Evanston, ILDaily Northwestern

District 65 to provide students with school supplies

Evanston/Skokie School District 65 will provide students with all necessary school supplies this upcoming school year, Superintendent Devon Horton announced last Friday. The district will use Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funds to purchase supplies for all students in kindergarten through eighth grade. There will be no supply lists for families to purchase from or fees for instructional materials, according to the release.
Chicago, ILenglewoodportal.org

Learn New Skills While Unemployed @ Greater West Town

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Chicago, ILPosted by
Chicago Tribune

Physician convicted of illegally prescribing opioids says the DEA has turned doctoring into ‘another aspect of the war on drugs’

As the nation grapples with a record number of overdose deaths, it might not seem like the ideal time for a physician convicted of illegally prescribing opioids to push for liberalized drug laws. Dr. Jay Joshi is taking his shot anyway. Joshi, 37, who lives in Chicago’s western suburbs but practices in northern Indiana (and is not to be confused with a pain doctor of the same name who works ...
Chicago, ILNBC Chicago

Podcast: MyKayla Skinner Shares How She Hopes Her Path to the Olympics Will Inspire Others

Episode 3 of On Her Turf includes conversations with Olympians, an NBC analyst and a part-owner of the Chicago Red Stars. Hosts M.J. Acosta-Ruiz and Lindsay Czarniack kick off the conversations with Abby Gustaitis, the co-captain of the U.S. women's rugby team. Gustaitis, who has been playing rugby for 10 years, tells the story of how she was first exposed to the sport while in college at the University of Maryland. She details how rugby has changed her life and shares some wisdom on what to do when plans for the future take unexpected turns.
Beardstown, ILStamford Advocate

Beardstown downs Melrose Park for Little League state title

BEARDSTOWN — Playing with skill and poise beyond their years, the Beardstown 9/10 softball team defeated Melrose Park 7-1 to win the 8- to 10-year-old Little League state championship at Beardstown Monday night. “Well, I don’t know what to say,” Beardstown coach OJ Simpson said. “I didn’t do a whole...
Chicago, ILPosted by
Daily Herald

One thing we know, we have to learn to master the pivot with COVID-19

I have many different feelings about the mask situation in schools (and other shared spaces), as I am sure everybody does. My son graduated high school during the first year of COVID-19 and is not starting college until this stuff is clear, when we have more solid facts and more research over a much longer period of time, and when he can safely go completely in-person. I am not sure what we would be doing or how we would feel about the situation if he still had to go to a public high school (or if he was even younger). But he will be 19 years old soon, so he is an adult, and it is his decision: it is his body and his education, so it is his choice, he is no longer a child.