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NAMI walk for Jason

July 3, 2015 by Steven Arkin (Register to contact)

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From steve arkin '82

My son passed away from the longstanding effects of uncontrollable major depression by taking his own life while studying engineering at Northwestern. Maine East Alumni have developed a team to walk in his honor at the september 20 National Alliance of Mental Illnesses yearly 5k fundraising event to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of these disorders. Please join me and my family as we participate in this much needed endeavor by following the following link. Thank you in advance - Steve Arkin


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  1. When And Where To Watch 2019 4th Of July Fireworks In And Around Chicago  WBBM NewsRadio
  2. What’s happening in Park Ridge: July 3rd fireworks return to Maine East, children sought for Kiddie Parade  Chicago Tribune
  3. Fireworks 2019: 4th of July Chicago area shows  WLS-TV
  4. Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks In and Around Chicago for 2019  NBC Chicago
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Losing Betsy Ebeling; Hillary Clinton's Friend Dies  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

When your best friend in the world becomes a world figure, your own life changes too. Betsy Johnson Ebeling may not have expected to become recognized ...

District 207 school news: Maine South ranked 36th in state on ‘Best Schools’ list; student journalists earn aw  Chicago Tribune

Maine South High School was ranked 36th in Illinois on U.S. News and World Report's latest list of the year's Best High Schools.

'Epitome of a teacher': Maine East Golden Apple winner surprised on pajama day  Chicago Daily Herald

Judy Tyler, an AP biology and gifted program teacher in her 31st year at Maine East High School in Park Ridge, was surprised by colleagues and students ...

Maine East High School student arrested, charged after displaying gun in Snapchat  WLS-TV

DES PLAINES, Ill. (WLS) -- A Maine East High School student was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after he posted on social media holding a gun.

Golden Apple winners: Lake View, Maine East high school teachers recognized for hard work, dedication  WLS-TV

Two teachers from the Chicago area were surprised with 2019 Golden Apple Excellence in Teaching awards this week: Erin Unander of Lake View High School ...

WLS-TV Annual EEO Public File Report August 1, 2019  WLS-TV

This Annual EEO Public File Report is filed on behalf of WLS-TV (the "Station" or "ABC7") in compliance with the FCC's EEO reporting requirements.

Maine East ranks 37th in state on new 'Best Schools' list  Chicago Tribune

Maine East High School has a spot among Illinois's top public schools in U.S. News and World Report's latest ranking of "Best High Schools" in the nation.

Maine East Starts New Tradition With Its First Women's Night  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

By CHRISTIAN KALLIO Journal & Topics Sports Last Thursday, the women of the Maine East High School football program took to the practice fields for the first.

Girls soccer: Maine West, Maine East play to a tie  Chicago Daily Herald

Maine West will take home the East-West Cup for another year, but only after the Warriors (6-3-1, 0-0-1) were held to a frustrating 1-1 girls soccer draw Tuesday ...

NSDAR chapter honors history scholars, Good Citizens  Chicago Daily Herald

At its 2019 American History Luncheon on Feb. 13, the Twenty-first Star Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution honored their ...

Maine East Father's Day 5K set for Sunday Daily Herald report Jun 12, 2019 10:11  Chicago Daily Herald

Area runners are invited to take part in the Father's Day Kickin' Grass 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, June 16, at Maine East High School in Park Ridge.

Suburban teachers named Golden Apple finalists  Chicago Daily Herald

Several suburban high school teachers are finalists for the 2019 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching to be awarded this spring.

Twenty-first Star Chapter NSDAR Annual High School Awards Ceremony  Chicago Daily Herald

At its 2019 American History Luncheon on February thirteenth, the Twenty-first Star Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was ...

Maine East students choose alumna Hillary Clinton in mock election  Chicago Tribune

Like their counterparts at Maine South High School, Maine East students chose Park Ridge native Hillary Clinton as their preferred candidate for president ...

Maine East High School Sets The Secret in the Wings Performances Sept. 29 - Oct. 1

Maine East High School will stage the fairy tale, "The Secret in the Wings," this weekend. The fall performances will be held at Maine East High School, 2601 W.

Park Ridge Blotter: Driver Allegedly Goes Through Stop Sign, Flees Crash  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

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Annual Fourth Of July Fireworks To Be Held At Maine East  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

The sky will once again light up over Maine Township High School Dist. 207 land this summer after the district's board of education approved at its Monday.

In Time Of Tragedy, Dist. 207 Students Send Encouragement  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

Stoneman Douglas High School is more than 1300 miles away from Park Ridge, but Maine East High School students aren't letting geographical distance stop ...

Chicago July 4 Fireworks 2019: Where To Watch Shows Around The Area  CBS Chicago

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Where to catch suburban fireworks  Chicago Daily Herald

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Maine East classmates recall 'Harry' Ford before 'Star Wars' fame  Chicago Daily Herald

Before the days of YouTube, DVDs or even VHS, a shy teenage boy who went by the name of Harry Ford rolled a film projector cart up and down the hallways of ...

