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Illinois budget approved

Illinois budget approved

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor
July 12, 2017
Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Politicians in Springfield brought the nearly 3-year-long budget impasse to a close July 6 when lawmakers voted to override the veto of Gov. Bruce Rauner, a Republican, restoring a full budget to a state that has been lacking one for the majority of Rauner’s term.   “The people in this chamber today did not ...

Trump son met with Russian lawyer who claimed to have ‘incriminating’ info on Clinton

Trump son met with Russian lawyer who claimed to have ‘incriminating’ info on Clinton

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor
July 11, 2017
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WASHINGTON—A meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian Attorney who claimed to have information that would incriminate Hillary Clinton has offered more insight to when some members of the campaign of now-President Donald Trump knew of Russian Interference in The U.S. Election. Newly-released ema...

President faces widespread condemnation over Morning Joe tweets

President faces widespread condemnation over Morning Joe tweets

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor
July 2, 2017
Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

A feud between President Donald Trump and the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, has resulted in a barrage of criticism towards the president after unleashing a two-tweet tirade on June 29 against two individuals whom he used to be friendly with back when he was ...

Illinois Republican Leader and LT alumnus resigns from Senate

Illinois Republican Leader and LT alumnus resigns from Senate

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant News Editor
July 1, 2017
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Springfield—Christine Radogno, the Senate Republican Leader in the Illinois General Assembly and an LT alumnus, has officially abducted her position in the Republican Leadership and from the Senate Saturday to “focus on my personal life” and spend more time with her grandkids, the senator said...

Three reporters resign from CNN after article retraction

Three reporters resign from CNN after article retraction

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant news editor
June 27, 2017
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An online story posted by CNN tying a member of the Trump Campaign to a Russian investment fund has lead to three journalists in the network’s “CNN Investigates” division to resign on Monday only three days after the article was retracted by the network. In the now-retracted June 22 article, it cla...

Daniel Biss campaigns in La Grange

Daniel Biss campaigns in La Grange

Lars Lonnroth, Assistant news editor
June 12, 2017
Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

On the night of June 11, the intricate stained-glass overlooking the pews at The First Congregational Church of La Grange were not witnessing any kind of church function. Instead, roughly 33 people gathered in those halls where Democratic state Senator Daniel Biss, 39, was attempting to sell the people of La Gran...

Tens claims the stage

Hallie Coleman, Assistant online/social media editor
May 25, 2017
Filed under May 25, News, Print Issues (archive)

The 11th annual Tens by Teens was held May 4, 5 and 6 in the SC PAC.  Tens By Teens is an opportunity for students to write, direct and act in plays. “My goal was to give students an opportunity to have their original plays produced to a live audience,” director Lawrence Keller said. Each play was prac...

Art Explosion raises money for summer festival

Hallie Coleman, Assistant online/social media editor
May 24, 2017
Filed under May 25, News, Print Issues (archive)

Art Explosion hosted a fundraiser in the Corral on May 13, raising a total of $500. The fundraiser was created in order to raise money for a music and art festival in the summer and bring attention to the non-profit organization’s cause. The fundraiser featured bands including: Art Explosion, Regulus...

Elementary school student endures typical life, despite health issues

Grant Campbell, Assistant news editor
May 24, 2017
Filed under May 25, News, Print Issues (archive)

St. Cletus third grade student and LaGrange resident Isabel McKeehan has a genetic disorder that affects one in 35,000 people in the United States: urea cycle disorder (UCD).  UCD is either genetically passed down, or genetically mutated.  Isabel was affected by gene mutation.  Patients affected by UCD ...

Arson reported in Western Springs

Sydney Hansen, News Editor
May 24, 2017
Filed under May 25, News, Print Issues (archive)

A vacant house on the 4900 block of Woodland Ave. was reported to be on fire on the night of March 29. Less than 24 hours later, a second fire at another vacant home, two doors down from the fire the night before, was reported on the 4900 block of Woodland Ave., according to the Chicago Tribune. “Hav...

Relay walks for success

Caroline Konstant, Pulse Editor
May 24, 2017
Filed under May 25, News, Print Issues (archive)

Hundreds of hand-decorated white paper bags filled with sand and a neon green glow stick will be lit and will line the track of Bennett Field on June 10 in honor of those who are currently fighting or have lost their battle to cancer. This tradition is called a luminaria and is a part of Relay for Life,...

Vape use increases

Lars Lonnroth, Frelance reporter
May 24, 2017
Filed under May 25, News, Print Issues (archive)

High school students have largely abandoned smoking in the traditional sense, with the number of students smoking cigarettes now at its lowest point since data began to be collected on the topic, the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey shows. From an extremely young age, modern high schoolers have...

Bill to remove SAT transcript requirement passes Ill. Senate

Brandt Siegfried, Reporter
May 24, 2017
Filed under News, Print Issues (archive)

The Illinois Senate approved Senate Bill 757 (SB 757) on May 3 by a vote of 54-0. This bill eliminates the reporting of high school student SAT scores on official transcripts, allowing students to choose which scores colleges can see. SB 757 is sponsored by Sen. Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield), who was acting i...

Park district builds fitness center, joins health club competition

Park district builds fitness center, joins health club competition

Katie Palermo, Photo editor
May 24, 2017
Filed under May 25, News, Print Issues (archive), Top Stories

The Park District of La Grange (PDLG) serves a three square mile area contiguous with the boundaries of the Village of La Grange. The park district maintains 78.5 acres of parkland combined at different 11 locations, and offers thousands of recreation programs annually for its residents. All throughout...

Chinese class travels to China as last year approaching

Chinese class travels to China as last year approaching

Cristina Rossetti, Reporter
May 24, 2017
Filed under May 25, May 25, News, Print Issues (archive)

Walking the Great Wall of China, Ellie Durkin '18 was at a loss for words. Walking on a historic piece of Chinese history that also happened to be in one of her favorite Disney movies, “Mulan”, was something she never thought she would be able to do. “It’s almost surreal because you are in the m...

Comfort dog helps students de-stress at NC

Comfort dog helps students de-stress at NC

Sheridan Spiess, Pulse editor
May 24, 2017
Filed under May 25, News, Print Issues (archive)

During lunch periods on May 3, students gathered in the sunny courtyard to attend the first ever LT stress management day. A team of “stress busters” welcomed students with live music, bubble wrap and a comfort dog. Most students spent their time petting Angel, the comfort dog, to take stress away...

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