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  • Police escorts for sports teams a 'troubling' privilege, critics say

    Police escorts for sports teams a 'troubling' privilege, critics say
    Evanston's Central Street was already sluggish on a recent Saturday afternoon when a wailing siren brought traffic on the two-lane road to a halt. An Illinois State Police cruiser sailed up from behind, lights blazing, and led a line of westbound buses...
  • Judge throws out suit by NU student who alleged sexual attack by professor

    Judge throws out suit by NU student who alleged sexual attack by professor
    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...
  • Evanston bakery provides sweet opportunity to men with autism

    Evanston bakery provides sweet opportunity to men with autism
    Drew McDonough walks quickly past the 50-pound bags of brown sugar and the huge tubs of chocolate frosting. He takes a second to clock in at a computer, dresses in his bakery clothes (hairnet, work shirt, apron), and then speed-walks toward the...
  • Lee Sandlin, Chicago author known for depth of research, dies at 58

    Lee Sandlin, Chicago author known for depth of research, dies at 58
    Lee Sandlin, a writer, covered a broad range of subjects in books and articles, producing everything from a historical look at life along the Mississippi River in the 19th century to a study of how early tornado chasing brought about the field of...
  • Can computers beat critics at naming best movies? Study says maybe

    Move over, critics: Computers are the new film experts in Hollywood. According to a Northwestern University study released Monday, computer analysis has the potential to be as good or better at identifying significant films than human experts in the...
  • Aurora King Day celebration to feature 'Hero of the Year'

    Educational leader and Northwestern University professor Tim King will headline Aurora’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Waubonsie Valley High School, 2950 Ogden Ave. Named by People Magazine as “Hero of the Year&...
  • Flying Under the Radar: The clock is ticking on end-of-year giving

    It was a strange number ringing my cell phone a couple months ago that I hadn’t seen before. As I was loading my youth soccer player and his backpack full of gear into the car after practice, I was tempted to let the call go to voicemail, but...
  • Suicide attempt survivors come out of the shadows

    Suicide attempt survivors come out of the shadows
    After four people with ties to Northwestern University committed suicide within a year, Josh Walfish no longer could remain silent. The deaths compelled him to disclose a painful piece of his past that he had kept to himself. When he revealed his...
  • Prosecutors free inmate in pivotal Illinois death penalty case

    Prosecutors free inmate in pivotal Illinois death penalty case
    Rewriting a key chapter in Illinois' death penalty history, Cook County prosecutors Thursday threw out the murder and manslaughter conviction of Alstory Simon, whose videotaped confession unraveled one of the state's most pivotal wrongful convictions,...
  • U. of C.'s public policy school gets new building, new direction

     U. of C.'s public policy school gets new building, new direction
    The University of Chicago announced Wednesday afternoon that its public policy school — the institution's youngest and one of its less prominent professional schools — will be moving to a larger location, part of an effort to expand its...
  • Oak Park and River Forest residents receive George M. Pullman Educational Foundation scholarship

    Oak Park and River Forest residents receive George M. Pullman Educational Foundation scholarship
    Robin Redmond, Executive Director of the George M. Pullman Educational Foundation, announces that two students from the Oak Park/River Forest area are among the 161 Pullman Foundation Scholarships awarded for the 2014-2015 school year: River Forest’...