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  • Suit: Northwestern allowed unethical acts, leading to wrongful conviction

    Suit: Northwestern allowed unethical acts, leading to wrongful conviction
    A new lawsuit condemns Northwestern University and a former star professor central to Illinois’ history of wrongful convictions and exonerations, alleging the university allowed a “culture of lawlessness” and unethical conduct among...
  • Pay to play (and study) in college sports

    Pay to play (and study) in college sports
    Chances are, you spent part of your Sunday watching extremely well-compensated athletes play some football between the commercials that raise the money to pay the athletes. Welcome to the NFL. Chances are, you spent part of your New Year's Day...
  • Study: Singing more of learned skill than natural talent

    Study: Singing more of learned skill than natural talent
    For the musically challenged who wander in our midst — you know who you are — don't despair. With a little practice, you may not have to lip-sync at weddings or family gatherings much longer. Singing is more of a learned skill than a natural...
  • Teen philanthropist says money isn't the key to helping

    You don't have to be rich to be a philanthropist say leaders of local nonprofit organizations in Winnetka and Evanston. In fact, they say, you don't even have to have a high school diploma. Alec McKenna, a 17-year-old senior at New Trier High School, has...
  • 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...
  • Age a common hurdle for young mayors

    Age a common hurdle for young mayors
    It's been nearly two years since Matt Bogusz, at 26, assumed the title of Des Plaines' youngest mayor. And though the novelty of his youth may have worn off for some, age still factors in his opponent's criticisms of him and his policies. As one...
  • 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...
  • Northwestern's $92 million gift will go toward biomedical research

     Northwestern's $92 million gift will go toward biomedical research
    Northwestern University is on a fundraising roll. A month after announcing its largest gift ever, the university has secured another significant donation: nearly $100 million for its medical school. Northwestern alum Louis Simpson and his wife,...
  • Lawmakers Discuss Study Bill Allowing Student-Athletes to Join a Union

    Lawmakers Discuss Study Bill Allowing Student-Athletes to Join a Union
    College athletes who generate big money for their schools ought to be allowed to join a union, the top official at the Connecticut AFL-CIO told members of the legislature's labor committee Thursday. "If someone is making money for the university, then...
  • New dating apps cut to the chase, set up dates quickly

     New dating apps cut to the chase, set up dates quickly
    Tedious, frustrating, emotionally draining — that's how Eve Peters felt about online dating after seven years in the industry. Customers repeatedly told the former product lead at OKCupid Labs the whole affair is too time-consuming, and, based on...
  • 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...