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  • Hinsdale's first female president remembered for dedication to children, lifelong learning

    Hinsdale's first female president remembered for dedication to children, lifelong learning
    Joyce Skoog, the village of Hinsdale's first and only female village president, is remembered for her commitment to community, for providing leadership during a time of transition and for putting family first. Before serving as village president from...
  • Emanuel joins JPMorgan boss in announcing job skills campaign

    Emanuel joins JPMorgan boss in announcing job skills campaign
    WASHINGTON — Mayor Rahm Emanuel today joined the chair of JPMorgan Chase as the firm announced a five-year, $250 million effort to close the “skills gap” to curb unemployment in urban areas in the U.S. and Europe. Chicago is among...
  • NSA seeks to stop leaks following Edward Snowden case

    ASPEN, Colo. — The National Security Agency is taking steps to address glaring weaknesses that allowed former contractor Edward Snowden to access and remove large volumes of top-secret information, a senior Pentagon official said Thursday. “...
  • Ted Sarandos

    Ted Sarandos
    Age: 49 Family: Married to former U.S. Ambassador Nicole Avant; two children, Tony and Sarah, from his first marriage Home: $5.4-million Beverly Hills property purchased from fashion designer Max Azria Professional Affiliations: Film Advisory...
  • Why 9/11 can happen again

     Why 9/11 can happen again
    In February 2001, a bipartisan federal commission on which we served warned that terrorists would acquire weapons of mass destruction and mass disruption. "Attacks against American citizens on American soil, possibly causing heavy casualties, are likely...
  • California Rep. George Miller, a D.C. insider who's bowing out

     California Rep. George Miller, a D.C. insider who's bowing out
    The month that a TV game show called "Wheel of Fortune" made its debut, a 29-year-old Californian named George Miller was taking his new seat in Congress. Both the show and the congressman are still around, but Miller has decided that he's taken his final...
  • What an 'organic' food label should mean

     What an 'organic' food label should mean
    Many Americans would like to know more about what they eat, including whether the food they purchase contains genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. That desire has sparked ballot initiatives and bitter fights in states across the country. But what a...
  • Salaries for college athletes not on Ramogi Huma's agenda

    Salaries for college athletes not on Ramogi Huma's agenda
    The group behind the effort to unionize Northwestern athletes isn’t interested in advocating for salaries for them. In a forum at the Aspen Institute in Washington on Thursday, College Athletes Players Assn. President Ramogi Huma refuted the notion...
  • A new front in the TV wars

    A new front in the TV wars
    The big television networks have faced all number of challenges in recent years. But they could be done in by something called Aereo. Most people probably haven't heard of Aereo, which has been rolling out its video service for just over a year and...
  • Conference kicks off Kerry's plan to boost Palestinian economy

    RAMALLAH, West Bank -- U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry's plan to jump-start the Palestinian economy to boost his political efforts kicked off this weekend in the Czech Republic's capital, Prague. A conference in Prague brought together some 100...
  • CSO's Citizen Musician seeks right note

    CSO's Citizen Musician seeks right note
    A little more than two years ago, the curtain lifted on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra-led Citizen Musician initiative, and CSO Association President Deborah Rutter told an overflow crowd at the Chicago Cultural Center: “All of you are citizen...