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class of 1983 website

November 6, 2018 by W Linda Chen Warzala (Register to contact)

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To all Alumni of Class of 1983 please check the missing classmates list on our class website at http://www.*****/****If you are on this list please register or if you know anyone on this list please refer them to the class website. We are looking for classmates who have not yet registered. Planning ahead for the 40th reunion. Thank you.

Merrick Garland

March 16, 2016 by Ezriel Kornel (Register to contact)

Huge congratulations to classmate, Merrick Garland, on being nominated to the Supreme Court of the United States by President Barack Obama, fellow Chicagoan. What an extraordinary honor for a graduate of Niles West. We always knew he would achieve greatness!

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Niles Township High Schools Calendar For 2019-20: First Day, More  Skokie, IL Patch

Niles Township High Schools 2019-20 Calendar - Skokie, IL - Mark down these important dates on the school calendar for District 219 high schools.

Bike paths, sidewalks in Niles, Morton Grove, Skokie get OK from planning group, but await dollars  Chicago Tribune

An influential local planning group has given the green light to grant federal funding for new bicycle paths and sidewalks on a stretch of Oakton Street that goes ...

College Cheating Scandal Mastermind Graduated Niles West  Skokie, IL Patch

College Admissions Scandal Niles West Grad - Skokie, IL - Rick Singer, the man at the center of the admissions scandal, graduated from Niles West High School ...

Niles West High School Notified Of Possible Threat From Student  Skokie, IL Patch

Niles West Threat Deemed Unsubstantiated: Police - Skokie, IL - Officers investigating a Tuesday morning disturbance learned a student may have made a ...

Niles West Student Awarded National Merit Cash Scholarship  Skokie, IL Patch

Niles West Student Wins National Merit Scholarship - Skokie, IL - A committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors selected the Niles West ...

District 219 Buys Building Next To Niles Central For $395,000  Skokie, IL Patch

D-219 Board Buys Building Beside Campus For $395K - Skokie, IL - Administrators sought to purchase property adjacent to Niles West and the D-219 ...

District 219 Spends Nearly $5.4 Million To Buy Menards Property  Skokie, IL Patch

D-219 Spends Nearly $5.4M To Buy Former Menards - Skokie, IL - The district plans to use the Oakton Street property for a new bus terminal.

Niles West Staffer Overpaid For Years Must Pay Back Cash  Skokie, IL Patch

NWHS Staffer Overpaid For Years, Settlement Agreed - Skokie, IL - A settlement between a library clerk and District 219 gives the employee 4 years to pay back ...

Illinois high school district in the spotlight for 'Teaching Palestine' course

The lesson, according to the course description obtained by JNS, “brings together critical educators who want to teach about Palestine and the Palestine ...

Niles West High School 2018 Football Schedule, Live Scoreboard  Niles, IL Patch

NWHS 2018 Football Schedule, Scoreboard - Niles-Morton Grove, IL - Find the latest scores and the complete schedule for the 2018 Niles West Wolves football ...

Niles West Grad Sentenced To 14 Days In Prison For Lying To FBI  Skokie, IL Patch

Niles West Grad Sentenced To 14 Days In Prison For - Skokie, IL - Former Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos became the first person sentenced to ...

Cold Case Murder Trial Begins In Death Of Strangled Skokie Teen  Skokie, IL Patch

Trial Begins In 1992 Murder Of Skokie Teen - Skokie, IL - A registered sex offender is accused of killing a 15-year-old Niles West student found dead in a Morton ...

Skokie 4th Of July Fireworks: 2019 Guide, Scheduled Time  Skokie, IL Patch

Skokie 4th Of July Fireworks: 2019 Guide - Skokie, IL - Patch has your complete guide to Fourth of July fireworks shows, parades and other festive events in and ...

Trio Of District 219 Students Named National Merit Semifinalists  Skokie, IL Patch

3 D-219 Students Are National Merit Semifinalists - Skokie, IL - The two students from Niles North and one from Niles West scored among the top 1 nationwide.

Lockdown At Niles West High School Resolved

Lockdown Ends At Niles West High School - Skokie, IL - After a 911 call about a student with a gun, Niles West was placed under lockdown as a precautionary ...

2 Niles West Students Awarded National Merit Scholarships  Skokie, IL Patch

2 Niles West Students Awarded Merit Scholarships - Skokie, IL - Two recent Niles West High School graduates were named among the final group of National ...

Coming Together Kicks Off Polish Pride Celebration In Niles Area  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

Polish pride was on display at the Niles-Maine District Library last week where organizers with Coming Together In Skokie & Niles Township, a collaborative.

Niles school district employee receives extra $66K in payroll error, only required to pay back half  Illinois Policy

Due to a payroll error, a part-time school library worker was overpaid $66000 over five years, but will only be required to pay back half that amount under a ...

Robert Serritella Found Guilty Of 1992 Murder Of David Chereck  Skokie, IL Patch

Sex Offender Guilty In 1992 Murder Of Skokie Boy - Skokie, IL - The convicted murderer turned down a plea deal that could have seen him released after five ...

