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2010-12-08 00:00:41

Bisceglia brings 10 years in commercial property management and leasing to Winnetka and North Shore real estate experts, The Hudson Company Kenilworth, IL (Vocus) December 7, 2010 Jennifer Bisceglia, an experienced buyer's agent and seller agent, has joined The Hudson Company, providing full-service real estate brokerage services from downtown Chicago to Winnetka and Chicago's North Shore communities. Bisceglia is extremely knowledgeable of Chicago's North Shore neighborhoods, especially...

2009-05-29 12:57:28

Pranksters slipped a photo of a girl clutching a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer into the yearbook of New Trier High School in Winnetka, Ill., officials say. The faculty had no idea the picture was included until yearbooks were handed out to students this week, the Chicago Tribune reported Friday. It's clearly defiant and subversive and intentional, says spokeswoman Laura Blair. Principal Linda Yonke did not consider the prank harmless. It sort of casts a pall over the whole yearbook, Yonke...

2008-10-07 03:00:20

CHICAGO - Maurisha Gaiter didn't raise her two daughters to be honor roll students by letting them skip class. But frustrated with overcrowded classrooms, outdated textbooks and a shortage of computers, Ms. Gaiter is sending 11-year-old Maurisha and 14-year-old Sakiijdra into some of the state's wealthiest suburbs to join hundreds and possibly thousands of other Chicago pupils in protesting an unequal system for funding schools. "I don't want to send my kids to any second-class school...

2008-09-03 09:00:35

By JENNY SONG By Jenny Song The Associated Press NORTHFIELD, Ill. More than 1,000 Chicago public school students boycotted the first day of classes Tuesday in a protest over school funding and instead rode buses more than 30 miles north to try to enroll in a wealthy suburban district. About 1,100 elementary students and 150 high school students from Chicago filled out enrollment applications Tuesday in the New Trier district in Northfield, New Trier Superintendent Linda Yonke said....

2008-09-02 00:00:24

By The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) - Maurisha Gaiter didn't raise her two daughters to be honor roll students by letting them skip class.But on Tuesday, when the Chicago Public School year starts, that's what they plan to do, with their mother's encouragement.Upset by her daughters' overcrowded classrooms, outdated textbooks and shortage of computers, Gaiter is sending 11-year-old Maurisha and 14-year-old Sakiijdra north to some of the state's wealthiest suburbs to join hundreds or...

2008-05-08 12:00:40

By Emily S. Achenbaum, Chicago Tribune May 8--Tribune reporter A New Trier Township High School senior was charged Wednesday with one count of misdemeanor computer tampering for allegedly breaking into the school's electronic student records in February, and some parents and students are coming to his defense. Jonah Greenthal, 18, of Glencoe turned himself in to police and could face up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted. The arrest has prompted an outcry in the New...

2006-12-22 15:01:07

By Lisa Black, Chicago Tribune Dec. 22--Filled with well-heeled, worldly students, college-level programs and a motivated faculty, New Trier Township High School represents, to many, the creme de la creme in public education. But not everyone enjoys the experience, and now a graduate of the Winnetka school has decided to air her side of the story by creating a Web site, TheTruthBehindNewTrier.com, that depicts a toxic environment of mean classmates, vicious competition and unsympathetic...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'