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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 ›

Summer shopping and entertainment made easy in Downtown Highland Park
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Gear Up For Summer in Downtown Highland Park

Whether you’re sending your kids to sleep away camp or looking for fun summer activities, Downtown Highland Park has it all! Don’t feel overwhelmed by … Read more ›

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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 ›

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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 ›

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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 ›

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A Gift for Mom, A Gift for Your Community

Need another reason besides Mother’s Day to pamper that special woman in your life? How about the fact that a number of great gift packages … Read more ›

A variety of berries can be found at the local farmers market. (Heather Leszczewicz/TribLocal)

North suburban farmers market guide 2012

If you’re looking to add the freshest fruits, vegetables, baked goods, cheeses and flowers to your dinner table, look no further than in your own … Read more ›

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Illinois CPA Society Suggests Five Ways for You to Use Your Tax Refund Wisely

Chicago – With the tax deadline behind us, the IRS is expecting to receive over 144 million returns – most of which will result in … Read more ›

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Top 10 things to do this weekend

‘That Takes the Cake’ Cake Decorating Contest‘ Attendees can watch a live cake challenge with 3 challengers seen on TLC’s “Ultimate Cake-Off” and the Food … Read more ›

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Top 10 things to do this weekend

Sunday Morning Bird Walk Ornithologist, Mark Spreyer, will lead a morning bird walk from 8 to 10 a.m. Sunday, April 15 at Stillman Nature Center, … Read more ›