Antoine Kelly First Maine East Alum Drafted In 13 Years  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

The San Diego Padres used their 13th round pick, the 381st selection overall, to select Maine East High School left-handed pitcher Antoine Kelly in the MLB.

Calling All Harrison Ford Fans: His Childhood Home Is on the Market for $400K  New Haven Register

Before he was Indiana Jones and Han Solo, actor Harrison Ford lived in a modest brick Tudor in a suburb 17 miles north of Chicago. Kristine Hansen, provided ...

Park Ridge Blotter: Witnesses Say Man Kicked, Threw Dog  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

The following records are from the files of the Park Ridge Police Dept. The Park Ridge Journal publishes its "Police Blotter" every Wednesday: Domestic Battery.

Maine Township District 207 introduces $240.7 million plan to redesign schools  Chicago Daily Herald

Maine Township High School District 207 wants to spend $240.7 million to upgrade its three high schools, creating modern learning spaces, stronger security at ...

'Mary Poppins' lands at Maine East High School  Chicago Daily Herald

The beloved story of everyone's favorite nanny will be presented over two weekends in March, as the Maine East Fine Arts Department presents "Mary Poppins."

Hillary Clinton and Park Ridge  Chicago Tribune

The nomination of Park Ridge native Hillary Clinton as the Democratic Party's candidate for president put the city of Park Ridge in the international spotlight yet ...

Maine East drama class selected for state performance  The Bugle

Maine East High School Drama 3-4 class, taught by Karen Hall, has been selected to perform “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind” as a showcase ...

Fireworks, Kiddie Parade return to Park Ridge for July 4th holiday  Chicago Tribune

Annual events dedicated to the celebration of Independence Day will return to Park Ridge next week.

Maine South athletic summer camp schedule is out – join now to learn from the Hawks  The Bugle

Participant Eligibility Anyone who is high school age or younger may participate in the Summer Athletic Program. Grade/age level is often designated in the title ...

Maine East High School unveils new mural at noon  Chicago Daily Herald

For a school that prides itself on its ethnic and cultural diversity and its hospitable ambience, it is hard to imagine a much better summer project than this: Maine ...

Another Dist. 207 Principal Expected To Retire In 2020  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

Maine Township High School Dist. 207 will hire two new principals within the next few years, according to Assistant Supt. of Business Mary Kalou. Following the.

Here’s where to watch Fourth of July fireworks in the Chicago area  Chicago Tribune

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Newsweeks Top Public High Schools 2016: Maine South Named to Lists Top 100

UPDATED (9:35 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11): Maine South High School made Newsweek's list of best public schools in the country, ranking No. 73. Maine South ...

Mundelein High teacher gets a Golden Apple for work with Spanish-speaking students  Chicago Daily Herald

Friends, family and colleagues surprised Mundelein High School teacher Sara Blair Winter-Rosenberg with big news Monday: She'd been named a Golden ...

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Park Ridge Blotter: Man Charged After Allegedly Luring Preschoolers To Car  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

The following records are from the files of the Park Ridge Police Dept. The Park Ridge Journal publishes its "Police Blotter" every Wednesday: Disorderly.

Park Ridge Blotter: Man Charged With Residential Burglary  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

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Buffalo Grove, Area 4th Of July Fireworks: 2019 Guide, Times  Buffalo Grove, IL patch

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Witness to aftermath of fatal Park Ridge crash was struck at same corner 43 years earlier  Chicago Tribune

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Park Ridge Blotter: Teens Receive Bevy Of Charges For Speeding, Controlled Substances, More  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

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Priorities Differ In 5th Ward Aldermanic Campaigns  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

A candidate forum, organized by the Park Ridge League of Women Voters, was held at City Hall March 13, focusing on the 5th Ward race between Ald. Charlie.

Former Maine East teacher gets probation  Chicago Daily Herald

Jennifer Espinosa, the former Maine East High School science teacher charged with having a sexual relationship with a former student, won't spend any time in ...

New Venue Works For PRCO  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

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Teen candidate for Glenview trustee phoned to concede, but says slate that declared victory sent message to ta  Chicago Tribune

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Maine East Presents Modern Twist On 'Peter Pan'  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

Maine East High School's Fine Arts Dept. will present "Peter Pan" with a spirited, playful and modern twist Sept. 28-30 in the school auditorium. In addition to.

Park Ridge Blotter: Valuables, Handgun Stolen In Ruse  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

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State's attorney investigates Dist. 207's handling of ex-teacher's case  Chicago Daily Herald

The Cook County state's attorney's office is investigating whether Maine Township High School District 207 failed to properly notify the Illinois Department of ...

Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards Will Be Held May 6  Broadway World

Broadway In Chicago is delighted to announce that the eighth annual Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards (IHSMTA) will be held at the Broadway ...

Advocate, Chicago Bears raise breast cancer awareness  Chicago Daily Herald

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Woman, 20, killed in Des Plaines crash with parents was Maine East grad; brother seriously injured  Chicago Tribune

A husband and wife from Des Plaines and their 20-year-old daughter were killed and their teenage son was injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday evening in ...

