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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 ›

Linda Gartz and her Dad  (center) at the "Father of the Year" banquet at Chicago's Palmer House, 6/12/1962
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Father of the Year-Father's Day 1962

When I was in eighth grade, our English teacher, Mrs. Hall, asked everyone in the class to write an essay on why we thought our … Read more ›

Three free events (with book giveaways) feature local authors Laura Nyman Montenegro, Denia Hester, and the Imagine U theater group from Northwestern
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“Books Alive!” from EPL Friends Kicks off Summer Reading for Kids: Authors and Artists Meld Literacy with Art, Storytelling and Drama

Evanston, Ill. (June 5, 2012) — Evanston Public Library Friends, through a generous grant from the Woman’s Club of Evanston, is helping kick off the … Read more ›

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Local Non-Profit Helping Physically Disabled Individuals and Tax Payers

Since its humble beginnings in 1974 in one small building off of Belden Avenue in Chicago, the Over the Rainbow Association has grown to become … Read more ›

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Local Non-Profit Helping Physically Disabled Individuals and Tax Payers

Since its humble beginnings in 1974 in one small building off of Belden Avenue in Chicago, the Over the Rainbow Association has grown to become … Read more ›

Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate
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Ricky Byrdsong Race Against Hate 2012

13th Annual Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate set for June 17, 2012 May 29, 2012 (EVANSTON, IL) – The 13th annual Ricky Byrdsong Memorial … 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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Mitchell Museum Offers Crafts for Kids in June & July

The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian in Evanston will offer special activities for youngsters June 6-8, the first days of summer break for students … Read more ›

Photo Courtesy of Gregory Slayton
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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 ›

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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 ›