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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 ›

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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 ›

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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 ›

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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 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 ›

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‘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 ›

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From the community

Portrait photographer has gift for capturing youthful innocence

Successful photographers have a unique and amazing gift – the ability to convince children, who seemingly are otherwise in perpetual motion, to sit still long … Read more ›

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Sunday Morning Bird Walk Ornithologist, Mark Spreyer, will lead a morning bird walk from 8 to 10 a.m. Sunday, April 15 at Stillman Nature Center, … Read more ›

From the community

Rushing to Beat the April 17 Tax Deadline? Illinois CPA Society Says Double-Check Your Work to Avoid Costly Mistakes

Chicago, IL – Even with two extra days this year, you may be behind on filing your taxes. With the April 17 deadline fast approaching, … Read more ›

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 Breakfast with the Bunny The Morton Arboretum will host Breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 9 to 11 a.m. April 6 and April 7. Participants … Read more ›