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A performer with Lyric Opera of Chicago suffered serious burns Monday afternoon when his face went up in flames during a dress rehearsal of Wagner’s “Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg” at the Civic Opera House in Chicago. Wesley Daniel,...
You're so vain. You probably think this column is about you. Carly Simon may be down on vanity, but I'm cool with it, so long as you don't go off the deep end. (I'm talking to you, Heidi Montag.) The desire to look good can be a powerful motivator for...
Tags: Weight, Physical Conditions, Health, Heidi Montag, Sports
Carolyn M. Rodgers, who grappled with issues of African American identity and culture in poems that took first flight during the vibrant Black Arts Movement of the late 1960s, has died. She was 69. Rodgers died of cancer April 2 in hospice care at...
Tags: Amiri Baraka, Health, Minority Groups, Bronzeville, Literature
Philip Jose Farmer was working for a steel and wire company in Peoria, Ill., and writing part time in 1952 when he stirred up the science-fiction world with his first published sci-fi tale, a controversial novella that appeared in the magazine Startling...
Tags: Harlan Ellison, Mark Twain, Armed Forces, Literature, Education
Donald Trump seems to relish an image as a no-nonsense businessman and boss, some might even say a bully. But the real estate mogul might have met his match in an Evanston grandmother who had humble beginnings growing up in a children's home. "Someone...
Her family too poor to care for her, Jacqueline Goldberg was placed in a children's home at age 10. Seven decades later, Goldberg had the kind of money that allowed her in 2006 to put cash deposits down on two condos in Donald Trump's luxury...
For RedEyeSeven months before the start of her freshman year at Roosevelt University, Mariana Luna’s life changed. Around 4 a.m. one day in 2008, Luna’s mother got a call from her father’s co-worker. Luna’s dad was an industrial painter,...
Age: 84 Residence: Tinley Park Writing letters since: His retirement in 1988. Along with the Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times and Southtown Star also publish his letters ("I've lost count over the years," he said). Life story in 100 words or less: Born...
RaShaunda Dooley has heard plenty of people tell her she can't be a firefighter. "There are always naysayers," she said Monday outside the Chicago Fire Department Academy South. "There are still naysayers now. But I know I can do the job." Dooley, 29,...
Jorge Federico Osorio knows firsthand the power of classical music to move young minds and hearts. "Many years ago I was playing a concert in a church in the Mexican city of Leon," the Mexican-born, Highland Park-based pianist recalls. "When I began...
After 34 years and five different positions at Carmel Catholic High School in Mundelein, Lynne Strutzel said while she enjoyed the challenges of being principal, nothing will compare to the feeling of being a teacher. "I never wanted to be anything but a...
Selfish politicians After the U.S. Senate vote to defeat any sort of gun control or background checks, it has become perfectly clear that we, the voters, don't matter. The National Rifle Association runs Washington. The cowards' fear of loss of their...
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