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CPS Announces Additional School-Based Personnel to Support Special Education

56 School-Based Positions and Nine Citywide Positions Will Help Bolster Academic and Social-Emotional Support for Diverse Learners in High-Needs Schools

    CPS Announces Additional School-Based Personnel to Support Special Education
    56 School-Based Positions and Nine Citywide Positions Will Help Bolster Academic and Social-Emotional Support for Diverse Learners in High-Needs Schools
    http://www.cps.edu

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This Week in Naperville

The DuPage Children's Museum is hosting Day-Off Discovery day camps from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, and Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the museum, 301 N. Washington St.

Author Samira Ahmed will sign copies of her book, "Love, Hate and Other Filters," at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave.

Senior citizens interested in learning about different home options, such as independent and assisted living, can attend a lecture from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.

Aavegh dance troupe will present "The Making of a Bahu" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St.

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Children can learn about the 1960s, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and more in the Naper Settlement's School's Out Day Camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at the settlement, 523 S. Webster St.

Benedictine University in Lisle is sponsoring a day of service in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, in Kindlon Hall at the university, 5700 College Road.

Women business owners are invited to discuss business challenges in a roundtable discussion from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr.

The Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation meeting will hear from area state lawmakers at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.

    This Week in Naperville
    The DuPage Children's Museum is hosting Day-Off Discovery day camps from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, and Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the museum, 301 N. Washington St. Advanced registration is required for the programs, which are designed for children in first through fifth grades. For more information, go to www.dupagechildrens.org.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 10

Elmhurst elementary school to pilot dual language program

The next board meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at the District 205 Center, 162 S. York St., Elmhurst.

    Elmhurst school to pilot dual language program
    The Elmhurst District 205 Board voted unanimously Tuesday to roll out an ambitious dual language Spanish and English course program beginning in kindergarten at Conrad Fischer Elementary School. The program will begin at the start of the 2018-2019 school year.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 10

Reminder: Most City facilities will be closed...

Reminder: Most City facilities will be closed this Monday, January 15 in recognition of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. The Robert Crown Center, Evanston Public Library locations, and City of Evanston 311 Center will be open. No refuse or recycling collections will occur on January 15. Monday through Thursday collections will occur one day later than usual during the week. Additionally, City parking meters and downtown garages will be free. More info: http://ow.ly/Xbjb30hGaOZ

    City of Evanston Illinois Government
    Reminder: Most City facilities will be closed this Monday, January 15 in recognition of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. The Robert Crown Center, Evanston Public Library locations, and City...
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Jan 02

Chicago’s on the cusp of tying record-setting cold snap. Here’s how to survive it.

...to free up the vehicles, said Larry Langford, Fire Department spokesman. Additionally, the city’s 311 Center had fielded 425 calls from Friday through Tuesday from those seeking shelter and others requesting...

    Chicago's on the cusp of tying record-setting cold snap: Here's how to survive it
    With Chicago on its way to tying the record for one of the longest cold snaps in more than 50 years, residents are finding everything from their commute to their home heating systems tested. Freezing temperatures have triggered delays on Metra, with rail breaks caused by contracting steel, and trains slowing down to reduce stress on tracks.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 02

Chicago's on the cusp of tying record-setting cold snap: Here's how to survive it

...to free up the vehicles, said Larry Langford, fire department spokesman. Additionally, the city’s 311 Center has fielded 425 calls since Friday from those seeking shelter and others requestion a well...

    Chicago's on the cusp of tying record-setting cold snap: Here's how to survive it
    With Chicago on its way to tying the record for one of the longest cold snaps in more than 50 years, residents are finding everything from their commute to their home heating systems tested. Freezing temperatures have triggered delays on Metra, with rail breaks caused by contracting steel, and trains slowing down to reduce stress on tracks.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Dec 29

This Week in Naperville

Staff from the Naperville Public Library will present stories, songs and more at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, at the DuPage Children's Museum, 301 N. Washington St.

Teenagers can paint canvases, decorate mugs, drink hot cocoa and watch "The Nightmare Before Christmas," in a program from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.

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Naperville's Millennium Carillon will host two New Year's Eve countdowns on Sunday, Dec. 31, at the base of the Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower, 443 Aurora Ave.

Children ages 5 through 5th grade can learn yoga at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive.

Brides and grooms planning a wedding can meet with local vendors during the Wedding Showcase being held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St.

    This Week in Naperville
    The DuPage Children's Museum will host its family-oriented New Year's Eve party from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Dec. 31, at the museum, 301 N. Washington St., Naperville. The event, "Bubble Bash 2017: Walk on the Wild Side," features a jungle-themed party where families can make drums, build a raft, do animal pose yoga, look for hidden animals, weave a spider web and more.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Dec 27

In the MIX: Chicagoans Strap Up For Safety, Top NYE Parties For Adults and Kids

@ DuPage Children’s Museum | 301 N. Washington St. | Naperville, IL

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@ Mercadito Chicago | 108 W. Kinzie | Chicago, IL

@ The Quarry | 2423 E. 75th St. | Chicago, IL

@ Uncommon Ground Edgewater | 1401 W. Devon Ave.

