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  • Your best ideas to improve the lives of disadvantaged Chicagoans

    Your best ideas to improve the lives of disadvantaged Chicagoans
    Survey modern Chicago — its abundant natural resources, its muscular skyline and powerhouse institutions — and you might conclude that the city was destined to rank among the world's elite. Not necessarily. Chicago is an engine powered by...
  • 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...
  • Leonard Slatkin ventures down memory lane of his Hollywood youth

    Leonard Slatkin ventures down memory lane of his Hollywood youth
    Few people are lucky enough to be surrounded by as astonishing a diversity of music and musicians as conductor Leonard Slatkin was while growing up. From the mid-1940s into the '50s, his parents' Los Angeles home was a welcoming nexus for various...
  • Bach Week Festival's marathon man back for another run

    Bach Week Festival's marathon man back for another run
    He may not have composed more than 1,100 musical works, nor has he fathered 20 children. Otherwise, Richard Webster has much in common with Johann Sebastian Bach. Like the German Baroque master, Webster is an active church musician, choral conductor,...
  • Fixing college sports: In free agency we trust

    The NCAA must be feeling a bit like Dr. Frankenstein these days: assailed by college football and men's basketball players who reject the NCAA's precious, but mostly mythic, notion that they are student-athletes. At Northwestern University, a group of...
  • Esa-Pekka Salonen on multi-tasking, Northwestern and the CSO

    Esa-Pekka Salonen on multi-tasking, Northwestern and the CSO
    Perhaps Esa-Pekka Salonen's Nordic cool and Chicago's propensity for long, bone-chilling winters similar to those of his native Finland have destined this musician and this city to be soulmates. For certain the busy composer and conductor's long-running...
  • Susan Abrams, The CEO of tolerance

    Susan Abrams, The CEO of tolerance
    Two weeks ago, a white supremacist opened fire outside of the Jewish Community Center and at an assisted living facility in Overland Park, Kan. He is charged with murdering three people. After his arrest, he yelled "Heil Hitler" from inside a squad car....
  • In sickness and in health

     In sickness and in health
    Patrick and Angie Jessee were less than three months from their wedding day when they received the news: Patrick had non-Hodgkin lymphoma. His life expectancy, according to his oncologist, was five years. They had planned to wed on Oct. 8, 2011. But...
  • 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...
  • George Kotsiopoulos teaches job-seeking grads the art of the selfie

    George Kotsiopoulos teaches job-seeking grads the art of the selfie
    The art of the selfie can be a lot more complicated than fish faces and flattering angles, particularly for recent college graduates trying to nail a job. To address the issue and make sure Millennials aren't posting frat party pictures as their job...
  • 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...