Wheeling High School is one of the few "non-selective" (no applications required) public schools in the nation offering the much-ballyhooed STEM -- Science, Technology, Engineering and Math -- education.
A year after the suburban hazing scandal at Maine West High School, the state agency responsible for safeguarding the welfare of children is pushing to educate school districts about the state's "mandated reporter" law and to empower students to speak up about abuse. "
November 30, 2013, is Small Business Saturday nationwide. The City of Chicago's "Unwrap Chicago: Eat, Drink and Buy Local" campaign encourages residents to spend one dollar a day at independent, locally-owned businesses.
There are three items Joe Ruane of Arlington Heights still remembers hanging on the living room wall of his parents-in-law's Irish Catholic home. A crucifix. A photo of the Pope. And a picture of John F. Kennedy.
Columnist Burt Constable tells the story of Caroline Provost, a Palatine 8-year-old whose very rare disease makes her skin so fragile that she must wear protective bandages on most of her body and endure the twice-daily pain of changing them.
It's hard enough for adults to work their way through a major loss, but it can especially hard for kids. The only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting these children is Rainbows For All Children.