@ Victory Gardens Theater | 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue | Chicago, IL

700 E Grand Ave.

    In the MIX: Chicagoans Strap Up For Safety, Top NYE Parties For Adults and Kids
    A s we're still digesting our Christmas dinner, jingling those last coins for 2017 and praying some will be left for the 'first of the month' bills-folks are gearing up for New Year's Eve festivities.
    http://chicagodefender.com

Dec 27

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Dec 22

This week in Naperville

The Naperville Park District will host its Family Bingo and Pizza at noon Dec. 28 at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave.

Teenagers can play traditional lawn games such as bean bag toss, bocce ball and ladder golf from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 28 at the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.

The Grinch Hunt Wrap-Up Party, featuring activities, raffles and a chance to meet the Grinch, is scheduled at 11 a.m. Dec. 29 at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave.

The DuPage Children's Museum will host its family-oriented New Year's Eve party from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 31 at the museum, 301 N. Washington St.

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Naperville's Millennium Carillon will be the site of two New Year's Eve countdowns on Dec. 31 at Moser Tower, 443 Aurora Ave.

    This week in Naperville
    Nature Discovery Days featuring "Illinois Mammals," are scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 27 to Dec. 29 at the Knoch Knolls Nature Center, 320 Knoch Knolls Road. Participants can touch animal pelts and antlers, play games, make crafts and more. No advanced registration is required. For more information, go to www.napervilleparks.org.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Dec 14

Things to do around Naperville this weekend: December 15-17

Pfeiffer Hall – 310 E. Benton Ave. Naperville, IL 60540

Catch 35 Naperville – 35 S. Washington St. Naperville, IL 60540

Community United Methodist Church  – 20 North Center Street Naperville, IL 60540

...Or enjoy the keyboard played during Sunday brunch, 10AM to 3PM, at Heaven on Seven, 224 S. Main St. in downtown Naperville. Brunch is served New Orleans-style Saturday, too...

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Lifesource is located at 2764 Aurora Avenue off of Fort Hill. INFO: (877) 543-3768.

Heartland Blood Center is located at 1297 South Naper Boulevard in Market Meadows Shopping Center. INFO: (630) 428-3632.

Community Career Center – 1815 W. Diehl Rd., Suite 900 Naperville, IL 60563

C2 Education Naperville – 1160 E Ogden Ave, #106 Naperville, IL 60563

Also, a new restaurant recently opened to jazz up the south side of Naperville. Pete Miller’s Steak and Seafood Naperville, 3032 English Rows, will be open 4:30-10PM Monday-Thursday, 4:30-11PM Friday-Saturday, and 4:30-9PM Sunday. For more information, visit www.petemillers.com.  

    Things to do around Naperville this weekend: December 15-17 - Positively Naperville
    Above / 'Tis the season to wrap up with the Naperville Municipal Band during its annual Holiday Concert at 3PM Sun., Dec. 17, on stage in the Wentz Concert Hall. Admission is free of charge. Friday The Tenors - 8PM | $65-$85 Pfeiffer Hall - 310 E. Benton Ave.
    http://www.positivelynaperville.com

Dec 13

Was your yard waste pick-up missed this week?...

Was your yard waste pick-up missed this week? If so, please leave your cart and/or bags in their normal pick-up location until collected by Groot. All missed yard waste collections will be made by December 21. http://ow.ly/GHIE30hdcBT There's no need to submit an City of Evanston 311 Center service request for this issue.

    City of Evanston Illinois Government
    Was your yard waste pick-up missed this week? If so, please leave your cart and/or bags in their normal pick-up location until collected by Groot. All missed yard waste collections will be made by...
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Dec 13

Father sentenced to 40 years in death of his 22-month-old son in Gary

Dillon and Selena Strong, 29, were arrested after police found their son, Brandon Dillard, dead Sept. 30, 2014, on an air mattress in a Gary apartment in the 300 block of West 6th Avenue with a V-shaped head wound and signs of abuse, court records show.

    Father sentenced to 40 years in death of his 22-month-old son in Gary
    No one, including his father, made a statement before a judge issued a sentence Wednesday in the 2014 death of a 22-month-old boy beaten and neglected in Gary. Bernard Dillon, 40, was sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to neglect of a dependent resulting in death last month in an agreement with prosecutors.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Dec 12

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Dec 05

Chicago Public Schools leaders continue to ignore unsafe conditions in Southwest Side school

...good for a Selective Enrollment high school given the title of a “Creative Arts Level 1 School...

