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  • Lawmakers go along with ComEd rate hikes, override Quinn

    Lawmakers go along with ComEd rate hikes, override Quinn
    SPRINFFIELD -- Gov. Pat Quinn's effort to block ComEd from hiking rates was rejected by state lawmakers on Wednesday. The House voted 71-44 to override Quinn's veto of the legislation, the minimum number of votes needed to do so. The vote came a day...
  • Tigerman builds a new home for Seminary Co-op

    Tigerman builds a new home for Seminary Co-op
    Though the Seminary Co-op's new digs will be almost three times the size of its former basement lair, the architects have worked closely with the bookstore's management to recreate the labyrinthine, wandering sense of discovery. For Stanley Tigerman,...
  • Artist List

    Artist List
    Last Name, First Name | City, State | Media Axium, Carole | Chicago, IL | Jewelry Barnish, Andrea | LaGrange, IL | Photography Bank, Carla | Barrington, IL | Acrylic Benes, Eugene | Homer Glen, IL | Wood Benson, Jeffrey L. | Orland Park, IL |...
  • The North Shore's last run

    The North Shore's last run
    With both a bang and a whimper, the North Shore railroad, half a century ago this month, pulled the plug on a trolley wire that stretched from Chicago to Milwaukee and made the fortunes of towns in between. Its last southbound train crashed into an...
  • They're not booing, they're saying "Loooooou." Or maybe they are booing.

     
    Sunday we published a muscular attack on our own editorial board penned by Democratic State Rep. Lou Lang of Skokie: For years the editorial page has loudly bellowed for and against Illinois pension proposals and petulantly insulted and denigrated...
  • Teachers, colleges getting early lesson in Obamacare

     
    Wednesday's print column They jokingly refer to themselves as "road scholars," the part-time, often itinerate employees who teach the majority of the classroom hours at community colleges. Without their willingness to work for modest pay, tuition at these...
  • Products that prevent summer brain drain

    Products that prevent summer brain drain
    For kids, summer means three months off from reading, writing and arithmetic. But during that break, growing minds can lose educational skills acquired during the school year, according to the National Summer Learning Association. “When you’...
  • Skokie woman gives judge letter about crash that killed boy, 9

    Skokie woman gives judge letter about crash that killed boy, 9
    Hanin Goma, the Skokie woman charged with driving under the influence of drugs in a May accident that killed a 9-year-old boy, appeared in court today and handed a judge a letter expressing her feelings about the crash. The letter was not read aloud...
  • Screening "Skokie: Invaded but not conquered"

    Screening "Skokie: Invaded but not conquered"
    The story of Skokie and the way it rallied a community, a region and a state to stand up to the racism of neo-Nazism is told once again in a new documentary that takes a fresh look at old wounds. Last week, the film, “Skokie: Invaded But Not...
  • Evanston man dies following Skokie car crash

    Evanston man dies following Skokie car crash
    An Evanston man died after his car crashed into a tree in Skokie late this morning, possibly following a heart attack, officials said. Irving Yaross, 89, of the 300 block of Darrow Avenue in Evanston, was declared dead at 11:50 a.m. at St. Francis...
  • Reawakening the ghosts of Skokie

    To me, a kid growing up in the 1960s and '70s, Skokie seemed like any other suburb, its tidy houses sitting on impeccably manicured lawns. Sure, on Friday nights and Saturday mornings you'd sometimes see Hasidic Jews strolling to and from synagogue....