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  • Food safety law won't mend regulatory divide

    Food safety law won't mend regulatory divide
    As lawmakers prepare for hearings into the largest egg recall in U.S. history, food safety advocates say the congressional probe could give momentum to a long-delayed measure that would enhance the power of the Food and Drug Administration. If passed,...
  • 5 questions with J. Adams Oaks

    5 questions with J. Adams Oaks
    Chicago author J. Adams Oaks catches us up on his latest. Catch us up on your most recent work? My first novel, “Why I Fight” recently came out in paperback. The book is a coming-of-age story about a unique kid named Wyatt Reaves who’s...
  • Friday @ 5: A cocktail to kick off the weekend

    Friday @ 5: A cocktail to kick off the weekend
    For most of us drinkers, Labor Day represents a three-day weekend full of barbecues and booze -- the last hurrah for summer soirees. The etiquette deadline for wearing white inspires eponymous parties, at which we sip accordingly: chilled white wine,...
  • Famished for Fiction

    Famished for Fiction
    Famished for Fiction Our club has been meeting for three years and comprises fifth- and sixth-graders at the Melzer School in Morton Grove. We meet monthly over the lunch and recess periods, which is about 55 minutes. This year the club became so...
  • The Geezer book club

    The Geezer book club
    The Geezer book club The club began in 1997 when seven men, after 40 years of friendship, realized their conversations had fallen into a rut. Now, when everyone is vertical, ambulatory and in town, there are 11 of us with an average age of 80. Our...
  • Education Matters: History often repeats itself

    Editor's Note: Numerous instances of plagiarism have been discovered in Dan Kimber’s “Education Matters” column, which ran in the News- Press from September 2003 to September 2011. In those columns where plagiarism has been found, a...
  • Former Upton Sinclair home in Monrovia is for sale

    Former Upton Sinclair home in Monrovia is for sale
    The house that social reformer and novelist Upton Sinclair lived in during the 1940s through the '60s has come on the market in Monrovia at $1.5 million. Built in 1923, the Spanish Colonial Revival-style residence is listed on the National Register of...
  • 'Hog butcher for the world'

    'Hog butcher for the world'
    The shuttering of the Union Stock Yard and Transit Co. on July 30, 1971, didn't mark the end of Chicago's role as "hog butcher for the world." That came a year earlier, when "hog alley" closed, a victim of the stockyards' long descent from years of...
  • CAFO protection law passes in Iowa, Illinois hearings held Wednesday

    CAFO protection law passes in Iowa, Illinois hearings held Wednesday
    Last week we reported on an Iowa bill aimed at preventing undercover investigations at concentrated animal feeding operations that was on Gov. Terry Brandstad's desk. At the time Brandstad's office said it was still considering but late Friday he quietly...
  • The poetry of discussion

    The poetry of discussion
    Our story Our Sulzer Regional Library Great Books Discussion Group has been meeting for more than 30 years. Annually, we pick a theme to guide our book selections and discussions. This year's theme is morality. Last year we read books dealing with...
  • Don't be agast (or even aghast)! Tribune once trifled with standard spelling

    Don't be agast (or even aghast)! Tribune once trifled with standard spelling
    For more than 40 years, the Tribune crusaded against an "unspeakable offense," a "monster cruelty": English spelling. From Jan. 28, 1934, to Sept. 28, 1975, the newspaper adopted a system of simplified spelling, a cause dearly felt by publisher Col....
  • Musician's design hits right notes [Corrected]

    For University High School, money does grow on trees. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version incorrectly stated the number of votes Lisa Xie's design got. It was 445, not 445,000. -------------------- At least, it does now since a...