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  • Janet Otwell, former leader of state aging agency, dies at 86

     Janet Otwell, former leader of state aging agency, dies at 86
    Janet Otwell led the Illinois Department on Aging in the 1980s, was a coordinator of the Governor's Task Force on Children and chairman of the Children and Family Services Advisory Council. "She was an advocate who really got things done for older...
  • IMSA working to raise $650K to build innovation hub

    IMSA working to raise $650K to build innovation hub
    Over the last year, Britta McKenna and students at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy have done a lot of research to help shape the design of a new innovation hub slated to open for the start of the 2016-17 school year. Last week, the...
  • Recommended classical concerts of the week in Chicago

    Recommended classical concerts of the week in Chicago
    Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra: Concertmaster David Taylor is joined by his stand mate, violinist Ilya Kaler, for double concertos by J.S. Bach and Malcolm Arnold. Music director Alan Heatherington will also lead works by Grieg and Elliott Carter. 3 p.m....
  • Thank you, Pullman

    I am a graduate of Wendell Phillips High School (in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood) and Northwestern University. I grew up in the Ida B. Wells Homes and the Clarence Darrow Homes (former public housing projects in Bronzeville ). I am one of...
  • Ex-NU prof goes from teaching 'Survivor' to playing it

    Ex-NU prof goes from teaching 'Survivor' to playing it
    Examine a group publicity shot for the upcoming season of "Survivor" (starting Wednesday), and your eye is immediately drawn to Max Dawson. Fully bearded and standing dead center, he's flanked by cast members with TV-ready tans. Dawson is noticeably...
  • 30-hour NU Dance Marathon benefits kids, community

    30-hour NU Dance Marathon benefits kids, community
    From March 6-8, more than 1,000 energetic Northwestern undergraduate students will dance for 30 hours nonstop to raise funds for the Starlight Children's Foundation and the Evanston Community Foundation at the 41st annual NU Dance Marathon. Starlight...
  • Lehigh Sheriff Rossi not seeking a 7th term

    Lehigh Sheriff Rossi not seeking a 7<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> term
    Ending months of speculation, Lehigh County Sheriff Ronald Rossi on Monday confirmed that, for the first time in 24 years, there will be a new sheriff in town next year. Rossi, 78, a Democrat who has held the office since 1991, said he will not seek...
  • 'Dead Man' is wrenching music drama in first full area staging

     'Dead Man' is wrenching music drama in first full area staging
    Until Northwestern University did the honors last weekend, Chicago was virtually the last major American city not to have seen a fully staged production of Jake Heggie's "Dead Man Walking." A grievous oversight, considering the work's proven popular...
  • Scientists get egg on their faces

    Scientists get egg on their faces
    "OK. … Bummer." Tufts University professor Miriam Nelson, on learning that a federal panel would recommend abandoning its caution about cholesterol-laden foods, The Washington Post, Feb. 10, 2015. Bummer? Yeah, we'll say. Cholesterol, defamed...
  • Illinois hospitals in line for more money from Obamacare

    Illinois hospitals in line for more money from Obamacare
    Under the Affordable Care Act, Illinois hospitals have secured $34.9 million in research funding since 2012 to help them find answers to some of the most elusive health care questions. The latest — and largest — round of funding is expected...
  • Musician, conductor and teacher Joseph J. Frantik Jr. dies at 77

     Musician, conductor and teacher Joseph J. Frantik Jr. dies at 77
    Joseph Frantik Jr. juggled jobs as a music teacher, a performer and conductor, and as a businessman assembling orchestras for Chicago performances of such shows as "Les Miserables," "Phantom of the Opera" and "The Nutcracker." The core of his career was...