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  • Stewart Dixon, corporate attorney who started noted Chicago firm, dies at 84

    In the late 1960s, Stewart Strawn Dixon helped start Chicago corporate law firm Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon, which at its peak had more than 200 lawyers. "I was often struck by how much he cared about his clients," said John Eisel, who began working...
  • 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&...
  • Study: Pop music helps ease post-surgery pain for children

    To help children recover from surgery, a dose of "Diamonds" or "Shake It Off" could do the trick, according to a recent study. Research from Northwestern University and Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago asserts that listening to music and...
  • 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...
  • Dr. James Schroeder, leader of Northwestern medical faculty, dies at 62

    Dr. James Schroeder, leader of Northwestern medical faculty, dies at 62
    Dr. James Schroeder, a physician and professor who took night classes to earn an MBA at Northwestern University because of his interest in health care policy, was for 10 years president and CEO of the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation. Dr....
  • Bolingbrook police chief retires

    Bolingbrook police chief retires
    Bolingbrook said goodbye Tuesday to Police Chief Kevin McCarthy, an officer who came up through the ranks and became the top cop in 2008. A packed house at a village board meeting gave McCarthy a standing ovation. Mayor Roger Claar also declared...
  • Longtime suburban Republican recalls Topinka's time in suburbs

    Longtime suburban Republican recalls Topinka's time in suburbs
    Wilmette resident Frank Paul, a former Evanston Township Republican Committeeman active in GOP circles, had a 30-year association with Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka. Topinka, 70, died early Wednesday, Dec. 10, of complications from a stroke...
  • 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...
  • The changing face of feminism

    The changing face of feminism
    As buzz surrounding the word gets louder, teens investigate what it means to be a feminist. Everybody’s been using the F-word. From BeyoncĂ© at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards to teens on social media, it seems like everyone has something to say...
  • College football's breakout performance

    College football's breakout performance
    The show Monday night was forecast to draw the largest audience in cable television history. A 30-second advertising spot was going for as much $1 million. The cause of all this attention: the first-ever College Football Playoff championship game....
  • Feed the Dream founder Sandy Haggart works to end hunger in Guatemala

     Feed the Dream founder Sandy Haggart works to end hunger in Guatemala
    Most people would be slowing down at age 71, but not Sandy Haggart. "The hardest part is trying not to work too hard (because) then I feel like I'm out of balance," says Haggart, who founded the nonprofit Feed the Dream (feedthedream.org), a nutrition...