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  • Empowerment push brings research institute to Sistrunk Boulevard

    I don't know if Burnadette Norris-Weeks and Florynce Kennedy had ever met. Too bad if they hadn't. They probably would have hit it off — if not kindred spirts, sisters in the struggle. "Flo" Kennedy was a black trailblazer who enjoyed pushing life'...
  • Meet MacArthur's new 'genius grant' winners

    Meet MacArthur's new 'genius grant' winners
    An attorney who champions the rights of Native American women on reservations. A poet who translates Arabic texts into English, bridging a cultural divide. A computer scientist whose work makes cloud computing more secure and its data more valuable...
  • Exploring housing needs for an aging population

    Exploring housing needs for an aging population
    In 1990, with the exception of Cook County, no more than 21 percent of Chicago-area residents were 50 or older. In Cook County, it was 26 percent, according to the Census. Back then, the first members of the baby boom generation hadn't celebrated...
  • Fine wine is really not so fine

     Fine wine is really not so fine
    Gov. Pat Quinn's campaign is arguing this week that his Republican challenger Bruce Rauner's membership in an exclusive California wine club is evidence that Rauner is "out of touch" with "hardworking Illinois families." I disagree. I think it's...
  • Piano master Vijay Iyer preps for Chicago solo show

    Piano master Vijay Iyer preps for Chicago solo show
    New York pianist Vijay Iyer has been giving significant performances in Chicago since the 1990s, his colossal sound and complex improvisations building a fervent following for his work here and around the world. But the past year or so represented a...
  • School Chief Candidate, Now In Trouble, Once Rode High On National School-Reform Tide

     School Chief Candidate, Now In Trouble, Once Rode High On National School-Reform Tide
    Terrence P. Carter's chances of becoming New London's superintendent of schools seem remote, now that newspaper disclosures have sparked an investigation into whether he misrepresented his education credentials in past years and copied others' published...
  • Scintillating prose — the second time around

    Scintillating prose — the second time around
    On the fifth floor of the Chicago Tribune Tower is a square windowless room accessed by a single door. This room is called, with a regrettable lack of imagination, the Book Room. It will not surprise you to learn that it is filled with books. Day...
  • Retired CSO violist William Schoen dead at 94

    Retired CSO violist William Schoen dead at 94
    William Schoen had the resume of a life lived in music: 31 years as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's assistant principal violist and assistant principal emeritus, decades performing in the Chicago Arts Quartet and, before that, the Claremont String...
  • The drone memos reveal only contempt

    Finally, after intense negotiation between the Obama administration and senators including drone-strike stalwart Rand Paul, the government released the much-discussed memo justifying the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, which was written by David Barron when...
  • Don't pick me ... A case against audience participation

    Don't pick me ... A case against audience participation
    The explosion of participatory theater — or at least my seeming inability lately to attend a show that does not include some degree of audience interaction — has set my skin in permanent rash mode. I suspect that I am not alone out here,...
  • Housing crisis over? Not yet, most adults tell survey

    Housing crisis over? Not yet, most adults tell survey
    Another national survey is out that points to the struggles people face to make a monthly housing payment. In the past three years, more than half of adults have taken steps that include getting a second job, racking up credit card debt, cutting back on...
  • Rankings often miss realities

    A big issue on college campuses these days is the federal government's plan to develop a rating system for colleges and universities. While many colleges don't like this idea, the government feels that the $239 billion in public loans and grants from...