Niles West Coach Says Harassment By Ex-School Board President Made Him Quit

Coach Says Ex-School Board President Bullied Him - Skokie, IL - District investigates allegations that board president Mark Sprout used his position to influence ...

School District 219 officials defend hiring rule that critics say hampers teacher diversity  Chicago Tribune

A Niles Township High School District 219 hiring practice kept a paraprofessional and substitute teacher from getting an interview for a science teacher job.

Despite Latest Threat, Niles West Students Walk Out  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

An estimated 600 students walked out of Niles West High School in Skokie at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, joining a national wave of student walkouts on the ...

Parents Express Communications Concerns In Niles High School Dist. 219  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

After recent threats at Niles North High School, and the memory of last month's Florida school shooting *fresh* in minds, Dist. 219 officials held parallel.

Niles North Evacuated Due To Bomb Threat

Niles North Evacuated Due To Threat - Skokie, IL - Niles North High School students were bussed across Skokie to the Niles West campus due to the threat ...

Niles West High School Football Scoreboard

Niles West High School Football Scoreboard 2017 - Niles-Morton Grove, IL - Get the complete schedule and latest score updates from the Wolves' 2017 football ...

Niles West Boys Swimming Coach Suspended for Year

SKOKIE, IL - Niles West High School boys swimming coach Daniel Vander Jeugdt was suspended for the entire season after admitting to breaking a rule.

Skokie School Superintendent Honored By Cook County Colleagues  Skokie, IL Patch

Skokie School Superintendent Honored By Colleagues - Skokie, IL - The 14-year veteran of Fairview School District 72 was recognized as a "Superintendent of ...

Area Runners Hit Their Stride At Niles West Invite  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

The annual Pat Savage cross country invite at Niles West High School in Skokie produced positive results for area teams Saturday (Sept. 29). The three-mile.

Lake Zurich 95 superintendent takes top job at in Wilmette  Chicago Daily Herald

Popular Lake Zurich Unit School District 95 Superintendent Kaine Osburn, who in his just under three years on the job helped pass a $77.6 million building bond ...

2019 Summer Event And Festival Guide For Skokie, Lincolnwood  Skokie, IL Patch

Skokie Summer Event And Festival Guide - Skokie, IL - Enjoy festivals, fairs and markets all summer long on the North Shore.

Niles West Coach Charged With Sexually Assaulting Student

Swim Coach Has Illicit Relationship With Student - Skokie, IL - The special education paraprofessional and coach of girls soccer, boys and girls diving squads ...

Murder Charges Dismissed In 2014 Death Of Morton Grove Student  Niles, IL Patch

Charges Dismissed In Morton Grove Student's Death - Niles-Morton Grove, IL - Prosecutors plan to re-investigate the case and decide whether to seek a new ...

Marine surprises family at Niles West High School  WLS-TV

A big homecoming assembly at Niles West High School became a joyful and heartwarming scene.

1 Incumbent, 3 Newcomers Win Seats On Dist. 219 School Board  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

Niles Township High School Dist. 219 voters elected one incumbent (board President David Ko) and three newcomers (Rebecca Abraham, Jill Manrique and ...

Mom Threatens Dean; Firearm, Meth Delivery Charge: Skokie Blotter  Skokie, IL Patch

SKOKIE, IL — The following information comes from the Skokie Police Department as a record of those recently arrested and of incidents reported to the police.

Coming Together  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

An estimated attendance of 1000 celebrated Polish culture at the 10th opening ceremonies for Coming Together In Skokie and Niles Township. Sunday's ...

Suspect in '92 slaying of Niles West student held in Los Angeles  Chicago Tribune

A Los Angeles man has been arrested in connection with the 1992 slaying of a Niles West High School honors student who was found strangled in a forest ...

Police Investigating 2 Niles North Threats Wednesday, Friday  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

No suspects are in custody or have been identified after after a Wednesday, Feb. 21 bomb threat and a Friday, Feb. 23 social media threat were made to Niles.

Chicago July 4 Fireworks 2019: Where To Watch Shows Around The Area  CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — Celebrate the Fourth of July with these fireworks shows around the Chicagoland area. Courtesy of Fireworks in Illinois. Antioch Date: July 4 ...

Fireworks 2019: 4th of July Chicago area shows  WLS-TV

ABC7 Eyewitness News compiles a yearly list of Chicago-area 4th of July fireworks displays and offers its list for the city and suburbs for 2019.

Judge Tosses Murder Conviction In Morton Grove Students Killing  Niles, IL Patch

Murder Conviction Thrown Out In Student's Death - Niles-Morton Grove, IL - The man found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2014 killing of Pravin Varughese ...

5th Teen Faces Murder Charges Over Skokie Double Shooting

5th Teen Faces Murder Charges Over Skokie Shooting - Skokie, IL - Antonio Hicks is accused of murdering Niles West high school student Maxwell Gadau in ...

Cooler Runnings: Niles West Coach Gets Spot on Jamaican Bobsled Team

Skokie, IL - Michael Blair has a chance to "Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Rhyme" in the sled for Jamaica during the 2018 Winter Olympics.

District 219, Niles chew over bus storage site  Chicago Tribune

The future of bus *service* for high school and elementary students in parts of Niles, