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The 16 Best Public High Schools in Illinois, as Ranked by Newsweek

The 16 Best Public High Schools in Illinois, as Ranked by Newsweek

If you don’t think 16 is good enough, don’t worry, because one Illinois high school ranked No. 3 overall in the country!
How Much are Your Childrens' Teachers Making?

How Much are Your Childrens' Teachers Making?

Are they being over- or underpaid for their services?
15 College Hacks You Need to Know for the 2014-15 School Year

15 College Hacks You Need to Know for the 2014-15 School Year

Make this your best year ever at college with these 15 helpful college hacks. Ramen not included.
Local Doctor Pushes for Later School Start Times

Local Doctor Pushes for Later School Start Times

Nitin Soorya, an emergency physician at St. Alexius Medical Center, has started an online petition requesting the Illinois Board of Education establish a policy that regulates school start t
Palatine Man to Show Off Award-Winning Contraption on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

Palatine Man to Show Off Award-Winning Contraption on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

A Palatine man and his five Purdue classmates will appear tonight on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
Suspected Mumps Case Reported at Mundelein School

Suspected Mumps Case Reported at Mundelein School

A suspected mumps case was also recently reported at an Evanston school.
Grayslake Woman Chosen as World Leaders Forum Student Scholar

Grayslake Woman Chosen as World Leaders Forum Student Scholar

Kendall Getzinger of Grayslake, who will be studying graphic design at Judson University, was selected for the honor. Faith Gazdzicki of Round Lake was also selected as a World Leaders Forum
Kyle Long Makes Good on Promise to Help Bullied Huntley Boy, 9

Kyle Long Makes Good on Promise to Help Bullied Huntley Boy, 9

Bears Pro Bowl guard Kyle Long promised to support a local boy who has been the victim of bullying. This past weekend, he hung out with Andrew Oyston and posted photos from the day on his Tw
Brainerd to Be Demolished for Green Space

Brainerd to Be Demolished for Green Space

District 128 issued a statement Wednesday saying it would demolish the historic building to make way for green space, which is needed for athletic activities.
Two LHS Students Win National Photography Honors

Two LHS Students Win National Photography Honors

The girls won silver medals at the National Scholastic Art & Writing Competition.
Record Number of D70 Teams Make Destination Imagination State Meet

Record Number of D70 Teams Make Destination Imagination State Meet

The schools are sending nine DI teams to the state competition next month.
Yik Yak App Pulled from Phones Due To Bullying Concerns

Yik Yak App Pulled from Phones Due To Bullying Concerns

Yik Yak, which lets users post anonymous text messages to anyone within a certain radius, was disabled in Chicago after high schools, including Lake Forest and New Trier, warned parents to t
National TV Show Recognizes VHHS Entrepreneurship Class

National TV Show Recognizes VHHS Entrepreneurship Class

When the teacher Tweeted the star of The Profit TV show, the star and the network Tweeted back, and sent gifts.
Have You Heard of Yik Yak, a 'Vicious' App Used by Students?

Have You Heard of Yik Yak, a 'Vicious' App Used by Students?

Yik Yak lets users send anonymous text messages to others in the vicinity. It's being used to verbally abuse students and staff in at least one area school.
Libertyville High School's 1st Semester Honor Roll Released

Libertyville High School's 1st Semester Honor Roll Released

Congrats to all the students on the list.
D70 Libraries Get $5K Grant for Narrative Nonfiction

D70 Libraries Get $5K Grant for Narrative Nonfiction

The state grant will be used to entice young readers to dive into narrative nonfiction books.