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On 40th anniversary of Title IX, girls still lag in Illinois high school sports

Four decades after Title IX prohibited discrimination against female athletes, boys still vastly outnumber girls on the playing fields and gym floors of Illinois high … Read more ›

Wheaton Academy's Brandon Ruggles is setting up a basketball skills camp so that four classmates can attend a leadership camp in the summer. (Photo submitted by Holly Ruggles)

Wheaton Academy student organizes basketball skills camp to aid four classmates

There is no “wait ‘til next year” attitude for Wheaton Academy junior Brandon Ruggles and he is setting up a basketball skills clinic to help … Read more ›

Jack Dokhanchi, Charlie Wasz, Joshua Milnes, and Madeline Rockouski. NOT PICTURED: Jessica Bonaguro. The students were led by Notre Dame teacher Kathy Vierck, of Downers Grove, (also not pictured).
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ND Science Award Winners

Notre Dame School, of Clarendon Hills, was well represented at this year’s Illinois Junior Academy of Science state fair competition, which was held last weekend … Read more ›

Sophia Cullotta places first in state level competition
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State Free Throw Champ

Representing Notre Dame School in Clarendon Hills, Sophia Cullotta participated in the Knights of Columbus – Illinois State Council Free Throw Competition in Chatham IL. … Read more ›

D86 hires law firm to handle withdrawal from special ed co-op

The Hinsdale Township High School District 86 board this week approved hiring a law firm to assist with the district’s withdrawal from the La Grange … Read more ›

Illinois high school track and field: Rare sectional during the day cause of concern to some coaches, athletes

Hundreds of athletes will rise early May 10 and head to Concordia University to try to qualify for the girls track and field state meet. … Read more ›

MEF Grant Recipients, Honored Guests & Board Members
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Maercker Educational Foundation Announces 2012 Teacher Grant Awards

The Maercker District 60 Educational Foundation announced its Teacher Grant Awards for the 2011-2012 school year. Maercker District 60 encompasses students from Clarendon Hills, Darien, … Read more ›

Fenwick High School juniors and seniors listen to Shona Melville, University of St. Andrews admission officer, pitch the Scottish school, Weds., April 4, 2012 in Oak Park. Kendall Livingston, sitting at the end of the sofa, right, is a graduating senior wait listed at two school and is unsure where she will attend college. (Chuck Berman, Chicago Tribune / April 2, 2012)

Colleges grow their waitlists, leaving more students in limbo

While no one tracks the number of college applicants nationwide who are wait-listed, admissions experts and high school guidance counselors agree that the ranks have … Read more ›

College of DuPage Facutly Association members rally during a COD board of trustees meeting on Thursday night. (Michelle Manchir/TribLocal)

COD teachers rally as contract talks continue

As contract negotiations between the College of DuPage and its faculty union continue, officials from both sides spoke out during a heated board meeting Thursday … Read more ›

COD board approves tobacco-free policy

Smokers will not be permitted to use tobacco products on the College of DuPage campus unless they are in private vehicles beginning Aug. 6 under … Read more ›