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New Director Selected For Morton Grove Public Library

The Morton Grove Library’s Board of Trustees after an extensive search and thorough review process has selected a new full-time Director. Ms. Pamela Leffler will … Read more ›

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E-Friendly Way to Rid Your Home of E-Waste

Delta Institute, Cook County, and Forest Preserve District Partner To Collect E-Waste RecyclablesPilot Collection Events Will Test Locations as Possible Permanent Sites CHICAGO (May 31, … Read more ›

Nhu Vo on Tuesday lights incense at a memorial for his 8-year-old son, Carter. (Brian L. Cox / Special to the Tribune)

Community rallies to support family of Skokie boy, 8, who died in crash Monday

Various organizations at School District 69 have rallied to support the family of Carter Vo, the 8-year-old second grader at Madison Elementary School in Skokie … Read more ›

Joni Alvarez says the Cancer Survivors' Celebration and Walk is a time to reflect on what she has overcome. (Photo courtesy of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center)
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Science Connections: Taking Strides for Survival

By Bethany Hubbard/Science in Society This will mark Joni Alvarez’s 7th year of participating in the Cancer Survivors’ Celebration and Walk, an annual event organized … Read more ›

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Rolling Meadows authorities ask for help finding man, 73, who left assisted care facility in wheelchair

Staff report Rolling Meadows police are asking for help locating a 73-year-old man who left his temporary residence at an assisted care living facility in … Read more ›

A researcher performing micro-surgery in rodents to test a new model for transplants. (Courtesy of Erin Massey/Medill)
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Science Connections: Bioengineered Organs May Hold the Future for Transplants

By Erin M. Massey/Medill News Service Bioengineered organs may redefine transplants for humans someday, and even allow damaged organs to regenerate. Northwestern University researchers are … Read more ›

Spectators bid farewell to the once deemed unsinkable Titanic on April 10, 1912. (Photo courtesy of Ullstein Bild/Roger Viollet)
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Science Connections: Lake Michigan Almost as Cold as Titanic's Grave Site

By Will Mendelson/Medill News Service After striking an iceberg 375 miles south of Newfoundland, it took less than three hours for the legendary Titanic to … Read more ›

Dr. Nausheen Akhter specializes in cardiovascular disease and what women in particular need to do to prevent this life-threatening condition.  (Courtesy of Northwestern Memorial Hospital)
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Science Connections: Heart Disease Leads Causes of Death for Women

by Jessica Whitfield/Medill News Service Cardiovascular disease is now recognized as the leading cause of death in women, according to Dr. Nausheen Akhter. Though many … Read more ›

subdivision in Hoffman Estates backs up to a Com-Ed Substation on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.  (Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune)

Lower electric rates: Voters could help scores of suburbs cut electric bills

Rare is the ballot-box initiative that could actually save taxpayers money. But in Tuesday’s primary election, voters in nearly 300 communities and counties across Illinois … Read more ›

Reproductive endocrinologist, Dr. Teresa Woodruff  pioneered the field of oncofertility. (Courtesy of Woodruff Lab)
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Science Connections: A Champion for Fertility Preservation and Quality of Life After Cancer

by Christi Sodano A pioneer in the world of fertility preservation for young cancer patients, Dr. Teresa Woodruff of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, … Read more ›