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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...

Defects inspire many

Defects inspire many

Harper Hill, Freelance writer
March 21, 2017
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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...

Dance teacher retires

Grace DeKoker, Freelance Reporter
March 17, 2017
Filed under Student Submissions

Making it in show business is tough; ask anyone, whether they were successful in their quest of making it to the grand stage or not. Fresh-faced to the dancing world in 1982, Terry Wethington was tired of the fleeting jobs that would fall through. He wanted a reliable job that would supply him with ...

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...

S.U.V. flipped in crash on 7th and Elm

S.U.V. flipped in crash on 7th and Elm

Lars Lonnroth, Freelance writer
March 7, 2017
Filed under News, Student Submissions

Tom Ratcliffe was standing on his porch March 4 when he suddenly heard a loud screech emerging from the street. A minivan and an S.U.V. collided in La Grange at the corner of 7th and Elm, a collision that flipped the S.U.V. over onto its back. “I was standing on the porch, [and] literally just ran...

Relay for Life Dance makes history in North Cafeteria

Relay for Life Dance makes history in North Cafeteria

Maggie King, Freelance writer
February 28, 2017
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“Disco Fever”, “Funky Jams”, “Ain’t no Mountain High Enough” and many more throwback hits blasted through the first dance in the newly renovated North Cafeteria. This dance, unlike Homecoming or KOH, had a special twist to it. Students’ $5 admission went towards the National Cancer Foundation. On...

Chicago public schools declare four unpaid days

Chicago public schools declare four unpaid days

Harper Hill, Freelance writer
February 28, 2017
Filed under Online Exclusives, Student Submissions, Top Stories

Chicago Public School employees are unexpectedly being forced to take four unpaid furlough days over the next five months due to a funding shortfall that the school district’s top official blames on Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner.  The school district did not receive an anticipated $215 million pay...

“Jesus Christ Superstar” features 11th hour substitution

Grace DeKoker, Freelance writer
February 27, 2017
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An emphatic standing ovation rang out at the Reber Center on Feb. 17, as every audience member was on their feet for the actress portraying Mary Magdalene at LT’s production of “Jesus Christ Superstar.” Natalie Nicoletti ‘17 had fallen ill the day before, and Jessica Jareczek had filled in as...

LT bids auf wiedersehen to exchange student

LT bids auf wiedersehen to exchange student

Grace Dekoker, Freelance writer
February 15, 2017
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Nina Wimmer ‘18 held her suitcase in a white-knuckled grip as she walked up the unfamiliar driveway of her new house. A long day of travel left her exhausted, and she wanted nothing more than to collapse in her bed; yet the largest trial was yet to come. She still had to meet the people she’d call...

Before picking a college

Sean Brynda, Freelance writer
February 2, 2017
Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinion, Student Submissions

For seniors, this time of the year is one of the most stressful. There is only a few months before graduation in which they must compete all of their High School Credits and finish applying to their top schools that they want to attend next fall. According to the head of the College Center Lianne Musser,...

Protest in DTLG over Trump’s executive action brings nearly 150, organizers estimate

Protest in DTLG over Trump’s executive action brings nearly 150, organizers estimate

Lars Lonnroth, Free lance writer
February 2, 2017
Filed under News, Student Submissions

  Nearly 150 people gathered outside La Grange Village Hall on Feb. 1, in a public display of displeasure over President Donald Trump’s executive order. It barred the entry of individuals from multiple predominately Muslim countries for 90 days and banning the travel of people from Syria indefin...

Refugee order sparks outrage

Refugee order sparks outrage

Lars Lonnroth, Freelance writer
February 1, 2017
Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Student Submissions, Top Stories

CHICAGO—Late Saturday evening, a federal judge in New York dealt a massive blow to President Donald Trump's executive order then bared the entry of individuals from multiple predominately Muslim countries for 90 days and banning the travel of people from Syria indefinitely, by issuing a stay order. The...

New Year’s Eve march remembers gun violence victims

Lars Lonnroth
February 1, 2017
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CHICAGO—People shopping on Michigan Avenue may have been caught by surprise New Year’s Eve, as nearly 800 wooden crosses were marched down the major city street. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at Tribune Tower, where U-haul trucks lined the street, each filled to the brim with wooden crosses...

LT Spanish club raises funds for Chicago resource center

Katie Materick
December 13, 2016
Filed under News, Online Exclusives, Student Submissions

In an effort to raise money for Taller De José, the Spanish club is running the concession stand at LT volleyball games. “It is always a good opportunity for LT to get involved in the community,” Leo Torres, class of 2019 guidance counselor and Spanish club advisor, said.  The first fund...

A Tribe Called Quest album review

A Tribe Called Quest album review

Frederick Moody
December 9, 2016
Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion, Student Submissions, Top Stories

Eighteen years ago Bill Clinton was President, the iMac just came out, Titanic set a box-office record at the theaters, Windows 98 was unveiled, and ‘A Tribe Called Quest’ released their album “The Love Movement”—thought to be their last. At least that’s what the music world concluded un...

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