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  • Constable: Teens eclipse expectations for observatory Oct 21, 2014 5:44 AM
    The Henize Observatory at Harper College will offer unique views of Thursday afternoon's partial solar eclipse. But it also features plenty of Saturday night opportunities for star-gazing thanks to a team of teenagers.

     
  • Flight attendants helped to ground sex discrimination Oct 19, 2014 6:12 AM
    During her 34-year career as a flight attendant, Shari Worrell of Lake Barrington and other young women who started as stewardesses helped change the way the airlines and all employers dealt with women in the wake of the groundbreaking Civil Rights Act of 1946 and its Title VII, which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin.

     
  • Constable: Suburban hospitals prepare for Ebola, worry about flu Oct 16, 2014 5:46 AM
    On the front lines of infectious dieseases, suburban hospital workers face a long list of stuff much more likely than Ebola to kill them.

     
  • Constable: Mt. Prospect family’s history of hardship starts in Siberia Oct 11, 2014 11:58 PM
    The Schacht family of Mount Prospect handles the obstacles facing their disabled son with the same strength and determination their ancestors used to survive Stalin and escape to the United States. “All you have to do is turn around and look, and somebody’s got it worse,” Val Schacht says.

     
  • Constable: Who’s the best suburban grocery bagger? Oct 9, 2014 5:30 AM
    The vast parking lots of suburbia eroded our ability to parallel park. The proliferation of plastic bags has made bagging groceries a dwindling skill. But the Lombard-based Illinois Food Retailers Association honors the talent Thursday with its bagger championship.

     
  • Constable: Maine South grad’s work links sense of smell, death Oct 7, 2014 8:37 AM
    The predictor of when you will die isn’t right under your nose. It is your nose. “The sense of smell is like the canary in the coal mine,” says Dr. Jayant Pinto, a 1988 graduate of Maine South High School and the lead author of a University of Chicago study that made recent headlines around the globe by finding a distinct relationship between the ability to smell and the likelihood of death among older people. “The sense of smell is really important to people’s health.”

     
  • Lombard cancer patient counsels others on living with the diagnosis Oct 5, 2014 7:00 AM
    Marking the 15th anniversary of the cancer diagnosis that could have killed him, Lombard's Gary Grieger voluntarily immerses himself into a world of sorrow and hope, talking with others who've just learned they have cancer. “I try to help them find a way to be strong,” he says.

     
  • Leaves just starting to turn, but Santa getting prepped Oct 2, 2014 5:35 AM
    We've been relishing a delightful fall, but winter is on its way. Prospective Santas audition during a casting call at Oakbrook Shopping Center.

     
  • Jews observe High Holy Days in Catholic church Sep 30, 2014 5:48 AM
    In a show of cooperation between Christians and Jews, Holy Family Church in Inverness will host the Beth Tikvah congregation of Hoffman Estates for Yom Kippur. The trickiest part is hiding the 2,000-pound cross with Jesus.

     
  • Constable: When singles rule the majority Sep 28, 2014 5:57 AM
    For the first time in state's history, single adults make up more than half the population of Illinois. What does this mean for the suburban stereotype of a husband, wife, son, daughter and an adorable dog?

     
  • Constable: Cubs move me to erect video scoreboard Sep 25, 2014 5:17 AM
    To make room for the future of Wrigley Field, the Cubs push some of us out of our regular seats to make room for the new video scoreboard control room. Fans will adapt, promises a 90-year-old Cubs fan who learned to live without "Ladies' Day."

     
  • Constable: Tweets joking about abuse lead to awareness opportunities Sep 22, 2014 5:22 PM
    “It's a knockout deal,” read the tweet offering 20 percent discounts at Cheesie's Pub and Grub. “We're calling it the Ray Rice ;)” “I was so sad to see that, because I personally love Cheesie's,” says Karli Johnson, leader of the Eva Alliance, a new DuPage agency that raises awareness, offers prevention programs and works with the victims of domestic abuse, child abuse and sexual assault. “So I called immediately.”

     
  • Pumpkins the elixir of life for Elk Grove author Sep 21, 2014 7:45 AM
    Bombarded with come-ons for pumpkin lattes, pumpkin shakes, pumpkin beer and even pumpkin Pop Tarts, suburbanites may be sick of pumpkin before that first fall taste of pumpkin pie. Not Marilyn Alice Tuckman, author of "For the Love of Pumpkins." “If it didn’t have love in it, it would be worthless,” she says.

     
  • Constable: TV can offer escape, but NFL sadly reflects reality for shelters Sep 18, 2014 8:27 AM
    Television can offer a respite from reality. But for the women and children victims of abuse seeking haven in suburban shelters, the NFL's "Thursday Night Football" broadcast offers plenty of news about the violence that they are trying to escape. “Like the entire nation, we've engaged in conversations about the NFL and football,” says Maureen Manning-Rosenfeld, of Community Crisis Center in Elgin.

     
  • Elk Grove’s Pizza 4 Patriots? How about Operation Cookie Drop Sep 15, 2014 8:18 PM
    In 2008, a simple idea to send a few pizzas to soldiers overseas turned into Pizzas 4 Patriots. That spawned Packages 4 Patriots. Now, those groups are working together with Operation Cookie Drop, a plan to deliver 13,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to veteran organizations in all 50 states.

     
  • Constable: Citizen scientists research birds and bees Sep 14, 2014 7:45 AM
    You don't have to be part of a research lab, wear a white coat or even have a degree to be an important part of scientific research. There are hundreds of opportunities for "citizen scientists" to weigh in on everything from bugs to dogs to space to sex. “Science is everywhere,” says Samantha Lindgren with the University of Illinois.

     
  • Constable: A happy time — with a side of sadness Sep 11, 2014 5:30 AM
    The family moments are a little forced, but the sentiments behind them are painfully real. As we drop off our 18-year-old twin sons at college, my wife and I realize our family will never by the same.

     
  • From brother's Woodstock-like fest to Goodstock benefit Sep 7, 2014 7:47 AM
    The wild Woodstock-like music fest on the Constable family farm outside Goodland, Ind., 33 years ago set the foundation for this month's Goodstock benefit concert featuring a suburban band.

     
  • Pizza truce over as East Coast poll takes shot at Chicago Sep 4, 2014 6:09 AM
    Last fall, Marc Malnati got Jon Stewart to appologize for ripping Chicago-style pizza, admit that Lou Malnati's pizza was "very tasty," and call for a truce in the pizza wars. Now comes a new shot.

     
  • Elk Grove Village girl pursues dolphin trainer dream Aug 31, 2014 6:38 AM
    As a kindergartener in Elk Grove Village, Mallory Marra just knew that she wanted to grow up to be a dolphin trainer. Now, as a trainer at Florida's Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Marra is thrilled to be working with the dolphin stars in the movie "Dolphin Tale 2," opening Sept. 12

     
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