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  • 20th century fashion, trends parallel rise in melanoma

    20th century fashion, trends parallel rise in melanoma
    Skin-baring fashions, increased leisure time and acceptance of the idea of a "healthy tan" may have a lot to do with the rising numbers of new melanoma cases each year, suggests a new study. Researchers found that increasing U.S. melanoma rates track...
  • Few takers on District 230 football helmet program

    Few takers on District 230 football helmet program
    A year after Consolidated High School District 230 began letting student athletes use their own football helmets rather than those provided by the school, district officials said they've seen little interest in the program. Although a parent pushed...
  • District 25 to host community meetings on enrollment

    District 25 to host community meetings on enrollment
    Arlington Heights School District 25 is taking on unexpected enrollment spikes with a series of community forums. Ivy Hill Elementary School, which has seen the largest student population increases this year, will host two meetings, including on Sept....
  • Immigration status no roadblock to college

    Immigration status no roadblock to college
    A foundation whose leaders include Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker is launching a partnership Monday with a charter school network to provide $3 million in college scholarships to 70 Chicago high school seniors whose immigration status is undocumented....
  • PASSINGS: Bob Suter, Austin 'Goose' Gonsoulin, Magda Olivero, John D. Kendall, Noel Hinners

     PASSINGS: Bob Suter, Austin 'Goose' Gonsoulin, Magda Olivero, John D. Kendall, Noel Hinners
      Bob Suter Member of U.S. hockey team that won a gold medal at 1980 Olympics Bob Suter, 57, a member of the "Miracle On Ice" hockey team that won the Olympic gold medal in 1980 and the father of Minnesota Wild NHL star Ryan Suter, died suddenly...
  • Charles Bowden dies at 69; writer chronicled border drug violence

    Charles Bowden, a chronicler of the Southwest who started as a nature writer but became known for his gritty yet lyrical nonfiction narratives of drug violence and hopelessness on the U.S.-Mexico border, has died. He was 69. Bowden, who had been...
  • UMUC may experiment with business and learning models

    UMUC may experiment with business and learning models
    The University of Maryland, University College has a history of experimentation. With its roots in a 1920s night school, the institution expanded in the 1940s and '50s into Europe and Asia to educate military personnel. Then as the Internet flourished,...
  • Broward a target in same-gender class controversy

    Broward a target in same-gender class controversy
    Are same-gender classrooms, offered at six public schools in Broward County, a way to address differences in how boys and girls learn, or are they discriminatory and ineffective? The Broward school system has become embroiled in this controversy after...
  • Big guns shouldn't shoot down rights: Front Burner

    Police agencies have been over-militarized, as evidenced by the images of Ferguson, Mo., that offended many of our senses. However, these images also have provided us the opportunity to ensure that governmental authority is being exercised within the...
  • Nelson Algren Award win caps storybook period for Ben Hoffman

    Nelson Algren Award win caps storybook period for Ben Hoffman
    On a Saturday afternoon that dripped with sticky June heat, author Ben Hoffman and his groomsmen readied for his impending nuptials in the West Loop by basking in his hotel suite's air conditioning and a few moments of tranquility, a respite from the...
  • Tough-on-crime policing hard on poor, author says

    Tough-on-crime policing hard on poor, author says
    Sociologist Alice Goffman is a 5-foot-2-inch white woman who grew up in privilege in Philadelphia's historic and affluent neighborhood of Center City. But over the course of six years — during part of her time as an undergraduate at the University...