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  • Brian Feinstein: A simple way to fix gridlock in Congress — change committees

    Brian Feinstein: A simple way to fix gridlock in Congress — change committees
    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...
  • Stellar Student: Helping peers a plus for Tinley teen

    Stellar Student: Helping peers a plus for Tinley teen
    Of all the activities he is involved with at Andrew High School in Tinley Park, Travis Christner’s favorite, by far, is helping his peers. That’s saying a lot, because the junior is involved with a long list of activities. He is on the...
  • How Bruce Rauner can lead Illinois from ruin

    How Bruce Rauner can lead Illinois from ruin
    On Nov. 4, Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner won more than an election. He won the opportunity to change our state's kleptocratic political culture and make Illinois once again a hospitable place to raise a family and grow a business. Rauner campaigned as a...
  • Hampton's Sarah Osborn will represent USA Shooting in World Cup event | Community news

    Young shooting phenom Sarah Osborn of Hampton has earned a ticket to the World Cup season opener in Changwon, South Korea, in early April. Osborn, 15, will be representing USA Shooting in the women's 10-meter air rifle competition. It will be her...
  • Drugs rotting on the vine

    Drugs rotting on the vine
    With Ebola threatening the world's populations, there is a new urgency to find therapies. Bringing naturally occurring pharmaceuticals to market should be a priority for our nation because drugs derived from nature are astonishingly successful. The United...
  • Today's voting freakout: noncitizens are coming to steal your election

    With only a few days left before election day, pretexts for panic over the sanctity of the ballot box are dwindling down to a precious few. Two political scientists from Virginia's Old Dominion University have done their part, with an article on the...
  • Can scientists patent life? The question returns to the Supreme Court

    The thorny and unresolved question of whether life itself can be patented may come again before the U.S. Supreme Court, if it accepts a motion filed Friday by Santa Monica-based Consumer Watchdog. (H/T to David Jensen's California Stem Cell Report.) The...
  • Roundup | Thursday, Nov. 20

    Roundup | Thursday, Nov. 20
    Football Lemont faces tough task against Peoria Notre Dame Lemont coach Bret Kooi is impressed with what he has seen from Peoria Notre Dame, Saturday’s Class 6A semifinal opponent. “I know they execute as good as you’re going to...
  • 11th Congressional District race overview

    Bill Foster Current job: Congressman Age: 59 Born in: Madison, Wis. Lives in: Naperville Personal: Married to Aesook Byon; two adult children from previous marriage Education: Bachelor's degree, University of Wisconsin at Madison (1975); doctorate...
  • Richard F. Thompson dies at 84; USC scientist traced physical aspects of memory

    More than a century ago, Ivan Pavlov showed he could make trained dogs salivate when they heard a bell, invoking the memory of food. But it wasn't until the 1980s that USC neuroscientist Richard F. Thompson cracked the mystery of how those types of...
  • Mix up the family routine to make time for fitness

    Mix up the family routine to make time for fitness
    It’s easy for the weekdays to slip away while you’re shuffling the kids from school, to music lessons, to home and then nudging them to get their homework done in the evening. The result is a family that’s busy, but maybe not fit nor...