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  • Rialto theater in Joliet to present Ultimate Elvis Tribute

    Rialto theater in Joliet to present Ultimate Elvis Tribute
    In a world of Elvis impersonators aplenty, "Elvis Lives: The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Event" can live up to its "ultimate" billing for simple reasons. One, for the money. Two, for the show. The powerhouse behind "Elvis Lives," a multimedia...
  • Thank you, Pullman

    I am a graduate of Wendell Phillips High School (in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood) and Northwestern University. I grew up in the Ida B. Wells Homes and the Clarence Darrow Homes (former public housing projects in Bronzeville ). I am one of...
  • St. Frances de Sales teacher nominated for award

    St. Frances de Sales teacher nominated for award
    St. Francis de Sales School third grade teacher Judy Renner has been nominated for the prestigious Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. The Gold Apple Award was set up in 1986 to recognize 10 outstanding teachers in the Chicagoland area that...
  • While waiting for new hearts, women build loving friendship

    While waiting for new hearts, women build loving friendship
    For months, Niki Glass waited anxiously in Room 976 of the cardiac intensive care unit for the call that would save her life. A few doors down the hall at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Karen Tompkins was in painfully similar limbo. Also waiting for...
  • 'Dead Man Walking' opera makes Chicago premiere

    'Dead Man Walking' opera makes Chicago premiere
    The Northwestern University Bienen School of Music is mounting the Chicago-area premiere of "Dead Man Walking," an opera composed by Jake Heggie with libretto by Terrence McNally. It chronicles a Catholic nun's experiences as a spiritual advisor on...
  • CMUK shoes travel from Australia to Northbrook warehouse

    CMUK shoes travel from Australia to Northbrook warehouse
    Shaun Kremin has traveled the world most of his adult life, and estimates he's been to over 50 countries. It was his trip to Australia three years ago that led Kremin to launch his travel and urban walking shoe company, CMUK. "My wife and I were both on...
  • Marilyn Rudd Wright, sixth-grade teacher in south suburbs, dies at 86

    Marilyn Rudd Wright, who taught sixth graders at schools in Park Forest and Matteson for 27 years, was known for challenging her pupils to get the best out of them, former students said. "She wanted critical thinking, and she held us to very high...
  • Illinois hospitals in line for more money from Obamacare

    Illinois hospitals in line for more money from Obamacare
    Under the Affordable Care Act, Illinois hospitals have secured $34.9 million in research funding since 2012 to help them find answers to some of the most elusive health care questions. The latest — and largest — round of funding is expected...
  • Musician, conductor and teacher Joseph J. Frantik Jr. dies at 77

     Musician, conductor and teacher Joseph J. Frantik Jr. dies at 77
    Joseph Frantik Jr. juggled jobs as a music teacher, a performer and conductor, and as a businessman assembling orchestras for Chicago performances of such shows as "Les Miserables," "Phantom of the Opera" and "The Nutcracker." The core of his career was...
  • Alex Temple's voice comes alive

    Alex Temple's voice comes alive
    Chicago composer Alex Temple said she usually writes about "characters who are removed from society, dropped out or view the world in an askew way." Her new "Behind the Wallpaper" uses surreal metaphors to narrate an unexplained transformation that...
  • Warren Buffett's sister gives Northwestern a $101M gift

    Warren Buffett's sister gives Northwestern a $101M gift
    Northwestern University announced Wednesday the largest donation in its history — more than $100 million to boost the field of global studies and fund scholarships for international students. The donation comes from Northwestern alum Roberta...