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  • California vs. Texas in fight to attract and retain businesses

    California vs. Texas in fight to attract and retain businesses
    When California rolled out a $750-million plan this year to attract and retain businesses, many aspects mirrored longtime perks used by Texas — where officials love nothing more than stealing jobs from the Golden State. For more than a decade,...
  • 48 Oak Lawn seniors banned from graduation ceremony

    48 Oak Lawn seniors banned from graduation ceremony
    Oak Lawn Community High School senior Mason McCarthy will not be walking across the stage with his friends at graduation Wednesday night. He is one of 48 seniors who are not being allowed to participate because they falsified documents related to their...
  • Law student campaigns for Democratic nomination

    Law student campaigns for Democratic nomination
    While law student Mohammed "Mo" Khan campaigns for the Democratic nomination for the 20th District state representative seat, he said he's looking forward to possibly challenging incumbent state Rep. Michael McAuliffe (R-20th) in the November general...
  • In Theory: On religion and the risk of divorce

    Sociologists at the University of Texas and the University of Iowa write in the American Journal of Sociology that "Conservative religious beliefs and the social institutions they create .... increase divorce risk in the contemporary United States."...
  • Do tell, MIT, what exactly is Street-Fighting Mathematics?

    Do tell, MIT, what exactly is Street-Fighting Mathematics?
    From January to March, the academic calendar is dominated by the admissions process. You can find me this time of year poring over hundreds of grad school applications. In my 10 years of reading such applications, I have borne witness to an alarming...
  • Simulator trains autistic teens to drive better

    Simulator trains autistic teens to drive better
    Will the dog run into the road? Is that pedestrian on the sidewalk about to step into the street? In a virtual world, a sophisticated driving simulator at the University of Virginia, autistic teens reacted appropriately to nonhuman cues and hazards, but...
  • Donald Bogue, University of Chicago sociologist, 1918-2014

     Donald Bogue, University of Chicago sociologist, 1918-2014
    Donald Bogue, a longtime sociology professor at the University of Chicago and a widely regarded demographer, studied the movement and habits of people on distant continents as well as closer to home. Mr. Bogue, 96, died of natural causes Monday, April...
  • Speech pathologist joins District 36 as administrator

     Speech pathologist joins District 36 as administrator
    The incoming director of student services at Winnetka Public Schools District 36 said she'll bring previous experience in special education and blended early childhood education programs at other districts to the job she starts May 27. The school...
  • Junot Diaz's broadside on 'too white' bias in MFA programs

    Junot Diaz's broadside on 'too white' bias in MFA programs
    Junot Díaz is not the only “person of color,” or POC, to have had an unpleasant MFA experience. Sandra Cisneros confesses to having “hated” her time at the famous Iowa Writers Workshop. “It was rather horrible,” she...
  • Deerfield honors students in athletics at signing day

    Deerfield honors students in athletics at signing day
    At its annual signing day festivities, Deerfield High School recently honored 23 seniors who will continue their athletic careers in college. The group included two state champions, three of the five starters on the Central Suburban League North...
  • Sandra Cisneros on books, border crossings and cats [video]

    Sandra Cisneros on books, border crossings and cats [video]
    With her latest "Have You Seen Marie?," Sandra Cisneros has written a picture book for adults (and kids too). It's not what readers expected from Cisneros, who leaped onto the literary scene in 1984 with "The House on Mango Street" and continued with an...