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  • New travel books: "Around the World in 50 Years"

    New travel books: "Around the World in 50 Years"
    "Around the World in 50 Years: My Adventure to Every Country on Earth" Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, $26.99 He has been an editor, writer, advertising executive, lobbyist, lawyer and theatrical producer, but Albert Podell is an adventurer...
  • Broader probes of campus sex assaults leave victims hanging

    Olivia Ortiz was elated when the U.S. Department of Education contacted her in June of 2013 to tell her it was opening an investigation into her complaint that the University of Chicago had mishandled her sexual assault case. A junior at the time, she...
  • Varied field of Tinley Park trustee candidates

    Varied field of Tinley Park trustee candidates
    A retired firefighter, a Cook County current sheriff's deputy, a school nurse and a forensic accountant are among the 19 people interested in filling a vacancy on the Tinley Park Village Board. The vacancy results from the Village Board appointing...
  • Lit Fest 2015: Words come out to play

    Lit Fest 2015: Words come out to play
    "There's nothing quite like holding a book in your hands and reading," said Elizabeth Berg, author of "The Dream Lover," a historical novel about 19th century French writer George Sand. "I think it's really important to fight the good fight." Berg,...
  • Pick-your-own fruit farm to open in Chicago this summer

    Pick-your-own fruit farm to open in Chicago this summer
    Breanne Heath started with a patch of dirt on the South Side and a simple idea: a farm where visitors can pick their own fruit. Now the nearly half-acre site in Back of the Yards is slated to open this summer as The Pie Patch, a pick-your-own farm in...
  • Child care cost puts squeeze on parents

    Samantha Lawson, of Mount Airy, had been working in the child-care industry for eight years when, in 2012, she learned was pregnant with twins. It should have been a wholly happy occasion, but Lawson was immediately faced with a quandary: How would she...
  • Niles West debate team holds court at Lincoln Hall

    Setting aside the social divides between middle and high school, members of the Niles West debate team headed over to Lincoln Hall Middle School in Lincolnwood after school on April 7 to engage in a meeting of the minds with some of their younger...
  • Oswego's Julianne Sitch retires after three stints with Red Stars

    Oswego's Julianne Sitch retires after three stints with Red Stars
    From the time she started playing soccer as the only girl on a boys team at age 5, Julianne Sitch had an enormous passion for the sport. A quarter-century later, Sitch still loves the game but a new passion led to her announcing her retirement as a...
  • Emanuel, Jarrett talk paid maternity leave as city sick day proposal languishes

    Emanuel, Jarrett talk paid maternity leave as city sick day proposal languishes
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday got to introduce his former White House colleague, Valerie Jarrett, who was back home to make the case that more workers need to be given paid maternity leave. During his opening remarks at the "Lead on Leave" event at the...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Irma Sless-Kitain

    Me, My Shelf and I: Irma Sless-Kitain
    Irma Sless-Kitain's book collection reflects her experience in publishing and time spent abroad (two years in Bangkok, eight in Japan). And an abiding love of comics. And cats. Her shelf of pocket-size editions from Japanese publisher Kodansha...
  • U. of C. Medical Center, nurses reach tentative deal

    U. of C. Medical Center, nurses reach tentative deal
    The University of Chicago Medical Center and its 1,550 unionized nurses averted a walkout slated for Thursday by reaching a tentative labor contract late Monday after months of negotiations. With an agreement close, the nurses' union, National Nurses...