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  With all the gizmos, gadgets and electronic media available these days, it can be tough for parents to get kids to sit down with good old-fashioned books. But regular reading, done for fun, is linked to better school performance and can expose kids...

How to turn your kid into a regular reader

Updated: 2/28/2013 05:36 AM

  The free ride for tollway employees will continue as a result of a Illinois Labor Relations Board ruling that allows staff to keep commuting to work without paying tolls. About 75 percent of the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority’s 1,519...

Tollway transponder perk continuing for now after ruling

Updated: 3/1/2013 06:26 AM

  The number of students receiving free lunches in the Kaneland school district this year has increased dramatically. But much of the growth comes from the district participating in a pilot program, wherein students whose families receive TANF or SNAP...

Kaneland free lunches increase 35 percent

Updated: 2/28/2013 04:59 PM

  Grayslake Elementary District 46 school board candidates are addressing how they would approach talks on a new contract for teachers, who went on strike over pay and benefits in January. Political newcomers Jill Alfrejd, Robert Roop, Steven Strack,...

Grayslake District 46 candidates offer ideas on next teacher contract talks

Updated: 2/28/2013 04:22 PM

  The president of a cancer charity founded by Lance Armstrong says the organization will persevere in the wake of the cyclist's admission that he used performance-enhancing drugs.

Livestrong Foundation president to speak in Chicago

Updated: 2/28/2013 08:18 AM

  Beginning next month, Elgin residents will most likely be eligible to be partially reimbursed by the city for the cost of replacing ash trees they lost to the Emerald Ash Borer in the last three years.

Elgin looks at giving grant money for private tree replacement

Updated: 2/27/2013 10:26 PM

  Vernon Hills High School's varsity girl's basketball team boarded buses Thursday for their trip to the final four in Redbird Arena this weekend. It marks the second year in a row the team will head to the campus of Illinois State University in...

Cougars head to IHSA girls basketball final four

Updated: 2/28/2013 10:37 AM

  The Rolling Meadows High School girls basketball team left the suburbs early Thursday morning with a police escort as the athletes and coaches headed to Bloomington for the school's first appearance at the state finals. "It was awesome. It's good to...

Rolling Meadows girls leave for state basketball finals

Updated: 2/28/2013 09:19 AM

  Jacob Lew was sworn in Thursday as the nation's 76th Treasury secretary, one day before across-the-board government spending cuts kick in that could hold back the U.S. economy. Vice President Joe Biden led the brief ceremony at the Oval Office, with...

Lew becomes nation's 76th Treasury secretary

Updated: 2/28/2013 03:18 PM

  Diana Rauner of Chicago's Ounce of Prevention Fund says her nonprofit is trying to prepare for the automatic federal budget cuts set to kick in on Friday.

Illinois Head Start program threatened by budget cuts

Updated: 2/28/2013 05:26 AM

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