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Five minutes with Weight Watchers founder Jean Nidetch: Weight loss pioneer Jean Nidetch, who once weighed 214 pounds, founded the Weight Watchers organization in 1963 after following an eating regimen prescribed by the New York City Board of Health. Now...
Tribune reporterAn accused head of a stick-up crew that robbed small restaurants and banks at gunpoint was found guilty today by a federal jury in Chicago of fatally shooting a bank teller during a 2007 holdup of a South Side bank. David Vance gunned down teller...
Tribune reporterA retired school teacher and security guard calmly recounted in federal court today how they were shot and wounded four years ago when three masked men stormed into a Chatham neighborhood bank. One of the alleged suspects, David Vance, is on trial in...
Tags: Martin Luther King Jr., Theft, Assault, Chatham, Crimes
Sharon Feigon had spent two years building I-GO Car Sharing with the idea that everyone should have access to a car, regardless of their neighborhood or income, when Zipcar's CEO asked for a lunch meeting. At Zipcar, the country's major car-sharing...
Anchor a stairway with an antique cast-iron newel post. Dress a window with vintage schoolhouse maps instead of shades. Turn a jettisoned apothecary cabinet into a bathroom vanity. Adorn walls with mantels from previous lives. Use those tips and many...
"If he popped up in the pinch he should of made a base hit and the reason he didn't was so-and-so. And if he cracked one for three bases he ought to had a home run, only the ball wasn't lively, or the wind brought it back, or he tripped on a lump o' dirt,...
Mr. Basketball of Illinois 2012 | Simeon's Jabari Parker: Wolverines' first winner since Rose earns place in historySpecial to the TribuneJabari Parker had just sent the Simeon gym into a tizzy. It was the end of the third quarter of a city tournament game, and Parker dunked home a rebound over and between three Hyde Park defenders as the buzzer sounded. The stands rocked. His screaming...
Kevin Puts, a composer who teaches at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, won the Pulitzer Prize in music Monday for his first opera. Puts, a member of the Peabody faculty since 2006, was honored for "Silent Night," a two-act work commissioned by the...
Tags: Marin Alsop, Journalism, Mark Campbell, Movies, Chicago
Tanning was as much a part of Lindsay Walsh's teenage social life as talking on the phone. Two or three times a week — more for special occasions — she and her friends would hit the salons, beckoned by their posters of bronzed, beautiful...
WGN NewsMORNING NEWS POLL: Do you think birth control pills should be covered by health insurance? Yes: % No: % MIDDAY NEWS POLL: Do you approve of how Illinois lawmakers voted in the debt deal? Yes: 71% No: 29% NEWS AT NINE POLL: Yes: % No: % THANKS...
WGN NewsMORNING NEWS POLL: Are you concerned about security in Chicago during the NATO summit? Yes: 40% No: 60% MIDDAY NEWS POLL: Until this scandal, were you aware of what the General Services Administration did with your tax dollars? Yes: 10% No: 90%...
Tags: New York City, Egypt, Elections, India, Cook County
Corruption has been a plague on Illinois politics and government for decades, and most of the practitioners have gotten away with it most or all the time. Voters have only modest means to clean up the system, because of limited choices and limited...
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