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  • Palzet leaving D39 to become superintendent in Burr Ridge

    The search is on for a new Wilmette Junior High School principal, now that Dave Palzet, who also headed Highcrest Middle School, has announced that he will be leaving Wilmette School District 39 at the end of this school year. Palzet, 41, will become...
  • Take a gun to the mall

    Take a gun to the mall
    Over the weekend Somali terrorists threatened to attack the Mall of America in Minnesota. They called for a massacre similar to the 2013 Westgate shopping mall attack in Nairobi, Kenya, that killed and injured scores of people. With the large Somali...
  • Getty and city of L.A. launch website mapping historic places

    Getty and city of L.A. launch website mapping historic places
    The Getty Conservation Institute and the city of Los Angeles are expected to announce Tuesday the new website HistoricPlacesLA.org, the first digital portal designed to inventory, map and contextualize the city’s cultural heritage sites. The...
  • Rousseff's fiscal austerity to pave way for Brazil recovery

    BRASILIA, Brazil Austerity is changing the lives of Brazilians, jacking up the cost of living on items from credit cards to gasoline. It also may clean up the country's economic mess and pave the way for a recovery. Governments at all levels are trimming...
  • Oscar-winning writer Graham Moore, of Chicago, discusses his depression

     Oscar-winning writer Graham Moore, of Chicago, discusses his depression
    Growing up in Chicago's Lincoln Park as a movie fan with Hollywood aspirations, Graham Moore had rehearsed this moment many times. Those practiced Oscar speeches, delivered into shampoo bottles, never involved a laundry list of thank-yous. "This topic...
  • Who is Susan Sher? Head of U. of C. Obama library bid, mom of Oscar winner

     Who is Susan Sher? Head of U. of C. Obama library bid, mom of Oscar winner
    Susan Sher was at her son Graham Moore's side in Los Angeles over the weekend, beaming as he won an Oscar for best adapted screenplay. Next month, Sher will be after a prize of her own. As senior adviser to University of Chicago President Robert Zimmer,...
  • About Susan Sher

    About Susan Sher
    Susan Sher Age: 66 Current job: Senior adviser to University of Chicago President Robert Zimmer and Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs Kenneth Polonsky. Born in: Newark, N.J. Lives in: Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. Personal:...
  • Preserve parkland that would be used for Obama library

    Carving off 20 or so acres from public parks (such as Washington Park and Jackson Park) for the Obama presidential library flies in the face of the guiding principle of Daniel Burnham: that land should be set aside for all the people and not a...
  • Health educators: Helping youth lead 'happy, safe, productive lives'

    Health educators: Helping youth lead 'happy, safe, productive lives'
    As director of education at the Robert Crown Centers for Health Education, Kris Adzia is responsible for programs for children and youth ranging from sex education to drug prevention, general health and nutrition, all aimed at helping young people "lead...
  • Plan for Obama library in Chicago must respect Frederick Law Olmsted parks

     Plan for Obama library in Chicago must respect Frederick Law Olmsted parks
    Maybe it's time to erect temporary, "proceed with caution" signs at the entrances to Chicago's Jackson and Washington parks. The signs would be directed not at drivers, but at President Barack and Michelle Obama, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Barack Obama...
  • Filthy India air cutting 660 million lives short by 3 years

    India's filthy air is cutting 660 million lives short by about three years, according to research published Saturday that underlines the hidden costs of the country's heavy reliance on fossil fuels to power its economic growth with little regard for the...