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  • Bill Berg, Chicago radio and TV personality, dies at 77

     Bill Berg, Chicago radio and TV personality, dies at 77
    Bill Berg was a popular afternoon-drive talk show host on WGN-AM radio in the 1970s who also filled in on Cubs and Bears broadcasts. "He had a good feel for people because he was a decent human being and he let people talk," said Dave Baum, a former...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • Portillo's sale an entree to red-hot founder debate

    Portillo's sale an entree to red-hot founder debate
    You bet your buns we're devoted to our hot dogs and sausages here in Chicago, so news of coming upheaval on the red-hot front has been a little hard for local gourmands to digest. As we were coming to terms with the news that Dick Portillo effectively...
  • Some Illinois doctors billing Medicare top rate

     Some Illinois doctors billing Medicare top rate
    A Melrose Park pain specialist charged Medicare the highest rate allowed for more than 80 percent of her established patients' office visits in 2012, government records show. That same year, a Chicago Heights internist classified every single patient...
  • 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...
  • William Luking, 1947-2014

    If appearances mattered in the sport of politics and government, few would realize how significant a player the diminutive and often disheveled-looking Bill Luking was for the history of Chicago and Illinois. William H. Luking, a longtime lobbyist for...
  • David McGill to leave CSO for teaching post at NU

    David McGill, the esteemed principal bassoon of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for the last 17 years, will resign his post in August to accept a fulltime teaching position at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music. “Teaching has...
  • Demonstrators again press for U of C trauma center

    Demonstrators again press for U of C trauma center
    Upset that there is no trauma center that serves adults on the South Side, demonstrators are pressing again this week for the University of Chicago to reopen the unit it closed in 1988. The protesters, some of them clergy members, say it's incongruous for...
  • University of Chicago announces $4.5 billion fundraising campaign

    University of Chicago announces $4.5 billion fundraising campaign
    University of Chicago officials announced plans Thursday to raise $4.5 billion before the end of the decade and signaled that the college’s president will remain on campus at least that long. The campaign, which follows announcements of high-...
  • Field Museum rolls out another craft beer

    Field Museum rolls out another craft beer
    The Field Museum and a local brewing company are launching a craft beer in stores across Chicago next month, an endeavor aimed at raising money for the institution’s educational programs. It will be called "Cabinet of Curiosities," a White India...
  • 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...