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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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Beth Judea's 2nd Grade Graduation

SECOND GRADE END-OF-YEAR CELEBRATION AT CONGREGATION BETH JUDEA On, Sunday, May 13, the second-graders at Congregation Beth Judea (Conservative/Masorti) in Long Grove marked their passage … 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 ›


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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Center for Ballroom & Dance 2012 Summer Program

Registration for Center for Ballroom and Dance's summer program is now open! Choose from a variety of Day Camps, Dance Intensives, Workshops, and Summer Classes … Read more ›

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"Mad About JCYS" Gala 2012

Jewish Council for Youth Services (JCYS) will host its 2012 Gala: Mad About JCYS on Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 at the Renaissance Chicago. Hundreds of … 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 ›