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Holiday Events in Chicago, Winter 2011–2012
Time Out Chicago
November 2011

The holiday season is upon us, whether you’re ready or not. Here’s a growing list of holiday happenings—we’re updating it as more events are announced. We’re even adding NYE shindigs at the end of the list.
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Lakeview is for lovers
Time Out Chicago
October 2011
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Forget up-and-coming neighborhoods like Logan Square and Bridgeport. If you’re looking for steamy hookups, there’s only one place to live.
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Fashion’s Night Out 2011
Time Out Chicago
September 2011
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Not sure which shops to visit during Fashion’s Night Out, the nationwide fashion party taking place Thursday 8? Dozens of stores are hosting events that will include fashion shows, cocktails, major discounts and, uh, reality TV stars. Here are our picks of the top parties to attend.
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Gambling is my life
Time Out Chicago
August 2011
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From dealer to pro poker player to bookie, five locals share tales from inside the betting biz.
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First lady sees economic benefit in curbing childhood obesity
Medill News Service
March 15, 2011

If ignored it’s an issue that can drastically alter the economic landscape for generations to come.” — first lady Michele Obama, speaking Tuesday to the National League of Cities convention.
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Gates Foundation, U.S. partner to reduce infant and mother deaths
Medill News Service
March 9, 2011

Every two minutes, a woman dies during childbirth. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the U.S. Agency for International Development announced a new partnership Wednesday to reduce those statistics. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talked about the plans on Wednesday.
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As administration pushes for more charter schools, quality remains a concern
Medill News Service
March 7, 2011

If the administration has its way, more charter schools will open across the country as part of President Barack Obama’s plan to offer more choice in public education. Meet the students, parents and educators on the front lines of the fight to open — and close — charter schools.
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One school believes ‘inspired’ teachers are the answer
Medill News Service
March 7, 2011

The Inspired Teaching School isn’t your typical charter school. It doesn’t offer a groundbreaking educational experience and its founders don’t necessarily believe charter schools are the answer to improving education.
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Senators grill Duncan on spending
Medill News Service
March 1, 2011

Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Tuesday defended the administration’s plan to increase spending on education by 11 percent in its budget proposal for next year. But he was pressed hard by Republicans, who say that the country does not have the money to support the ambitious spending plans.
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Solis calls job training ‘essential’
Medill News Service
February 16, 2011

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis emphasized job training programs in an appearance Wednesday before a House panel. She was on Capitol Hill to discuss the administration’s budget plan.
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Breaking into Business School
Today’s Chicago Woman
October 2010
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Women have their sights set on their next area of domination: business school. While the number of women obtaining their Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) is still less than those in medical and law school, it’s steadily rising. While women still face specific challenges, getting an MBA may be your best career decision yet.
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Applying to Graduate School
Today’s Chicago Woman
October 2011
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You’ve decided to attend graduate school, but just thinking about the application process makes your head spin. While the process can be time-consuming and confusing, we show you how to handle it with skill and ease.
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