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Martin Luther King Day

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  • Free admission to Port Discovery on MLK day

    Free admission to Port Discovery on MLK day
    Admission to Port Discovery will be free on Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. "Visitors will have the opportunity to honor Dr. King’s dream, and experience the rich African-American history through interactive programs," according...
  • A Chicago-centric calendar for 2015

    Here's a look at this year's planned events and commemorations of interest to Chicagoans, to be held here and elsewhere: Jan. 1 — New Year's Day Jan. 1 — Illinois' personal income tax rate drops from 5 percent to 3.75 percent. Jan. 12 &#...
  • A Word, Please: A guide on how to write names of holidays

    The new year, that is, New Year's, is upon us. Soon after will come Presidents Day, also known as Presidents' Day, then Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Veterans Day, Xmas and a bunch of other holidays no one knows how to write. Partly because so many...
  • Hump Day Deals: Post-holiday savings

    Hump Day Deals: Post-holiday savings
    If you still have some cash left in your pocket after the holidays you may want to check out these deals on what to buy cheap in January:  Winter apparel is big. Clearance items can reach up to 80% off. Time to stock up! You can also find good deals...
  • Weekly jobless claims rise but remain low

    Weekly jobless claims rise  but remain low
    More Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, but applications rose less than expected, holding at a level that signals a strong job market. Initial claims for jobless benefits rose 11,000, to 278,000, for the week ended Jan. 31, the Labor...
  • Program helps empower youths

    Program helps empower youths
    When Vivian Jackson moved to Dania Beach, she began hunting for recreational activities for her three children. The single mom found programs in Cooper City and Hollywood, but nothing in her neighborhood. Wanting to change that, Jackson created the CARE...
  • Flyers getting closer to full strength

    Flyers getting closer to full strength
    VOORHEES — At least the Flyers will have close to a full line-up when they play the New York Islanders on Thursday night. That wasn't the case when they were bullied out of Nassau Coliseum in a Jan. 19/Martin Luther King Day matinee game, 7-4....
  • 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...