Title IX moves beyond sports to 'new frontier'
No one can dispute the opportunities Title IX has created for girls seeking to play high school sports. But Title IX prohibits all schools that receive federal funds from discriminating on the basis of sex in any educational program or activity. Experts say science, technology, engineering and math classes are the new frontier for enforcement of the 40-year-old civil rights law. Full story.
Arlington Hts. mayor recalls early days of Title IX
Coaching the first girls softball, basketball and tennis teams at Niles West High School after the 1972 signing of Title IX, Arlene Mulder's approach was to ask for help -- from men. Mulder, now Arlington Heights village president, was then in her 20s and a newly hired physical education teacher. She says her strategy helped the school's early female athletes gain respect and success. Full story.
Prospect's Walker helped girls sports hit the ground running
When Jean Walker began teaching at Prospect High School in 1972, boys interscholastic sports were flourishing but the girls teams were only beginning to get established. Just a few years later, the school was featuring 12 girls teams thanks to Walker's guidance. "Each day, week, year, those of us involved in girls sports worked to make the experience better for the girls," she said. Full story.
Ready for race, Huntley 8-year-old remembers best friend
Young Ben Keaty used to race to the corner and back with his friend Carter Kettner, until Carter got sick. Now, 8 years old, Ben is running his first 5-K to raise money in memory of Carter. When he grows up, Ben hopes to invent a "cancer blowup pill." Full story.
Convention delegates home to focus on getting out suburban vote
Now that the national political conventions are over, hundreds of Illinois convention delegates will be on the front lines in the final weeks of election campaigns. Armed with talking points and playbooks full of snappy applause lines, they'll go door-to-door, make phone calls, raise money and host events to try to get voters to swing their way. Full story.
South Elgin dad charged in car-train crash
A South Elgin man faces a number of charges after the car he was driving went off the road and collided with a Metra train late Saturday, severely injuring his 14-month-old daughter. Pedro Bustamante, 20, was charged Sunday with consumption of alcohol by someone under the age of 21, driving without a valid driver's license, driving too fast for conditions and operating an uninsured vehicle while causing bodily harm. He was released on bond. Full story.
Boy dies in McHenry County hit-and-run
Police are asking for the public's help in locating a driver who struck and killed a 6-year-old boy in rural McHenry County near Woodstock Saturday night. Bryan Silva, of Leland, Ill., was struck just after 9 p.m. Saturday on the 4600 block of Franklinville Road, according to police. Paramedics took Silva to Centegra Hospital in Woodstock, where he was pronounced dead. Police said the driver fled the scene of the crash. The vehicle was described as a white possibly small SUV or passenger car with damage to one of its headlines, according to police. Full story.
Rosemont's Stephens to run for re-election
Rosemont Mayor Bradley Stephens reflects on his first term in office after announcing that he will seek re-election to a second term in April. He points to the development of the village's entertainment district as his main accomplishment of the last four years. Full story.
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