| Jan 22, 2015
| 6:49 AM
Carl Barks' Duck by Peter Schilling Jr., Uncivilized, 122 pages, $12.95
"My cartoons weren't good," a Mickey Mouse doppelganger cheerfully declared on a recent episode of "The Simpsons." "They were just first." Fortunately, Disney's questionable quality...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 9:04 AM
Driving a 27-foot-long hot dog will get you noticed, and that's just the point for Alexandra Longo, a former Miss Addison who has spent the last eight months relishing her travels aboard the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.
She has logged 27,000 miles so far...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 8:42 AM
If only people would take their meds as prescribed, a multitude of ailments would disappear. Non-compliance with doctors' orders is one of the major issues in medical care.
January marks the launch of the fourth annual Medication Adherence Team...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 3:38 PM
As Washington welcomes the 114th Congress, the capacity of our national legislature to address the nation's problems is in doubt.
Public approval of Congress hovers near historic lows. The contrast between Congress' bare ability to pass routine...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 5:20 AM
MILWAUKEE For the past three years, Teresa Piraino has diligently filled out the federal application for financial aid for her son Anthony, who is studying criminal justice at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
In the next few weeks, the Pirainos...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 7:10 PM
Rumors of the death of the Rose Bowl game are, once again, greatly exaggerated. The old girl hasn't lost a step.
That's true, even though college football will play for the big title elsewhere to end this season. And probably elsewhere for seasons to...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 2:28 PM
As the district administrator of the nonprofit Jewish Family and Community Service in Highland Park, Isadora Sherman was for many years a lifeline for scores of struggling teens and their families.
Her work was particularly important during a 17-month...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 1:35 PM
Connie R. Curran started out as a nurse before moving into consulting and executive positions during a career focused on health care and education.
"Connie was such a strong voice for nursing and for board governance," said Daniel Hamburger, president...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 10:25 AM
As a budding food scientist, northwest suburban native Amy DeJong is used to lab coats, beakers and goggles.
But, for one month last summer, DeJong embarked on a new experiment while dashing around the world with her lab partner as contestants on CBS'...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 5:58 PM
Northwest suburban native Amy DeJong and teammate Maya Warren — the “Sweet Scientists” — won a sweet victory on CBS’ reality television show “The Amazing Race” on Friday.
After a 26,000-mile journey through...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 3:05 PM
You have to sell your business idea to a group of strangers in the time it takes to ride an elevator. Ready?
Matt Aguilar was. The Franklin Park resident won the fifth annual Elevator Pitch Competition held at the University of Wisconsin —...