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  • Statement from Lutron on the passing of founder Joel Spira

    Statement from Lutron on the passing of founder Joel Spira
    In Memoriam: Lutron Chairman and Founder Joel Spira  The Lutron family is deeply saddened to announce that Joel Spira, the company’s Chairman, Founder, and Director of Research, died this morning, Wednesday, April 8, 2015.  Starting from a...
  • Peanut allergy may begin in the genes, study shows

    Peanut allergy may begin in the genes, study shows
    On a recent day, 21/2-year-old Connor was busy helping his grandmother make cookies, a normal family scene except for what happened before the bowls and measuring spoons came out. Connor's mother, Rachel Kasprik, and his grandmother had to research a...
  • D219 briefs: School bus company dropped amidst service problems

    News from the April 13 Niles Township High School District 219 Board of Education meeting; Niles North and Niles West High Schools. School bus company dropped amidst service problems The District 219 Board School Board has awarded new contracts for...
  • 10 things you might not know about distractions

    Contemporary life is full of distractions — texts, tweets, retweets, political charges and countercharges, and Facebook discussions about llamas and dress colors. A new study by Northwestern University found that people with "leakier" sensory...
  • Fraternities are finding themselves under fire for bad behavior

    Fraternities are finding themselves under fire for bad behavior
      Racist chants. Nude photos of unconscious women. A criminal investigation into hazing. Fraternities around the country seem to be coming under fire as never before over behavior that would shock the frat boys of "Animal House." Despite a major...
  • As Whole Foods ventures to Englewood, many eyes on Detroit store

    As Whole Foods ventures to Englewood, many eyes on Detroit store
    The skeptics didn't think a Whole Foods could ever work in Detroit. They also didn't think a Whole Foods could deliver change to a city plagued by poverty, blight, crime and unemployment. Yet in the 11/2 years since the market opened, the aisles have...
  • 8 more fraternity scandals that made national headlines

    8 more fraternity scandals that made national headlines
    The offenses are numerous and well documented: A Yale fraternity chants, "No means yes, yes means anal," on campus. Partygoers at an Arizona fraternity dress as racial stereotypes to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A Michigan fraternity and sorority...
  • Sunshine law not the panacea when it comes to picking a college president

    Sunshine law not the panacea when it comes to picking a college president
    Regarding your recent editorial condemning SB 182, which would exempt the names of potential candidates for state university presidencies from the Sunshine Laws until the last 10 days. My mind flashed to Harvard's David Reisman who wrote that Florida's...
  • City Escape owner Connie Rivera talks about gardening, following your dream

     City Escape owner Connie Rivera talks about gardening, following your dream
    When Mayor Richard M. Daley was putting together a landscape advocacy task force in the early '90s, he asked Connie Rivera to participate. It put her back on familiar turf. "My family had a farm in Michigan," she says. "We grew flowers. I always had...
  • Kutztown U's acting president headed to Southeast Missouri State

    Kutztown U's acting president headed to Southeast Missouri State
    Carlos Vargas-Aburto, acting president of Kutztown University, will become the new president of Southeast Missouri State University. Vargas-Aburto will begin his duties July 1, replacing Kenneth W. Dobbins, who is retiring, according to an announcement....
  • U.S. consumer sentiment slips in February on icy weather

    U.S. consumer sentiment slips in February on icy weather
    Harsh winter weather left U.S. consumers feeling a bit less confident this month, the University of Michigan says. But confidence levels still remain at the highest level in eight years. The University of Michigan says its index of consumer sentiment...