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  • Make the grade, volunteer and avoid skipping class, and Northwest suburban high school students in the class of 2019 will receive free tuition at Harper College.

    Harper College promises two years of free tuitionMar 29, 2015 11:01 AM
    Harper College President Ken Ender calls it a "high-stakes kind of deal," one that will require high school freshmen to make decent grades, volunteer in their communities and avoid skipping class until they graduate. The big reward? Free tuition. The Promise Scholarship program, launching Monday, is an "opportunity to earn access to college,” educators say.

     
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  • Lucca Teuscher, 8, holds the EpiPen that she uses when she has an attack from her life-threating peanut allergy at home and in school.

    Mom asks Arlington Heights schools to ban peanutsMar 29, 2015 7:20 AM
    Earlier this month, Lucca Teuscher had a near deadly anaphylaxis reaction, a result of her severe peanut allergy. But, Lucca, 8, didn't eat any peanuts that day. Now her parents want the schools to make a change. “We want a peanut-free school and, in a dream world, a peanut-free district,” Melissa Teuscher said.