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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!
Local Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

Local Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

The National Merit scholarship program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships.
Heat Forces Two St. Charles Middle Schools to Close Early Monday

Heat Forces Two St. Charles Middle Schools to Close Early Monday

After-school activities were also cancelled at Haines and Thompson middle schools.
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.
St. Charles High Schools Add Lacrosse as Sport

St. Charles High Schools Add Lacrosse as Sport

The St. Charles teams will play other IHSA-sanctioned teams, according to media reports.
Wheaton Colleges Makes Forbes List

Wheaton Colleges Makes Forbes List

Wheaton College was ranked at No. 75 on Forbes' recently released list of the top 100 colleges in the U.S.
Kyle Long Makes Good on Promise to Help Bullied Suburban Boy, 9

Kyle Long Makes Good on Promise to Help Bullied Suburban 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
St. Charles North, East High Schools Ranked Among Top in Illinois by U.S. News

St. Charles North, East High Schools Ranked Among Top in Illinois by U.S. News

U.S. News & World Report released its annual list of top high schools in the nation this week.
St. Charles East Named Among Most Challenging High Schools in Illinois

St. Charles East Named Among Most Challenging High Schools in Illinois

In Illinois only 65 high schools of the 682 public high schools and 146 non-public high schools in the state were named to the Washington Post’s list.
School Bans Leggings and Yoga Pants – Too Distracting For Boys

School Bans Leggings and Yoga Pants – Too Distracting For Boys

Columnist Christine Wolf wonders if leggings and yoga pants are where administrators' attention should be focused.
Classes Resume Wednesday in District 303

Classes Resume Wednesday in District 303

Relief from record cold, dangerous wind chills means kids will be headed back in school.
District 303 Cancels Tuesday Classes

District 303 Cancels Tuesday Classes

Weather conditions cited; after-school activities also are canceled.
District 303 Cancels Tuesday Classes

District 303 Cancels Tuesday Classes

Weather conditions cited; after-school activities also are canceled.
District 303 Cancels Tuesday Classes

District 303 Cancels Tuesday Classes

Weather conditions cited; after-school activities also are canceled.
Dangerous Cold Prompts D303 to Cancel Monday Classes

Dangerous Cold Prompts D303 to Cancel Monday Classes

Frigid temperatures to continue into Tuesday, but district has not decided yet whether or not to cancel classes a second day.
District 303 Cancels Tuesday Classes

District 303 Cancels Tuesday Classes

Potentially deadly cold and wind chills spark decision.
District 303 Cancels Monday Classes

District 303 Cancels Monday Classes

Forecasters are predicting dangerously cold wind chills through Tuesday, with the most extreme conditions — as low as -40 to -50 degrees — expected to occur Sunday and Monday nights.