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  • 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...
  • Recommended classical concerts of the week in Chicago

    Recommended classical concerts of the week in Chicago
    Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra: Concertmaster David Taylor is joined by his stand mate, violinist Ilya Kaler, for double concertos by J.S. Bach and Malcolm Arnold. Music director Alan Heatherington will also lead works by Grieg and Elliott Carter. 3 p.m....
  • Selfie sticks in Chicago: Banned at Art Institute, OK at MSI

    Selfie sticks in Chicago: Banned at Art Institute, OK at MSI
    What's something you can do in the Field Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry, but you can't do in the Art Institute and can only do in lobby spaces at the Museum of Contemporary Art? The answer — or at least one answer — is: Use a...
  • 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...
  • How a garden can teach you creativity, spirituality and more

    How a garden can teach you creativity, spirituality and more
    Ten years ago, Fran Sorin wrote "Digging Deep: Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening." It was one of the first books to explore the connection between gardening and creativity. A decade later, she has updated the book and it has been reissued...
  • Shulamit Ran may be retiring but her music continues

     Shulamit Ran may be retiring but her music continues
    Shulamit Ran remembers very well how she came to be hired as a professor of music at the University of Chicago. It was 1973, roughly a decade after she had moved from her native Tel Aviv to New York to study composition and piano at the Mannes College...
  • Youth Services treasurer named Glenview Citizen of Year

    Youth Services treasurer named Glenview Citizen of Year
    Glenview resident Myrna Newman is the 2014 Citizen of the Year for her volunteer work with a well-known social service agency. For eight years Newman has served as treasurer of the board of Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook. When the new Youth...
  • RFRA not like Jim Crow laws at all

    RFRA not like Jim Crow laws at all
    "It's the Jim Crow law of our time." That exact quote, or one very much like it, has come from the mouths of reporters, editorialists, activists, corporate CEOs and, of course, politicians, all because of Indiana's Religious Freedom and Restoration Act....
  • A believer but not in Catholicism

    News item: A new study by the University of Chicago found that the percentage of Americans describing themselves as religious has declined from 62 percent to 54 percent since 2006, while the number of people who pray is on the rise. I had never felt...
  • Victor Garcia's career isn't on cruise control

    Victor Garcia's career isn't on cruise control
    Chicagoans know Victor Garcia as a virtuoso jazz trumpeter whose mastery of bebop, contemporary and Latin-tinged idioms make him a powerhouse performer. But Garcia had a profound experience during a recent extended engagement, he says, which has changed...
  • Review: 'There Is Simply Too Much to Think About' by Saul Bellow

    Review: 'There Is Simply Too Much to Think About' by Saul Bellow
    I had long taught Saul Bellow, and have long stopped teaching Bellow. "The Adventures of Augie March," his 1954 National Book Award-winning novel, is an epic tale of Chicago imagined as an open grid of personal possibility edged by harsh economic (and...