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River Forest

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  • Shared grant helps five schools prepare special education teachers

    Shared grant helps five schools prepare special education teachers
    With more children being diagnosed with disabilities and the goal of inclusive classrooms firmly in place, the special education landscape continues to progress. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 1 in every 110 children in the...
  • Many Illinois high school students get special testing accommodations for ACT

    Many Illinois high school students get special testing accommodations for ACT
    An unusually large number of Illinois public high school students — at least 1 out of 10 juniors — received extra time or other help to boost their scores on the ACT, including high achievers at some of the state's elite schools. At...
  • Residency should be an unmentionable issue

     
    The poet Robert Frost famously defined home as “the place where, when you have to go there. They have to take you in.” Gov. Pat Quinn suggested another definition Wednesday during a post-debate news conference when reporters pressed him on......
  • Teenager who allegedly ranked female classmates' looks in Facebook list is arrested

     
    A teenager who allegedly ranked females in a list on Facebook by their physical appearance has been arrested, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune. The 17-year-old, whose name isn't being released because he's a minor, is a former student of Oak...
  • Playboy Playmate Challenge with Crystal McCahill

    Playboy Playmate Challenge with Crystal McCahill
    Today on WGN Morning News we played the 'Playboy Playmate Challenge' with Crystal McCahill! Crystal was Playboy`s Miss May 2009. She was born in River Forest, IL and currently lives with other Playmates at the Bunny House, across the street from the...
  • Thornridge's McCall wins third NCAA title

    Thornridge's McCall wins third NCAA title
    Southern Illinois senior Jeneva McCall of Dolton won her third NCAA throws title Thursday, taking the hammer in the championship meet at Des Moines, Iowa. McCall, a Thornridge grad, had the two longest throws of the competition, with a winner of 225...
  • $50M bail set on child sex abuse charges for River Forest man

    $50M bail set on child sex abuse charges for River Forest man
    A judge set a $50 million cash bail today for a River Forest man accused of sexually abusing two children for more than a decade. Robert Gaskill, 63, was arrested Thursday by memers of the River Forest police and the West Suburban Enhanced Drug and...
  • Behind a forest preserve debate

    Behind a forest preserve debate
    On the surface, the Cook County Forest Preserve District seems like the perfect place to zipline. Or climb up a rope course. Or sled down a hill. After all, it has 68,000 acres of (mostly) natural forests, fields and rivers from which to embark on such...
  • Illinois Storytelling Festival

    Illinois Storytelling Festival
    Your ears are in for a treat at the Illinois Storytelling Festival, Saturday September 24th at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. Tellers from many cultures will share their talents with family audiences in the afternoon & adult audiences...
  • Durbin recommends 4 for federal bench

    WASHINGTON—Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois has given the White House the names of four Chicago area lawyers he would like to see appointed to the federal court bench in Chicago, the senator’s office said Wednesday.            There now are three...
  • Nancy Marie Haragan, arts advocate

    Nancy Marie Haragan, arts advocate
    Nancy Marie Haragan, founding executive director of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, died Sunday of metastatic melanoma at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Canton resident was 60. "Reflecting on all she's done for the arts community made me realize...