D99 Names Karen Taylor an Associate Principal of DGS High School

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Gandhi Samaj Of Chicago celebrates the Navratri Festival in Park Ridge  Chicago Daily Herald

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What's happening in Park Ridge: District 64 student artwork on display; ERA speaker at Action Ridge  Chicago Tribune

Artwork by Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 students is on display during the month of March at the Park Ridge Public Library, 20 S. Prospect Ave., the school ...

Boys Basketball Holiday Tournament Schedules  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

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Court reconstruction bounces Park Ridge tennis players this season  Chicago Tribune

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Suburban dance squads advance at IHSA finals  Chicago Daily Herald

The Geneva High School and Stevenson High School competitive dance squads kept their title defense hopes alive at the 2018 IHSA Competitive Dance ...

Always running, always prepared: Hillary Clinton as a high school politician  The Washington Post

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Eight candidates seeking to fill Park Ridge 5th Ward vacancy  Chicago Tribune

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Maine East teacher honored; Bartlett library exec named to state board  Chicago Daily Herald

Maine East High School teacher Jonathan Hunter was honored as the SkillsUSA Advisor of the Year for Illinois.

41 years later, Park Ridge family's murder still remembered  Chicago Tribune

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Images: #TBT Gallery looks back at high school gymnastics  Chicago Daily Herald

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Unique Focus: Kalo Shares Montages Of Scott Mutter's Photo Legacy  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

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Glenbrook South Named One of Top 5 High Schools in Cook County: Magazine

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Golf links ex-Marine, autistic Maine East student  Chicago Daily Herald

PGA professional John Mueller has formed a bond with Maine East student Robert Kanczuga that goes beyond a mentor and his student.

Leyden's second-half rally leads to win over Maine East  Chicago Daily Herald

Annissa Lemon scored 20 points and Pamela Colmenares added a career-high 18 to help lift Leyden's girls basketball team past Maine East 59-46 in ...

Despite local tie, Park Ridge isn't exactly Hillary Clinton turf  Chicago Tribune

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A tale of two Park Ridges from Illinois to New Jersey  Chicago Tribune

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Park Ridge Officer Kevin Ryan charged with DUI  WLS-TV

Park Ridge Police Officer Kevin Ryan, 39, was charged with DUI after crashing his car into a utility pole in the northwest suburb.

Harrison Ford recalls being bullied as a child in Morton Grove  Chicago Tribune

Harrison Ford recalls his childhood memories in a new GQ interview.

Teen Dead After Late-Night Crash Into Pole: Police  Niles, IL Patch

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Hazing law sponsor says Wheaton case shows need for tougher rules  Chicago Daily Herald

A suburban lawmaker who sponsored anti-hazing legislation four years ago says allegations by a former Wheaton College football player show the law needs to ...

Family, friends mourn Des Plaines family killed in crash  Chicago Tribune

Family and friends mourned at a funeral *service* Thursday for three members of a Des Plaines family killed in a car crash while the lone surviving member, ...

Park Ridge's 2018 In Photos  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

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Maine West welcomes new therapy dog  Chicago Daily Herald

Teddy, a young golden retriever, is the new therapy dog at Maine West High School in Des Plaines.

Park Ridge hospital mourns 'wonderful colleague' killed in Des Plaines crash while it continues to treat his i  Chicago Tribune

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Maine Twp. students look back on Maine Flyer warplane  Chicago Daily Herald

Seventy years ago this week, Maine Township High School students gathered at a site that later became O'Hare International Airport to dedicate a warplane ...

Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois names Class of 2017  Chicago Daily Herald

Golden Apple announces the induction of the 2017 class of the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois program, a group of 234 young people who have chosen to ...

Hillary Clinton's Chicago: 10 key locations  Chicago Tribune

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was born and raised in the Chicago area. Learn about 10 places that changed her life.

Fireworks on July 4th: Where to Watch Around Chicago  WTTW News

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Images: Hillary Clinton in the Suburbs Through the Years  Chicago Daily Herald

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is the first woman to lead a major party ticket. Clinton grew up in suburban Park Ridge.

Chicago area 4th of July 2017 fireworks displays  WLS-TV

ABC7 Eyewitness News compiles a yearly list of Chicago-area 4th of July fireworks displays and offers its list for the city and suburbs for 2017.

Maine West, South lose hall of fame coach, teacher  Chicago Daily Herald

By all accounts, George Verber hated to lose. His intensity as a longtime teacher and coach at Maine South and later Maine West high schools was infamous, ...

Comcast NBCUniversal Awards nearly $175K in Scholarships to High School Seniors  NBC Chicago

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Documentary on historic World War II Maine Township warplane premiers May 2  Chicago Daily Herald

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Where To Watch Fireworks Around The Chicagoland Area  CBS Chicago

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4th of July fireworks 2018 displays in Chicago area  WLS-TV

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Composed Maine South song, wrote book, and BTW, dated Hillary  Chicago Daily Herald

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Dist. 207 artwork hails historic war bond drive  Chicago Daily Herald

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Glenview teen who died in car crash remembered as 'energetic, charismatic'  Chicago Tribune

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