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  • A conversation with Mrs. Illinois

    A conversation with Mrs. Illinois
    Did you ever wonder how someone becomes Mrs. Illinois? What exactly are her duties? We talked with the newly crowned Mrs. Illinois International 2012 Christine Garcia--who was crowned in a ceremony at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn--fresh off her...
  • Moms are building mini-empires online

    Moms are building mini-empires online
    I recently sat in awe in a room full of women — most of them moms — who are powerful influencers reaching giant audiences. They are doing that through a variety of social media platforms and creating small media empires — from their...
  • Friends' value only increases with age

    Friends' value only increases with age
    The gravitational pull of individual friendships can have an enormous cumulative effect on the quality of our lives. Friends can link us to broader social networks, and help enrich our lives. A friend can be the emotional oasis that makes all the...
  • Aren't politicians marvelous?

    Aren't politicians marvelous?
    Just when we thought nothing, positively nothing, could get us interested in the particulars of Rep. Paul Ryan's budgeting process, President Obama goes and picks a language fight. "(Mitt Romney) said that he's 'very supportive' of this new budget, and...
  • Broward athlete Kevis Jones of Northeast High commits to UCF

    Broward athlete Kevis Jones of Northeast High commits to UCF
    Kevis Jones drove to UCF from Ft. Lauderdale with a scholarship offer from Illinois and not much else. He left the Orlando campus Saturday as UCF's fourth commit of the 2012 recruiting class. "Yes it is official, I did commit," Jones said via Facebook...
  • Winter Park DE James Washington sees offers trickling in now

    Winter Park DE James Washington sees offers trickling in now
    Winter Park defensive end James Washington is known for getting to quarterbacks. Washington has been a sack machine since his sophomore season, as he logged 9.5 sacks in nine games in 2011 and 10 sacks in 2010 for the Wildcats. But Washington (6-1, 220)...
  • College recruiters flocking to Mount Dora to see quarterback Vegas Harley

    College recruiters flocking to Mount Dora to see quarterback Vegas Harley
      Mount Dora quarterback Vegas Harley's athletic skills were on display for all to see last football season. His arm and his feet accounted for almost 3,100 yards of offense and 29 touchdowns — 1,261 passing yards and 14 TDs and 1,837 rushing yards...
  • Coveted DE Johnathan Harris of Boynton Beach takes official visit to UCF

    Coveted DE Johnathan Harris of Boynton Beach takes official visit to UCF
    Among the numerous recruits on hand for UCF's 41-14 pummeling of Rice on Saturday, only one was in Orlando for official business, and he's a wanted man. Boynton Beach defensive end Johnathan Harris, all 6-foot-6, 230 pounds of him, was at the game as one...
  • Remarkable Person: Barbara Paget

    Remarkable Person: Barbara Paget
    Giving to a cause is important. But to Barbara Paget, it's not just about writing a check. What matters more, in her eyes, is giving time. "Volunteering is a reward in a different way, but it has to be within you to do it," says Paget, who got her...
  • Teens and heroin: A growing issue

    Teens and heroin: A growing issue
    Did you know that for the price of a venti caramel macchiato at Starbucks, you can get high on heroin? And if you have a teenager who likes to party, this is most likely their drug of choice, according to a recent study by Roosevelt University. "Over the...
  • Orlando Olympia safety Corian Hamilton still plotting his visits; Rutgers, West Virginia likely stops

    Orlando Olympia safety Corian Hamilton still plotting his visits; Rutgers, West Virginia likely stops
    Olympia High safety Corian Hamilton may not know to which schools he will be taking official visits yet, but he has set a time frame for when he's going to commit to a college. "It'll be a little earlier than (National Signing Day), sometime after the...