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Tuesdays are tops at NIU for Waubonsee transfer students

Every Tuesday at Northern Illinois University is a special day for Waubonsee Community College students ready to complete their bachelor’s degrees at a four-year university. … Read more ›

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Free Family Events Scheduled Day and Night June 9

Six free, family-fun events encompassing a variety of tastes are on tap all day into the night Saturday, June 9 in Illinois’ second largest City. … 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 ›

NIU Game Design camps teach students the technology behind their favorite games.
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NIU academic, athletic summer camps now enrolling

Whether your child wants to be a saxophonist, a scientist or soccer star, NIU has something for every young learner. This summer, NIU is offering … Read more ›

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Aurora Resident Selected as White Sox 2012 Honorary Bat Girl

Aurora, Ill. resident Cori Cammarano, a 43-year-old breast cancer survivor, has been selected as the 2012 Honorary Bat Girl winner for the Chicago White Sox. … Read more ›

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Local Finalists at Illinois History Expo

On May 3, 2012, several hundred middle- and high-school students descended on Springfield, IL for the annual Illinois History Expo. Thousands of students from around … 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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Arson Awareness Week Targets Youth Fire Setting

The Aurora Fire Department, in conjunction with the U.S. Fire Administration has announced that the theme for the 2012 Arson Awareness Week of May 6-12 … 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 ›