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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 ›

Special lighting effects gave a dramatic twist to a jazz routine in the North Subureban 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 Centennial 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 ›

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 ›


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 ›

Brandon and Scott working on strength training
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Summer Fitness Programs for Kids with Special Needs

A Big Blast is forming a new partnership with Suzanne M. Gray, creator and author of the nationally recognized fitness program for youth with autism, … Read more ›

Matylda Marszalek, of Highland Park, will perform at the IRGC Rhythmic Gymnastics Show on June 2. She is the top Level 5 rhythmic gymnast in the state of Illinois.
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Community Invited to Free Rhythmic Gymnastics Show on June 2

The community is invited to attend a free Rhythmic Gymnastics Show presented by Illinois Rhythmic Gymnastics Center (IRGC) competitive athletes and recreational gymnasts. The show … Read more ›


Top 10 things to do this weekend

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 ›