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  • John J. Bergan, M.D., 1927-2014

     John J. Bergan, M.D., 1927-2014
    Dr. John J. Bergan was a skilled vascular surgeon, researcher and educator who helped develop a separate specialty in surgery for diseases of arteries and veins. "He was an innovative and pioneering surgeon who did the first (kidney) transplant at...
  • 'Transformers: The Premake' makes Chicago critic a filmmaker

    'Transformers: The Premake' makes Chicago critic a filmmaker
    Before "Transformers 4" pounds into cinemas next week (sorry, "Transformers: Age of Extinction"), let us take a moment to step back and consider a much smaller, 25-minute film from Chicago-based critic Kevin B. Lee called "Transformers: The Premake,"...
  • John Hall Fish, 1932-2014, urban activist, dies

    John Hall Fish, 1932-2014, urban activist, dies
    Driven by a desire for social justice and racial reconciliation, John Hall Fish spent much of his career connecting college students and recent graduates with urban nonprofit organizations. In 1969, Mr. Fish co-founded the Associated Colleges of the...
  • Charges dropped in fatal hit-run, prosecutors say confession false

    Charges dropped in fatal hit-run, prosecutors say confession false
    Michelle Lech was stunned when a stranger showed up at her Plainfield doorstep two years ago and confessed to killing her sister in a 2008 hit-and-run. Now she’s outraged that Will County prosecutors dropped their case against the man Thursday...
  • Lyons Twp. HS eliminating class rank

    Lyons Twp. HS eliminating class rank
    The Lyons Township High School Board voted Monday to eliminate class rank in 2017, a change proponents say will help many of the school's students get into college. The class of 2017 will be the first to graduate without class rank, a valedictorian or a...
  • Mary Lou Sundberg, created alphabet system to help students, 1941-2014

     Mary Lou Sundberg, created alphabet system to help students, 1941-2014
    During Mary Lou Sundberg's 30-year elementary school teaching career, she found herself dealing with a student who could not learn letter sounds or formations no matter the educational approach. That led to an epiphany — Mrs. Sundberg decided...
  • Lost sense of smell often invisible, untreatable problem

    Lost sense of smell often invisible, untreatable problem
    Mimi Koberlein woke up one morning unable to smell the bacon her husband was frying for breakfast. Confused, she ran to the shower, grabbed her shampoo and inhaled deeply. Nothing. Two years later, Koberlein, 47, still can't smell lemons, freshly cut...
  • Doctors reluctant to give young women permanent birth control

    Doctors reluctant to give young women permanent birth control
    When Lori Witt began pursuing a tubal ligation at age 27, she said physicians refused to even discuss it with her, telling her she was too young and might change her mind about having children. For more than a year, Witt tried to get sterilized. Finally...
  • Switch from gasoline to ethanol linked to higher smog levels

    Switch from gasoline to ethanol linked to higher smog levels
    Scientists have made a surprising discovery about ethanol: The more it was used by drivers in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the more ozone they measured in the local environment. The finding, reported this week in Nature Geoscience, is contrary to other studies...
  • Mining for fracking sand drives some Illinois farmers from land

     Mining for fracking sand drives some Illinois farmers from land
    — The Flynns are weary of bright lights that flood their bedroom each night from a sand mine next door. A second neighboring mine is in the works, and yet another nearby field has just been sold for mining as well. "I always thought when I died I'...
  • Black Sox footage emerges, documented after decades

    Black Sox footage emerges, documented after decades
    It's one of the most significant sports film discoveries in recent years, offering up a new look at the 1919 World Series, when eight Chicago White Sox players allegedly conspired with gamblers to lose games to the Cincinnati Reds in what became known...
  • Review: 'Freedom's Ballot' by Margaret Garb

    Review: 'Freedom's Ballot' by Margaret Garb
    Historians write to illuminate our shared past, to explicate the forces that shape our present. But successive historical narratives also can create a series of veils, distancing the past from the present. The more recent dominates our thoughts. The...