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Martin Luther King Day

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  • Lee-Jackson ceremony not aimed at King or promoting racism

    Lee-Jackson ceremony not aimed at King or promoting racism
    In response to the recent letter to the editor ("Timing of Jackson-Lee event just coincidence?" Jan 21), it's time to play "Name That Conspiracy!" Let's hear the five top contenders and see which conspiracy theory creates the most angst and apoplexy in...
  • Honoring MLK's commitment to service

     Honoring MLK's commitment to service
    Can volunteering to make a blanket in Winnetka for the homeless in Chicago combat social injustice? William Traynor said he believes it can. With his young daughter, Kylie, and niece Erin, by his side, Traynor and several hundred others knuckled down at...
  • District 181 extends school year two days

    District 181 extends school year two days
    Assuming no additional missed school days because of bad weather or other emergencies, students in Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Elementary District 181 may finish the 2014-15 school year a bit later than initially planned. June 9, a Tuesday, may now be the...
  • Education notebook: Virginia Wesleyan to host Buddhism scholar, Hampton NAACP to host education forum, TNCC adds paramedic training

    Virginia Wesleyan College's Center for the Study of Religious Freedom will host Rita M. Gross, a religious studies scholar and advanced Buddhist practitioner, for two events this week on campus. Both programs are free and open to the public. The...
  • Amy Poehler is the Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

    Amy Poehler is the Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year
    But what’s her favorite flavor? We’re not sure which we love more—Amy Poehler or pudding. So it’s only fitting that Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals has named her its Woman of the Year, which the university announced...
  • Hoping to improve the ocean's health

    Hoping to improve the ocean's health
    Poseidon, Splash, Dory and Krusty Krab will soon sink to the bottom of the Atlantic and eventually be covered in barnacles and brain coral. The artificial reefs were constructed and named by Broward College oceanography students and volunteers as part...
  • New Trier renovations might mean longer summer breaks, fewer holidays

    New Trier renovations might mean longer summer breaks, fewer holidays
    New Trier High School students will likely be enjoying longer summer vacations for the next few years, with officials proposing a revised calendar they say is needed to ensure that the $100 million renovation of the Winnetka campus is finished by the...
  • New Trier calendar keeps school in session on some holidays

    New Trier calendar keeps school in session on some holidays
    Determined to ensure that the $100 million renovation of New Trier High School's Winnetka campus is completed on time and within budget, officials voted to approve a calendar for the next three school years that includes holding classes on holidays...
  • MLK inspires kids to write get well cards to kids at Waukegan hospital

    MLK inspires kids to write get well cards to kids at Waukegan hospital
    Children recovering from various illnesses on the pediatric floor of the Vista East Medical Center in Waukegan will soon receive brightly colored get well cards with words of encouragement. The heartfelt messages were the inspirational result of a Dr....
  • Spady Museum's MLK Breakfast inspires community

    Spady Museum's MLK Breakfast inspires community
    With an energizing round of speeches, the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy at its 15th annual breakfast. "Be inspired to serve your community. Martin Luther King Day isn't about a day off but a day on," said...
  • Jobless claims hit 15-year low

    Jobless claims hit 15-year low
    In a positive sign for the labor market, initial claims for jobless benefits plunged last week to the lowest level in 15 years, the Labor Department said Thursday. Applications for unemployment benefits fell 43,000 to 265,000 for the week ended Jan. 24,...