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  • At COT and NU, it's a perfect storm of recent American operas

    At COT and NU, it's a perfect storm of recent American operas
    When was the last time you witnessed the Chicago-area premieres of two operas by living American composers within the same nine-day period? That rare alignment of planets will take place later this month when Tobias Picker's "Therese Raquin" (2001)...
  • 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...
  • 'Dead Man Walking' opera makes Chicago premiere

    'Dead Man Walking' opera makes Chicago premiere
    The Northwestern University Bienen School of Music is mounting the Chicago-area premiere of "Dead Man Walking," an opera composed by Jake Heggie with libretto by Terrence McNally. It chronicles a Catholic nun's experiences as a spiritual advisor on...
  • 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...
  • Marilyn Rudd Wright, sixth-grade teacher in south suburbs, dies at 86

    Marilyn Rudd Wright, who taught sixth graders at schools in Park Forest and Matteson for 27 years, was known for challenging her pupils to get the best out of them, former students said. "She wanted critical thinking, and she held us to very high...
  • DePaul professor discusses her efforts to protect world's cultural heritage

     DePaul professor discusses her efforts to protect world's cultural heritage
    Patty Gerstenblith was working as a research associate at the Cincinnati Art Museum in the late 1970s when a cumbersome project and an ownership dispute over a statue got her interested in the law. After an art scholar discovered there were large...
  • Dr. Marshall Blankenship, respected Chicago dermatologist, dies at 81

    Dr. Marshall Blankenship, respected Chicago dermatologist, dies at 81
    Dr. Marshall Blankenship welcomed difficult cases, both in his career as a longtime dermatologist and in his recreational reading as a Sherlock Holmes aficionado. When he joined the Army in 1959, he had almost no experience with skin diseases. But...
  • John Robinson, Motorola employee and school board member, dies

     John Robinson, Motorola employee and school board member, dies
    John Winthrop "Jack" Robinson sat on two suburban school boards and played a key role in Motorola's educational program, Motorola University, during a 35-year career with the communications company. "Jack was way ahead of the game technologically, so...
  • 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)...
  • Purple Line changes receive attention on city transit survey

    Purple Line changes receive attention on city transit survey
    Evanston city officials are looking at working with the Chicago Transit Authority on a pilot program in 2015 extending the hours of the Purple Line Express service – a need which arose in a number of comments in a recent city survey of local transit...
  • 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...