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Tale of justice sought for innocent teen Oct 4, 2014 6:00 AM
Save the whales or the environment, penguins or tigers, fish, trees or grasses, there's always something about to disappear, and you know when it's gone, it's gone. But what about people? Aren't they in trouble, too? In the new book “Endangered” by Jean Love Cush, who's going to save young black men?
'Frozen' characters, Ninja Turtles and zombies popular this Halloween Oct 3, 2014 11:29 AM
The days of cutting holes in your mother's sheets and calling yourself a ghost are over. This Halloween, super heroes and characters from Disney's “Frozen” will most likely be ringing your doorbell, according to Alex Brunello, manager of Spirit Halloween in Palatine.
The route to ‘freedom’ — from a slave’s perspective Oct 3, 2014 6:01 AM
Watching movies like the Academy Award-winning “12 Years a Slave” is nothing compared with the visceral feeling of actually being treated like a slave. That’s what visitors experience in the “Follow the North Star” slave sale re-enactment at Conner Prairie in Fishers, Indiana.
Move over Mom: Pumpkin puree pumps up oatmeal cookies Oct 2, 2014 11:31 AM
I just made pumpkin cupcakes in my high school cooking class, and it got me thinking about what other things I could make with pumpkin. Pumpkin-flavored stuff isn't the most popular thing with younger kids, it being a vegetable and all. But I do like pumpkin when it's baked in a pie or a cake, or in these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars.
Skies now more friendly for kids on autism spectrum Oct 2, 2014 8:48 AM
Several children with an autism spectrum disorder recently experienced a flight training program at O'Hare offered by United Airlines and Autism Inclusion Resources, which provides family training, clinical support and expertise in navigating air travel and other community social situations.
Youngsters form equine bonds early in life Oct 1, 2014 6:03 AM
There's an old saying, “There's something about the outside of the horse that is good for the inside of the man.” Nowhere is this more evident than with young people who have grown up with horses as an integral part of their lives.
Disability awareness programs provide insight Oct 1, 2014 1:01 AM
Disability awareness programs can give a “walk in their shoes” experience, even if only for an hour or an afternoon. The impact can be significant and set the foundation for a lifetime of understanding.
Apps for Kids: Chores Sep 30, 2014 8:43 PM
Getting your kids to do their chores is a difficult task. And even when your kids complete their chores, there is nonstop complaining. Below are three iPad apps that will help keep your kids on task by doing their chores and stop the griping by keeping track of rewards.
First day of school — zoo school — sure to be a favorite Sep 7, 2014 6:25 AM
This year, you’ll be just like the big kids. Yep, this year, you’re going to school. You’ll make new friends at school, maybe even a new best friend, but be careful what you ask for. In the new book “First Day at Zoo School ” by Sarah Dillard, Alfred’s new BFF is B-A-D.
Educator’s tips for parents on ‘the talk’ Sep 6, 2014 6:01 AM
One of the first things Al Vernacchio does in his high school Sexuality and Society class is stand at a podium in a sweater vest and tie surrounded by a wall packed with slogans: RESIST HOMOPHOBIA. FIGHT SEXISM. ENJOY LIFE. What he doesn’t do: pass around anatomy drawings or hand out safe sex pamphlets, though he makes those available near the door.
School nurse is parents’ partner in health care Sep 5, 2014 6:01 AM
Toward the beginning of Sherrie Schmidt’s career as a school nurse, she recommended a parent take her daughter to an optometrist after the kindergartner failed a vision screening. The parent returned a couple weeks later, nearly in tears, and hugged Schmidt.
Experience the real west in Nebraska Sep 4, 2014 1:01 AM
Why share America’s Wild West with the kids simply by watching western movies when you can experience the real deal together in western Nebraska? Following the paths of pioneers doesn’t require arduous treks or campfire cooking; drive right up to stunning natural monuments frontier western settlers noted over and over again in their diaries.
Kids Apps: Safety Sep 4, 2014 6:01 AM
Teaching your kids about safety is difficult. There is so much they need to know. Below are three iPad apps that will help keep your kids safe by reinforcing the safety behaviors they are taught at home and school.
Move over Mom: Hold the fire, not the taste in kid-friendly bananas Foster Sep 4, 2014 5:45 AM
Jerome Gabriel hasn't been to New Orleans, but he got a chance to experience the Crescent City's cuisine at a recent dinner with acclaimed chef Darin Nesbit. Nesbit grew up in Des Plaines and now is one of NoLa's top chefs. He told Jerome how to make bananas Foster during a recent visit to Kendall College in Chicago.
How to travel with a lighter footprint Sep 4, 2014 6:01 AM
Is it possible to travel green as a family? Yes, with a little forethought and some ongoing awareness. Here are some tips for lowering your carbon footprint on your next vacation.
Free cardiac screenings are saving young lives Sep 3, 2014 1:01 PM
Elgin High School Principal Jerry Cook is on a mission to ensure all 2,500 Elgin High students have an opportunity to be screened for signs of heart problems this month. “We’re very excited to bring the Young Hearts for Life electrocardiogram screening to all students,” says Cook.
Thinking inside the box makes lunches healthier Sep 3, 2014 11:01 AM
Even though she’s only 10 years old, Brianna Yu is already health conscious of what she eats. When she brings a lunch to school, she packs it in a compartmentalized lunch box that’s designed to remind children of the basic food groups.
