deemed an "employee" of the...
  • Man held on $3 million in fatal stabbing at Naperville bar

    Man held on $3 million in fatal stabbing at Naperville bar
    The nightclub stabbing that killed a young Naperville teacher was reportedly touched off by a squabble authorities called so trivial – drinking beer from a wine glass – they could offer no reasonable explanation for the tragic events it...
  • Visual arts: Year's exhibitions were both ambitious and unpredictable

    Visual arts: Year's exhibitions were both ambitious and unpredictable
    The year 2012 brought exhibitions that were ambitious, unpredictable and sometimes downright messy — but when it comes to art, these are all good things. What's more, all that disheveled enthusiasm wasn't solely confined to the alternative spaces...
  • Community colleges put students on the path to higher education

    Community colleges put students on the path to higher education
    According to those in the know, there are several reasons why students choose to start their education at a community college before transferring to a four-year school. One important reason is accessibility through an "open door policy," says Chris...
  • Graduates cooking up new ways to utilize degrees in dietetics

    Graduates cooking up new ways to utilize degrees in dietetics
    Dietitians were once found mainly in hospitals and health care facilities treating patients with diabetes or kidney issues. While those needs still exist, healthy eating, overcoming the obesity epidemic, quality school lunches and bio-engineered foods...