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  • $38,000 full-size sedan challenge: Overview

    $38,000 full-size sedan challenge: Overview
    If the new-car market is a Big Mac, full-size sedans would amount to only the sesame seeds. They're a sliver of the auto market, accounting for just 3.5% of new-car sales in the first seven months of 2013. Still, automakers believe in big cars. Seldom...
  • $38,000 full-size sedan challenge

    $38,000 full-size sedan challenge
    Cars.com, USA Today and the "MotorWeek" TV series set out to compare full-size cars, procuring seven that each cost less than $38,000. The judges: - Kelsey Mays, consumer affairs editor at Cars.com - Jennifer Newman, assistant managing editor at Cars....
  • 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....
  • Cold exposure causes death of Rogers Park man

    Cold exposure causes death of Rogers Park man
    A Rogers Park man found outside in Skokie Saturday died of cold exposure, authorities said. An autopsy Monday determined Luis M. Escalante, 53, died of cold exposure and his death was ruled an accident, according to the Cook County medical examiner's...
  • Help kids through Operation Warm

    Operation Warm is raising money and collecting warm clothes for the kids at Tilton Elementary School. Most of the students come to school each day freezing, and 50 of them are homeless.   Send donations to: Friends of Tilton Elementary School, c/o First...