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Paralympics: A Bonus Beyond Olympic Games

(2) Comments | Posted September 22, 2009 | 3:54 PM

Peeking inside Chicago's bid to host the 2016 Olympics provides plenty of material for news pages as the city and world await final votes to choose a host by the International Olympic Committee on Oct. 2.

What cannot be overlooked in a maze of economic development, sponsorship, job...

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Take Me to the Intersection of Poetry and Journalism

(0) Comments | Posted January 17, 2009 | 5:59 PM

Are poets the new journalists?

We could do worse as a society than to see that happen, to see poetry in reporting.

We are already doing worse because too many journalists are getting through their days with one eye on the precision of names and titles, details about a...

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IIT Architecture Students Produce Important New Work at Ragdale

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2008 | 12:18 PM

Rebuilding the Meadow Studio at Ragdale, home of an artists' community in Lake Forest, turned out to be a classic Ragdale experience for a dozen Illinois Institute of Technology fourth and fifth year graduate architecture students.

Their time invested at Ragdale could be career changing in...

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Looking for Lessons in Those Long Lines Waiting to Buy Newspapers

(4) Comments | Posted November 10, 2008 | 3:48 PM

What will the newspaper business learn from the Wednesday morning, post-election record rush to purchase daily papers ? Will the lessons provide a little C.P.R. for an industry gasping to survive?

Newspaper publishers could have accurately yelled: "They love us. They really love us!" But...

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Training Citizens On Cross Country Courses

(2) Comments | Posted October 13, 2008 | 11:44 AM

Trophies, medals and headlines seem to come naturally to the York Community High School boys cross country team each year. But to listen to their coach, Joe Newton, is to be reminded that the structure is built from the slowest runner on up.

Newton has been at the...

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Immigration Art Haunts; Teaches

(0) Comments | Posted September 15, 2008 | 9:29 PM

When I recently visited two art galleries on back-to-back summer days, I ended up haunted by these immigration exhibits that could have been in adjoining rooms because their content was connected. Instead, they were five miles apart and set across decades.

I smiled at a comment left in one of...

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Agriculture High School Harvests Math, Science Talents

(2) Comments | Posted September 12, 2008 | 6:04 PM

It takes more than a fabulous crop of sweet corn to define the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences on the city's Southwest Side. That success this August, however, is just one example of teen talent, adult leadership and community at the school campus, a 75-acre working...

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76 Years After Her Nobel Prize, A Tollway for Jane Addams

(0) Comments | Posted August 22, 2008 | 11:00 AM

I find it charming that a tollway is named for Jane Addams. It's been almost a year since the first American woman to win a Nobel Peace prize was honored with the 76-mile Jane Addams Memorial Tollway. I still get a sassy jolt when I hear her name on...

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Tiffany's Largest Dome Shines Again in Chicago

(4) Comments | Posted August 17, 2008 | 9:51 PM

As my favorite places go, the grand old building once home to the Chicago Public Library, gets my top vote. Now known as the Chicago Cultural Center, it sits proudly on Michigan Avenue with entrances on Washington and Randolph Streets.

In the summer, its splendid front yard will pull...

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Still Time to Act: No Training Needed

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2008 | 6:26 PM

The Olympic Games are about numbers, about scores, about times and distances and of targets and precision. What would make more sense than to suggest that those who benefit from the Olympics this summer, from athletes to ticket holders, from TV viewers to sponsors, from journalists to athletic uniform and...

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'American Da Vinci' Designed Everyday Objects Quietly From Cleveland

(0) Comments | Posted January 31, 2008 | 6:48 PM

Viktor Schreckengost was a giant in the world of industrial design. When he died at age 101 on Saturday night, the nation lost a talent it likely could not name. Spending his entire career in the Midwest, Schreckengost opted to do the work rather than chase fame.

A Monday...

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Set Your Alarm: Page One Ads Are Coming

(3) Comments | Posted July 28, 2007 | 1:56 PM

Journalists object to front-page advertising and don't hesitate to say so. When the Tribune Company sought input from editors on launching page one ads in Chicago and Los Angeles, opposition from the news side of the operations was immediate.

Shrinking the news hole on the papers' face...

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Remembering Chris Boskoff

(0) Comments | Posted July 26, 2007 | 12:09 PM

Earlier in July, the body of one of the world's greatest mountaineers was found in China seven months after she disappeared with her climbing partner whose body was recovered in late December. Both are believed to have died in an avalanche.

Christine Feld Boskoff. Charlie Fowler. They were...

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