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In April 2013, James Ensign of Barrington had his Make-A-Wish request granted. Then 9, he got to skate with his favorite sports team, the Chicago Blackhawks, during one of their final practices before heading into the playoffs. | Provided

Ambassadors to honor Blackhawks, White Sox at Make-A-Wish gala

Donna Pollack & Rick Tadelman

Rock 'n' roll bash for couple who met at stoplight

Donna Pollack and Rick Tadelman's rock ’n’ roll wedding was only the second at Viper Alley in Lincolnshire. The couple had been to concerts at the nightclub and appreciated...

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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How to save for your down payment and closing costs

When you purchase a home, two significant expenses to consider are your down payment and closing costs. If you have money saved up for these costs,...

Stevenson earns top 5 ranking in U.S. News & World Report

Stevenson takes the fifth spot in U.S. News & World Report's list of Best High Schools in Illinois.

Police Blotter: Lincolnshire officers make battery arrest, investigate theft

Police Blotter: Lincolnshire officers make battery arrest, investigate theft

The current Stevenson High School sign that was in the planning stages of being replaced last winter. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times Media

Lincolnshire Answers: Sustainable schools and a song for Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Answers: Sustainable schools and a song for Lincolnshire

Representing the U.S.Environmental Protection Agency, Seth Dibblee speaks about Integrated Pest Management on Friday during an environmental symposium at Stevenson High School. | Joe Shuman/For Sun-Times Media

Stevenson symposium: ‘All children should learn in green schools’

Educators and professionals from around the state gathered at Stevenson High School on Friday to discuss how sustainability initiatives and green facility management can thrive...

<p>Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls celebrates the win over the Brooklyn Nets after Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs on May 4, 2013 at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. &nbsp;| &nbsp;Getty Images</p>

Joakim Noah named NBA Defensive Player of the Year

Chicago Bulls player Joakim Noah will be named the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year.

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