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  • Social dancing can be a lift and a turnaround

     Social dancing can be a lift and a turnaround
    Far older than most of the regulars at his weekly South Bay swing-dancing class, the World War II veteran invariably shuffles in, sidles up to his instructor and unwittingly gives voice to a scientific truth: "I'm here for my anti-aging therapy and...
  • Local Voices North: May 1 edition

    Local Voices North: May 1 edition
    Letters to the editor from Arlington Heights, Northbrook, Palatine, Park Ridge, Skokie and Glenview. Student athlete unions This is in response to university student athletes wanting to unionize. Friends of mine can attest to the fact that when I...
  • Parent who served on academic improvement committee is hired by Dist. 303

    Parent who served on academic improvement committee is hired by Dist. 303
    A St. Charles man who represented parents on a high-profile committee to develop a court-ordered academic improvement plan for two struggling District 303 schools has been hired for an administrative post within the district. Emails obtained by the...
  • Local Voices North: March 27 edition

    Local Voices North: March 27 edition
    Letters to the editor from Niles and Evanston. The influence of dolls This is in response to "Barbie, Lammily and body images" (Perspective, March 13), by Virginia Postrel, a Bloomberg View columnist and the author of "The Power of Glamour." I had...
  • 3 teachers finalists for Golden Apple

    3 teachers finalists for Golden Apple
    Three local teachers are finalists for the 2014 Golden Apple award, which honors outstanding educators in Illinois. Kim Dyer, of South Middle School in Arlington Heights; Jacquelyn Negus, of Quest Academy in Palatine; and Alessandra Kennedy, of Thomas...
  • Downers Grove teacher a finalist for Golden Apple Award

     Downers Grove teacher a finalist for Golden Apple Award
    A Downers Grove seventh-grade teacher has been named a finalist for this year's Golden Apple Award. Meg Van Dyke, a science teacher at O'Neill Middle School, recently was listed as one of the 32 finalists for the award. Nearly 900 teachers from Cook and...
  • Downers Grove science teacher wins Golden Apple Award

     Downers Grove science teacher wins Golden Apple Award
    Downers Grove teacher Meg Van Dyke has a mission to get kids passionate about science. So much so that when she was diagnosed with early-stage ovarian cancer late last year, the O'Neill Middle School teacher saw a learning opportunity for her seventh-...
  • Three iconic Northwestern buildings could become part of historic district

    Three iconic Northwestern buildings could become part of historic district
    Three buildings that share a Gothic Revival style of architecture and gray limestone cladding on Northwestern University’s Chicago campus could soon become part of a historic district, officials announced on Tuesday. The Commission on Chicago...
  • UF's Donovan: Schools should be free to do more to help players

    UF's Donovan: Schools should be free to do more to help players
    UF coach Billy Donovan says schools should be free to do more to help players beyond the cost of a full scholarship. Speaking two days before the Gators' Final Four matchup with Connecticut, Donovan said a lot has changed since he played in the 1987...
  • Matt Murschel: NCAA sticks a fork in limited meals for athletes

    Matt Murschel: NCAA sticks a fork in limited meals for athletes
      The NCAA has come to the plate when it comes to its latest legislation – and that plate is full of delicious buttery pancakes. The Legislative Council approved a measure Tuesday that allows Division I athletes to receive unlimited meals and...
  • CEO: McDonald's would 'manage' minimum wage hike

    CEO: McDonald's would 'manage' minimum wage hike
    McDonald's Corp. for years has been in the cross hairs of a national campaign to raise the minimum wage, a movement that intensified last week as demonstrators marched on its Oak Brook headquarters. The fast-food behemoth has rejected protesters' call...
  • Lee Hyla, Northwestern composer, 1952-2014

    Lee Hyla, Northwestern composer, 1952-2014
    Lee Hyla's friends, colleagues and students remember him as a supportive musical colleague and a composer with a profoundly individual voice. The vivid extremes of expression that made his music so compelling owed as much, they said, to his experience...