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  • Rauner appoints Smart, Cepeda to U. of I. board

     Rauner appoints Smart, Cepeda to U. of I. board
    Gov. Bruce Rauner has appointed two Chicago business executives to fill seats on the University of Illinois board of trustees, his office announced Tuesday. They are Jill Smart, a former chief human resources officer for management consulting firm...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • AACM recordings: Bold ideas in sound

    AACM recordings: Bold ideas in sound
    During the past 50 years, members of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) have released a mountain of recordings. The following are some of the best. Additional sound clips are available at aacmchicago.org. "The Art Ensemble:...
  • A growing list of AACM celebrations

    A growing list of AACM celebrations
    This year will be rich in events celebrating the AACM's 50th anniversary. Among the highlights: "Free at First: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians": Exhibition runs through Sept. 6 at the DuSable...
  • 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...
  • Mayoral candidates to debate

    Mayoral candidates to debate
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia are headed for a series of one-on-one debates as the Chicago mayor's race comes down to a six-week sprint to a runoff election. Emanuel's campaign announced Friday that the mayor had agreed to three...
  • 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:...
  • University of Chicago offers $1 million for best idea to stem youth violence

     University of Chicago offers $1 million for best idea to stem youth violence
    More than suicide or heart disease, HIV or unintentional injuries, homicide has claimed the lives of more young African-American males than anything else. In fact, it has outpaced the nine other leading causes of death combined, according to recent...
  • With poll, Obama foundation hints at library's likely site

    The foundation developing Barack Obama's future presidential library has commissioned polling in Chicago to determine whether residents support building it on the South Side, people close to the foundation said, in the clearest sign to date that the...