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

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

“There’s a unique challenge to smaller communities that may not have a huge breadth of staff, so they have to work together," said Kent McKenzie, Lake County’s emergency management coordinator. “It’s not if a disaster happens; it’s when a disaster might happen.”  | Bridget O'Shea/For Sun-Times Media

Barrington area agencies coordinate emergency response plan

Lake County’s emergency management coordinator met with Barrington area government and law enforcement officials Tuesday to make sure the community is prepared for the worst.

Barrington High School seniors Courtney Quigley, 18, and Melissa Stathakis, 18, volunteered at Tuesday's Earth Day event at the Pederson Preserve. | Brian O'Mahoney/For Sun-Times Media

Earth Day effort brings new wildflowers, grasses to Barrington preserve

The Barrington Area Conservation Trust celebrated Earth Day on Tuesday by planting nearly 1,000 native plants at Pederson Preserve.

Lake Barrington officials are touting recent growth in the village's business districts, including new development and expansions. | Provided

Lake Barrington officials celebrate recent business growth

Lake Barrington officials are crediting the village’s efforts to add and update signage as a catalyst for small business growth over the past three years.

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Common Core standards and their impact on teachers

One of the hottest topics in math education today is Common Core curriculum, which has two primary goals: increased college readiness and clearer s...

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Buffalo Grove's Skylar Groth (left) and Plainfield North's Sam Elster look on after Elster headed a ball late in the championship game of the Pepsi Showdown at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Sunday, April 21, 2013.  | J.Geil ~ For Sun-Times Media

Buffalo Grove maintains top spot in Patrick Z. McGavin's girls soccer rankings

Buffalo Grove maintains the top spot in Patrick Z. McGavin's girls soccer rankings.

Former Buffalo Grove Village President Elliott Hartstein challenges state Reps. Carol Sente and Elaine Nekritz with questions on the state's pension crisis. | Ronnie Wachter/Sun-Times Media

Sente, Nekritz pressed on pension crisis at town hall meeting

State pension reform proved the hot topic when two local legislators and Buffalo Grove’s village president got together Tuesday for a town hall meeting.

During the first Stevenson High School Board session in district's new meeting room, history and government teachers Dan Larsen (standing left), Michelle Stone (behind Larsen) and David Elbaum (standing right), along with social studies department director Brad Smith (sitting) present their findings about how new uses of existing software can help students who struggle in the reading portion of the ACT. | Ronnie Wachter/Sun-Times Media

Stevenson teachers take ‘Shaq Attaq’ approach to improving ACT scores

Three Stevenson High School teachers have figured out a way to use old software to improve their students’ ACT performance.

Emma Hardin, 20, of Mundelein, Mike Glans, 23, of Richmond and Kara Cimmarusti, 19, of Vernon Hills touch the growing medium on the green roof of CLC's Southlake Campus in Vernon Hills. It is not made of dirt, but porous rock. | Frank Abderholden/Sun-Times Media

College of Lake County students learn the benefits of green roofs

Sure there was some extra credit involved, and a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Chicago’s Uncommon Ground, the country’s first certified organic rooftop farm, but Karly...

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Simple changes to help you prevent varicose veins

Varicose veins are enlarged or damaged veins that occur near the surface of your skin. Typically, this vein disease appears most frequently in the ...

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Ela Road in Deer Park was covered by water Wednesday, June 26, after the area was hit by more than 5 inches of rain overnight. | Laura Pavin~For Sun-Times Media

Lake Zurich debates $2.95 million fix to Cedar Creek stormwater facility

Residents in Lake Zurich’s Cedar Creek and Bristol Trails subdivisions are hoping for either a dry spring and summer or a speedy solution from the village to their drainage...

<p>The sun rises over the Chicago skyline on Jan. 28, 2014. &nbsp;| &nbsp;Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images</p>

What time does Chicago get to work?

The median Chicagoan begins work at 8:02 a.m., according to data from the American Community Survey.

Marianne Murphy Orland (from left), Caryn Caffarelli and Hilary Feldman present their Acts of Kindness Cabaret.

Acts of Kindess Cabaret show benefits charities

Acts Of Kindness Cabaret (AOK Cabaret) has raised over $200,000 for nonprofit organizations since 2005.

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Simple changes to help you prevent varicose veins

Varicose veins are enlarged or damaged veins that occur near the surface of your skin. Typically, this vein disease appears most frequently in the ...

<p>ADVANCE FOR USE MONDAY AUG. 5 AND THEREAFTER - FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2012 file photo, Michael Cardenas shows medical marijuana he purchases outside Arizona Organix, the first legal medical marijuana dispensary to open in Glendale, Ariz. Illinois has become the 20th state to legalize medical marijuana with some of the strictest standards in the nation. But the proposal will take many months to set into motion because of complex rules and regulations. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File) ORG XMIT: CX301</p>

Lake Zurich Answers: A new restaurant and medical marijuana regulations

Every Tuesday, members of the Lake Zurich community give their thoughts on a few trending topics for a weekly feature called Lake Zurich Answers.

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