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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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Jingle Ball is Back in Business
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Jingle Ball is Back in Business

Featuring a lineup of multiple famous artists, the Jingle Ball is an annual winter concert hosted by Chicagoland’s popular radio...
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Our Staff’s Fall Recipes
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Our Staff’s Fall Recipes

As the reality, and the weather, sets in with colder temperatures and golden brown leaves, many see this new season...
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West’s Got Talent
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West’s Got Talent

Including singing, dancing, magic and more, Maine West students will showcase their skill and talents this week on stage. The...
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West Words 2021
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West Words 2021

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Reflecting on a School Year with Covid-19
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Reflecting on a School Year with Covid-19

     Challenging.      It may be the simplest way to word how Maine West students felt about the...
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The new field house brings new possibilities
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The new field house brings new possibilities

Written by Hana Dempsey, Natalya Badish, and Stephanie Kambourov  
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Apathy to Empathy
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Apathy to Empathy

January 9 : Evanston, IL. January 15: Indianapolis, IN. February 2: Muskogee, OK. March 13: Indianapolis, IN. March 16: Atlanta,...
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A look at the local businesses of Des Plaines
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A look at the local businesses of Des Plaines

    Written by Sariff Alviso, Natalya Badish, and Stephanie Kambourov
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Family Habits
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Family Habits

  Written by Samantha Servin and Lena Perry Illustration by Kira Palmer
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Addressing Asian-American Hatred
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Addressing Asian-American Hatred

     The Chicago River had been dyed green, an exuberant vibe was in the air, and most folks were...
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Lights, Camera, Covid
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Lights, Camera, Covid

     Imagine the aroma of fresh popped popcorn and ice cold Coke fizzing in your mouth. We all remember...
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Spring into Action
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Spring into Action

     With the IHSA finalizing their calendar for the remainder of the year, coaches have had to rewrite their...
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Keeping the “Social” in Social Distancing
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Keeping the “Social” in Social Distancing

    Since the beginning of the pandemic, the term “social distancing” has been used by public health experts to...
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The Good-For-Nothing Awards
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The Good-For-Nothing Awards

     There are more than 20 different award shows held in the United States for music. That fact shouldn't...
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Patience in a Pandemic
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Patience in a Pandemic

    For the past 10 months, a Coronavirus vaccine has been the light at the end of the tunnel...
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Silver Lining Science
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Silver Lining Science

     From forest fires in California to coronavirus outbreaks to widespread racial injustice, the past twelve months have been...
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Insurrection in the Making
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Insurrection in the Making

     A pandemic, a summer of racial reckoning and violence, an economic recession, and the fiercest election year in...
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The Effect of Covid-19 on Movie Theaters
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The Effect of Covid-19 on Movie Theaters

     The movie industry is one of the many fields that has been deeply affected by the COVID-19 virus....
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Fall Festivities: Social Distanced
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Fall Festivities: Social Distanced

     Every teenager in the world has had an itch to enjoy the company of someone other than those...
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From Online to In-Person
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From Online to In-Person

     Although the state of Illinois has averaged almost 10,000 new COVID-19 cases a day for the past three...
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