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  • Bill Would Allow Some College Athletes To Unionize

    Bill Would Allow Some College Athletes To Unionize
    The legislator who has proposed a bill that would allow certain college athletes to unionize said Tuesday that he thinks a union would at least get students "a seat at the table." Rep. Matthew Lesser, D-Middletown, said he was partly inspired by...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Experts: Chicago's short yellow light times, red light cameras a risky mix

    Experts: Chicago's short yellow light times, red light cameras a risky mix
    Chicago has the nation's largest red light camera system and the shortest allowable yellow lights — a unique and dangerous combination that makes rear-end crashes more likely across the city, a Tribune investigation has found. The three-second...
  • Traffic experts on red light camera study

    Traffic experts on red light camera study
    Here are comments from nationally recognized traffic experts who provided guidance to Tribune reporters during the process of gathering data for the study.   Raghavan Srinivasan, Ph.D., senior transportation research engineer, University of North...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...