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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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PARENTS, ALZHEIMER’S & MONEY – Easing into a difficult conversation.

Presented by Trevor Brody Every eighth American aged 65 and older has Alzheimer’s disease, and 43% of Americans aged 85 and older have it, according … Read more ›

Special lighting effects gave a dramatic twist to a jazz routine at the North Suburban YMCA's annual dance recital on June 10.
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Dancers Dazzle at YMCA Recital

Culminating a year of study and practice, students from the North Suburban School of Dance at the YMCA took to the stage on June 10 … Read more ›

Best Futures Cedntennial Ice Arena concession stand
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Girls Night Out Fundraiser for Young Adults, Teens with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

"GIRLS NIGHT OUT" Fundraiser for Young Adults, Teens with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities. We are a group of 8 North Shore Moms who started a not for … 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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Why Should Kids Read Every Day? Let's Do the Math

Student A reads 20 minutes five nights every weekStudent B reads only 5 minutes a night (or not at all)20 minutes/night x 5 times each … 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 ›

Deerfield Police Department offers assistance with child seat installment

The Deerfield Police Department is offering car seat inspections to local residents. The department’s certified car seat Inspectors will help install seats, give suggestions about … 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 ›