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  • New media business model builds on volunteer content, but at what cost?

    New media business model builds on volunteer content, but at what cost?
    Once or twice a year I'm invited to talk with a classroom of university students about my career. Afterward the students pepper me with questions related, naturally, to their future: How do I find work once I graduate? How do I get a byline out of...
  • James Pitts dies at 93; his research led to cleaner air in California

    James Pitts dies at 93; his research led to cleaner air in California
    James Pitts, an influential smog researcher whose work was used to craft California's pioneering air quality regulations, has died. He was 93. Pitts died in his sleep of natural causes at his Irvine home on June 19, according to his wife, Barbara...
  • 'Right in the middle'

    'Right in the middle'
    On a recent Friday afternoon at Willye B. White Park on Howard Street in Rogers Park, dozens of kids hit baseballs, kicked soccer balls and swung on the playset. The shrieks that accompanied the child’s play were loud—yet it was a quiet...
  • Big Ten schools could afford to pay athletes

    Big Ten schools could afford to pay athletes
    Like a five-star high school recruit in his senior year, college athletics is at a crossroads. Pressure from current players, former players and lawsuits means a system of paying college students to play sports is finally getting serious attention....
  • Charges dropped in fatal hit-run, prosecutors say confession false

    Charges dropped in fatal hit-run, prosecutors say confession false
    Michelle Lech was stunned when a stranger showed up at her Plainfield doorstep two years ago and confessed to killing her sister in a 2008 hit-and-run. Now she’s outraged that Will County prosecutors dropped their case against the man Thursday...
  • Lyons Twp. HS eliminating class rank

    Lyons Twp. HS eliminating class rank
    The Lyons Township High School Board voted Monday to eliminate class rank in 2017, a change proponents say will help many of the school's students get into college. The class of 2017 will be the first to graduate without class rank, a valedictorian or a...
  • Mary Lou Sundberg, created alphabet system to help students, 1941-2014

     Mary Lou Sundberg, created alphabet system to help students, 1941-2014
    During Mary Lou Sundberg's 30-year elementary school teaching career, she found herself dealing with a student who could not learn letter sounds or formations no matter the educational approach. That led to an epiphany — Mrs. Sundberg decided...
  • Switch from gasoline to ethanol linked to higher smog levels

    Scientists have made a surprising discovery about ethanol: The more it was used by drivers in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the more ozone they measured in the local environment. The finding, reported this week in Nature Geoscience, is contrary to other studies...
  • Mining for fracking sand drives some Illinois farmers from land

     Mining for fracking sand drives some Illinois farmers from land
    — The Flynns are weary of bright lights that flood their bedroom each night from a sand mine next door. A second neighboring mine is in the works, and yet another nearby field has just been sold for mining as well. "I always thought when I died I'...
  • Review: 'Freedom's Ballot' by Margaret Garb

    Review: 'Freedom's Ballot' by Margaret Garb
    Historians write to illuminate our shared past, to explicate the forces that shape our present. But successive historical narratives also can create a series of veils, distancing the past from the present. The more recent dominates our thoughts. The...
  • Physician assistants important players in team-based healthcare

    Physician assistants function much like doctors, taking patient histories, performing physical exams, ordering and interpreting laboratory and diagnostic tests, prescribing medications and making referrals -- all under the supervision of a medical doctor....