| Oct 31, 2014
| 5:00 PM
These are some highlights of events this weekend and beyond in the North and Northwest suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit: triblocal.com/events
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| Nov 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Fresh from the world of high-stakes trading, David Vitale arrived at Chicago Public Schools a decade ago with a plan to transform the way it borrowed money.
With the district thirsty for cheap cash, plain old municipal bonds weren't good enough anymore,...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 2:34 PM
"I'm not here to criticize my predecessor," said Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez Thursday, speaking to reporters about her dramatic decision to release prison inmate Alstory Simon.
Indeed she was not. She was there to criticize others —...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 3:42 PM
President Barack Obama is expected to deliver a speech about the economy Thursday afternoon at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, according to city officials.
"It really shows the place that Kellogg has in...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 9:32 AM
T. William Heyck, whose work as a scholar focused on British history, taught history at Northwestern University and led a movement to establish a residential college system at the Evanston school.
Mr. Heyck, 75, died of complications from leukemia on...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 10:05 PM
More international students are attending U.S. colleges and universities than ever before, with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign maintaining its spot as the top public school destination in the country.
A record 886,052 international...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 5:42 PM
Jean Baron, a writer and editor who was deeply involved in Evanston's political scene, served two terms on the Evanston Library Board in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Mrs. Baron chaired the library's 100th anniversary celebration, represented Evanston...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 5:06 PM
Northwestern University held a memorial service for journalist James Foley tonight in Evanston. Foley, an alumnus of their Medill School of Journalism, was killed by Islamic State militants in August after being kidnapped and held in Syria.
| Nov 14, 2014
| 5:20 AM
A federal judge threw out a lawsuit Thursday against Northwestern University by a student who alleged the school mishandled her complaint that a professor sexually attacked her after getting her drunk in 2012.
In his eight-page ruling, U.S. District...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 9:06 PM
“Jim was formed by the word of God. Words were his stock in trade, and they resonated with God’s word.”
The Rev. Kevin Feeney spoke these words of James Foley during a Northwestern University memorial service for the slain journalist,...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 8:48 AM
One of the final films in the long and passionate career of moviemaker Jerry Blumenthal was 2010's "Prisoner of Her Past." It has aired more than 500 times on television stations in more than 140 markets, has toured the world and continues to play in...