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  • The healing process: How the body responds to scrapes and cuts Oct 20, 2014 2:27 PM
    “When you get a cut, how does the body heal? How does your skin heal?,” asked fifth-graders in Elise Diaz and Caroline Dicentio’s classes at Prairie Trail School in Gurnee. 

  • District 200’s strengths threatened by SB16 Oct 20, 2014 10:43 AM
    Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 Superintendent Jeff Schuler has spent his first few weeks on the job getting to know the students, staff, parents and community. He's learned the district's strong points and what the community values about education. But he says District 200's strengths could be in danger if Senate Bill 16 passes the house and changes school funding.

  • Naperville Central teacher aims to create awareness of faith traditions Oct 20, 2014 11:01 AM
    Naperville Central High School social studies teacher Seth Brady is using his platform as a finalist for Illinois Teacher of the Year to promote an idea he has to increase global awareness among students. “I think what the Global Scholar Certificate would do would be to coalesce classes around this common concept, allowing people to make those connections between science, social studies, politics and art, and giving them really a congealed skill set that they can take into another context,” Brady said.

  • What’s holding young adults back these days? Oct 19, 2014 1:01 AM
    Our Ken Potts says he's increasingly dealing with families facing challenges with their young adult children who seem to be stuck in neutral. Here are a few tips ...

  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Oct 17, 2014 1:01 AM
    Each week, you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of them and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of October 13.

  • Lakes High freshman preparing to compete in baton twirling world championship Oct 16, 2014 8:46 AM

    By Abby Scalf

    Troy Kraly was 4 years old when he held his first baton that was given to him by his older sister, Tess. Now the Lake Villa teen will be twirling and tossing this baton before a worldwide audience. The 14-year-old will represent the United States' junior men's team at the World Twirling Championship next April in Italy.

  • Pumpkin Trolley ready to roll from museum Oct 15, 2014 1:48 PM
    The Fox River Trolley Museum’s Pumpkin Trolley will take be taking families to the “Ole Pumpkin Patch” starting Saturday morning in South Elgin.

  • Olympic gold medalist Shannon Miller addresses women’s health fair dinner Oct 14, 2014 7:42 AM
    Former Olympic gold medal gymnast Shannon Miller spoke to nearly 300 women at the Vista Health System dinner about the dedication and effort it took to compete in gymnastics at the Olympic level.

  • Fox Valley gets into Halloween spirit with these spooky events Oct 16, 2014 7:47 PM
    From family fun to terrifying haunted houses, check out these Halloween events in the Fox Valley.

  • Tri-Cities get into spirit with these Halloween events Oct 16, 2014 7:53 PM
    From family fun to terrifying haunted houses, check out these Halloween events in the Tri-Cities.

  • Glenbard South teacher helps faculty members bring technology into classroom Oct 13, 2014 5:21 AM
    As classrooms use more and more technology, having someone to help teachers along the way is becoming even more essential. Stephanie Wallace is just that: a teacher for teachers. The Glenbard South High School instructional technology specialist helps teachers incorporate technology into their curriculum. But she does not just put an iPad in their hands and leave them to figure it out; she’s there, helping teachers with their devices every step of the journey.

  • Hearing does not always mean understanding Oct 12, 2014 1:01 AM
    When we talk to the people in our life, we may think we're being perfectly clear. But our Ken Potts says the words we say may have one meaning to us yet come across very differently to our listener. The good news, Potts says, is that communication is a skill that we can master.

  • Octogenarian calls East Dundee her ‘beloved hometown’ Oct 10, 2014 11:51 AM
    After a life of volunteering and serving others, DeLoris Doederlein, 81, spends her days visiting friends in East Dundee as she checks in on her "beloved hometown." The former state representative and school teacher loves East Dundee because of the people. “People do care, you just have to get to know them.”

  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Oct 10, 2014 2:52 PM
    Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of them and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of October 6.

  • Round Lake Beach man selected as Round Lake Area Exchange Club’s October Hometown Hero Oct 14, 2014 7:41 AM
    The Round Lake Area Exchange Club has announced that U.S. Army PFC Alexander Murayama, a 21-year resident of Round Lake Beach, is the group’s October Hometown Hero.

  • ‘What’s in a Scarecrow?’ Find out at St. Charles festival Oct 8, 2014 1:01 AM
    Autumn is here and with it one of the Fox Valley’s most popular events: the Scarecrow Festival in St. Charles. Depending on the weather, between 100,000 and 120,000 people are expected to attend the festival, according to Jason Pawlowski, marketing manager and festival liaison for the St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau.

  • Singer Akin brightens little hearts at Ela Area Public Library concert Oct 7, 2014 11:58 AM
    Singer-songwriter Anne-Marie Akin returns to perform her original compositions as well as old favorites in this lively, interactive concert at Ela Area Public Library in Lake Zurich.

  • Naperville soccer fundraiser nets $31,000 to ‘Cure SMA’ Oct 6, 2014 1:31 PM
    Naperville-area high school students and community members who came together for an evening of soccer with an unusually large ball raised $31,000 for a disease that affects a 15-year-old student at Metea Valley High School.

  • Toy train collecting a serious hobby for children, adults for 175 years Oct 6, 2014 11:43 AM
    “Who invented toy trains?” asked a young patron at Cook Memorial Library in Libertyville.

  • Art for All presents fine art exhibit in Elgin’s Artspace Oct 7, 2014 2:13 PM
    Art For All of Elgin is presenting a fine art exhibit, “Fall for Art,” Oct. 12-25 in the Robin and Mark Seigle Gallery located at Artspace Lofts, 51 S. Spring St., Elgin. A reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. Light refreshments will be served. While the reception is free, donations will be gratefully accepted.

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