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Bobblehead Dad: Keeping Our Teens Safe Over Spring Break

Want a sobering statistic? One-third of all alcohol-related teen deaths and injuries will take place in the months of April, May, June. You know, those … Read more ›

Gov. Pat Quinn talks technology in schools Tuesday at Piper Elementary School in Berwyn. (Antonio Perez / February 28, 2012)

Quinn says sales tax windfall could pay for schools

Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn suggested Tuesday that better-than-expected sales-tax collections could be used to plug a hole in state school funding this year. The budget … Read more ›

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Precision Hair Restoration Brings Revolutionary Hair Transplant Technology to Chicago with the "Neograft" System

CHICAGO, IL (FEBRUARY 2012) — Precision Hair Restoration, the Midwest leader in hair restoration solutions, is proud to introduce Chicagoland to NeoGraft, the first FDA-approved … Read more ›

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is proposing changes in the funding of the state's community colleges to reward higher graduation rates. (Abel Uribe, Chicago Tribune / September 17, 2011)

Simon assails community college graduation rate

Almost a million students enroll in Illinois community colleges each year, seeking a more affordable and accessible alternative to traditional four-year universities, to try to … Read more ›

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Two $1,000 Scholarships offered by Friends of Volo Bog

The Friends of Volo Bog is offering an Entering College scholarship and a Continuing College scholarship, for $1,000 each, to outstanding students interested in pursuing … Read more ›

Northwestern College’s Criminal Justice Assistant Professor Mark Mitchell assists Renata Hann on the proper technique in handling a firearm as she participates in training exercises inside the PRISim mobile firearms simulator at Northwestern’s Chicago Campus.
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Northwestern College Featured Law Enforcement Training Simulator

[Jefferson Park-Chicago and Rosemont, IL] On Monday, December 19th, Northwestern College hosted a law enforcement training exercise that included a firearms simulator. Nearly 150 Northwestern … Read more ›

Booster Club pledges $1 million for synthetic turf at New Trier High School athletic fields

The New Trier Booster Club has pledged $1 million to help pay for synthetic turf at New Trier High School’s football stadium and practice fields, … Read more ›

Student fees continue to be studied at New Trier High School

New Trier High School is continuing an in-depth analysis of student fees, but a decision about changes to the fee structure is unlikely during this … Read more ›

Chicago Tribune 2011 Illinois School Report Cards

Each year, the Illinois State Board of Education releases “report cards,” detailed analyses of the performance of public schools and school districts in Illinois, in … Read more ›

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Metra Announces New 2011-2012 Safety Contest, iPad Grand Prize

Metra is proud to unveil its 2011-2012 safety campaign, "Lead the Way: Look, Listen and Live." For the sixth year, Metra invites students in grades … Read more ›