Illinois | As case positivity rates drop to July levels, 31 more school outbreaks reported in suburbs
COVID-19 case positivity rates in the suburbs and Chicago have dropped below 4% for the first time since July 24. But 31 more outbreaks in suburban schools were reported this week.
News | FDA panel backs COVID-19 boosters only for Americans 65+ and others at high riskDealing the White House a stinging setback, a government advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected a plan Friday to give Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots across the board, and instead endorsed the extra vaccine dose only for those who are 65 or older or run a high risk of severe disease.
News | Flag display at St. Charles park honors missing Vietnam War soldiersMore than 1,500 flags have been placed in the ground in Langum Park in St. Charles to honor those Vietnam War soldiers still unaccounted for. Their name tags were placed next to the flags.
Education | Flexible programs, technical training help suburban colleges recover from pandemic slumpSuburban community colleges are trying a variety of approaches to recover from an 18-month COVID-19 slump. Student enrollment is up among select demographic groups and programs, though overall most of the colleges are not back to pre-pandemic levels.
Columns | Constable: Artist's stroke of inspiration with kids turns summer from gloomy to gloriousWhen a girl and a woman from different backgrounds bonded over art, something wonderful happened. Carol Keene opened up her Buffalo Grove backyard to scores of kids, and painting classes led to a summer of love.
Kane County | Elgin man charged in hit and run near St. Charles that injured motorcycle driverAn Elgin man faces felony charges in a hit and run crash Monday near St. Charles that resulted in life-threatening injuries to a motorcycle driver.
News | 'She was extraordinary': Palatine High student lauded for helping peer who had a seizure in poolA Palatine High School junior is being lauded for helping a fellow student who had a seizure while swimming.
Kane County | Kane County state's attorney empathizes with dog lovers frustrated with Wayne shootingKane County State's Attorney Jamie Mosser said she understands why the community wants to view the killer of a dog in Wayne as a "horrible monster." She's a dog owner herself. But after reviewing all the possible charges, there just wasn't enough evidence to pursue criminal charges, she said.
News | 'We have a voice': Second annual Mexican Independence Day Caravan a big success in ElginThe second annual Mexican Independence Day Caravan in Elgin filled the streets Saturday, starting at Elgin High School and ending at Lords Park Pool.
Cook County | No injuries in Palatine house fire that broke out after midnight, sent flames through roofIt took less than 10 minutes to control a Palatine house fire that erupted before 2 a.m. Saturday but the damage was done leaving residents temporarily homeless.
News | Canceled in 2020, Elk Grove's Hometown Parade surges back with more meaning"It feels awesome." The Elk Grove Village's Hometown Parade took a pandemic pause in 2020 but it returned with a bang Saturday.
Prep Football | Defensive stands help Palatine upset No. 1 Maine SouthA pair of defensive stands sparked Palatine to a 20-19 upset win over top-ranked Maine South at Chic Anderson Stadium in Palatine Friday night.
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- Prep FootballA special victory for Domschke, Neuqua Valley vs. Naperville North
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- 7:39 PMDr. Marcus Belin, principal of Huntley High School, was selected to the ASCD international Emerging Leaders Class of 2021, a two-year cohort-based program designed to cultivate and develop rising leaders in education.
- 7:39 PMHuntley High School Thespian Troupe 6147 will kick off the 2021-2022 theater season, "The Wait Is Over," with performances of Sarah Ruhl's "Dead Man's Cell Phone" in the school's new Blackbox Theater, Sept.
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- 1:30 PMWaubonsee to hold walk-in vaccine clinic
- 12:45 PMFind treasures at historical society's fall sale Sept. 25-26
- 12:29 PMLearn about 'The First Civil Rights March in Wheaton' Sept. 21
- 10:26 AMChicago Blasters defend title against Chicago Catchers
- 10:26 AMNCAIA Honors Ambassador Dr. Ausaf Sayeed in Chicago
9/11 remembrance ceremonies and other end-of-summer activities fill up The Week in Pictures photo gallery for September 4-10, 2021.
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