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Governors State debuts unique college experience

The experts have weighed in — Governors State University will be offering a freshman year that can’t be found anywhere in the country, the state or Chicagoland. “Through a rigorous planning process, we have been able to overcome some of the issues facing all universities …

See excellence firsthand  at Brother Rice open house

Brother Rice High School will host its first Open House for prospective students and families on Sunday, Nov. 2. The school will be open from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. for individualized tours of the school. Administration, teachers, coaches and staff will be present to …

At Marist, faith and education come first

Marist High School is a Catholic, college-prep, co-ed high school working for more than 50 years to make Jesus Christ known and loved in the Marist Brothers’ tradition while preparing students for higher education and life. Marist has a tradition of providing a rigorous curriculum …

University of St. Francis will bring out your greatness

Great things come in small packages! The University of St. Francis in Joliet can bring out the greatness in YOU. Forty-six undergraduate majors, 36 minors, 18 graduate programs and two doctoral programs provide a competitive educational path for every student. Degree completion is available for …

St. Rita: More than  100 years of excellence

St. Rita High School is a magnet for higher learning, attracting the best since 1905. More than 23,000 Ritamen can say they are proud graduates of this legendary Catholic school. Currently, students are drawn to St. Rita from more than 200 grammar schools and 50 …

Ingalls first in Midwest to install  a mobile surgical CT system

This month, Ingalls Memorial Hospital became the first and only hospital in the Midwest — and just the seventh in the nation — to install a new mobile intra-operative computerized tomography (CT) scanning system for use during complex spinal and neurosurgical procedures. With the addition …

Evergreen Door & Window: See the difference clearly

Look through any window in Evergreen Park (or in much of the Chicago area, for that matter) and there’s a significant chance that Bob Grilec and his team installed it. The hands-on owner of Evergreen Door & Window since 1988, Grilec estimates that the company …

Tinley Park Kitchen and Bath offering top products at great prices

Tinley Park Kitchen & Bath Shoppe is proud to announce that they have joined the kitchen and bath industry’s first buying group. This venture means that TPKBS will be able to offer a wider variety of first-class products at exceptional value. In order to be …

Start season off right with a furnace tune-up

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The children are back in school and the summer is quickly — too quickly for most — winding down. The time is fast approaching to shut down the air conditioning system and fire up the furnace to keep the family warm during the colder months …

Gaining Chest Pain Center accreditation

The two campuses of Franciscan St. James Health in Chicago’s south suburbs have earned Certified Chest Pain Center (CPC) accreditation.

Hospital again recognized ‘great’ for heart care

Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill., is nationally listed in the January 2014 edition of Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the “100 Hospitals With Great Heart Programs,” for a second straight year.

Sisters get knees replaced

Two sisters in Chicago’s south suburbs had knee replacement surgery a day apart, receiving custom-fit knee implants using Visionaire Patient Match technology, which uses MRI and X-ray images of a patient’s knee to design and build surgical instruments tailored to a patient’s unique knee anatomy.

Lose stress, lose unwanted weight

St. James Health & Wellness Institute in Chicago Heights, Ill., helps people reduce stress because “less stress means a greater chance to lose weight.”

Programs to get healthy in 2014

Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers in Evergreen Park, Ill., is offering a slew of programs in 2014 to help people stay healthy and stick to their New Year’s resolutions.

Tips to help quit smoking

It’s a new year, good time to clear the air; do so by quitting the smoking habit. To help, suggestions include developing a plan, consulting a doctor, seeking support and even using a Nicotrol inhaler.

Education plays big role  in diabetes management

If you’ve been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, you’re one of 26 million Americans living with this disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. You’re also in the company of celebrities like Tom Hanks, Paula Deen and Sherri Shepherd. But you don’t …

Frankfort Fall Festival ready to be a crowd 'thriller'

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The Frankfort Fall Festival will feature 300-plus artisans, music and a whole lot more.

Listing of artisans at this year’s fest

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Find out who's in line to be showing their arts, crafts and other wares during the 2013 Frankfort Fall Festival, one of the premier art and crafts fest in the United States.

Frankfort Fall Festival to have a Halloween theme

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This year’s Frankfort Fall Festival will have a theme of: “Fright Fest: It’s a Thriller.” Festival chair Colleen Mora chose it because of her love of Halloween.

Couple remember 37 years of riding together in parades

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Happy Bettenhausen and his wife, Dorothy, have been riding together in local parades for 37 years. They just love greeting people along the way.

From picnic to 3-day fest: History of the Frankfort Fall Festival

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The Frankfort Fall Festival has its roots as a small community picnic in a grove; It has now grown to a three-day event that sees up to 300,000 people.

Key info for the Frankfort Fall Festival

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Find out all you need to know when heading to the 2013 Frankfort Fall Festival.

What to do besides look at arts and crafts

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The Frankfort Fall Festival is mainly known for the multitude of arts & crafts vendors lining the streets of the downtown area. But those attending can also be entertained in other ways, including a carnival and two stages of performers. Below is the schedule for …

Street closures set for fest

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The following streets will be closed during the Frankfort Fall Festival and some of the days leading up to it when the carnival and entertainment stages are open: White Street (Kansas to Elwood streets): No parking 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Aug. 28 to Aug. …

Joliet Rotary celebrates 100 years

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Chartered on Aug. 1, 1913, The Rotary Club of Joliet is celebrating its centennial anniversary. The club has been a driving force for doing good both in the community and abroad. To read about the history of the club and its many contributions, flip through our four-page special section marking the club's historic milestone.

What’s best in Chicago’s Southland

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What do you do when you want to find a reliable car mechanic or hear about who makes the best deep-dish pizza in the area? If you’re like most people, you ask neighbors or others you know from the Southland region. Well, here’s a chance …