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  • When will books reflect the population? [Commentary]

    When will books reflect the population? [Commentary]
    Last year U.S. publishers released an estimated 5,000 books for children and teens. Now, here's a quick quiz. How many were written or illustrated by African-Americans or were about black people or other non-whites? 400? 500? Guess again. A mere 63...
  • Kerry A. Schmitt January 9, 1952 - April 11, 2014

    Kerry A. Schmitt <br/>January 9, 1952 - April 11, 2014
    Kerry Schmitt passed away unexpectedly on April 11, 2014 at the early age of 62. Born January 9, 1952 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, he was the oldest of three children to Gerald Joseph Schmitt and Patricia Lou Gabrielse. Kerry's childhood and early life...
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  • Onion turns funny into money as digital media firm after exiting print

    Onion turns funny into money as digital media firm after exiting print
    The Onion is turning funny into money as a digital media company. Two years after consolidating editorial operations in Chicago, the satirical weekly newspaper has ceased publication, its website is filled with commercial comedy videos and the company...
  • Less Driving On Campus

    Because of climate change and energy insecurity, a major policy challenge of the first half of the 21st century will be to maintain mobility with less energy consumption. Put another way, we all need to drive less. One place where this is being done,...
  • Could NFL concussion questions be solved by fly swatters?

    Could NFL concussion questions be solved by fly swatters?
    Could a spring-loaded fly swatter save NFL football players and Iraq war veterans from the effects of concussions and traumatic brain injuries? Before you shrug off that question, geneticist Barry Ganetzky at the University of Wisconsin-Madison...
  • Forever? Maybe. But not just yet.

    Forever? Maybe. But not just yet.
    If it looks like a relationship, and it feels like a relationship, Sarah Millett has learned, it does not necessarily mean it's a relationship. Millett, 26, feels battle-scarred from the ambiguous romances that have dominated her dating life, when...
  • Study: No helmet brand can save football players from concussion risk

    Study: No helmet brand can save football players from concussion risk
    Health experts have some bad news for high school football players: There is no particular type or brand of helmet or mouth guard that will keep you relatively safe from a concussion. The companies that make helmets and mouth guards often claim that...
  • Augusto Odone dies at 80; used 'Lorenzo's oil' to treat ailing son

    Augusto Odone was a charismatic Italian economist whose job with the World Bank afforded a cosmopolitan lifestyle. But the important work he performed for impoverished countries paled by comparison to the job that began to consume him in 1984: saving...
  • Activist has grand plan for West Side, but other project falls short

    Activist has grand plan for West Side, but other project falls short
    In a part of the West Side long marginalized by City Hall planners, officials have seized on a grand proposal for an "innovation park" that would train and employ impoverished Chicagoans in high-tech factories. Spearheaded by labor activist Dan Swinney,...
  • Charlie Trotter dies at 54; put Chicago on foodies' radar

    Charlie Trotter dies at 54; put Chicago on foodies' radar
    Renowned Chicago chef Charlie Trotter, an inspirational and notoriously mercurial figure whose eponymous restaurant became an international destination and who pioneered a bold, distinctly American form of haute cuisine, has died. He was 54. Rescue...