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(From left): Marianne King (Downers Grove), fashion show chair; Teri Colmar (Northbrook), co-president, The Women’s Network of LSSI; Atiya Khan, director of Rogers Park Head Start; Pr. Denver Bitner, LSSI president/CEO; Carol Endemann, associate executive director, Community Child Care; Stella Edoimioya, director of Winthrop Children’s Center; and Elizabeth Strain, Head Start health coordinator.
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LSSI’s Women’s Network Brunch Raises $51,000+ for Head Start Literacy Program

The 28th Annual Forget-Me-Not Brunch and Fashion Show on May 12 raised more than $51,000 for the Bonding with Books program offered to preschool students … Read more ›

Kate Palczynski enjoyed meeting famous author Carolyn Crimi (left).
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Local 1st Grader attends Illinois Young Authors Conference

Kate Palczynski, 1st Grader at Belle Aire School, and her picture book The Stars, were selected to represent District 58 at the 39th Annual Illinois … Read more ›

Downers Grove North and South ranked among top schools

Downers Grove North and South High Schools are in the top 70 high schools in the state of Illinois, according to recently released rankings issued … Read more ›

The annual Groovin’ in the Grove 5K Run and Fun Walk attracts participantsof all ages and abilities.
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Annual “Groovin’ in the Grove” Race Set for Mother’s Day Weekend

Kick off Mother’s Day weekend by participating in the 23rd annual “Groovin’ in the Grove” 5K Run and Fun Walk, coordinated by the Sports Medicine … Read more ›

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Learn More about Careers in Healthcare at Midwestern University

Do you want a career in healthcare? Learn more about the education necessary to succeed in a variety of healthcare careers at Midwestern University’s Healthcare … Read more ›

Barb Trusco instructs Nathaniel Szabo on how to sew around a bunny made of construction paper during kindergarten at Gower West Elementary School in Willowbrook. The class runs from 8:05 to 10:45 a.m. (Keri Wiginton, Chicago Tribune / April 4, 2012)

Schools weigh merits, costs of all-day kindergarten

Parents and school officials are asking: Is 2.5 hours enough to adequately prepare students for first grade? Or are we pushing kids too hard? And … Read more ›

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Spring Mini-Medical School Open to Community Members

Community members can learn about current topics in healthcare at Midwestern University’s Mini-Medical School. The Mini-Medical School will be held from 6:30 to 8:15 PM … Read more ›

The Wind Ensemble from South HS in Downers Grove
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South HS Wind Ensemble at U of I Superstate Contest

Congratulations to the members of the Wind Ensemble from South High School in Downers Grove for being selected, through competitive recorded audition, to perform at … Read more ›

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Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club presents local students with art awards

As part of the Junior Woman’s Club’s mission to support educational as well as personal growth in the community, the organization sponsors a Junior High … Read more ›

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Four local students receive Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club college scholarships

The Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club presented four college scholarships to local students during the Club’s annual education awards ceremony March 20th. Scholarships were awarded … Read more ›