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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 ›

Sweet 16 for DG South as TribLocal-area students enjoy great state speech tournament

Downers Grove South won five out of 15 events to claim the Illinois High School Association Speech State title in convincing fashion Saturday in Peoria. … Read more ›

Robert Moskwa (center) with Coaches Vince Hart (left) and Don Barrett (right)
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Prospect Junior Takes Individual Honor

Last weekend marked the 38th Illinois High School Team Chess Championship. Most of the top high school players in Illinois have been playing in chess … Read more ›

Harper College student Dan Goers won a poster contest for the Ravinia summer festival. (Graphic courtesy of Ravinia Festival)

Harper student picked to create Ravinia posters

Shifting from one possible career to another can be challenging for anyone, especially when the first dream didn’t quite work out. For Harper College student … Read more ›

As media evolves, Facebook use becoming a profession

In a world rapidly changing with the use of technology, Harper College teacher and marketing consultant Corinn Hilbert said there are companies that still don’t … Read more ›

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School District 59 Holds Dual Language Parent Informational Meetings

Salt Creek School hosts the District 59 Dual Language Program, which is now in it’s third year and will move into the fourth year in … Read more ›

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D214 Community Education Offers Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification

Are you interested in learning skills that can save a life? Do you have a strong desire to help others? Do you want to enter … Read more ›

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A New Approach to ACT Test Prep in the Community

The ACT is quickly approaching and many test prep companies like Kaplan, Princeton Review and even Sylvan and Huntington Learning Centers offer decent test prep … Read more ›

Mike Press Phoro
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"A History of Chicago's O'Hare Airport" – Book Release

“A History of Chicago’s O’Hare Airport” – BOOK RELEASE The name Michael Branigan is now synonymous with Chicago history. At first glance, you may think … Read more ›

Ken Schaefer, an Oakton naturalist and groundskeeper, has worked at the Des Plaines campus for 27 years. He's helped implement major restoration initiatives at the school. (Jennifer Delgado/Tribune)

Oakton naturalist takes nature to a new level

Winter may be the dormant season, but it’s the busiest time of the year for Oakton Community College naturalist and groundskeeper Ken Schaefer. When he’s … Read more ›