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Graffiti Penalty Increase Step In Right Direction

Chicago Alderman Michael Zalewski is generating a great deal of discussion about graffiti vandalism, the harm graffiti inflicts on the community, and how best to … Read more ›

A lifeguard watches over swimmers at 63rd Street Beach in Chicago on Tuesday. State guidelines say where lifeguards are required, there must be a minimum of one per 100 bathers or 2,000 square feet of water surface area. ( Armando L. Sanchez, Chicago Tribune / June 17, 2012 )

Lifeguard on duty: Swim at your own risk

Lifeguards at Pioneer Park pool in Arlington Heights always have to be on alert — for swimmers in trouble, but also for the lifeguard certification … Read more ›

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Green Up

The St Margaret Mary Church and School of Algonquin Il. recently completed the combination and organizationof several different "Green" efforts with the Parish, The School, … Read more ›

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Girl Scout Night at Chicago Sky Invites Alumnae to Honor 100th Anniversary and Pay Tribute to Title IX

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts of the USA and the 40th anniversary of Title IX. To honor these milestones, Girl Scouts … Read more ›

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Bobblehead Dad: Be a Better Dad Today

Not a day goes by that I don't get to hang out with a dad who inspires me. Yesterday, I was able to spend some … Read more ›

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The Plate Spinner Chronicles – The Winds of Change

Four years ago, I posted my first column on TribLocal, inviting you to follow my adventures as a working parent. With each submission, I’ve shared … Read more ›

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Miles for Milo: Spend your Mother's Day helping children and celebrating a solider!

LAGRANGE PARK, IL. – Pillars’ Buddy’s Place will host the 1st Annual Miles for Milo 5k Run/Walk on May 13th at Bullfrog Lake in Palos … Read more ›

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Bobblehead Dad: We Can Save 1.7 Million Children

I recently took my teenage son to the pediatrician for an annual check-up. Driving to the doctor’s office, my son asked, “Do I have to … Read more ›

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Panera Bread Celebrates World Wish Day with Make-A-Wish Families

Thousands of children are diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions in countries all over the world. And Panera Bread in Chicago continues to help support wishes … Read more ›

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Spring into Health at the Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Kids Fair

Barrington, IL – Treat your family’s spring fever with a dose of fun at the Spring into Health Kids Fair on Saturday May 19, 10 … Read more ›