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  • Woman accused of stealing college counselor's keys, car after admissions test

    Woman accused of stealing college counselor's keys, car after admissions test
    A Chicago woman was accused of stealing a suburban training college admissions counselor's car after visiting for an admissions interview and test last month, "because she didn't have a ride home," prosecutors said. Mary Davila-Velasquez, 23, of the...
  • 3 Takeaways for Hollywood from the Milken Conference's Future of Wall Street Panel

    "I left one group of bad actors for another group of bad actors," former senator turned MPAA chairman and CEO Chris Dodd joked Monday at the Milken Global Conference, referring to his transition from public office to Hollywood. He was part of the...
  • Girls called 'too fat' are more likely to become obese, study finds

    Girls called 'too fat' are more likely to become obese, study finds
    Calling a girl "too fat" may increase her chances of being obese in the future, new research suggests. In a letter published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics, researchers at UCLA report that 10-year-old girls who are told they are too fat by people that are...
  • Md. investigates fish kill in harbor

    Md. investigates fish kill in harbor
    If spring is here, dead fish can't be far behind. State officials are investigating a wide-ranging fish kill spotted Monday, stretching from Fells Point in Baltimore harbor out into the Chesapeake Bay. Authorities have yet to pinpoint a cause, though...
  • New Naperville sculpture memorializes 1946 train wreck

    New Naperville sculpture memorializes 1946 train wreck
    A sculpture dedicated Saturday serves as a memorial to those killed and a way to honor the community members who stepped up to help 68 years ago when trains crashed at the Naperville station. 'Tragedy to Triumph' is the title of a sculpture unveiled...
  • 3,000 Toyota jobs to move to Texas from Torrance

    3,000 Toyota jobs to move to Texas from Torrance
    Toyota Motor Corp.'s move to Texas will mean the transfer of 3,000 marketing and finance jobs from its sprawling Torrance campus to a new North American headquarters. The shift, announced Monday, is part of a strategy to consolidate corporate management...
  • Pierce College pioneers Statway remedial math course

    Pierce College pioneers Statway remedial math course
    Community college student Catalina Daneshfar had always disliked math and she wasn't earning the grades to fulfill her algebra requirement to transfer to a four-year university. At Pierce College, she got a D in her last remedial math class even...
  • Flaw in pension law sparks university retirements

     Flaw in pension law sparks university retirements
    Albert Valocchi, a University of Illinois engineering professor, recently recruited new graduate students to join his research team. He is scheduled to teach two classes this fall. He has several grant proposals pending. But Valocchi, 60, may not be...
  • Meet the 'most interesting man in Chicago'

    Meet the 'most interesting man in Chicago'
    Bruce Bernstein seems like a regular joe, a man of the mean and median. He is 63, but his face reads a decade younger. He dresses in one of the half dozen monochromatic T-shirts in his rotation. He lives in a modest cottage-style bungalow with his wife,...
  • Yurok tribe works to protect a raptor it reveres: California condor

    SAN FRANCISCO — The Yurok name for the bird that soared closest to the creator and could deliver the people's prayers is "prey-go-neesh." The English name for the Pleistocene-era throwback with the 91/2-foot wingspan is California condor, and by...
  • Seniors on the Go: Prevention key to foiling baggage loss

    Seniors on the Go: Prevention key to foiling baggage loss
    You arrive at your airport, claim your baggage, go home and start to unpack, only to find that the heirloom silver cup your grandmother passed on to you is missing. Who was responsible? And what should you do now? Although I've never had anything lifted...