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  • $365,000 extra, and counting

    $365,000 extra, and counting
    When high-ranking University of Illinois administrator Craig Bazzani retired in 2002, the board of trustees praised him for his financial expertise, his efforts to modernize the university's operations and his knowledge of the state's political system....
  • Whodunit? Otto Penzler, no doubt

    Whodunit? Otto Penzler, no doubt
    NEW YORK — For someone steeped in murder, grift and shady characters, Otto Penzler is remarkably cheerful. "I'm the happiest person you know. I am an optimist, I'm happy, I love life, I love friends, I love my job," he says in his book-lined...
  • Gibson still carving out his corner of cyberspace

    VANCOUVER, Canada -- Back then, it didn't seem like a great career move. "I don't think anyone told me that I was crazy," William Gibson recalled last week, sitting on the leafy patio of a Creole restaurant near his home. "But they didn't read science...
  • U. of I. admissions system changed in 2002, former employee says

    U. of I. admissions system changed in 2002, former employee says
    The University of Illinois formalized its system for tracking clouted applicants after an unqualified student with ties to ex- Gov. Jim Thompson was rejected, angering a top administrator who reversed the decision, a former admissions worker testified...
  • Hutton Wilkinson fabric line pays homage to Tony Duquette

    Hutton Wilkinson fabric line pays homage to Tony Duquette
    To launch a collection of his luxury textiles by manufacturer Jim Thompson, designer Hutton Wilkinson opened the doors last week to Dawnridge -- his Beverly Hills residence that he purchased and preserved as a living museum to the extravagant vision of...
  • State Farm stays in Florida, but we all could pay more

    State Farm won't pull out of Florida after all. But homeowners shouldn't rejoice just yet. The insurance giant will raise residential-property premiums by 14.8 percent. Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty said Wednesday that an agreement...
  • Dark Passages: Knockout debuts of the 'decade'

    Dark Passages: Knockout debuts of the 'decade'
    Purists may differ on the semantics, arguing that the new decade won't start for another 11 months, but psychologically, it's hard not to be swayed by the switch from 19 to 20, and from leaving "two-thousand-nine" for "twenty-ten." And so, by consensus,...
  • Ryan pushes on after appeals court rejects bail

    Former Gov. George Ryan's lawyers vowed to continue to seek his release from prison after a federal appeals court today rebuffed his bid for freedom to be at the side of his terminally ill wife. Ryan's legal team said it would seek the backing of the U....
  • 'The Killer Inside Me'

    'The Killer Inside Me'
    First filmed in the mid-1970s, novelist Jim Thompson's melodrama about a deputy sheriff who's secretly a serial killer may seem less unique in the age of television's "Dexter," but it remains a potent vehicle for its main star ... in this case, Casey...
  • Day of family fun and football fundraising

    Day of family fun and football fundraising
    The John Burroughs High School Arrowhead Club roared into Johnny Carson Park with its 23rd annual car show fundraiser Sunday. Staged with the assistance of the Burbank Kiwanis For Fun Foundation, this annual event benefits the Burroughs football program....
  • NBC's Dick Ebersol gets Lifetime Achievement Emmy

     
    Congratulations to NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol, who was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 30th annual Sports Emmy Awards Monday night. Ebersol received the award in a ceremony featuring from Muhammad Ali and the commissioners/CEOs of...