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  • Northwestern classmates, colleagues mourn slain journalist Aug 20, 2014 5:49 PM
    The shock and sadness surrounding the beheading of American journalist Jim Foley by Islamic militants hits home at Northwestern University, where Foley was a graduate and noted speaker.

  • Weekend picks: Celebrate your fandom at Wizard World Aug 22, 2014 2:24 AM
    Fans of all things fantasy and sci-fi won't want to miss the Wizard World Convention Comic Con 2014 starting Thursday in Rosemont. Meet and get autographs from actresses Patricia Rodriguez Vonne, Crystal McCahill and Rosario Dawson before screenings of “Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Die For” at the Hollywood Palms Cinema in Naperville. And check out the Color Aloft Balloon Festival at Central Park in Grayslake. Comedian Chris DiStefano of MTV's “Guy Code” fame appears at Zanies locations in Chicago and Rosemont.

  • How will Northwestern replace Mark? Aug 14, 2014 2:49 PM
    With Northwestern running back Venric Mark deciding to transfer, and wide receiver Christian Jones expected to miss the season with a knee injury, how will the Wildcats recover from those two losses?

  • Navy SEAL trying out for Northwestern football Aug 11, 2014 11:38 AM
    A 32-year-old father of three who is an active Navy SEAL is trying to earn a spot on Northwestern University’s football team. Tom Hruby is a junior and wants to walk on as a defensive end. Hruby tells the Chicago Sun-Times that he’s not doing anything “outstanding or amazing.” Instead he sees it as “just more of a challenging route.”

  • Geneva optometrist focuses on new technology Aug 4, 2014 5:06 AM
    Kukec's People features long-time Geneva optometrist who is now offering genetic testing to his patients.

  • Des Plaines tech firm is real gem for entrepreneur Jul 28, 2014 12:52 PM
    Kukec's People features Mitul Gandhi was part of a family of jewelers in India. He said he was the so-called black sheep. Instead of jewelry, he gravitated toward technology. Now, he's the co-founder and chief architect of Des Plaines-based SeoClarity.

  • Glen Ellyn entrepreneur forsakes tech’s nomadic life Jul 14, 2014 4:58 PM
    Kukec's People features Saad Rehmani of Glen Ellyn who forgoes his father's world travels to stay here in the area. But he recently left innovative Redbox and has settled at Kapow.

  • Northwestern issues diplomas with misspelled word Jun 24, 2014 11:04 PM
    Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communication recently gave 30 diplomas to graduates on which the word “integrated” was spelled without the ‘n.’ The diploma would have been tagged with a “Medill F” — a stamp earned by students who commit factual or spelling errors.

  • Book notes: Anderson’s brings Lisa See to Naperville Jun 21, 2014 5:45 AM
    Meet New York Times best-selling author Lisa See as she reads from and signs copies of her newest title, “China Dolls,” at 7 p.m. Monday, June 23, at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville.

  • Feds ask 3rd parties to weigh in on college union May 12, 2014 4:11 PM
    A labor agency has invited outside parties to weigh in on whether Northwestern football players should be able to unionize. The National Labor Relations Board posted a notice Monday asking groups not directly involved in the dispute to submit arguments for or against unionization by June 26.

  • Hearing on athletes union worries activist May 8, 2014 6:57 AM
    A former linebacker leading the drive to form the nation's first union for college athletes said Wednesday he fears a congressional hearing could be a step toward legislative barriers that would thwart unionization. The hearing is scheduled for Thursday in Washington, D.C., before the House Education and the Workforce Committee.

  • Senator optimistic pension glitch will be fixed Apr 29, 2014 4:18 PM
    A state senator who’s trying to change a mistake in Illinois’ pension reform law says he’s optimistic it can be corrected. But state Sen. Daniel Biss, an Evanston Democrat, says he isn’t sure yet just when or how that will happen.

  • Historic day as Northwestern players vote on union Apr 25, 2014 6:24 PM
    In a historic vote, Northwestern football players cast secret ballots Friday on whether to form the nation’s first union for college athletes — a decision that could change the landscape of American amateur sports. Results of the unprecedented vote won’t be revealed any time soon. After the vote, the ballot boxes will be sealed for weeks or months — perhaps even years — as the university challenges the effort to unionize the football team.

  • Historic day as Northwestern players vote on union Apr 25, 2014 6:14 PM
    In a historic vote, Northwestern University football players cast secret ballots Friday on whether to form the nation’s first union for college athletes — a decision that could change the landscape of American amateur sports. The results of the closely watched vote will not be known for some time. After two rounds of voting on this 19,000-student campus, the ballot boxes were sealed and will remain so for weeks, months, perhaps even years as the university challenges the effort to unionize the team.

  • Government to review athletes’ bid to unionize at Northwestern Apr 24, 2014 5:13 PM
    The National Labor Relations Board has granted Northwestern University’s request that it review its ruling that football players at the university are essentially employees of the school with full collective bargaining rights.

  • Hawks’ Wirtz creates Northwestern endowment fund Apr 18, 2014 5:49 AM
    Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz and his wife, Marilyn, are creating an endowment fund for Northwestern University’s theater program. University officials say the multimillion dollar gift will fund student and faculty projects in the Theatre and Interpretation Center on the Evanston campus. Officials say the gift will help with collaborations with professional artists and regional theatres and fund arts programs for Chicago area children. Northwestern officials plan to rename the Theatre and Interpretation Center to the Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the performing arts, in honor of Rocky Wirtz’s grandmother, who was a Northwestern graduate. Wirtz is a member of the Northwestern University Board of Trustees. He received a bachelor’s degree from the university in 1975.

  • Northwestern players see push as spark for change Apr 12, 2014 7:29 PM
    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.”

  • DNA testing may identify missing Des Plaines woman Apr 9, 2014 12:12 PM
    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.

  • Body found in Evanston could be that of missing Des Plaines woman Apr 6, 2014 5:57 PM
    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.

  • Aurora man held on $15 million bail in heroin bust Apr 3, 2014 2:51 PM
    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.

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