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Chicago officials try to tackle K-8 grade truancy crisis
Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett speaks at the the Chicago Board of Education monthly meeting on Nov. 20, 2013.
Bob Mariano took early rejection, spun it into grocery business success
Bob Mariano gives Mayor Rahm Emanuel a tour of the new Mariano's supermarket in the south Loop at 1615 S. State St. on October 7, 2013.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
UIC administration to faculty union: Lay off the social media
Earlier this week, members of the faculty union at the University of Illinois at Chicago voted solidly to authorize a strike if one should become "necessary."
UIC Faculty Votes For Strike, But Talks Continue
Members of the University of Illinois at Chicago's faculty union voted to approve a strike Thursday, although union negotiators will continue to attend previously scheduled mediation sessions with school administrators.
Albany Times Union
Graphic warnings on cigarettes packs could save lives
A new study has suggested the Food and Drug Administration greatly underestimated how much graphic warning labels on cigarette packs reduced the rate of smoking among Canadians.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
UIC faculty authorizes strike; talks go on
The unionized faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago has voted overwhelmingly to strike, even while negotiations with a federal mediator continue, union officials said late Thursday.
Study to See if Weight Loss Tied to Where People Live
The number of obese Americans is expected to increase to 113 million by the year 2022, making the U.S. the most overweight country in the world.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
American Academy of Family Physicians
Free Webinar Focuses on Chronic Care Group Visits
Group visits can be an effective practice tool for busy physicians caring for patients with chronic diseases, such as diabetes, that call for close management.
The Montgomery Advertiser
Capitalism has its benefits
The pope writes that the idea of "economic growth, encouraged by the free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness" has "never been confirmed by the facts."
A new process for producing synthetic gasoline based on carbon nanofibers
Digital image of carbon nanofiber mat used as catalyst, SEM image of the CNF mat displaying entangled fibers , high-resolution SEM image on individual fibers .
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Moral outrage may influence jurors' emotions in age of video
Think about the last time you were morally outraged. Chances are you felt angry, but did you also feel disgust? Two new studies point to important legal implications when moral outrage is generated through the interactive effect of anger and disgust.
Is research on delayed aging a better investment than cancer and heart disease?
Greater investment in research to delay aging may be a 'highly efficient' way to prevent disease, extend healthy life, and improve public health, according to new research.
UIC's faculty union begins strike-authorization vote
Bargaining talks that have lasted a year-and-a-half between the University of Illinois at Chicago and its unionized faculty reached a breaking point, as faculty started voting Monday to authorize a strike.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Legislature poised to act on - historic' pension vote
Jennifer Edwards, a retiree from the University of Illinois-Chicago, rallied outside some Illinois House members' offices Monday to encourage them to vote against a pension overhaul plan set for debate on Tuesday Illinois lawmakers are poised to vote Tuesday on a pension reform proposal that's been developing for about three years.
University of Illinois opposes pension proposal
The president of the University of Illinois has issued a letter saying the school is officially opposing a pension-reform deal under consideration in Springfield.
Process holds promise for production of synthetic gasoline
A chemical system developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago can efficiently perform the first step in the process of creating syngas, gasoline and other energy-rich products out of carbon dioxide.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
2 felony convictions, 2 big checks from UIC
A University of Illinois at Chicago auto-mechanic foreman who lied about an attempted-murder conviction on job applications but got his job back under a court order has been awarded $636,443 for the six years he was off the job.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Journal of Medical Internet Research
Comparison of US Panel Vendors for Online Surveys
Objective: The aim of this study was to characterize panel survey companies and their respondents based on the timeliness of response by panelists, the reliability of the demographic information they self-report, and the generalizability of the characteristics of panelists to the US general population.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Fracking opponents take their fight to Chicago
Opponents this week at a Chicago hearing hope to pressure a legislative panel to strengthen proposed regulations that they believe significantly undercut the fracking law or to reject the rules altogether, in effect, forcing a moratorium on fracking.
Computer games may help older adults walk easier
Older adults who tried special brain training computer games had better gait and balance than their peers afterward, in a new study.