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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 ›

From the community

Register for Fall Adult Softball Leagues Beginning June 20!

Ages 18 and up. Season begins late August through October.The Roselle Park District is excited to announce that registration is now being accepted for our … 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 ›


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 ›

Campers show off origami crafts at last year’s Around the World in 180 Minutes Theme Friday.
From the community

Get wacky this summer at Schaumburg Park District

Get ready for a wacky summer! Schaumburg Park District’s free Wacky Wagon Camp for children ages 6 to 12 will run Monday through Thursday, June … Read more ›


Top 10 things to do this weekend

Stamp Out Hunger Letter Carriers’ Food Drive The Naperville chapter of the National Association of Letter Carriers will participate in the 20th annual Stamp Out … Read more ›

A camper throws the ball to a friend at last summer's baseball camp at Schaumburg Park District.
From the community

Schaumburg Park District summer camps provide excitement, nature exploration and activity

Plan summer camp activities at Schaumburg Park District before school is out! Schaumburg Park District will offer full and half-day camps for children with a … Read more ›

A variety of berries can be found at local farmers markets. (Heather Leszczewicz/TribLocal)

Northwest suburban farmers market guide 2012

If you’re looking to add the freshest fruits, vegetables, baked goods, cheeses and flowers to your dinner table, look no further than in your own … Read more ›

From the community

Illinois CPA Society Suggests Five Ways for You to Use Your Tax Refund Wisely

Chicago – With the tax deadline behind us, the IRS is expecting to receive over 144 million returns – most of which will result in … Read more ›


Top 10 things to do this weekend

‘That Takes the Cake’ Cake Decorating Contest‘ Attendees can watch a live cake challenge with 3 challengers seen on TLC’s “Ultimate Cake-Off” and the Food … Read more ›