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  • Robert B. Reich: Freedom, power and the conservative mind

    Last week the Supreme Court struck down a key part of the Affordable Care Act, ruling that privately owned corporations don't have to offer their employees contraceptive coverage that conflicts with the corporate owners' religious beliefs. The owners...
  • Community: Lions have loudest roar

    Community: Lions have loudest roar
    The Northwest Glendale Lions Club was named No. 1 among the district's 36 clubs at the District 4-L1 Convention in May. Ryan Nekota is president. Also receiving recognition at the convention were Zone Chairman Vince De Santis who received an Award of...
  • Mundelein H.S. annex will shore up STEM instruction

    Mundelein H.S. annex will shore up STEM instruction
    Mundelein High School officials say an approved $21.8 million, 25-classroom annex will arm college-bound students with greater knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math. Principal Anthony Kroll said the investment was made in STEM curricula...
  • Alfred 'Fred' McDougal, textbook publisher, 1931-2014

     Alfred 'Fred' McDougal, textbook publisher, 1931-2014
    After selling the textbook publishing company he co-founded, Alfred "Fred" McDougal established the McDougal Family Foundation to help students by honing the skills of teachers. "The foundation started by focusing on Chicago public schools and...
  • College recruiting gamers as athletes

     College recruiting gamers as athletes
    The idea came to Kurt Melcher, not surprisingly, when he was online searching for video games. Melcher is associate athletic director at Robert Morris University, a Chicago-based university that gives out 1,400 athletic and activity scholarships...
  • Scholarships help students, keep legacies alive

    Throughout the Chicago area, colleges and universities offer scholarships that are distinctively their own. The stories behind these scholarships are often as rich in anecdotal detail as the scholarships' endowments are in dollars. North Central College,...
  • Big Ten schools could afford to pay athletes

    Big Ten schools could afford to pay athletes
    Like a five-star high school recruit in his senior year, college athletics is at a crossroads. Pressure from current players, former players and lawsuits means a system of paying college students to play sports is finally getting serious attention....
  • Adult students find way to juggle life and school successfully

    Adult students find way to juggle life and school successfully
    Returning to college as an adult can be a completely different experience from having attended right out of high school. Many have spouses, children, careers and a long list of responsibilities from paying the bills to grocery shopping and housekeeping...
  • Programs help adults earn degrees in half the time

    After hitting a ceiling in career advancement at his job in wireless telecommunications, Mike Schaefer wanted to boost his opportunities and was interested in earning an MBA. But with a job that requires some heavy traveling and a family with young...
  • Different lists can help you pick a school

    Different lists can help you pick a school
    It's college application season, when those famous lists of college rankings really start to matter. But do they? Sure, the traditional lists can help you choose a strong academic program with national cachet. But what about all those 101 other things...
  • How to keep student loan payments manageable

    How to keep student loan payments manageable
    Your first glance at your student loan debt after college is likely to be a nauseating encounter. So if you are like a lot of graduates, you may stick the paperwork in a drawer and try not think about it. Or you might sign up for payments without giving...