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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...
  • In death, Peter Traczyk leaves 'legacy of service'

    In death, Peter Traczyk leaves 'legacy of service'
    On Dec. 18, Oak Park Elementary District 97 School Board member Peter Traczyk marched triumphantly into the tail end of a board meeting, elated. After nearly a year, the district had come to an agreement with its teachers union. "We've got a contract,"...
  • Oak Park school board member found dead in west suburban meadow

    Oak Park school board member found dead in west suburban meadow
    An Oak Park school board member was found dead in a west suburban meadow Saturday morning, officials said Sunday. Peter Traczyk, who has been on the District 97 School Board since 2007, was found on North Avenue, east of First Avenue, in Melrose Park....
  • Elmhurst College to host 48th annual jazz festival

    Elmhurst College to host 48th annual jazz festival
    The Elmhurst College Jazz Festival kicks off its 48th year next weekend. Young musicians from more than two dozen schools will perform Feb. 20 through 22. As in past years, this year's festival offers listeners the opportunity to hear a mix of energetic...
  • 'Amazing Race' finale features Barrington woman

    'Amazing Race' finale features Barrington woman
    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'...
  • Barrington High grad, teammate win $1 million on 'The Amazing Race'

    Barrington High grad, teammate win $1 million on 'The Amazing Race'
    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...
  • 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...
  • Rose Bowl will still be a highlight of college football bowl season

    Rose Bowl will still be a highlight of college football bowl season
    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...
  • Isadora Sherman, who worked with troubled teens, dies at 91

     Isadora Sherman, who worked with troubled teens, dies at 91
    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...
  • Connie Curran, nurse and health care executive, dies

     Connie Curran, nurse and health care executive, dies
    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...
  • 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...