    Chicago Public Schools Leaders Continue to Ignore Unsafe Conditions in Southwest Side School
    During this holiday season, Chicago Public Schools students prepare for concerts in school auditoriums that can accommodate guests and students' creative expressions of drama and music. But not at the city's newest and only Selective Enrollment high school on the Southwest side: Hancock College Prep. For over a year, Hancock's auditorium, which can accommodate an...
    http://www.chicagonow.com

Dec 01

Things to do around Naperville this weekend: December 1-3

North Central College’s Harold and Eva White Activities Center – 325 E. Benton Ave. Naperville, IL 60540

...are $35. Thursday and Friday tickets are available at www.napervillegardenclub.org, Nona Jo’s (410 W. Fifth Ave.), and both Oxford Bank locations (1260 Book Road and Rt. 59 and 83rd St.) Friday...

Wesley United Methodist Church – 21 East Franklin Ave. Naperville, IL 60540

Quigley’s Irish Pub – 43 E. Jefferson Ave. Naperville, IL 60540

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...www.napervillegardenclub.org, Nona Jo’s (410 W. Fifth Ave.), and both Oxford Bank locations (1260 Book Road and Rt. 59 and 83rd St.) Friday tickets are available at Naperville Bank and Trust...

...and Rt. 59 and 83rd St.) Friday tickets are available at Naperville Bank and Trust (1205 S. Naper Blvd.) and The Growing Place (25 W. 471 Plank Rd...

St. Patrick s Residence Nursing and Rehabilitation – 1400 Brookdale Rd. Naperville, IL 60563

Thayer J Hill Middle School – 1836 Brookdale Rd. Naperville, IL 60563

Knox Presbyterian Church – 1105 Catalpa Naperville, Il 60540

    Things to do around Naperville this weekend: December 1-3 - Positively Naperville
    Above / Stop by participating independent businesses and grow your heart three sizes as you hunt for the Grinch from Dec. 1-24. Pick up a playing card at Anderson's Bookshop, follow directions, then after you've visited eight local independents, enter the card in the raffle for a chance to win a prize on Dec.
    http://www.positivelynaperville.com

Nov 29

Glen Ellyn Park District Joins Holiday Lights Recycling Effort

• Spring Avenue Recreation Center (185 Spring Avenue)

    Glen Ellyn Park District Joins Holiday Lights Recycling Effort
    Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | Are you storing holiday lights that no longer work, or are faded beyond color recognition? It's tough to decide what to do with them - nobody wants old lights and cords to take up space in a landfill.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Nov 28

Six historic homes featured on Mount Prospect's Housewalk

...tickets will be sold for $28 each through Saturday, Dec. 2, at The Huntington Bank, 50 N. Main St.; Mount Prospect State Bank, 299 W. Central Road; Busse Flowers and Gifts, 100 E. Northwest...

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...E. Northwest Hwy.; River Trails' Weiss Center, 1500 E. Euclid Ave.; Lions Park Recreation Center, 411 S. Maple St.; Millie's Hallmark, 1024 S. Elmhurst Road; and Dave's Specialty Foods, 105 W. Prospect...

...Foods, 105 W. Prospect Ave., and through Nov. 30 at the Dietrich Friedrichs House museum, 101 S. Maple St.

    Six historic homes featured on Mount Prospect's Housewalk
    Those who have enjoyed celebrating Mount Prospect's Centennial over the past approximately 18 months won't want to miss one of its highlights -- the Mount Prospect Historical Society's 30th annual Holiday Housewalk from noon to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Nov 27

Chicago-Based Back 2 School Launches Holiday Drive

Back 2 School employees load up a truck filled with supply boxes. (Photo provided by Back 2 School Illinois)

    Chicago-Based Back 2 School Launches Holiday Drive
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Chicago based Back 2 School Illinois' school supply distribution has become a staple for thousands of kids every summer, but this year it is launching its first every holiday drive. "We're known for our school supply distribution ahead of each school year, between July and September, but this year we've launched a campaign for the holidays," said Matthew Kertzman, CEO, Back 2 School Illinois.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Nov 26

Official: Burning 'outside material' catches Riverwoods house on fire

The side of a house in the 600 block of Eagle Court was set ablaze about 12:50 p.m. by some "outside material" that was burning...

    Official: Burning 'outside material' catches Riverwoods house on fire
    Nobody was injured when the exterior of a Riverwoods house caught fire Sunday afternoon, officials said. The side of a house in the 600 block of Eagle Court was set ablaze about 12:50 p.m. by some "outside material" that was burning behind the residence, said Battalion Chief Ken Koerber of the Deerfield-Bannockburn Fire Protection District.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Nov 25

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Nov 24

Naperville News Digest

Tickets are on sale for the DuPage Children's Museum's annual family New Year's Eve celebration, Bubble Bash 2017, from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Dec. 31, at the museum, 301 N. Washington St.

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The First Church of Christ, Scientist is hosting a free inspirational talk for the community, "We're Never Alone: How Spiritual Ideas Work In Us," at 1 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.

The hotel, 1823 Abriter Court, donated 100 turkeys to the community.

    Naperville News Digest
    Tickets are on sale for the DuPage Children's Museum's annual family New Year's Eve celebration, Bubble Bash 2017, from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Dec. 31, at the museum, 301 N. Washington St. Bubble Bash is a fundraiser for the museum and a way for families and children to ring in the new year.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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