Author: Erin Ivory

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It's the time of year when wild animals seek out warmer homes for the winter, even if it means sneaking their way into the attics... [Read More]
Tags: homes - wild - suburban
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CHICAGO — School can easily fall to the wayside when kids with chronic ailments spend days and sometimes weeks in the hospital, but for the last 20... [Read More]
Tags: Teacher - CHICAGO - kids
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Oak Forest is about to get a little messy this weekend as the Midwest Paintball Championship descends on Gaelic Park. Thousands of professional and divisional... [Read More]
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This is the time of year monarch butterflies begin their annual migration from Illinois to Mexico. On Wednesday, a dozen of those monarchs were brought... [Read More]
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A simple fundraiser started by a group of students on the first anniversary of the 9/11 attacks is now an annual tradition enlisting an entire... [Read More]
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It was 2014 when a couple of University of Chicago students noticed there were barely any women in their STEM courses. That moment was a... [Read More]
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Ask any parent and they'll tell you school supplies don't come cheap. In fact, the National Retail Federation estimates parents spend hundreds every year just... [Read More]
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One pop-up store is turning old books into new opportunities for students in Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood. Sandwiched between big-time retailers downtown, Carpe Librum (Seize... [Read More]
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The Chicago Architecture Foundation has a new name and new digs. The organization, beloved for its riverboat architecture tours, will now go by the name... [Read More]
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PARK RIDGE, Ill. --  There's always a story behind an old set of wheels but few are quite as good as this. The year was... [Read More]
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It was the best of the best of neighborhoods across Chicago as 400 kids battled it out in the 12th annual 'Hoops in the Hood'... [Read More]
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This weekend, over 9,000 athletes will converge on Chicago's lakefront for the Chicago Triathlon.  It is not only the biggest triathlon in the country, but... [Read More]
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International adoptions are at an all time low--they're down nearly 80 percent since 2004. One family from Bourbonnais learned first hand, why so few kids... [Read More]
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There are a lot of tours in Chicago, but only one that has people walking miles to sample the city's best donuts. Founder Jeff Woelker... [Read More]
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As the remaining survivors of the Holocaust diminish every day, family members of those victims grow increasingly desperate for answers. For many, a previously sealed... [Read More]
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For decades, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has been making dreams come true for kids battling serious heath problems. This week, the organization granted a 5-year-old girl... [Read More]
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Many people talk about helping kids struggling in the city, but three guys are actually doing it with nothing more than a dilapidated old building... [Read More]
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Over three dozen kids swam, biked and ran  their hearts out over the last two days along Chicago's 63rd Street Beach. Some were visually impaired,... [Read More]
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A little bit of Mary Poppins, purple novelty and literary magic rolls out of the Wilmette Public Library every week. It's destination: wherever the white... [Read More]
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The task of cleaning up the Chicago River is a massive one, so Urban River and the Shedd Aquarium have honed in on one particular... [Read More]
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