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Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare opens walk-in clinic at grocery store
Adler Planetarium Women’s Board’s Celestial Ball raises $1.5M
Nazareth Academy Student Focus: Clarendon Hills’ Daniel D’Onofrio
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Recent property transfers for the region
Teeing Off: Talking golf with IHSA state champion Hinsdale Central
Western suburbs join to prepare for Ebola
DuPage County seeks online survey input on water quality
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Fall Festival of Fun for kids at Burr Ridge Village Center
Downers Grove Democrat challenges Woodridge Republican in county race
Four Hinsdale Central students named Norman Mailer semifinalists
Fenwick doubles Ana Sprajcer, Rylee Brennan climb their way to state
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Fenwick doubles Ana Sprajcer, Rylee Brennan climb their way to state
Tennis acclimates Hinsdale Central’s Rugile Valiunaite to new country
Hinsdale Central freshman Roshannah Gaur is surprise medalist for champs
Health: DuPage task force will monitor Ebola cases
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West Suburban Symphony brings the circus to town
State of Illinois sets up Ebola task force
Montini Catholic holds first of two open houses
Dolphin calves celebrate first birthday at Brookfield Zoo
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Theatre of Western Springs stages ‘Design for Murder’
The Big Questions: Author Jen Lancaster on bucket lists, conservatism and (not) writing about sex
Love Essentially: A relationship issue no one wants to talk about
Three Hinsdale District 86 School Board seats up for election in April
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Exciting showdowns abound at this season’s state tournament
Pay-by-phone option up and running for commuter parking
The Big Questions: Author Jen Lancaster on bucket lists, conservatism and (not) writing about sex Arts & Entertainment
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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