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Back Talk: Should parents allow teenage drinking parties?

  TribLocal and The Mash, the Chicago Tribune’s weekly newspaper and website serving teenagers in the city and suburbs, ask area high school students their … Read more ›

Joe Pellicioni
From the community

Serving With Pride

When Downers Grove North student Joe Pellicioni attended the Downers Grove Township peer jury training in February of 2010, it was apparent from his demeanor … Read more ›

Back Talk: Are you sexually active?

Family talk without the filter  TribLocal and The Mash, the Chicago Tribune’s weekly newspaper and website serving teenagers in the city and suburbs, ask area … Read more ›

Kyle Taylor, 18, is pictured with his car in front of his South Elgin home.. (Keri Wiginton/ Chicago Tribune)

Task force to target high fatality rate of new 18-year-old drivers

Karelle Ilagan, of Lombard, who got her license in August shortly after her 18th birthday, admits she finds highway driving “a little scary.” Almost as … Read more ›

Spa Day Family Partnership: Brittany Williams, Shannon Gilmore, Wendy Williams and Cami Williams
From the community

Willowbrook Corner Coalition, A Partnership in Process

Our Mission is to provide a quality community environment through a variety of programs and services that enhances and improves the lives of residents of … Read more ›

From the community

A Glamorous Homecoming Look Made Easy

Glam is back in a big way this homecoming season — from gorgeous, red carpet worthy gowns to fabulous flowing tresses. But you don’t have … Read more ›

Michelle Palka
From the community

Peer Juror Sets Herself Apart as a Leader

When Hinsdale Central student Michelle Palka joined peer jury at the beginning of her senior year, there was an obvious compassion that showed through her … Read more ›

Selena Gomez, center, will appear at the Orland Square Mall Sunday. (Photo courtesy of Allied Integrated Marketing)

Selena Gomez to visit Orland Park mall on Sunday

Teen pop singer/actress Selena Gomez will visit Orland Square Mall on Sunday to promote her new film “Monte Carlo” and thousands of screaming teenagers are … Read more ›

From left to right: Tiffany Watkins, Amanda Lottie, Eric Dubose, Faith Sims, Brianna Marsh, EDajahmone Gregory, Monique Carrillo and Damonte Saddler
From the community

Peer Mediation: When Conflict Happens Students Help Each Other

Over the course of the last few years, Burr Ridge Middle School has supported the formation of a peer mediation program with the help of … Read more ›

Hinsdale skate park users have shown interest in preserving the facility since its future came into question by the village board last September. More than 300 people are members of the Save Veeck Skate Park Facebook group. (Chicago Tribune Photo by George Thompson)

Supporters say concession stand could save skate park

Although the future of Hinsdale’s skate park is still up in the air, local supporters are mobilizing in an effort to raise money to update … Read more ›