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  • 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.

  • Website aims to make your moves seamless Apr 4, 2014 9:46 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.

  • Search continues for missing Des Plaines woman Feb 26, 2014 5:48 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.

  • From ER to digital photo booths, couple says ‘cheese’ at events Feb 27, 2014 3:11 PM
    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.

  • Police searching in Evanston for missing Des Plaines woman Feb 24, 2014 2:19 PM
    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.

  • Book notes: Meet Henry Winkler in Naperville Feb 8, 2014 5:45 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 Fair Feb 7, 2014 1:20 PM
    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

  • 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.

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