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  • Stage set for Oak Forest grad in 'West Side Story'

    Stage set for Oak Forest grad in 'West Side Story'
    Rachel Marie LaPorte is performing in what she calls “a perfect piece of musical theatre.” And she’s doing so in a place she wants to be. For the next several weeks, the Oak Forest native is set to play the role of Consuela in...
  • Stan Irwin, celebrity manager and Las Vegas talent booker, dies at 94

    Stan Irwin, celebrity manager and Las Vegas talent booker, dies at 94
    When Stan Irwin was a struggling young comedian in New York, someone told him he should try out his act in Las Vegas. "Where's that?" Irwin replied. No matter: He signed on for an 11-day gig at a place called Club Bingo and stayed in town for...
  • 'Most Violent Year's' J.C. Chandor on the Sidney Lumet link

     'Most Violent Year's' J.C. Chandor on the Sidney Lumet link
    Film critic Roger Ebert once described Sidney Lumet as "one of the finest craftsmen and warmest humanitarians among all film directors." He was an actor's director, known for eliciting nuanced, moving and daring performances and imbuing his films with a...
  • Jonathan Zimmerman: Does every president need a library?

    Jonathan Zimmerman: Does every president need a library?
    In 1971, two years after leaving the White House, Lyndon Johnson dedicated his sleek, windowless eight-story presidential library at the University of Texas. But in the pages of The Washington Post, editorial cartoonist Herblock depicted Johnson as an...
  • Author Robert Stone has died at 77

    Author Robert Stone has died at 77
    National Book Award-winning Robert Stone died Saturday at age 77 at his home in Key West, Fla. His agent told the Associated Press the cause was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Stone was best known for his novel "Dog Soldiers," which was...
  • Where Was Jumoke Academy Oversight?

    Where Was Jumoke Academy Oversight?
    James Michel, chairman of the board of Jumoke Academy charter school, had a lame and obvious response to a devastating state report detailing financial and management misdeeds that could sink the institution. "The board should have been more engaged,...
  • Should you bother saving for college?

    I ran into an old acquaintance recently outside a coffee shop with his two adorable young children. Both he and his wife work part-time, freelance schedules, leaving the whole family of four free to wander downtown Manhattan on a beautiful Friday. Their...
  • Dr. Henry Betts, leader in field of rehabilitation medicine, dies at 86

     Dr. Henry Betts, leader in field of rehabilitation medicine, dies at 86
    Dr. Henry Betts, an outspoken advocate for people with disabilities and a pioneer in the field of rehabilitation medicine, led efforts to transform the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago into the leading facility of its kind. Dr. Betts, 86, died in his...
  • Dentists debate need to extract wisdom teeth

    Dentists debate need to extract wisdom teeth
    The decision to remove wisdom teeth often seems like a routine part of young adulthood. But more people are starting to ask whether it's always necessary. Those who oppose automatically taking out those four teeth say "watchful waiting" is a better path...
  • Probe Of Charter School Group Blasts 'Suspect' Conduct, 'Rampant Nepotism'

    Probe Of Charter School Group Blasts 'Suspect' Conduct, 'Rampant Nepotism'
    HARTFORD — The Jumoke Academy charter school operation was saddled with "rampant nepotism," imposed little or no oversight on former CEO Michael Sharpe and made repeated financial missteps that could sink the organization within three years,...
  • Cocktail concoctions that may have you drinking to your health

    Cocktail concoctions that may have you drinking to your health
    Vodka infused with acai. Sangria loaded with Mediterranean blood orange and pomegranate. Cosmopolitans concocted with prickly pear cactus and aloe. Fresh juniper and lavender blended into organic gin made on a 70-acre biodynamic farm in Colorado. Some...