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  • Analysts blame cheap food for obesity across all groups

    Our food is cheap – perhaps too cheap, if you look at the intersection of economics and obesity. Researchers have found that obesity hits all groups of Americans – those with more money and education and those with less. That, and some other...
  • Downers Grove school band picked for state contest

     Downers Grove school band picked for state contest
    A stream of hyper teenagers bounded into Tom Tedeschi's band room at Lakeview Junior High School in Downers Grove for daily rehearsal. The room soon filled with the combating sounds of trumpets, trombones, percussion and woodwinds warming up. Then a...
  • More health insurers line up for 2015 Illinois exchange

    Eight insurance companies are seeking approval to sell 504 health plans next year on the Illinois health insurance exchange, a noteworthy increase from 2014, the state said Thursday. The surge in interest in the Illinois exchange allays widespread...
  • Downers Grove North senior recites 3,141 digits of pi

     Downers Grove North senior recites 3,141 digits of pi
    Each year Downers Grove North High School conducts a contest for students to recite the most digits from memory of the never-ending mathematical figure known as pi. This year on March 14, known as Pi Day, the razor-sharp recall of senior Michael Schirle...
  • Indian Prairie District 204 names new superintendent

     Indian Prairie District 204 names new superintendent
    Indian Prairie Unit District 204 has tapped one of its own longtime administrators to be its next superintendent. The school board on Monday unanimously inked a three-year deal with Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Karen Sullivan to replace...
  • New Trier takes state science title

     New Trier takes state science title
    Thirty seconds may seem like a short duration for a flight, but the feat helped New Trier High School's Science Olympiad team claim an overall first place finish at the Illinois State Science Olympiad Tournament at the University of Illinois at Urbana...
  • Gordon Chambliss, 1919-2014

    Gordon Chambliss, 1919-2014
    Gordon Delmar Chambliss, an engineer with Shell Oil for 33 years, sat on the board of the Wheaton Mosquito Abatement District and also served with the Wheaton Environmental Improvement Commission. Mr. Chambliss, 94, died Sunday, Feb. 23, at Central...
  • 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...
  • Jury selection begins in Kustok trial

     Jury selection begins in Kustok trial
    Sportscaster Sarah Kustok was in court Tuesday to support her father as jury selection began in the murder trial of Allan Kustok, who is accused of killing his wife. Sarah Kustok, formerly a reporter for Comcast SportsNet Chicago and now covering the...
  • Daughter at trial to support dad accused of killing mom

    Daughter at trial to support dad accused of killing mom
    Sportscaster Sarah Kustok was in court this morning to support her father, her attorney said, as jury selection began in the murder trial of Allan Kustok, who is accused of killing his wife. Sarah Kustok, formerly a reporter for Comcast Sports in Chicago...
  • Palatine father, son killed in Afghanistan 'wanted to give back'

     Palatine father, son killed in Afghanistan 'wanted to give back'
    Services have not been set yet for the Palatine father and his son killed in Afghanistan last week. A spokeswoman for the Orchard Evangelical Free Church in Arlington Heights, where Gary Gabel was a longtime active church member, said services have...