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U.S. News & World Report ranks Evanston area high schools

U.S. News & World Report has released its state and national rankings of the best U.S. high schools.

David Simmons as Coalhouse and Sydney Charles as Sarah in Big Noise Theatre Company's production of "Ragtime."

Big Noise Theatre takes on powerful ‘Ragtime’

Early 20th century America might have seemed like a melting pot because of the diverse population. But it was hardly a cohesive society. There were great differences in wealth,...

Police Blotter: Chicago man charged with sexual assault in Evanston

The following incidents were listed in the official reports of the Evanston Police Department. Readers are reminded that an arrest by police does not constitute a finding of...

Megan Elizabeth Goldish's work as an assistant state's attorney on victims rights and domestic abuse and child abuse cases was a big selling point during her judicial campaign. | File

Goldish employed new formula in judicial upset

Evanston Democrats have pretty much been able to dictate the outcome of the local subcircuit judicial races in the past.

Photo: Roycemore School

What is high-stakes testing?

High-stakes testing is a controversial subject in the world of education, as it puts large amounts of stress on teachers and students alike...

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Kristin Grant, a history teacher at Glencoe Central School, is one of six teachers who won the Kennedy Center-Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award. | Karie Angell Luc/for Sun-Times Media

History teacher recognized for inspiring students to act

Central School history teacher Kristin Grant inspires her students not just to learn, but to act.

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Things to do around the North Shore today, April 23

Head to the theater or to a ballroom dance class with our picks of the top ten things to do around the North Shore today.

(From left) Kylee Hennes, Isabelle Roberts of Glencoe, Jenn Gambatese, Nicole Scimeca of Park Ridge, Julia Schweizer, Michael Harp and Brady Tutton play six of the seven von Trapp children and their governess, Maria, in Lyric Opera's "The Sound of Music." |  Todd Rosenberg Photography

Local girls cast as von Trapp children in Lyric Opera’s ‘Sound of Music’

When Lyric Opera called for young people to audition for the seven von Trapp children in its spring production of “The Sound of Music,” a whopping 227 showed up.

Wight & Company’s proposed renovation to the west side of New Trier High School’s Winnetka campus includes creating a new student plaza and modeling the entryway after the familiar south side of the building. | Provided

New Trier to address contract, construction manager Wednesday

At the request of a board member ,the New Trier High School Board of Education will allow a couple extra days before approving a construction manager and architectural contract...

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How to plan the perfect music for your wedding

The right music can make or break a party, and you definitely won't want to suffer through a bad musical lineup during a party as special as...

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Glenbrooks name new assistant superintendent for human resources

Brad Swanson was named the district's Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources earlier this month, according to the following press release.

<p>Pictured (from left) at the Lenten Quilt-a-thon recently hosted by the Philoptochos Society of Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church in Glenview: Fr. James Dokos, protopresbyter of the church; event co-chair Karen Venson; several Quilt-a-thon participants and His Grace Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, Chancellor of the Chicago Metropolis.</p>
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Photo: Saints Peter and Paul 'Quilt-A-Thon' in Glenview

The Lenten Quilt-a-thon hosted April 5 by the Philoptochos Society of Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church in Glenview produced nearly 200 colorful quilts that will be...

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What you need to know about chronic venous insufficiency

Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a common cause for varicose veins that affects more than 40 million Americans. It occurs when the vein walls ...

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Glenbrook North and South pups to headline in Legally Blonde: The Musical

Students of GBS and GBN come together each year to present a musical performance, and this spring they will – like, totally - woo audiences with the adaption of "Legally...

<p>"Since I went through this in middle school, it's important to me that no one suffers like I did," said Aly Ford, a GBS senior who developed a presentation on depression that was recently added to the curriculum at Attea and Springman.</p>

GBS senior enhances mental health curriculum in District 34

Last month, Aly Ford was awarded the prestigious Gold Award by Girl Scouts for an action project she completed that will change the mental health curriculum at Attea and...

