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Names in the Wind

258 passengers and 13 crew members were buckled in and ready for take-off on American Airlines Flight 191 from O’Hare...
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Names in the Wind
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Warriors to Remember

One of America’s most infamous serial killers will forever be linked with Des Plaines, the home of his final victim....
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Warriors to Remember
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Teachers Of Our Past:

MR. KANTER With retirement ahead at the end of the year, Howard Kanter has taught art at Algonquin Middle School...
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Teachers Of Our Past:
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Hidden Gems

T he story of the History Center starts in the 1960s. “We were founded in 1967 as the Des Plaines...
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Hidden Gems
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The River That Never Sleeps

T he ancient Egyptians used flooding to their advantage, relying on floods to create fertile soil to fertilize their crops....
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The River That Never Sleeps
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Working Local & Giving Back

From growing up spending summers playing in the parks and pools, going to summer camp, and attending their annual community...
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Working Local & Giving Back
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The Fall Golden Of The Arches

A peculiar 50’s style neon sign held by a single golden arch stood out among the surrounding buildings, capturing the...
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The Fall Golden Of The Arches
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Branches of Forgotten History

All forests have their mysteries. To most residents, a Des Plaines mystery might mean the century-old United Methodist Campground situated...
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Branches of Forgotten History
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Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Ceramics and culinary students will join forces to host their second annual Empty Bowls fundraiser on Nov. 16 from 3:30-5...
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Empty Bowls Fundraiser
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Dimensions Concert

Who am I? All throughout high school, this question rattles in the back of students’ heads as they walk down...
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Dimensions Concert
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How to: Find Good Music
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How to: Find Good Music

Although music is considered to be a “universal language,” the most universal aspect of music is that it has no...
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How to: Relax without Screens
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How to: Relax without Screens

Instead of turning to their phones as a way to de-stress, creative hobbies – even simple ones – can provide...
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How to: Be Happy
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How to: Be Happy

Happiness is defined by the Webster dictionary as “a state of well-being and contentment.” In truth, happiness comes in different...
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How to: Entertain Children
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How to: Entertain Children

If you're here from the QR code on the physical release, scroll down! The loud, ear-piercing tears of a snot-nosed...
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Girls battle the GIANTS tonight
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Girls battle the GIANTS tonight

The Maine West Warriors girl's varsity basketball team will be hosting Highland Park on Dec. 2, matching up against the...
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Watch your Step Towards Recruitment
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Watch your Step Towards Recruitment

The publication of bad decisions deeply affects college bound athletes. When you cannot see the people watching you do something,...
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Revealing their True Colors
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Revealing their True Colors

Millions of lives are at risk. For decades, Republicans have been working to rob women of their bodily automony in...
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The Great Return: Vinyl
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The Great Return: Vinyl

In an artist’s merch store, the cool t-shirts, hoodies, and bags get the main attention while the cassettes, CDs, and...
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The Case of True Crime
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The Case of True Crime

With shows, movies, books and podcasts dedicated to retelling the stories of serial killers, kidnappers, gang leaders and other violent...
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Candy, Costumes, and Constrictions?
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Candy, Costumes, and Constrictions?

Wearing Minnie Mouse ears, Batman capes, or a bedsheet for a ghost,  trick-or-treating is often thought to be entertainment for...
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Fixing What’s Broken
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Fixing What’s Broken

Up and down a scale of seashells and across the golden pillars of Atlantica, The Little Mermaid makes a reappearance...
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Ignorance is Bliss
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Ignorance is Bliss

When most Americans buy overpriced tickets to go watch the latest movie, the last thing they want is a history...
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Boys Race to Conference
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Boys Race to Conference

By Joey B. / The boys track and field team is getting ready for Conference at Niles North High School....
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The Problem with College Admissions

By Nikhil N. College is a requirement to get a good job. At least, that’s what we’ve been told our...
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How Childhood Books Impact our Adult Lives

By Damira B. As we grow up, some of our favorite book series become embedded into our personal lives through...
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Community-Wide Plastic Bag Drive
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Community-Wide Plastic Bag Drive

By Abby W., in-depth reporter    Clean Up Give Back, a local non-profit environmental group is hosting a clean-up challenge...
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Student Scientists Honored for Service and Achievement
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Student Scientists Honored for Service and Achievement

By Anna T., news reporter A celebration of the work they’ve put in and their love of science, Science National...
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Breaking Online Sports

Super Bowl preview: Will the Bengals roar on the Rams’ home field for Sunday’s championship?

By Daniel S., sports writer Sports fans across the world have waited all year for this Sunday’s Super Bowl LVI,...
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Social Science Classes Restructured for the Masses
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Social Science Classes Restructured for the Masses

Amidst the waves of change overtaking West, a new financial literacy course will be offered to juniors and seniors, and...
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Bomb threat leads to school evacuation
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Bomb threat leads to school evacuation

After receiving an emergency alert shortly after 1:45 p.m. today, teachers evacuated their classes from the building, with students pouring...
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