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  • 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...
  • Alex Temple's voice comes alive

    Alex Temple's voice comes alive
    Chicago composer Alex Temple said she usually writes about "characters who are removed from society, dropped out or view the world in an askew way." Her new "Behind the Wallpaper" uses surreal metaphors to narrate an unexplained transformation that...
  • Math and science are a blast at these Chicagoland summer camps

     Math and science are a blast at these Chicagoland summer camps
      Adler Planetarium 3, 2, 1 ... blastoff! Adler Planetarium offers weeklong or two-day camps that let children age 3-14 explore the final frontier: maneuvering telescopes, building rockets, programming robots, launching high-altitude balloons and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Northwestern activism

    Northwestern University law professor Steven Lubet questions in his Jan. 29 op-ed whether the newly formed NU Divest group at our university respects Palestine or, as he implies, demonizes Israel. Sadly, though, it is Lubet himself who is engaging in...
  • Evanston bakery provides sweet opportunity to men with autism

    Evanston bakery provides sweet opportunity to men with autism
    Drew McDonough walks quickly past the 50-pound bags of brown sugar and the huge tubs of chocolate frosting. He takes a second to clock in at a computer, dresses in his bakery clothes (hairnet, work shirt, apron), and then speed-walks toward the...