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  • Bowie a pop hit for MCA, which ponders what's next

    Bowie a pop hit for MCA, which ponders what's next
    The Museum of Contemporary Art's blockbuster "David Bowie Is" exhibit closes Sunday and, therefore, you have only a handful of days left to experience the following uncommon phenomena: packed MCA galleries. Moreover, because the show was designed to...
  • Obesity is not a curable condition

    This is in response to the Dec. 29 editorial “Obesity as disability.” Obesity is not a “curable condition.” Class 3 (severe) obesity affects about 6 percent of U.S. adults. Anyone who has severe obesity or works with people who...
  • Topinka held early elective office in high school in Lake Forest

    Topinka held early elective office in high school in Lake Forest
    Judy Baar Topinka had already developed her “no B.S. approach” to politics as class president of her high school in Lake Forest. After a 30-year career in elective office — including 12 years as state treasurer — Topinka passed...
  • Architecture stories that towered above all in 2014

    Architecture stories that towered above all in 2014
    In 2014 architecture put the recession in the rearview mirror. A wave of residential towers washed over American downtowns while, in Chicago, controversies flared over George Lucas' plan for a massive museum along the lakefront and Donald Trump's...
  • The Rev. Theodore Schmitt, ordained at 58 after years in Hollywood

    The Rev. Theodore Schmitt coached football and taught in Chicago area high schools, worked as Hollywood movie executive and ran a sports memorabilia store in Las Vegas before being ordained a Catholic priest in 2002 at age 58. "There was always a...
  • A well-rested surgeon isn't always the best medicine

    A well-rested surgeon isn't always the best medicine
    Imagine you are in the hospital and need a re-operation for a complication of a surgery done the previous day. You could choose the doctor who operated on you and has been up for 18 hours, or one who has just come into the hospital after being home for...
  • Viaducts, often dark and dingy, full of hidden dangers

     Viaducts, often dark and dingy, full of hidden dangers
    Even in the middle of the afternoon, the prayer candle for the slain teen flickered in dim, artificial light, casting small shadows in the grimy, sooty 63rd Street viaduct just west of State Street. Trucks roared through, causing ear-rattling noise as...
  • Lake Forest writer-in-residence earns national acclaim for poetry

    Lake Forest writer-in-residence earns national acclaim for poetry
    Cecilia Corrigan, a 2013 Lake Forest College writer-in-residence, is receiving national accolades for the poetry she wrote during her stay on the North Shore. Corrigan's book, "Titanic," contains poems whose central figure is Alan Turing, the British...
  • 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...
  • 2014 in review: Downers Grove

    2014 in review: Downers Grove
    With an ongoing debate about flooding, a community fight to save a 19th-century home, a drunk driving investigation, and yes—chickens—Downers Grove was ripe with controversial, provocative and intriguing news in 2014. Here's are some of the...
  • 2014 in review: Orland Park and Homer Glen

    2014 in review: Orland Park and Homer Glen
    Downtown development, library Internet rules and a new village hall made headlines in Orland Park and Homer Glen this year. Here's a look back at some of the southwest suburbs' biggest stories of 2014. Kustok sentenced to 60 years for wife's murder...