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  • Health department hosts World AIDS Day event Dec. 1 Nov 20, 2014 12:49 PM
    The Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center is collaborating with several local partners to provide a free event on World AIDS Day on Monday, Dec. 1, that encourages people worldwide to unite in the continued fight against HIV/AIDS.

     
  • Brushwood Center to look at cold weather avian visitors Nov 18, 2014 12:55 PM
    Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods, 21850 N. Riverwoods Road, Riverwoods, will be hosting a program from 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, focusing on birds that come to Illinois during the coldest season.

     
  • Flying foxes, bats affected by rainforest changes Nov 17, 2014 12:18 PM
    “Are there really flying foxes?” asked a young Vernon Area Library patron after attending the Lincolnshire library’s Unique Animals program.

     
  • Images: Brainerd Building through the years Nov 17, 2014 1:01 AM
    As crews prepare to demolish the Brainerd Building in Libertyville, take a look back at the history of the 97-year-old structure and the students who walked its halls.

     
  • District 94 measures growth, not just achievement Nov 17, 2014 1:44 PM
    "The fervor over standardized testing has left many parents and community members wondering whether students are actually achieving," Superintendent Douglas Domeracki said. "At Community High School District 94 in West Chicago, we believe standardized testing does not show the complete picture of student learning. However, it does play a role in determining the growth of a student from when they enter as a freshman until they graduate."

     
  • Lake Forest Hospital honors first-responders with ‘A Cut Above’ award Nov 17, 2014 12:37 PM
    Lake Forest Hospital has recognized the exemplary efforts of local first-responders at its annual "A Cut Above" award ceremony held at the hospital’s health education center.

     
  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Nov 14, 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 November 10.

     
  • Early Peterson field guides still useful, inspiring to birders Nov 14, 2014 1:01 AM
    Roger Tory Peterson's original guide to eastern birds nurtured bird watching as a hobby and gave rise to today's field guides and instructional books, our Jeff Reiter says. "Like many birders, I still turn occasionally to the Peterson guide to eastern birds, including my replica version of the 1934 original," Reiter said. "But what I value most about Peterson today is his storytelling."

     
  • Alone in a crowd? It’s a good place to learn about yourself Nov 13, 2014 11:41 AM
    Our Ken Potts says you can learn a lot about yourself by seeing how you react to being alone in public. Do you hide and keep to yourself? Are you trying to strike up new conversations? Or are you open to whatever happens? Your behavior just may be an indication of how you view your own self-worth, Potts says.

     
  • American Legion Post 75’s annual Turkey Raffle returns to Geneva Nov 13, 2014 1:31 PM
    The Fox River Geneva American Legion Post 75 will hold its annual Turkey Raffle on Saturday, Nov. 22. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the raffle starts as soon as there are enough people to spin the wheel. It will continue until prizes, turkeys and people are gone.

     
  • Year-round elder vacation retreat opens in Batavia Nov 13, 2014 11:50 AM
    A crowd gathered at a home on a country lane in Batavia on the morning of Nov. 1 for the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Audrey’s House, a new year-round senior vacation retreat and program center, by Little Brothers–Friends of the Elderly, Chicago Chapter.

     
  • FISH Food Pantry hopes for turkey donations Nov 12, 2014 2:50 PM
    This Thanksgiving, don’t expect to receive a frozen turkey from volunteers at the Carpentersville-based FISH Food Pantry. For the second year, the holiday’s centerpiece will not be given to needy families, said Mary Graziano, FISH president.

     
  • ‘Hello, Dolly!’ returns to Batavia High School Nov 12, 2014 2:32 PM
    Batavia High School first presented "Hello, Dolly!" 35 years ago, and has performed the musical two more times. This weekend Dominic Cattero, who once sat in the audience, will direct the play.

     
  • Test results show District 200’s achievements Nov 10, 2014 12:52 PM
    State standardized testing has changed in the last few years to align with the Common Core Standards, says Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 Superintendent Jeff Schuler, and the district's performance outpaces state averages. Such success could be jeopardized, though, by changes proposed in Senate Bill 16, Schuler says.

     
  • Special event to honor veterans at West Dundee church Nov 13, 2014 11:53 AM
    A celebration to honor local veterans, past and present, will be shared at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 845 W. Main St., West Dundee, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16. The celebration will be filled with song, personal testimonies, stories, and video presentations.

     
  • The beautiful struggle of Jen Katrein’s St. Charles classroom Nov 9, 2014 4:01 PM
    Jen Katrein is a fifth grade teacher at Munhall Elementary School in St. Charles. She uses her own struggles as a student to make frustration a constructive learning environment in her class. “They have to know it’s OK for them to make mistakes,” she said.

     
  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Nov 7, 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 November 3.

     
  • Playful comedy to be staged at Geneva High School Nov 6, 2014 7:01 AM
    Geneva High School will present "The Love of Three Oranges," a comedy that offers a modern take on fairy tale themes, this weekend. Teacher Nicolette Pollack, who always wanted to perform this play, says she's thrilled to have a chance to direct it.

     
  • Telling your life story helps you avoid past mistakes Nov 6, 2014 12:54 PM
    Sharing your life story - your influences, your experiences, your ups and downs and how you dealt with them - can help others understand what makes you you. But our Ken Potts says such persoanl story telling can help us understand ourselves and learn from the past so we can better steer our future.

     
  • Grant High to perform ‘The 39 Steps’ in November Nov 6, 2014 1:07 PM
    Grant Community High School presents “The 39 Steps,” with special arrangement by Samuel French, Inc. Performances are Nov. 21-23.

     
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