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  • Pay it Forward Update: Yonker Family Moving To Haiti

    Pay it Forward Update: Yonker Family Moving To Haiti
    A family in Hudsonville that has been working to help Haiti for years is preparing to make a drastic move to help the struggling country rebuild. In January, Nate and Brenda Yonker will be packing up their home and moving to Haiti, along with their five...
  • The Presidential 'Out Of Context'

    Barack Obama claims only that his legislative and foreign policy achievements in his first two years matched those of "any president — with the possible exceptions of Johnson, FDR and Lincoln" in "modern history." Some Obama enthusiasts are less...
  • Blaming budget cuts is too easy in case of wrongly accused Malenne Joseph

    Blaming budget cuts is too easy in case of wrongly accused Malenne Joseph
    Malenne Joseph spent three months in jail for a crime she did not commit. Surprisingly, that doesn't surprise Chief Judge Belvin Perry. "I've been saying for quite some time stuff like this is going to happen,'' he said. Law and Order at the Orange...
  • Gen. John M. Shalikashvili dies at 75; former Joint Chiefs chairman

    Gen. John M. Shalikashvili dies at 75; former Joint Chiefs chairman
    Retired Army Gen. John M. Shalikashvili, who became the first foreign-born chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and guided military and humanitarian efforts in the post-Cold War era of the 1990s, has died. He was 75. Shalikashvili died Saturday...
  • Jean-Claude Brizard, Chicago's new schools chief, doesn't back down from a challenge

    Jean-Claude Brizard, Chicago's new schools chief, doesn't back down from a challenge
    Described as passionate and stubborn, charismatic and calculating, Jean-Claude Brizard is the new face of reform for Chicago's distressed public school system. Shaped by his humble roots in Haiti and forged in battles with school boards, parents and...
  • Durbin, Schakowsky most-traveled Illinoisans in Congress

    Durbin, Schakowsky most-traveled Illinoisans in Congress
    — Last Memorial Day, Sen. Dick Durbin traveled to a conference at a luxury beach resort on Tunisia's Mediterranean coast. The Democratic senator and his wife, Loretta, stayed at The Residence Tunis, which is part of the exclusive "Leading Hotels of...
  • Emmy nominations for foodie favorites

    Emmy nominations for foodie favorites
    UPDATED It was a good day for some foodie favorites as Bravo's "Top Chef" received four prime-time Emmy nominations and Travel Channel's "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations" also received four. "Top Chef" was nominated for outstanding reality-...
  • "Devil's Dream" by Madison Smartt Bell

    "Devil's Dream" by Madison Smartt Bell
    "Devil's Dream" By Madison Smartt Bell Pantheon. 335 pages. $26.95 Fiddlers strike up the old tune "Devil’s Dream" more than once in the new Madison Smartt Bell novel that bears its name. It is a sprightly jig, but it turns poignant here, since the...
  • NBC pilot filming in River North to involve 'smoke and fire,' CM Punk-inspired pizza coming to Dimo's, Zac Efron dines at RPM

    NBC pilot filming in River North to involve 'smoke and fire,' CM Punk-inspired pizza coming to Dimo's, Zac Efron dines at RPM
    Residents of a River North condo building on N. Franklin Street and W. Institute Place were warned Tuesday that an NBC pilot will be filming on the corner Saturday-Monday. "DO NOT BE ALARMED,” the condo association notice said in bold letters....
  • "Tent Life: Haiti" by Wyatt Gallery

    "Tent Life: Haiti" by Wyatt Gallery
    "Tent Life: Haiti"Photographs by Wyatt Gallery, essay by Edwidge DanticatUmbrage Editions, 128 pages, $39.95 "Pito nou led, nou la," goes the Haitian proverb, which means "Better that we are ugly, but we are here." Edwidge Danticat recalls this notion in...
  • About books set in Haiti

    About books set in Haiti
    American novelist Madison Smartt Bell has devoted two decades to bringing Haiti, from 1791-1804, alive for readers. It may seem unfathomable for Americans to understand how a country as Haiti can exist so close to luxurious vacation destinations, Bell's...
  • From art to intervention

    From art to intervention
    Prayer alone was no longer enough for Lisa Ballantine, who watched the families fill their baby bottles with murky river water that sickened and even killed their children. After returning from a yearlong mission trip to the Dominican Republic in 2000,...