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Rich Mangold of the Optimist Club of Niles presents a donation to MCYAF's Andrea Bateman. Also shown: John Jekot, Harry Achino, Jerry Szczepanski and Norb Johnson of the Optimist Club.
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Optimist Club Donates to MCYAF

The Optimist Club of Niles donated money to the Maine Community Youth Assistance Foundation to support MCYAF's new youth movement. Read more ›

Joni Alvarez says the Cancer Survivors' Celebration and Walk is a time to reflect on what she has overcome. (Photo courtesy of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center)
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Science Connections: Taking Strides for Survival

By Bethany Hubbard/Science in Society This will mark Joni Alvarez’s 7th year of participating in the Cancer Survivors’ Celebration and Walk, an annual event organized … Read more ›

A researcher performing micro-surgery in rodents to test a new model for transplants. (Courtesy of Erin Massey/Medill)
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Science Connections: Bioengineered Organs May Hold the Future for Transplants

By Erin M. Massey/Medill News Service Bioengineered organs may redefine transplants for humans someday, and even allow damaged organs to regenerate. Northwestern University researchers are … Read more ›

Spectators bid farewell to the once deemed unsinkable Titanic on April 10, 1912. (Photo courtesy of Ullstein Bild/Roger Viollet)
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Science Connections: Lake Michigan Almost as Cold as Titanic's Grave Site

By Will Mendelson/Medill News Service After striking an iceberg 375 miles south of Newfoundland, it took less than three hours for the legendary Titanic to … Read more ›

Dr. Nausheen Akhter specializes in cardiovascular disease and what women in particular need to do to prevent this life-threatening condition.  (Courtesy of Northwestern Memorial Hospital)
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Science Connections: Heart Disease Leads Causes of Death for Women

by Jessica Whitfield/Medill News Service Cardiovascular disease is now recognized as the leading cause of death in women, according to Dr. Nausheen Akhter. Though many … Read more ›

Amundsen Reunion Committee Members plan the 60th reunion for the winter and spring classes of 1952.
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Amundsen High School Classes of 1952 Plan 60th Anniversary Reunion Weekend

The Amundsen high school classes (winter and spring) of 1952 are hosting a 60th reunion weekend beginning with a 1 p.m. pizza party on Friday, … Read more ›

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Annual Rummage Sale

Our Lady of Ransom Church, 8300 Greenwood at Normal, Niles. Featuring new & used items,Treasure Room with collectibles, vintage jewelry, boutique & more. Pre-sale Thurs.March … Read more ›

subdivision in Hoffman Estates backs up to a Com-Ed Substation on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.  (Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune)

Lower electric rates: Voters could help scores of suburbs cut electric bills

Rare is the ballot-box initiative that could actually save taxpayers money. But in Tuesday’s primary election, voters in nearly 300 communities and counties across Illinois … Read more ›

Reproductive endocrinologist, Dr. Teresa Woodruff  pioneered the field of oncofertility. (Courtesy of Woodruff Lab)
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Science Connections: A Champion for Fertility Preservation and Quality of Life After Cancer

by Christi Sodano A pioneer in the world of fertility preservation for young cancer patients, Dr. Teresa Woodruff of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, … Read more ›

Piercing can remain a safe means of self-expression when people do their research and think about potential pitfalls, accoridng to Northwestern University researchers Drs. Anne Laumann (L) and Jaimee Holbrook. (Lauren Hise/Medill)
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Science Connections: When Body Piercings Can Pose Major Health Risks

by Lauren Hise/Medill News Service Those tiny little piercings can trigger big consequences that include allergic reactions, infection and hepatitis, according to a new research … Read more ›