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  • 1 challenger to face 3 incumbents in Deerfield board race

    1 challenger to face 3 incumbents in Deerfield board race
    Business development is one of several major issues confronting the four candidates for three seats on Deerfield's Village Board of Trustees. Three incumbents — Robert Benton, Tom Jester and William Seiden — face Plan Commission chairman Dan...
  • Committee mulls fine hike for sidewalk bike riding

    City officials are considering a hike in the fine for riding on a sidewalk in the Central Business District and other business districts, but members of a city committee also want to try public education and clearer signage to reach compliance on the...
  • Changes linked to Alzheimer's disease evident even in young brains

    Changes linked to Alzheimer's disease evident even in young brains
    Scientists know that Alzheimer’s disease gains a foothold in a patient’s brain years before he or she first stashes car keys in the freezer, or gets lost coming home from the store. But a new study suggests that the changes in the brain that...
  • State Consolidates, Elevates Early Childhood Services

    State Consolidates, Elevates Early Childhood Services
    HARTFORD — It might seem like low-hanging fruit, this idea of taking nine programs scattered over five departments and braiding them into a single agency focused on early childhood education, safety and family skills in Connecticut. But it didn't...
  • 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...
  • Would You Have Signed Super Bowl Hero Malcolm Butler?

    Would You Have Signed Super Bowl Hero Malcolm Butler?
    When was the last time your talent-hungry organization hired the equivalent of Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler, the undrafted rookie who came out of the University of West Alabama, a Division II school many football fans had never even heard of? When was...
  • Does Northwestern student group aim to respect Palestine or demonize Israel?

    Does Northwestern student group aim to respect Palestine or demonize Israel?
    Does respect for Palestinian human rights require American universities to refrain from owning stock in companies that provide military supplies to Israel? Or is the BDS movement (Boycott, Divest, Sanctions) an impediment to peace, as many supporters of...
  • 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...
  • 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)...