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WALTER WILLIAMS: Tuition pays for these activities

WALTER WILLIAMS: Tuition pays for these activities

According to College Board, average tuition and fees for the 2013-14 school year totaled $30,094 at private colleges, $8,893 for in-state residents at public colleges and $22,203 for out-of-state residents. Faced with the increasing costs of higher education, parents and taxpayers might like…

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Original Chicago horror TV movie host Svengoolie dead at age 77

OFFBEAT: Original Chicago horror TV movie host Svengoolie dead at age 77

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 21, 2013 12:00 am
Young gay athletes set tone for NBA coming out

Young gay athletes set tone for NBA coming out

CHICAGO | You've probably never heard of Holly Peterson or Jonathan Jean-Pierre. One came out as a lesbian at age 15, when she was playing high school basketball. The other, a college rower, told his teammates last year that he's gay.

May 04, 2013 9:30 pm Photos

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After Newtown, indulgences from grateful parents

After Newtown, indulgences from grateful parents

There's snow on the ground in Londonderry, N.H., nearly 200 miles to the north of the still-raw slaughter at a Connecticut elementary school, and dad Eric Heenan found himself in a routine fuss with his 9-year-old son over boots.

December 20, 2012 12:00 am
Vision loss treatment with a new drug therapy

Vision loss treatment with a new drug therapy

Charlotte Moorehead had no idea she even had a problem until she went for a routine eye checkup.

October 16, 2012 8:47 am Photos

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Muppets racking up years, but who's counting?

Muppets racking up years, but who's counting?

Sesame Street Live is coming to the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville May 4-8. The 90-minute song-and-dance revue whisks mobs of Muppets on a magic, music-filled journey.

April 27, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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