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Herb Kent, legendary Chicago radio personality who spent more than 70 years on the local airwaves, dies at 88.

Chicago radio legend Herb Kent, the longest-running DJ in the history of radio and a fixture on local airwaves for more than 70 years, died Saturday. He was 88.
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U.S. calls off Syria negotiations with Russia. 
The United States made good on a threat made last week, with the State Department calling it “not a decision that was taken lightly.”
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Only 86 freshmen enroll at Chicago State University this fall, the latest downturn for the struggling, historic institution.
Chicago State University enrolled just 86 freshmen this fall, an alarming drop as the embattled public institution faces an uncertain future.
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Chicago State University president out after less than a year in the post.

After just nine months at embattled Chicago State University , president Thomas Calhoun Jr. is apparently parting ways with the South Side University.
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Black studies programs struggle at Illinois state universities as focus on low-enrollment programs intensifies.


When Western Illinois University cut its African-American studies major this summer, enrollment and graduation numbers were dismal. Thirteen students had picked it as their primary field of study in the 2015-16 school year, and three students had graduated with a bachelor of arts in the discipline in 2016, according to university data.
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My story today: Landmark heart disease study in Chicago and three other cities marks 30 years of research to help broaden understanding about how to prevent heart disease.
Her heart beats thump, squish, thump, squish. Depending on the angle, the muscle appears to squeeze and release or wobble side to side. Blood flows toward the skin, then away. The valves flutter as they open and shut.
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Hundreds of Syrians, including children, killed in attacks on Aleppo.

The World Health Organization said it feared many more would die from lack of treatment at hospitals destroyed or damaged by the government’s airstrikes.
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With FluMist nasal spray out of commission this year, patients have to roll up their sleeves.

For the past few years, most adults and children had a choice of how to get vaccinated against the flu : the more common shot in the arm or the FluMist spray in the nostrils.
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To a chorus of boos, chants and jeers, cash-strapped Chicago State University pays president $600,000 to resign. 
Chicago State University President Thomas Calhoun Jr., who lasted just nine months in the job, will receive $600,000 as part of a separation agreement approved by university trustees Friday morning.
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Illinois' public universities see fluctuating enrollment after a difficult year for state finances. From me and +Kate Wegrzyn

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-illinois-universities-enrollment-met-20160908-story.html
The University of Illinois announced Thursday its largest freshman class in history, but regional public universities statewide are facing steep enrollment declines this fall, with freshman classes down as much as 25 percent from last year.
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Holy Cross Hospital's mental health unit aims to keep psychiatric patients out of ERs and jails
Laverne cut her wrists. She was upset and depressed. She knew she needed help.
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College of DuPage president axes forum for Board of Trustees candidates
College of DuPage President Robert Breuder has banned a forum for Board of Trustee candidates from taking place on campus, college spokesman Joe Moore said.
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Dawn Rhodes
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Chicago Tribune reporter. I cover Downers Grove for the Tribune and our weekly TribLocal publication. Follow me @rhodes_dawn
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Once chucked it all to go live in Japan for a year.
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  • Northwestern University
    Journalism, 2009
  • University of Michigan
    French, 2005
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