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  • 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...
  • Coaching business helps kids find happiness

    David Whitlock has been coaching park district and school basketball teams, including his own kids' teams for years. Now, the Northbrook father of two is taking his coaching skills off the court and using them in a different way. Whitlock recently...
  • 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...
  • Top business incubator opens in Skokie's Illinois Science Park

    Top business incubator opens in Skokie's Illinois Science Park
    Almost exactly a year after the Skokie Village Board approved a $175,000 grant to help bring Technology Innovation Center to Skokie, it was time to celebrate. That wasn't the only anniversary of importance though; it was almost 10 years since the...
  • Wang prepares to take over District 35

    Wang prepares to take over District 35
    When Catherine Wang was in college, she was on a pre-med career track, but soon became intrigued with the prospect of being around children as they are learning. "In education you get to spend more time with people and make connections and (are)...
  • Robert Tunnicliff, longtime Libertyville High athletic director, dies at 90

    During his 32-year career as athletic director at Libertyville High School, Robert D. Tunnicliff built a reputation for bringing out the best in his coaches and their athletes and expanding the number of athletic programs offered at the school. Mr....
  • Review: 'The Working Man's Reward' by Elaine Lewinnek

    Review: 'The Working Man's Reward' by Elaine Lewinnek
    Define "suburb." More specifically, define "Chicago suburb." The task is harder than it at first seems. Affluent residential communities from which the elite commute to the Loop? Sure, but what about Cicero or Blue Island? OK: Smaller towns outside...
  • 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...
  • New year brings 40% toll hike for truckers in Illinois

    New year brings 40% toll hike for truckers in Illinois
    Three years after tolls for passenger cars nearly doubled on the Illinois Tollway, higher rates for trucks have finally arrived as well, with both increases paying for a record-setting, multibillion-dollar rebuilding and expansion of the highway system....
  • 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...