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Woman struck by passenger train in La Grange

Woman struck by passenger train in La Grange

Spencer Levinson, Reporter
April 25, 2017
Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

A 62-year-old woman from Summit Ill., was reportedly struck by an eastbound Metra train near the Willow Springs Road rail grade crossing an April 20. La Grange Police are continuing to withhold the victim's name until next of kin are notified of the occurrence. La Grange Police units were dis...

Ald. Pawar: Rauner ‘needs the chaos’ of budget impasse for reelection

Ald. Pawar: Rauner ‘needs the chaos’ of budget impasse for reelection

Lars Lonnroth, Freelance Reporter
April 24, 2017
Filed under News, Student Submissions, Top Stories

Lombard, Ill.—As Illinois reaches 22 months without a budget, Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Ald. Ameya Pawar said that Incumbent Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is engaging in “textbook divide-and-rule,” claiming the governor is stalling budget talks to help his campaign for reelection in 20...

Ald. Pawar campaigns for Gov. in Evanston, Lombard

Lars Lonnroth, Freelance Reporter
April 24, 2017
Filed under News, Student Submissions

Lombard, Ill.—Ald. Ameya Pawar, 36, isn’t a household name, and he is far from it. The two-term alderman from the 47th ward of Chicago has received much praise from his constituents, but he is trying to soar to a higher position in government: he is vying for the Democratic nomination for Govern...

Spring art show to showcase LT talent

Sarah Grier, Assistant online editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under News

On April 21-25 the LT Art Department will host its 2017 Spring Art Show at SC D103. On Friday, April 21, Monday, April 24 and Tuesday, April 25, it will be open from 3-5 p.m. On Saturday, April 22 it will be open from 12-4 p.m. and on Sunday, April 23 from 12-2 p.m. There will be an opening reception...

A taste of college

Lea Voytovich, News editor
April 11, 2017
Filed under April 13, News, Print Issues

Like most students, I eagerly await the care-free days of summer. Whether summer is filled with trips and relaxation or working and building a resume, summer means time to explore yourself.   In the summers before eighth grade and freshman year, I worked at a local day camp and went to sleep away ...

MUN wins UIUC conference

Phil Smith, Editor in Chief
April 11, 2017
Filed under April 13, News, Print Issues

Walking into the Model United Nations at the University of Illinois (MUNI) conference, Secretary General J.P. Remijas '17 tried to push the past out of his mind. After not attending the statewide conference for three years due to behavioral issues, LT was finally returning, with a new focus and strateg...

Equipment drive supports less fortunate

Mikaela Larson, Reporter
April 11, 2017
Filed under April 13, News, Print Issues

Throughout March in conjunction with National Athletic Training month, the LT student and staff athletic trainers held their second annual sports equipment drive where anyone from the community could donate gently used sports equipment to benefit The Sports Shed. At the conclusion of the drive, the equipment...

Students place at art exhibition

Cristina Rossetti, Reporter
April 11, 2017
Filed under April 13, News, Print Issues

Art can come in all shapes and sizes. This year, five of LT’s finest art students gained recognition for their artwork in the Illinois High School Art Exhibition on Feb. 26 at the Zhou B. Art Center in Chicago. “It feels really cool being in the art show,” senior Noah Denten ‘17 said. “I...

McClure student qualifies for national spelling bee

Greta Markey, Copy editor
April 11, 2017
Filed under April 13, News, Print Issues

As McClure Jr. High School eighth grader Mira Dedhia approached the microphone to spell her final word at the regional Scripps Spelling Bee she knew that a correct answer would advance her to the  national competition for the second year in a row. After spelling “emaciated” correctly, her nerves subsi...

La Grange community anticipates annual art project

Spiro Kass, Business manager
April 11, 2017
Filed under April 13, News, Print Issues

As a resident who lives a short two-minute walk away from Downtown La Grange, Colleen Kirby ‘18 eagerly awaits the La Grange Business Association’s annual summer art project, which is a creative way to promote the businesses of La Grange while entertaining the public. “[The art project] bri...

Students start coding class

Students start coding class

Grant Campbell, Assistant news editor
April 11, 2017
Filed under News, Print Issues, Top Stories

Every Tuesday during the month of February from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m., August Domanchuk ‘17, Corey Kline ‘17, Thomas Maloney ‘17 and Noah Reardon ‘17 taught coding to fourth and fifth grade students at an after school class in District 102. “We weren’t aiming to make them experts,” Domanchuk s...

Nazareth Academy seniors fundraise for Syria

Nazareth Academy seniors fundraise for Syria

Sydney Hansen, News editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

After learning about the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Contemporary World Issues class at Nazareth Academy, seniors Bridget Brodlo, Maddy Schierl and Molly Owens banded together to form Seniors for Syria. The group began with the original goal of $1,900—$10 for each of the 190 seniors at the Catholic hi...

Board of Education candidates participate in forum before election

Board of Education candidates participate in forum before election

Danny Kilrea, Copy Editor
March 25, 2017
Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories, Uncategorized

On March 23 the LaGrange League of Women Voters hosted a forum for candidates seeking seats on the Board of Education. The election will not be held until April 4 and while there are four positions opening up, five candidates are running. The four incumbents, Board President Thomas Cushing, George Dougherty...

Three underdog teams that can make a tournament run

Three underdog teams that can make a tournament run

Grant Campbell, Assistant News Editor
March 23, 2017
Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

No. 4 West Virginia West Virginia is one of the most aggressive styles of defense in college basketball. The Mountaineers are capable of producing double digit steals due to Head Coach Bob Huggin’s press.  In addition to the talented defensive effort, the talent on the team speaks for itself. ...

Defects inspire many

Defects inspire many

Harper Hill, Freelance writer
March 21, 2017
Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Student Submissions, Top Stories

Bridget and Brian O’Meara co-founded the Mend a Heart Foundation ten years ago, in hopes of turning devastating news into something positive. While pregnant with their second son Liam O’Meara, Bridget and Brian learned their precious baby boy would be born with a severe congenital heart defect, hypopla...

Judge halts revised refugee order; Trump claims ruling ‘makes us look weak’

Judge halts revised refugee order; Trump claims ruling ‘makes us look weak’

Lars Lonnroth, Freelance Reporter
March 17, 2017
Filed under News, Student Submissions

In another blow to President Donald Trump’s immigration agenda, on March 16, a federal judge in Hawaii halted the roll-out of the Trump administration’s revised travel order, only hours before it was scheduled to take effect. Even after the administration’s attempts to refine the original ord...

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