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NASA finds habitable 'Earth-like' planet

NASA has found a habitable Earth-like planet that they are calling Kepler-186f.

Ava Lee, the 5-year-old daughter of Lincolnshire teacher Esther Lee, loves cookies. Her parents are leading a search for a bone-marrow donor because Ava has a rare variety of leukemia. | Photo courtesy of Esther Lee

Blood, bone marrow-registry drive aims to help local kids with cancer

Three Lincolnshire-area children could benefit from an upcoming blood and bone-marrow-registry drive, set from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 26 at Daniel Wright Junior High, 1370...

The current Stevenson High School sign that was in the planning stages of being replaced last winter. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times Media

Stevenson to play host, model for Friday’s Sustainable Schools Symposium

With the Lincolnshire school on display as an environmental model, Gov. Pat Quinn and education officials from around the state are scheduled to convene Friday to learn how to...

John Schloch, president and CEO of Buffalo Grove-based ProCleanse, examines his company's portable filtration system that is being field-tested in Ghana. | Ronnie Wachter/Sun-Times Media

Buffalo Grove firm creates safe water system for developing nations

ProCleanse launched almost five years ago to create a simple, portable system for filtering drinking water.

Marty Brounstein and his wife, Leah Baars, give a presentation in Santa Monica, Calif., about Brounstein's book, "Two Among the Righteous Few." The couple will be touring the Chicago area in the next two weeks. | Courtesy Marty Brounstein

Author’s book tour to share ‘A Story of Courage in the Holocaust’

Marty Brounstein wishes that his story did not stand out so much. But because so few people stood up to the Nazis to protect Jews during World War II, Brounstein’s book about a...

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Simple changes to help you prevent varicose veins

Varicose veins are enlarged or damaged veins that occur near the surface of your skin. Typically, this vein disease appears most frequently in the ...

Chicago Marathon Runners Cross the LaSalle Street bridge and head north on LaSalle Street at Hubbard in the 2012 Chicago Marathon. |  File photo

Chicago Marathon applicants to be notified Monday

After a website glitch postponed online registration for two weeks in March, 45,000 of the 71,000 applicants for the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will be notified of...

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Illinois Senate passes legislation that would ban police ticket quotas

Legislation that would ban police ticket quotas has passed the Illinois Senate.

Charles Nozicka, director of pediatric ER at Advocate Condell Medical Center, speaks at the Ela Coalition Against Youth Substance Abuse’s forum April 7. The meeting confronted prescription drug abuse. | Laura Pavin/For Sun-Times Media

Community coalition confronts prescription drug abuse

Prescription drug abuse accounts for about 45 percent of all overdose deaths, which is more than heroin, cocaine and other illegal drugs combined, according to the Foundation...

Dante Wade (left) of Gurnee, Carol Frank of North Chicago and DeVona Warship of North Chicago watch as Brian Harper of Gurnee plays a video gaming machine at Franks Lounge in North Chicago. | Thomas Delany Jr./Sun-Times Media

Video gambling debate moves to referendum in Long Grove

Long Grove is joining in on the video gambling debate.

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