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  • Review: 'The Passenger' by Lyric Opera

    Review: 'The Passenger' by Lyric Opera
    Perhaps the most affecting moment among many such moments at the Midwest premiere of composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg's "The Passenger," Tuesday night at Lyric Opera, came after the cast and creative team had taken their bows on stage at the Civic Opera...
  • Oak Park woman tracking 'black lives matter' protests around world

    Oak Park woman tracking 'black lives matter' protests around world
    An Oak Park woman is tracking demonstrations held in response to the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown and other black men recently killed by police officers. "I started [Elephrame.com] in 2010. I originally wanted a place for people to share their...
  • 'The Passenger' is haunted by the ghosts of Auschwitz

    'The Passenger' is haunted by the ghosts of Auschwitz
    Mieczyslaw Weinberg has only recently emerged from the dark shadows to which his vast musical output was consigned during and after World War II. No single work has done more to bring about that rehabilitation than the Polish composer's Holocaust-themed...
  • Manes: Lessons in segregation, teaching and sun-dried tomatoes

    "... If I feel tomorrow like I feel today If I feel tomorrow like I feel today I'm gonna pack my trunk and make my getaway ..." — William C. Handy, "Saint Louis Blues" Felicia Childress is a retired kindergarten teacher from Gary who at 97 years...
  • Rauner stumbles with hiring of aide's sister

    Rauner stumbles with hiring of aide's sister
    In a Jan. 22 speech to University of Chicago students, Gov. Bruce Rauner explained why he would hire outside experts to serve in his administration. "I want people from the private sector like me, but I also really, really need talented people in...
  • Inmate killed in Cook County Jail shouldn't have been locked up there

    Inmate killed in Cook County Jail shouldn't have been locked up there
    Tony Purnell, who survived Chicago's tough Henry Horner Homes to serve in the Army and earn a college degree, had struggled for years with mental illness by the time he wound up in Cook County Jail early last year on a minor charge, unable to post the...
  • Tighter online controls in China point to wider clampdown

    Tighter online controls in China point to wider clampdown
    Working out of a Beijing office full of video game designers from around the world, Chinese-born Pin Wang and his startup Substantial Games should be the face of the innovative, forward-looking China that the country's leaders say they want to build. Pin...
  • Orlando Senior Home Health Care: Feeling Lonely and Socially Isolated Impacts Senior Health

    Being socially isolated and feeling extremely lonely are factors that impact health and senior life expectancy.¬†¬†According to researchers from the University of Chicago, feeling extremely lonely may increase a senior’s premature death by up to 14...
  • 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...
  • Ferguson's notoriety draws interest as well as contempt

    FERGUSON, Mo. Protesters waved signs at Patrick Melvin II as he drove through town one late October day, but he didn't have time to read what they said. Melvin was focused on finding Ferguson police headquarters, hoping an interview would land him a...
  • UIC swimmer John Mordach overcame brain tumor, realized his dream

    UIC swimmer John Mordach overcame brain tumor, realized his dream
    The end is close now. One more meet, the Horizon League championships next week outside Milwaukee, and John Mordach will be finished with competitive swimming. This is not a valedictory for a star athlete. This is the story of a kid who loves to swim, a...