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  • As Scott Walker mulls White House bid, questions linger over college exit

    As Scott Walker mulls White House bid, questions linger over college exit
    Scott Walker was gone. Dropped out. And in the spring of his senior year. In 1990, that news stunned his friends at Marquette University. Walker, the campus' suit-wearing, Reagan-loving politico — who enjoyed the place so much that he had run...
  • Yaniv Sadka gets teens involved in the fight against cancer

    By Suzanne Kurtz Sloan Yaniv Sadka met many kids while coaching his Los Angeles youth lacrosse league. But during the summer of 2011, one 13-year-old boy stood out. "Benny became like my third brother," said Sadka, 19. "We would do brotherly things like...
  • Outside of Power 5 conferences, mixed reaction to NCAA legislation on extra benefits

    Outside of Power 5 conferences, mixed reaction to NCAA legislation on extra benefits
    Tom Yeager witnessed major college conferences enact historic legislation that will allow schools to provide extra benefits to scholarship athletes. When voting concluded at last month's NCAA convention, he and many others couldn't help but think: Now...
  • 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,"...
  • Former Miss Addison spends year driving Wienermobile

    Former Miss Addison spends year driving Wienermobile
    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...
  • Comic book roundup: 'Syllabus' by Lynda Barry, more

    Comic book roundup: 'Syllabus' by Lynda Barry, more
    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...
  • African-American Heritage Festival showcases cultural and educational events

    African-American Heritage Festival showcases cultural and educational events
    The African-American Heritage Festival will kick off with a free cultural event beginning at 6 p.m. Feb. 6 with a performance by "American Idol" contestant David Oliver Willis in the Tavares High gym, 603 N. New Hampshire Ave. The Community Choir of...
  • 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....
  • Manes: Lessons in segregation, teaching and sun-dried tomatoes

    "... If I feel tomorrow like I feel today If I feel tomorrow like I feel today I'm gonna pack my trunk and make my getaway ..." — William C. Handy, "Saint Louis Blues" Felicia Childress is a retired kindergarten teacher from Gary who at 97 years...
  • Rising tuition at public colleges, funding cuts leave students deeper in debt

    Michael Bayne has done everything you're supposed to do to avoid taking on too much debt for college. He lives off-campus to save money on housing. He's always working at least one job — sometimes two. And he enrolled at an in-state public school,...
  • 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...