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  • Lt. Governor Sheila Simon

    Lt. Gov supports medical marijuana May 13, 2013 12:00 AM
    Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon said she is in favor of a bill allowing the medical use of marijuana, explaining Sunday that testimony from seriously ill veterans and other patients helped change her mind. "As a former prosecutor my first reaction was, `I'm not interested in changing our laws on medical marijuana,"' she told The Associated Press in an interview Sunday. But she said that after hearing from patients and reading up on the bill, she's convinced the regulations are strict enough.

  • Hoffman Estates-based Sears Holdings Corp. is launching a program at its namesake department stores that will allow shoppers unable to qualify for credit to lease such big purchases as electronics, home appliances, furniture and mattresses.

    Sears launches new lease-to-own program May 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    For those financially strapped shoppers who can't wait for layaway, Sears has another option.Hoffman Estates-based Sears Holdings Corp. is launching a program at its namesake department stores that will allow shoppers unable to qualify for credit to lease such big purchases as electronics, home appliances, furniture and mattresses.

  •  Jason Lin, Kendrick Lau and Jung Oh, students at Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora, won first place and $3,000 for their business idea during the IMSA TALENT Power Pitch in April. The students developed Wiki Roster, a website to provide students with class rosters for networking and collaboration.

    Business competition brings cash to IMSA entrepreneurs May 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy student entrepreneurs Jason Lin, Kenrick Lau and Jung Oh won first place and a $3,000 grand prize for their new business idea during the fifth annual IMSA TALENT Power Pitch at the MIT Enterprise Forum in Chicago.

  • Athletes, from left, Olivia Jakubicek of Cary-Grove High School, Meri Bennett-Swanson of Vernon Hills High School, and Ashley McConnell of Fremd High School pose for pictures during the Daily Herald Prep Sports Excellence event at Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates on Sunday.

    Top moments in high school sportsApr 30, 2013 12:00 AM
    High school athletes across the suburbs face off on basketball courts, football fields and baseball diamonds; they size each other up in tennis matches, around golf tees and across wrestling mats. The give it their all for their schools, their teams, their classmates and their coaches. The Daily Herald put together a video to honor athletes at our suburban high schools. Watch this feature to see some of the top moments in high school sports.

  • BBB says Boston attack can bring out charity scams Apr 17, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Better Business Bureau is warning that phony charity solicitors are already at work in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings.Steve Bernas is president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and northern Illinois. He says people are vulnerable to scammers in the wake of tragedies because they want to do something to help.

  •  Ozzie visits Rockford Memorial Hospital in Rockford as the the hospital kicks off its Loving Tails animal therapy program that Ozzie and his owner, Karen Stephenson, in which they will participate.

    Rockford hospital offers pet therapy Feb 26, 2013 12:00 AM
    If you see a canine helper comforting a patient at Rockford Memorial Hospital, think of Mellany McDuffa.McDuffa worked at the hospital for 25 years before she passed away in September. She was passionate about dogs, especially her Westie named Jack who visited her at the hospital during her treatment for ovarian cancer.At the time, hospital officials behind the scenes had been preparing to start a pet therapy program. Millicent Christopher, McDuffa’s sister and a fellow hospital employee, said contributing funds to the program was the perfect way to honor McDuffa’s memory.

  • Sam Yagan, 35, is a 1995 graduate of the Illinois Math and Science Academy in Aurora and CEO of CEO: 'You have to be willing to fail' Feb 24, 2013 12:00 AM
    The man who co-founded the online dating site OKCupid and now serves as CEO of got his start at a high school better known for turning out scientists and mathematicians than experts in finding love connections. Sam Yagan, a 1995 graduate of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora, will be speaking at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Chicago.

  •  Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr leaves federal court in Washington, Wednesday,

    Chicago district disappointed in ex-congressman Feb 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    Residents in this swath of sprawling Chicago neighborhoods and suburbs have brimmed with loyalty to Jesse Jackson Jr. over the past 17 years, giving him an enthusiastic majority each election — even after questionable links to ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, reports of an extramarital affair and a bizarre five-month medical leave.

  •  James Tao

    Hoffman Estates student ranks first at international math tournament Feb 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    James Tao, a high school junior from Hoffman Estates, recently took first place in a Harvard-MIT mathematics tournament. Tao, a student at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora, placed first out of 1,000 top high school math students in the U.S. and China.

  •  IMSA students Summer Wu of Lake Forest, Zi-Ning Choo of Naperville, Mary Do of Carpentersville and Grace Li of Schaumburg received the highest ranking in the 15th annual international High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling.

