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Niles North won its third IHSA state chess title Saturday in Peoria. (photo submitted by Amy Rubinberg)

Niles North team, Prospect’s Moskwa are state’s best in chess

Niles North‚Äôs chess team won its third Illinois High School Association state championship in the past seven years when it claimed the title Saturday in … Read more ›

Back Talk: What is the biggest freedom that you wish you legally had? 



TribLocal and The Mash, the Chicago Tribune‚Äôs weekly newspaper and website serving teenagers in the city and suburbs, recently asked area high school students about … Read more ›

Back Talk: Talkin’ ’bout my generation

TribLocal and The Mash, the Chicago Tribune‚Äôs weekly newspaper and website serving teenagers in the city and suburbs, recently asked area high school students about … Read more ›

Streamwood's Jessica Cerda, left, chases the ball down against Marian Catholic in the McDonald's Shootout Monday. (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

Prospect hangs on for win, Streamwood, Maine West drop games in McDonald’s Shootout

Northwest suburban schools have had an impact in the 22-year history of the prestigious McDonald‚Äôs Shootout. Maine West has been a mainstay in the showcase … Read more ›

Back Talk: Are you sexually active?

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

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From the community

Campaign Empowers Girls to Issue ‚ÄėReality Check‚Äô through Video Contest

Prizes include Best Buy gift cards, a day at film school in Chicago, dinner with Kasia Pilewicz, America‚Äôs Next Top Model contestant and ‚Äúfiercely real‚ÄĚ … Read more ›

Kyle Taylor, 18, of South Elgin, who obtained his license when he was 16, said that while he believes night driving restrictions are unnecessary, passenger limits may be helpful. (Keri Wiginton/Tribune)

Illinois safe driving 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 ›

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‚Äôt have … Read more ›

Illinois cancels the state’s last writing exam

Illinois high school juniors no longer will be tested on writing skills during the state’s standardized tests every spring, eliminating the last Illinois writing exam … Read more ›

State Representative David Harris - 66th District
From the community

Harris Offers Summer/Fall Legislative Internship Program

Mount Prospect, IL – State Representative David Harris (Arlington Heights/Mount Prospect) is seeking volunteer high school and college interns for the summer/fall semester. ‚ÄúMy Legislative … Read more ›