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  • Algonquin students participate in day of service

    Algonquin students participate in day of service
    Inspired by volunteering at Feed My Starving Children in Schaumburg with her daughter last year, Algonquin Middle School science teacher Catherine Wiemann decided to bring the practice of serving the community to Des Plaines District 62 where she and...
  • Countdown to high school football kickoff

    Countdown to high school football kickoff
    47. Year St. Ignatius grad, former Chicago Cardinals owner Charles Bidwill, a Pro Footbal HOF, died. The franchise won the NFL championship later that year. 48. Years since Highland Park native Hugh “Shorty” Ray was inducted into the Pro...
  • Banking official joins District 64 board

    Banking official joins District 64 board
    The Niles Park Ridge District 64 Board of Education has selected Robert Johnson, a senior vice president at Northern Trust in Chicago, to fill the seat left vacant by former board secretary Terry Cameron. Johnson, who told the board he prefers to be...
  • REVIEW: Top 9 things about American Idols Live tour at Sands Bethlehem Event Center

     
    In general the “American Idols Live” tour that stopped Saturday at Sands Bethlehem, offering the top contestants from the FOX-TV show’s 13th season, was much like the show itself. Runner-up Jena Irene, left, and winner Caleb Johnson,...
  • CPS traditional schools see drop in funding under plan

    CPS traditional schools see drop in funding under plan
    While Chicago Public Schools officials maintain they do everything to keep budget cuts away from the classroom, the proposed operating budget for the coming school year decreases funding to 504 traditional neighborhood schools by $72 million. The budget...
  • For teen actors, Astin remains the father of comedy for 'The Addams Family'

    For teen actors, Astin remains the father of comedy for 'The Addams Family'
    Fifty years after "The Addams Family" debuted on TV in black and white, John Astin still has that wild gleam in his eye and the same mischievous grin. With his thick mustache, albeit a white one, he could easily be Gomez Addams in his debonair golden...
  • What inspires you to vote? [Letter]

    What inspires you to vote? [Letter]
    Dan Rodricks' column "Excuses aside, Maryland voter turnout an embarrassment" (June 25) resonated with me. I did vote in last month's primary election. I am embarrassed for people who are entitled to vote but did not and am saddened by the lackluster...
  • On Texas border, volunteers get to work to help flood of immigrants

    McALLEN, Texas The old-fashioned trolley bus stopped just outside Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and eight or so passengers new immigrants who had just stolen across the Rio Grande from Mexico filed off, clutching water bottles and manila envelopes...
  • Preds' Dee Webb makes play for future with plans to take online classes at UF

    Preds' Dee Webb makes play for future with plans to take online classes at UF
    EATONVILLE — When Dee Webb attended classes at the University of Florida, his eyes might have been fixed on the professor lecturing in front of him. His mind was elsewhere, unable to be contained by a classroom and focused squarely on the future...
  • Jeb's legacy as governor taking a huge hit

    Scripps Research Institute is in turmoil, there's talk of fracking in the Everglades and Florida is preparing to adopt Utah's standardized tests to assess our students and teachers. Three pillars of Jeb Bush's gubernatorial legacy are crumbling. Jeb...
  • Outside Opinion: Apprenticeship programs can close skills gap

    Outside Opinion: Apprenticeship programs can close skills gap
    The White House recently announced a $600 million investment in professional apprenticeship programs. The administration hopes to strengthen ties between community colleges and private companies — and equip workers with the skills they need to...