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  • Former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter, right, speaks while College Athletes Players Association President Ramogi Huma listens during a news conference in January in Chicago.

    Northwestern players see push as spark for changeApr 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    No matter how they feel about the push to unionize, at least a few Northwestern players see the movement as a spark for change in college sports. The question is whether forming a union to bargain for better health insurance and work conditions is the right move for them. “This is a real issue that people brought up,” linebacker Collin Ellis said Saturday. “It shows the power that people could possibly attain. That in itself speaks volumes, and that in itself could be a catalyst for change — yet I feel not at the expense of what we have here.”

  • Debra Fredricksen

    DNA testing may identify missing Des Plaines womanApr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    It could be several more days, or even weeks, before authorities can determine through DNA testing whether a body found Sunday along the shores of Lake Michigan in Evanston is that of a Des Plaines woman missing since late February, police said Wednesday.

  • Debra Fredricksen

    Body found in Evanston could be that of missing Des Plaines womanApr 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Des Plaines police are working with Evanston and Cook County authorities to determine whether a body discovered Sunday along Lake Michigan is that of a 61-year-old Des Plaines woman missing since late February. The body was found near Clark Sheridan Park, authorities said, and recovered by the Cook County medical examiner’s office, which is working with police to determine cause death and identity of the victim.

  • Reyna Garcia-Manzanares

    Aurora man held on $15 million bail in heroin bustApr 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    In what may be the largest heroin seizure in Kane County, an Aurora man is being held on $15 million bail after being charged with heroin possession and money laundering. Authorities say Modesto Alarcon had 9 kilograms of heroin.

  • Jennifer Morehead

    Website aims to make your moves seamlessApr 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    Moving from one home to another can be a very stressful process. A suburban woman is working to change all that. A website launched in May 2012 was founded by CEO Jennifer Morehead of Winnetka with two partners and they aim to help people with all aspects of an upcoming move.

  • Debra Fredricksen

    Search continues for missing Des Plaines womanFeb 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    After scouring an Evanston neighborhood for clues into the disappearance of a 61-year-old Des Plaines woman, police on Tuesday continued to work the phones, fielding tips from the public and talking to family members, who haven’t heard from their relative since Friday. A search group of family and volunteers spent much of the day Monday posting missing person fliers around the area where Debra Fredricksen’s car was found Saturday night.

  • Victoria and Fred Skeppstrom

    From ER to digital photo booths, couple says ‘cheese’ at eventsFeb 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kukec's People features Fred and Victoria Skeppstrom of Wilmette, who own a local franchise of TapSnap, a new digitized photo booth that allows smiling clients to dress up the photo, e-mail it to themselves or others, or post it on Facebook.

  • Debra Fredricksen

    Police searching in Evanston for missing Des Plaines womanFeb 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    Police are searching Evanston today for clues into the disappearance of a Des Plaines woman whose car was found there this weekend. Debra Fredricksen, 61, was reported missing by her husband Saturday night after several phone calls to her cellphone went unanswered.

  •  Actor Henry Winkler appears with co-author Lin Oliver to discuss their “Here’s Hank” books at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Mill Street School in Naperville.

    Book notes: Meet Henry Winkler in Naperville Feb 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    Actor and children's book author Henry Winkler and co-author Lin Oliver read from and sign copies of their new children's books "Here's Hank: Bookmarks Are People Too!" and "A Short Take About a Long Dog" at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Mill Street Schoo in Naperville. The event is sponsored by Anderson's Bookshop of Naperville.

  • Attend a free College Transfer FairFeb 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    If you’re looking for information about higher education, you won’t want to miss a free Transfer College Fair from 10:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Oakton Community College, Room 1604, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des

  • COURTESY OF WINGS WINGS CEO Rebecca Darr with husband, Joe.

    Darr wants to spread WINGS nationwide to help domestic abuse victims Jan 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kukec's People features Rebecca Darr, who helps countless victims of domestic abuse through WINGS, is in the midst of expanding the shelter in Chicago and plans to go national in a couple of years.

  • Notre Dame snaps Carmel’s streak with OT decision Jan 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    The comeback wasn’t enough for Carmel Catholic’s boys basketball team Friday night. The Corsairs fell to Notre Dame 51-50 in overtime, despite erasing a 41-31 deficit midway through the fourth quarter. The loss snapped Carmel’s seven-game winning streak, as the Corsairs fell to 17-4 overall and 2-2 in the East Suburban Catholic Conference. They had not lost in January.

  • Lawyers perform in Oakton benefit Jan 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Chicago Bar Association will hold its 90th Annual Holiday Spirits Review, “The Merry Old Land of Lawz,” 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at Oakton Community College’s Footlik Theater, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines.

  • Benet scores inside and out Jan 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Benet took advantage of the much younger Notre Dame Dons to win 74-58 in the East Suburban Catholic Conference on Friday in Lisle.

  • Enjoy an evening in ‘The Merry Old Land of Lawz’ Jan 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Enjoy an evening in The Merry Old Land of Lawz at the Chicago Bar Association’s 90th Annual Holiday Spirits Review, on Saturday, Jan. 25, at Oakton Community College’s Footlik Theater, 1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines.

  •  An exhibit at Oakton Community College for Black History Month showcases African-American cinema posters.

    Oakton exhibit showcases African-American cinema posters Jan 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    From the 1930s through the 1950s, the black movie industry expanded as its triumphs and struggles echoed the nationwide Civil Rights Movement that culminated in the 1960s. For February, Black History Month, Oakton Community College’s Koehnline Museum of Art will exhibit Gems from the Koehnline: African-American Movie Posters.

  •  Dale Mortensen, a Nobel laureate and longtime professor of economics at Northwestern University, died Thursday at the age of 74.

    Nobel Prize-winning economics professor dies Jan 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Nobel laureate and longtime Northwestern University economics professor Dale Mortensen has died. Mortensen shared the Nobel economics prize with two other Americans in 2010 for their work explaining how unemployment can remain high despite a large number of job openings.

  • Judaic history comes alive in Oakton class Jan 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    For more than 3,000 years, Judaic civilization has shaped history and the world. Gain a distinctive overview of Jews and Judaism, beginning with the biblical period and ending with modern times, by enrolling in Introduction to Jewish Studies (HIS 136 001) this spring at Oakton.

  • Oakton offers online women’s history course Jan 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    Oakton Community College will offer an online course starting this month examining the roles and accomplishments of women from prehistory to the present day through art, film, music, and literature. The 16-week Women in Western Civilization begins Jan. 21.

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