Building your own marble run is fun, and low-cost Sep 3, 2014 6:01 AM
My family is fascinated with marble runs and the like. The last time we went to the DuPage Children’s Museum, we watched their kinetic ball sculpture — which looks like a complicated marble run — for a good 20 minutes. There’s something magical in the science behind such seemingly simple engineering, and so many concepts to be explored while building your own contraptions.
Siblings speak up with advice for parents Sep 3, 2014 6:01 AM
As parents we know that every child is different. No two are alike, even if they are siblings. We hopefully treat them fairly and give each one the support they need. But what happens when one child needs significantly more time, attention and energy because of a special need?
Tips for taking kids out of school to travel Aug 14, 2014 5:30 AM
Those of us who travel with kids know that travel is educational. We also know that family travel gets much more affordable after Labor Day, once kids are back in the classroom. That’s why we so often take our kids out of school for family travel.
- Rozner: Cubs' pursuit of Maddon strictly business
- Family, friends stunned by death of Libertyville grad
- Drawing on friends to bury happy, outgoing 30-year-old
- Waukegan school district, teachers reach tentative deal
- DuPage drug cops 'making a difference' in heroin fight
- Rauner vs. Quinn: Seven issues where they will clash
- Teacher uses N-word in Carol Stream classroom
- Prisoner who helped free death row inmate is freed himself
- Shocking increase of homeless students in suburbs
- Our Lady of Destiny School in Des Plaines closing
- Football playoffs: Who's up, who's out, proposed changes
- Man facing rape charges dead in apparent suicide
- Updated: IHSA to look at sweeping changes to football system
- Football playoffs: First round pairings/game days and times
- Like it or not, Glenbard South gets R-B again
- Des Plaines complex could have 11 tall towers
- Brainerd Building demolition could start Monday
- Suburban police no longer feel 'helpless' against heroin
- Editorial: Carpentersville's unconscionable refusal to explain
- Townhouses could displace Des Plaines church
- Can one family save downtown Long Grove?
- Why did Marine from Elk Grove Village take his life?
- Fremd educator named Illinois Teacher of the Year
- A last chance to end 50-year Rt. 53 extension struggle
- Hinsdale district OKs new two-year contract
- Pumpkin seeds and carving take center stage at BatFest
- Gander Mountain opens in Algonquin
- Catapult competitors at Cantigny fling some ingenuity
- SECRETARIAL - SECRETARIAL /T-Arl. Hts. Knowledge of Microsoft Office. Type 60 wpm. Fax resume to 847-690-9883 or e-mail info@IllinoisSoccerRefereeCommittee.org (id:4389258) COMPUTER SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR - Computer -Network & Computer Systems Administrator, Provide Network/Server system support for all dept. Bachelor's in Comp. Sci., IT related. Min. 1yr. exp. in network & computer SA. Mail resume to HR Mgr, Nuwave, LLC. 1795 N. Butterfield Rd, Libertyville, IL 60048 (id:4389213) PATIENT COORDINATOR - HEALTHCARE We are looking for an experienced Patient Coordinator to handle the demands of the front office of fast paced surgical practice in NW suburbs. Candidate MUST have at least 3-5 years of medical office experience, a high-school diploma with 2 or more years of college education preferred. Experience with EMR necessary, eClinicalWorks knowledge a plus. Candidate must be professional, possess excellent customer service skills, able to handle multiple tasks effectively and calmly. Good computer skills a must. Commensurate salary, good location. Candidates please email resume to: email@example.com (id:4388037)
- POWER UNIT BUILDER - Hydraulic lift manufacturer in St. Charles, Illinois has an immediate full time opening for a panel-power unit builder. Candidate must have extensive electrical, electronic and hydraulic experience to layout and build control panels and power units from Cad drawings, electrical schematics and hydraulic drawings. Candidate must be well versed in the use of hand and power tools as well as various multimeters and hydraulic valve test equipment. Send resume to fax# (630) 584-9895 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org (id:4389188) ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - Admin Assistant seeking PT admin asst in Libertyville area. Computer and cust. svc skills a must. Send resume to: email@example.com (id:4389881) COURIER DRIVERS - CDL B driver -if you meet the following qualifications: 1 yr verifiable exp., no more than 1 moving violation in the past yr, pass bkground physical, drug /aclohol test. Ability to perform physically demand- ing work. Must be fluent in English. Northwest suburbs. Up to $2500 sign on bonus. Call 847-816-6381 (id:4389252)
- WAREHOUSE SIT DOWN FORKLIFT OPERATOR/ P - Warehouse Sit Down Forklift Operator-Picker-Packer requirements: and middot;1+ year RECENT Picking-Packing and-with Forklift Operation experience. and middot;ability to lift up to 50 lbs on a regular basis and middot;good numerical matching skills and middot;strong attention to details and middot;reliable work ethics and middot;team spirit Pls send the resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org (id:4388989) MAINTENANCE - Maintenance -PT Live-in maintenance person for senior community in Mt. Prospect. Light repairs and janitorial work in exchange for 2 bedroom apartment and small salary. Empathy for seniors essential. email@example.com or fax 630.499.0156 (id:4389386) EXPERIENCED DRIVER - Elgin metal company is hiring experienced CDL Class A tractor trailer drivers. Local and regional work around Chicago and an 800 mile radius. $21-hr. Call: 847-214-2800 for address to submit job application. (id:4389901)
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