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  • Center where kids died gets monitor

    Center where kids  died gets monitor
    In a rare move, Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday ordered a health monitor be placed at a troubled Chicago facility caring for children with severe developmental disabilities. The governor also instructed his senior health policy adviser to immediately draft...
  • Magazine gives Madison an A for education

    Magazine gives Madison an A for education
    Madison, Wis., has been declared the most educated American city in rankings compiled by Men's Health magazine. The Wisconsin capital, which the magazine described as the city "where the average household has more degrees than a thermometer," edged...
  • Filling in a cracked pound cake

    Filling in a cracked pound cake
    Q: My pound cake came out beautifully but the top of it was crusted. When I wanted to turn it out or cut it the crust would break into pieces. Why? Can I do something so it won't happen again? —Nancy Kowalkowski, Chicago A: A quick call to...
  • Remarkable Woman: Sue Markgraf

    Remarkable Woman: Sue Markgraf
    Sue Markgraf has been in the public relations arena for nearly 30 years, but she shuns the word "publicist." She kind of makes this little face when it comes up. "I'm a media relations professional, not a 'PR person,'" says Markgraf, 51, founder and...
  • Remarkable Woman: Diane Latiker

    Remarkable Woman: Diane Latiker
    Diane Latiker balked when her mother first suggested she get the neighborhood teens off the street by inviting them into her home. "For the life of me I didn't want to do it," said Latiker, a mother of eight living in the gang-torn Roseland community...
  • Remarkable Woman: Dorene Wiese

    Remarkable Woman: Dorene Wiese
    Dorene Wiese isn't afraid of going against tradition — even though tradition means everything to her. She was one of seven American Indians in the state of Minnesota to ever graduate high school in 1967. She went on to get her bachelor's degree and...
  • Moms are building mini-empires online

    Moms are building mini-empires online
    I recently sat in awe in a room full of women — most of them moms — who are powerful influencers reaching giant audiences. They are doing that through a variety of social media platforms and creating small media empires — from their...
  • Friends' value only increases with age

    Friends' value only increases with age
    The gravitational pull of individual friendships can have an enormous cumulative effect on the quality of our lives. Friends can link us to broader social networks, and help enrich our lives. A friend can be the emotional oasis that makes all the...
  • Aren't politicians marvelous?

    Aren't politicians marvelous?
    Just when we thought nothing, positively nothing, could get us interested in the particulars of Rep. Paul Ryan's budgeting process, President Obama goes and picks a language fight. "(Mitt Romney) said that he's 'very supportive' of this new budget, and...
  • The 5 best credit cards for newly minted entrepreneurs

    The 5 best credit cards for newly minted entrepreneurs
    You just opened your new business. Your profit margins look good, your growth model is sound and now the only thing left to do is to get a brand new business credit card to show everyone that you're legitimate. Well, hold your horses there, boss, because...
  • First Look for Charity takes its 21st victory lap

    First Look for Charity takes its 21st victory lap
    The Chicago Auto Show opened a 10-day public run with its 21st First Look for Charity at McCormick Place on Feb. 9. This tuxedo-mandatory gala, attended by 8,000, raised more than $2 million for 18 local nonprofits that included the 100 Club of Chicago,...