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  • University of Illinois student killed by truck remembered as 'amazing young lady'

    University of Illinois student killed by truck remembered as 'amazing young lady'
    As a girl growing up in Bridgeport, Mimi Liu played the piano so beautifully that a neighbor remembers stopping whatever she was doing to listen. "She'd start playing the piano, and I could hear the scales," Becky Sipple said, holding back tears. "It...
  • Illinois State Fair taking steps to stop spread of new swine flu

    Illinois State Fair taking steps to stop spread of new swine flu
    Illinois State Fair organizers are equipping the Springfield fairgrounds with extra hand-washing stations and cautionary signs to keep an emerging swine flu strain at bay. State public health officials on Thursday confirmed Illinois' first case, a...
  • Mariachi the heart and soul of Lyric's 'Cruzar'

    Mariachi the heart and soul of Lyric's 'Cruzar'
    The combination of opera and mariachi is not as unlikely as one might think. Both art forms, in the view of Lyric Opera General Director Anthony Freud, tell human stories about love and loss, family and country. Beyond that, said Freud, "mariachi is a...
  • PASSINGS: Ben Pleasants, Kenneth Appel

    Ben Pleasants L.A. poet and playwright Ben Pleasants, 72, a Los Angeles poet and playwright who also championed the work of Charles Bukowski and John Fante in literary critiques, died of a heart attack April 18 in Crescent City, his wife, Paula, said....
  • The big schools

     The big schools
    Here's a look at major schools that offer Master of Business Administration programs in the Chicago area. Many schools give students a choice of part-time (including evening and weekend options), flexible, full-time, accelerated, dual-degree,...
  • Roger Ebert dies at 70; Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic

    Roger Ebert dies at 70; Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic
    Roger Ebert, the Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic whose gladiatorial "thumbs-up, thumbs-down" assessments turned film reviewing into a television sport and whose passion for independent film helped introduce a new generation of filmmakers to...
  • Transitioning into the burgeoning health field

    Transitioning into the burgeoning health field
    In 2011, the first of the baby boom generation reached age 65. Since then and until the year 2029, it is estimated that boomers will turn 65 at a rate of about 8,000 per day, according to AARP. This generation has impacted a number of institutions in...
  • Illinois GOP official resigns after calling former Miss America 'street walker'

    Illinois GOP official resigns after calling former Miss America 'street walker'
    A Downstate Illinois GOP county chairman resigned Thursday after likening former Miss America Erika Harold, who's challenging a sitting Republican congressman in next year’s primary election, to a "street walker" whose "pimps" were Democrats and...
  • A version of David Foster Wallace's life

    A version of David Foster Wallace's life
    When the great English poet Philip Larkin worked at the University of Hull, he liked to say that the need to change trains in Doncaster meant most journalists, academics and other London irritants didn't bother to harass him. The American writer David...
  • Remarkable Woman: Joan Creviston

    Remarkable Woman: Joan Creviston
    Endurance and enviable upper body strength seem like commendable, necessary even, traits in a fitness instructor. Joan Creviston would throw empathy in there too. "I understand everybody has their own challenges in life," says the 48-year-old Creviston,...
  • Roger Ebert: Quintessential Chicagoan

    Roger Ebert: Quintessential Chicagoan
    When Anthony Bourdain was in town last summer taping a Chicago-themed episode of his Travel Channel show “The Layover,” he asked various people, including me, to name the quintessential Chicagoan, and a consensus quickly emerged. The...