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E-Friendly Way to Rid Your Home of E-Waste

Delta Institute, Cook County, and Forest Preserve District Partner To Collect E-Waste RecyclablesPilot Collection Events Will Test Locations as Possible Permanent Sites CHICAGO (May 31, … Read more ›

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Shaking Up the Electronics Repair Industry

We love electronics: There are nearly six billion cell phones in use today, and since its launch in 2010, customers have purchased over 65 million … Read more ›

Nhu Vo on Tuesday lights incense at a memorial for his 8-year-old son, Carter. (Brian L. Cox / Special to the Tribune)

Community rallies to support family of Skokie boy, 8, who died in crash Monday

Various organizations at School District 69 have rallied to support the family of Carter Vo, the 8-year-old second grader at Madison Elementary School in Skokie … 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 ›

Ron Taxer, 18, a senior at Buffalo Grove High School. (Submitted by Ron Taxer)

Teens from Buffalo Grove and New Lenox recall emotional trip to Poland and Israel

Two area teens recently returned from a two-week journey to Poland and Israel, where they took part in the 25th annual “March of the Living, … 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 ›

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Pregnancy Pampering

Ladies who love their spa time can still indulge in some of their favorite services while they’re expecting. According to the experts from Mario Tricoci … 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 ›

Photo submitted by Round Lake Area Park District.

Guide to Easter events, bunny visits

Parents and kids, get our your Easter baskets and cameras. Here come the annual Easter egg hunts and bunny visits. The following is a list … Read more ›