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Back Talk: Are you sexually active?

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

The Grant varsity cheerleading squad won the Prairie Division and the North Suburban Conference title. (Heather Leszczewicz/TribLocal)

Varsity cheerleading squads compete in North Suburban Conference

Eleven varsity cheerleading squads showed off their best stunts and loudest cheers at the Lake Zurich High School Bears Invitational Jan. 8. The squads come … Read more ›

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From the community

Campaign Empowers Girls to Issue ‘Reality Check’ through Video Contest

Prizes include Best Buy gift cards, a day at film school in Chicago, dinner with Kasia Pilewicz, America’s Next Top Model contestant and “fiercely real” … 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’t have … 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’t have … Read more ›

New Trier's Johnny Wingels hopes for a shot at the NHL and follow in the footsteps of hit brother, Tommy. (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

Area hockey players play in the USHL, have NHL dreams

More than  500 16- to 18-year-old  hockey stars from all over the country– including many from the TribLocal area–participated in two United States Hockey League … Read more ›

Girl-Wise conference aims to answer tough questions for teens

Junior high and high school can be tough on girls, especially when they don’t know who to turn to for advice or information. So to … Read more ›

Anna Heinrich of Gurnee picks up tobacco litter outside of Hunt Club Park Community Center during a teen tobacco-free event in March. She and other Lake County teens will speak to the Gurnee Park District board in an attempt to make the parks smoke-free. (Courtesy, Tobacco Free Lake County)

Local teens fight to make Lake County parks smoke-free

Raised in a smoke-free home, Zion-Benton High School sophomore Dalia Anguiano, 15, grew accustomed to life without cigarette pollution. So she was bothered to learn … Read more ›

Lake County opens youth employment program to older teens

Lake County will put about 150 teens to work this year with its Summer Youth Employment Program, according to a workforce official. The program, previously … Read more ›