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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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Sky to Host Inaugural Elite Basketball Camps in July

The WNBA’s Chicago Sky is rolling out a pair of basketball camps this summer to help young hoopsters looking for that extra edge on the … Read more ›

Hands on cooking is fun and exciting with Chef Dave.
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Chef Dave Cooks Up Some Fun at the Museum

These hands on classes are led by Dave Esau, chef and owner of Dave's Specialty Foods, Inc. of Mount Prospect. Join Chef Dave for lively … Read more ›

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Child Support Wage Deductions Investigated by Fathers' Rights Attorney Jeffery Leving

Noted Fathers’ Rights Attorney Jeffery Leving ( announced that he is conducting an investigation on whether employers make unlawful deductions from the paychecks of Illinois … 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 ›


Top 10 things to do this weekend

Concert to Benefit DuPage Habitat for Humanity’s First Ever Women Build Initiative DuPage Habitat for Humanity, a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, will … Read more ›

Brandon and Scott working on strength training.
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Big Blast and Right Fit Partner to Provide Fitness Program for Youth/Adults with Special Fitness Challenges

Big Blast is forming a new partnership with Suzanne M. Gray, creator and author of the nationally recognized fitness program for youth with autism, called … Read more ›

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Willow House Begins Drop-In Groups This Month!

Since Willow House began, families have asked for at least one more Willow House night each month to come together for support. We are very … Read more ›


Top 10 things to do this weekend

Jeopardy, The Rallye A low-pressure road rallye where you play Jeopardy as you travel the shortcourse. Not a lot of hard rallye gimmicks, but a … Read more ›


Top 10 things to do this weekend

Stamp Out Hunger Letter Carriers’ Food Drive The Naperville chapter of the National Association of Letter Carriers will participate in the 20th annual Stamp Out … Read more ›