African Arts Festival

Families Get Ready For School At African Arts Festival

A back to school rally on Monday attracted thousands of people in Washington Park.

WBBM Newsradio–09/06/2011


Essentials For Going Away To College

Heading off to college to start a new life sans parents can be exciting, it’s the packing part that can feel overwhelming. Read on for the necessities for comfortable dorm living.


Romano Butler Campus

Charter School Students Return To Class

Summer vacation has come to an end for some schoolchildren in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–08/01/2011

Undercover Mother

Guide To: The First Day Of School

Here are a few tricks for Chicago-area kids and parents to help make the transition smoother.


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Chicago Public Schools Launches Back-To-Class Drive

Google and Facebook ads along with text messaging and robo-calls are all part of this year’s arsenal designed to get Chicago public school students back to school on time.

CBS Chicago–07/20/2011

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Back to School: Then and Now

Going back to school is the same as it’s always been. Only the details are different. Kids are still kids.


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Thinking Outside the (Lunch) Box

Making lunch for our kids can be frustrating, especially if they don’t eat it. Here are a few tips to help them eat healthy.


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Green Living for the School Year

Going back to school is a time for change. Here are some ways to change our habits and help the planet this school year.


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This Year’s Coolest Back-to-School Gear

Kids want the coolest gear for going back to school. Here’s what should be making it into shopping carts this summer.


Second Hand Boutique Store Sees Boom In Business Despite Recession

Frugal Fashion: Back to School on a Budget

Deciding on a school outfit is a tough decision. This is how to look like a million bucks while spending a lot less.


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Smartphone Apps for Parents and their Students

Every student needs help with school sometimes, and these apps might just be the answer.


Illinois State Capitol

Make Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday Permanent?

The holiday for the Illinois sales tax during back-to-school time in the late summer would be an annual event, under a bill that has been introduced in the state House.

WBBM Newsradio–01/28/2011