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Barrington’s offense piles up yards in rout of Oak Park-River Forest
Police: Man fondled himself in River Forest restaurant
Sen. Mark Kirk questioned by Triton students
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Inside The Huddle: Round 1 playoff preview
Sun-Times suburban papers sold to Tribune
Oak Park-River Forest turns tables on Trinity in Proviso East volleyball regional final
Movies: ‘Horns’ reviewed along with new, recent films
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Movie Review: Jake Gyllenhaal drives crazily cutthroat ‘Nightcrawler’
Carly Uhlir finds plenty of family support with Trinity volleyball
Carly Uhlir finds plenty of family support with Trinity volleyball
OPRF middle hitter Meg Valenti goes all-in with volleyball
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Fenwick grad Jack Alberts makes quick impact on Marquette soccer team
Park District of Oak Park taking over District 97 field maintenance
No treat: Halloween expected to be frigid, blustery and wet
One-day big trash disposal could return to River Forest
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Michael Beaudin makes big difference on Fenwick’s defense
Michael Beaudin makes big difference on Fenwick’s defense
Love Essentially: The lipstick experiment boosts self-confidence
Family Friendly: Pumpkins will fly at Oak Park’s Great Pumpkin Smash
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Former Oswald lover talks locally about Kennedy assassination
The Big Questions: Tom Dreesen on Sinatra, comedy and profanity Arts & Entertainment
The Big Questions: Tom Dreesen on Sinatra, comedy and profanity
Comedian Tom Dreesen has seen it all. In the 1960s, the Harvey native pioneered the first interracial stand-up comedian team with Tim Reid (best known for his later role as Venus Flytrap on “WKRP in Cincinnati”). In the 1970s, he helped lead the strike against Mitzi Shore's iconic Comedy Store. Dressen also appeared on the “Tonight Show” 61 times and served as Frank Sinatra’s opening act for 14 years.
Oct. 27 noon |
The Big Questions: Author Jen Lancaster on bucket lists, conservatism and (not) writing about sex People
The Big Questions: Author Jen Lancaster on bucket lists, conservatism and (not) writing about sex
Jen Lancaster has built a career on reinventing herself. In “Such a Pretty Fat,” she tackled weight loss. In “My Fair Lazy,” she sought high culture. In “The Tao of Martha,” she lived a life informed by Martha Stewart. In recent years, Lancaster has also reinvented herself as a novelist, most recently with the sibling rivalry of “Twisted Sisters” and time-traveling delirium of “Here I Go Again.” Below is an excerpt of our wide-ranging conversation, which included musings on regret, “Twilight,” her bucket list and why she’ll never write a sex scene. You can listen to the entire interview on our podcast “The Big Questions,” available on iTunes, SoundCloud and YouTube.
Oct. 23 10:07 a.m. |


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