    IMSA math team scores highest ranking in contest Feb 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    One team from IMSA received the highest ranking possible in the 15th annual international High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling (HiMCM). Their performance placed IMSA among the top eight schools in the world in this year’s competition. The IMSA team of Summer Wu of Lake Forest, Mary Do of Carpentersville, Zi-Ning Choo of Naperville and Grace Li of Schaumburg received the rank of “National Outstanding.”

  • A co-founder of Reddit and activist who fought to make online content free to the public has been found dead, authorities confirmed Saturday, prompting an outpouring of grief from prominent voices on the intersection of free speech and the Web. Aaron Swartz, 26, was a Highland Park native.

    Family of Reddit co-founder blame prosecutors for suicideJan 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    The family of a Reddit co-founder is blaming prosecutors for his suicide just weeks before he was to go on trial on federal charges that he stole millions of scholarly articles. Aaron Swartz, a native of Highland Park, hanged himself in his Brooklyn apartment Friday night, his family and authorities said. The 26-year-old had fought to make online content free to the public and as a teenager helped create RSS, a family of Web feed formats used to gather updates from blogs, news headlines, audio and video for users.

  • Jason Adlam

    Lake Leadership Team honorable mentionsDec 21, 2012 12:00 AM
    2012 -2013 Lake County Leadership Team honorable mentions

  •  Meet the Fox Valley Leadership Team. Sitting, from left: Matthew Switzer of Marmion Academy; Ethan Gordon, Illinois Math and Science Academy; Julia Hoyda, Rosary High School and Katie Kull, St. Charles East High School. Standing, from left: Annalise Marie Gaston, Larkin High School; Vito Maglio, Elgin Academy; Siyona Ravi, Elgin Academy; Diana Castillo, Larkin; Kristen Kummen, Marian Central Catholic High School and Amy Arvayo, Rosary.

    2012-2013 Fox Valley Leadership Team Dec 21, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald's 2012-13 Fox Valley Leadership Team represents some of the most active and involved students in our communities. From volunteering at Girl Scout camp, to serving at soup kitchens and building homes for the needy, they touch the lives of many. Students are from Larkin, Rosary, St. Charles East and Marian Central Catholic high schools; and Marmion, Elgin and Illinois Math and Science academies.

  • Austin D. Anderson

    Fox Valley Leadership honorable mentionsDec 21, 2012 12:00 AM
    2012-2013 Fox Valley Leadership Team honorable mentions

  • Victoria Bilello

    Northwest Suburban honorable mentions Dec 21, 2012 12:00 AM
    2012-2013 Northwest Suburban Leadership Team honorable mentions

  • Moriarty’s complete effort lifts Christian Liberty past IMSA Dec 3, 2012 12:00 AM
    Jess Moriarty was the Class 1A 3-point shooting queen last March. She is a sophomore guard who hustles up and down the floor looking to make passes, shoot from the outside or drive to the basket. But after scoring 13 points to help lead Christian Liberty Academy to a 34-22 victory over Illinois Math and Science on Monday, guess what the 5-foot-5 native of Hoffman Estates was most excited about?

  •  Rhiana Gunn-Wright gives a commencement speech as she graduates with the class of 2007 from the Illinois Math and Science Academy in Aurora. Gunn-Wright was named a Rhode scholar in November and will begin studying comparative social policy next fall at the University of Oxford in England.

    IMSA grad scores Rhodes Scholarship to study poverty Nov 26, 2012 12:00 AM
    Illinois Math and Science Academy graduate Rhiana Gunn-Wright will be heading to the University of Oxford next fall to study comparative social policy thanks to a Rhodes Scholarship she secured by wowing professors with her research in poverty and welfare policy and a trait she’s had since high school. Gunn-Wright, 23, said she was voted “easiest to talk to” during her years at IMSA in Aurora, and her approachable nature may have helped her impress the selection committee who chose her to be among 32 Rhodes Scholars named Nov. 17.

  •  Rosary head coach Jessie Wilcox diagrams a play against IMSA Monday in Aurora. It was the first game for Wilcox, a Wisconsin native, with the Royals, and Rosary made it a good debut with a 58-23 victory.

    Rosary’s speed too much for IMSANov 12, 2012 12:00 AM
    Rosary gave its new basketball coach a nice present to open the season Monday night at home. Employing a suffocating defense the entire night against IMSA, Jessie Wilcox made her debut as the Royals' new girls basketball coach an unqualified success. In not allowing IMSA double digits in any of the four quarters, Rosary (1-0) scored the first 10 points and never looked back in posting a 58-23 victory over its neighborhood rival.

  • Feds back research to stop Great Lakes invasions Oct 2, 2012 12:00 AM
    Federal grants will support stepped-up research into ways to prevent invasions of the Great Lakes by foreign animal and plant species, with special emphasis on refining techniques that detect their DNA in the water, officials said Tuesday. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it was distributing $8 million among 21 universities and nonprofit organizations for invasive species research studies.

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