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Only a rusty mail box identifies the 3465 Techny Road site in Northbrook where  the Darchei Noam of Glenbrook congregation wants to build a synagogue. A few old buildings are set far back on the property hidden by trees, but they will be razed before construction begins. Pat Krochmal / Sun Times Media

Controversial Northbrook synagogue’s leaders agree to neighbors’ demands

The Darchei Noam of Glenbrook synagogue congregation has agreed to the demands of the neighborhood that has fought its intention to build a synagogue on a residential parcel.

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Things to do around the North Shore today, April 23

Head to the theater or to a ballroom dance class with our picks of the top ten things to do around the North Shore today.

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Increase your retirement savings with the right home

Because you will likely be living on a fixed income during your retirement, you may be looking for ways to optimize your savings for years to come....

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Glenbrook North and South pups to headline in Legally Blonde: The Musical

Students of GBS and GBN come together each year to present a musical performance, and this spring they will – like, totally - woo audiences with the adaption of "Legally...

Only Child Brewing Company beers are available in 22-ounce bottles, also called "bombers." | Jackie Pilossoph/For Sun-Times Media

Would you drink a beer called 'Eat your Damn Vegetables?'

Ben Rossi and his wife Amanda opened Only Child Brewing Company, their Northbrook craft brewery, six months ago.

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Wight & Company’s proposed renovation to the west side of New Trier High School’s Winnetka campus includes creating a new student plaza and modeling the entryway after the familiar south side of the building. | Provided

New Trier to address contract, construction manager Wednesday

At the request of a board member ,the New Trier High School Board of Education will allow a couple extra days before approving a construction manager and architectural contract...

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PHOTOS: Spring has sprung in Wilmette

Layne Teska of Willmette takes godson Milo Karcazes of Winnetka out to fly a kite on Saturday at the Mary Murphy park.

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Things to do around the North Shore today, April 23

Head to the theater or to a ballroom dance class with our picks of the top ten things to do around the North Shore today.

Photo by: Les Tension Photo

Plan your summer vacation at Elkhart Lake

With summer just around the corner, you may already be planning a getaway to soak up some sun and reconnect with your family. Elkhart Lake is just ...

Fifteen-year-old, Hannah Petry helped clear Elmwood Dunes Presrrve of invasive brush last year. Two new grooming dates have been set for in May and June.  | File

Elmwood Dunes still needs volunteers

Wilmette’s Elmwood Dunes Preserve, whose metamorphosis from an unmanageable thicket of invasive plants to a pocket nature preserve is underway with two new upcoming grooming...

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Washburne School teachers await the results of the "Trashy 2 Flashy" fashion show April 22. Students used recyclable materials to create outfits for their teachers in honor of Earth Day. | Steve Schering/Sun-Times Media

‘Trashy 2 Flashy’ fashion show highlights Washburne’s Earth Day

The Earth Day celebration at Carleton Washburne School in Winnetka featured a mix of education and fun during Tuesday afternoon’s assembly.

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Things to do around the North Shore today, April 23

Head to the theater or to a ballroom dance class with our picks of the top ten things to do around the North Shore today.

Mark Suppelsa, WGN evening news anchor and investigative reporter, spoke on alchoholism and its treatment at Advocate Lutheran General in Park Ridge on April 17.

Advocate Lutheran General hosts Suppelsa talk on alcoholism

“Sneaky, quiet” and “isolated” would not be most people’s words to describe Mark Suppelsa, WGN evening news anchor and investigative reporter.

Photo: Roycemore School

What is high-stakes testing?

High-stakes testing is a controversial subject in the world of education, as it puts large amounts of stress on teachers and students alike...

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PHOTOS: Spring has sprung in Wilmette

Layne Teska of Willmette takes godson Milo Karcazes of Winnetka out to fly a kite on Saturday at the Mary Murphy park.

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