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Sandra Guy is an award-winning journalist, editor and freelance writer and blogger who has written for the past 20 years for the Chicago Sun-Times.

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John Prine raised the spirits of his guitar dealer from Chicago

‘It was uplifting to be with’ the late singer-songwriter, says George Gruhn, a U. of C. grad with a shop in Nashville.

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Future Founders helping students become business leaders of tomorrow

The Chicago-based organization teaches middle-schoolers, high-schoolers and young adults — particularly those in underserved neighborhoods — the skills and training they’ll need to succeed in the 21st century.

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Aurora’s Dominican Literacy Center changing women’s lives through mentoring

For 25 years, one very determined nun’s program has been pairing volunteer English-speaking tutors one-on-one with women who need literacy skills. The results have been life-changing.

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Open Books program gifts children with free books, starting at birth

A child can receive up to 60 books, chosen by a group of early education experts, before he or she enters kindergarten.

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‘Chicago P.D.’s Tracy Spiridakos moves to Chicago, talks life in the Second City

The actress now lives in Chicago — where the TV show films 10 months out of the year.

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Arthritis sufferers bringing awareness to illness that can strike at any age

May is National Arthritis Awareness Month. The illness, which strikes people of all ages, has no cure, but medicines can help put it in remission.

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‘Rewiring’ your brain is an effective way to combat stress: Some helpful tips

Cope with stress in healthy ways – exercising, eating a healthy diet, staying in contact with friends and allies. It will help you in the long run.

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Chicago’s outdoor racing season is here: Runners, are you ready?

The latest research shows runners should beware eating too many calories and too many carbs.

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Regular exams urged to thwart glaucoma

The risks increases with age. African-Americans may have two to five times higher risk than whites, and Latinos could be at twice the risk.

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Tea is just what the cold weather ordered (and it might do your diet good, too)

Doctors and nutritionists who’ve researched studies touting tea’s health effects say moderation is key.