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Yugoslavian Holocaust survivor shares life philosophy in art, writing

Earlier, we wrote about our meeting with Yugoslavian Holocaust survivor Ava Kadishson Schieber. We have also compiled a video playlist of our January 11, 2013 interview with the artist sharing her philosophies on life and survival.

Ava Kadishson Schieber poses with Hoy reporter Azra Halilovic following an interview on Friday, January 11, 2012. Both fled former Yugoslavia due to religious persecution — Kadishson Schieber from the communists in 1949, and Halilovic from the Chetniks in 1992.

Yugoslavian Holocaust survivor revisits past in art, inspires hope

Ava Kadishson Schieber fled her hometown of Novi Sad, Serbia in 1949 when it was overrun by Nazis and later subjugated by the communist regime that the artist and writer could begin a new life and express her creativity.

Advance Illinois Board Co-Chair Bill Daley and Executive Director Robin Steans speak to members of the City Club of Chicago at a breakfast meeting at Maggiano's Banquets in Chicago, Tuesday, November 13, 2012. They presented the organization's biennial report, which offers cross-cutting analysis on the state of education in Illinois and grades the system. Advance Illinois is a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening public education in Illinois. (Heather Charles/ Chicago Tribune)

How we’re skirting around the core of public school reform

You can read the report online, but this was just my two cents worth of what was said and not said beyond the print of a glossy 30-page brochure I’m skeptical most parents would read anyway. Or at least the ones that should.

El presidente estadounidense, Barack Obama (2ºizda), celebra su triunfo junto a su esposa, Michelle (izda), y el vicepresidente Joe Biden (2ºdcha) y su mujer, Jill Biden, al resultar reelegido como presidente de los Estados Unidos en el McCormick Place en Chicago (Estados Unidos) anoche, martes 6 de noviembre de 2012. Para conseguir la presidencia de EE.UU., el demócrata Barack Obama logró el triunfo este martes en 25 estados del país y la capital, Washington D.C., por delante de los 24 para el republicano Mitt Romney, a la espera de los resultados en el reñido estado de Florida. EFE/Shawn Thew

Election 2012: Winners and losers

The red, white and blue confetti has been cleaned up at McCormick Place, and nearly all of the results are known from Election 2012. Here’s our take on who did well this race and who did not.

Admir Obradovic, a native of Bosnia, eats a traditional meal of burek, phyllo dough beef pie, at Cafe Slasticarna Drina in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago on Tuesday. Obradovic has been living in the United States for 14 years but is not a citizen so cannot vote. He said he is not enthusiastic about either candidate, but would vote to re-elect President Barack Obama if he could vote (AZRA HALILOVIC/HOY).

Election 2012: The view from Chicago’s Bosnian community

Chicago’s Albany Park community is home to many ethnic groups with strong opinions about the 2012 presidential race. Among these are Bosnians, most of whom came to Chicago after the wars in the 1990s.

U.S. President Barack Obama waves on stage at an election campaign rally in Columbus, Ohio, November 5, 2012, on the eve of the U.S. presidential elections. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Election preview: what to look for tomorrow

The most expensive election in United States history will end tomorrow as voters cast ballots in the 2012 election. Here are key story lines to watch.

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INTERACTIVO: Predice el resultado de la elección presidencial

El Times ha identificado los estados clave aun indecisos basado en datos de las encuestas y otros factores, la lista será actualizar durante la elección conforme los cambios en encuestas de salida.

This combination of file pictures shows US President Barack Obama (L) speaking during a campaign event at Prime Osborn Convention Center July 19, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida, and US Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney (R) addressing the Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit in Washington on October 8, 2011. Republican challenger Mitt Romney will make a last-minute play for Pennsylvania NOvember 4, 2012 as he and President Barack Obama criss-cross America in a final push for votes on the penultimate day of their tense White House campaign. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN /Nicholas KAMM/FILES-/AFP/Getty

Close presidential race to end with divided Congress, nation

With election day just two days away, Obama has a slight lead in electoral votes over his opponent Mitt Romney while Democrats are expected to hold the Senate and Republicans the House.

People take part in early voting in Columbus, Ohio October 30, 2012. A tense and unpredictable race for the White House became even more so on Monday, as mammoth storm Sandy created delicate political challenges for President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney and raised the possibility of a chaoticvoting process. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES - Tags: USA PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION ELECTIONS POLITICS)

Hurricane Sandy rattles elections as race winds down

With the race for the presidency coming to a close and attention shifting from the candidates to Hurricane Sandy, the 2012 election campaigns may be coming to an early end.

A younger Barack Obama, then President-elect, answers questions from Tribune reporters in his downtown Chicago office Tuesday, Dec. 9 2008 (ALEX GARCIA/CHICAGO TRIBUNE).

Obama strives to win election: 2008 vs. 2012

President Barack Obama has been both praised and criticized for his work. We have compiled photos and categories noting Obama’s change since 2008, from his appearance to his promises and new challenges.

Mary Gill (left), Site Administrator for the Board of Elections, helps a voter at Truman College on the first day of early voting in Chicago, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 (CHRIS WALKER/CHICAGO TRIBUNE).

Effects of early voting unclear as participation surges in Chicago

When President Barack Obama cast his vote on Oct. 25, he joined the ranks of more than 64,000 Chicagoans who have voted early. While early voting continues to yield high turnout in Chicago and suburban Cook County, which alone has seen nearly 60,000 voters, there are mixed reactions about how early voting will affect election results.

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Chicago sees record-high early voting turnout

More than 48,000 Chicago voters and nearly 44,000 suburban Cook County voters cast early ballots since Monday, each setting new records for early voting in Illinois. Powered by high turnouts in black wards, the surge in early voting from 2008 to this year reflects a national trend.

El candidato presidencial republicano Mitt Romney y Paul Ryan saludan una multitud en un mitin en Daytona Beach. La campaña de Romney ha recibido $339.8 millones en contribuciones, de los cuales la mayoría viene de California ($33.8 millones) y Texas ($27.2 millones). EMMANUEL DUNDAND/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Contribuciones a las campañas presidenciales vs. PIB

Hasta finales de septiembre, las campañas del presidente Barack Obama, de Mitt Romney y las organizaciones que los apoyan habían recaudado casi $2,000 millones.

La cantidad es superior al PIB en 35 países.