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  • Eatery offers soup for price of day’s temperature Jan 28, 2014 8:14 AM
    A Chicago-area restaurant group serving older people is offering soup for a price that equals the high Fahrenheit temperature of the day. Mather LifeWays, which operates three Mather’s restaurants in Norwood Park, Portage Park and Chatham, will be selling soup based on the temperature through Feb. 28. Spokeswoman Lori Keenan says with the temperature dipping to 5 degree below zero on Monday, the restaurants were paying customers a nickel to eat their soup. She said the customers were surprised getting the coin, with about a quarter of them giving it back. Evanston-based Mather LifeWays is nonprofit organization that offers programs and residences for older adults. Keenan says the soup program is designed to give older adults a place to go where they won’t be pressured to leave after a certain amount of time has elapsed.

     
  • Darr wants to spread WINGS nationwide to help domestic abuse victims Jan 27, 2014 5:00 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 25, 2014 12:01 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 6:21 PM
    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 10:57 PM
    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 1:46 PM
    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.

     
  • Oakton exhibit showcases African-American cinema posters Jan 17, 2014 1:34 PM
    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.

     
  • Judaic history comes alive in Oakton class Jan 9, 2014 12:28 PM
    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.

     
  • Nobel Prize-winning economics professor dies Jan 9, 2014 2:21 PM
    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.

     
  • Oakton offers online women’s history course Jan 5, 2014 5:19 PM
    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.

     
  • OCC has Jewish Studies class Dec 29, 2013 6:09 PM
    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 at Oakton Community College. The 16-week course meets 9:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m. Fridays starting Jan. 24, at the Skokie campus, 7701 N. Lincoln Ave.

     
  • Notre Dame sizes up Wheeling Dec 28, 2013 8:58 PM
    A Wheeling varsity basketball program heading in the right direction hit a speed bump Saturday night. A big speed bump. The Wildcats ran into the defensive machine known at Notre Dame in the consolation finals of their Wildcat Hardwood Classic and, trailing throughout, dropped a 57-44 decision on the last night of the tournament.

     
  • Open house at Oakton nanotechnology lab Dec 27, 2013 4:29 PM
    Delve into a world too small to be seen by the naked eye during a free nanotechnology open house hosted by Oakton Community College from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at the school’s state-of-the-art lab at Skokie’s Illinois Science + Technology Park (IS+TP), 8045 Lamon Ave.

     
  • Oakton to offer food equipment repair training Dec 26, 2013 5:57 PM
    Oakton Community College has partnered with an online firm to offer students training in the commercial food equipment repair technology field.

     
  • Northwestern to host Rotelli light installation Dec 19, 2013 6:55 AM
    Northwestern University’s Deering Library will be the backdrop next month for an elaborate light show by noted Italian light artist Marco Rotelli. Officials say the installation will bathe the library facade with his unique illuminations during the third week of January. School officials say Rotelli’s creation is inspired by the Dylan Thomas poem “Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night,” and will “celebrate the triumph of the human spirit over the forces of cold and melancholy.” The illumination will be visible to people passing by the library and motorists traveling past the Evanston campus on Sheridan Road. The Italian-born Rotelli was the 2013 Artist-In-Residence at the school’s Kaplan Institute for the humanities. Rotelli’s light installations have been featured in cities all over the world.

     
  • Andress helps Conant complete perfect day at Addison Trail Dec 7, 2013 6:05 PM
    Conant saved its best for last. Dan Andress earned a hard-fought 6-4 decision over Stephen Hayden in the final bout of the day to edge host Addison Trail 33-28 and finish a perfect 3-0 effort Saturday afternoon in Addison. The Cougars bested state ranked Notre Dame 36-27 in its opener, then walloped Glenbrook North 84-0, setting the stage for what proved to be a thriller with the feel of something much bigger than an early dual.

     
  • Chicago artists on exhibit at Koehnline Museum Dec 6, 2013 5:21 PM
    Enjoy a fascinating side-by-side look at works by contemporary Chicago artists Sandra Holubow and Judith Roth, each of whom brings a unique perspective to capturing the Windy City, starting Thursday, Dec. 12, at Oakton’s Koehnline Museum of Art, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines. Both artists will attend a public reception on opening night from 5 to 8 p.m. The free exhibition Unforgettable Places, Memorable People runs through Friday, Jan. 24.

     
  • 10th Empty Bowls fundraiser comes to Oakton Saturday Dec 4, 2013 1:36 PM
    Professional and student potters from the Chicago area have contributed hundreds of unique bowls for the 10th Empty Bowls fundraiser at Oakton Community College. The event, which raises awareness about local and worldwide hunger, will run 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Oakton’s Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines.

     
  • Child model from Mount Prospect now has agency of her own Dec 2, 2013 5:58 AM
    Kukec's People features John MacLeod of Kenilworth, who is heading up a new concept in 24/7 news broadcasting, an app that provides local news to your mobile device.

     
  • Master puppeteer at Oakton performance for adults Nov 27, 2013 1:07 PM
    11.14- with one photo-page 2 Chicago’s Redmoon Theater co-founder Blair Thomas sure knows how to pull the strings behind the scenes! Puppetry, storytelling, and high art converge for an unbelievable night of amazing showmanship in “Hard Headed Heart” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Oakton’s Footlik Theater, 1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines.

     
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