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In Memoriam: Toni Morrison, 1931-2019

On August 5 novelist, poet, editor, and professor Toni Morrison passed away. She was 88 years old.  Morrison was one of the rare authors whose creative output won her both commercial and critical acclaim. Her 11 novels, which include The Bluest Eye (1970), Sula (1973), Song of Solomon (1977), and Beloved (1987), repeatedly made the […]

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Downton Daze

Sunday, March 6, 2016 was a dark day.  No, you are not forgetting a natural disaster.  You are just not remembering what happened at 8 p.m. CST on PBS. Let me refresh your memory.  It was the premiere airing of the final episode of the television show (phenomenon!) Downton Abbey. Not exactly a “day of […]

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SCORE Business Clients’ Advice: “Seek Guidance, No Need to Go It Alone”

Achieving success as a business entrepreneur is highly fulfilling, but Alicia Schwartz, co-founder of ChattySnaps®, readily acknowledges she and her partner, Annalee Oakley, could not have done it alone. Schwartz credits the business mentors with SCORE North Cook and Lake Counties Chapter for their guidance and educational support since working with them at the Niles-Maine […]

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Missing Doris Day

The release of Quentin Tarantino’s film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (still in theaters), has transported his audience back to a time almost forgotten. When I think of the post-WWII 1940s to the pre-Vietnam early 60s, I think of innocence.  Naivete.  Virtue.  I’m not saying all happenings during this period were sunshiny and sweet.  […]

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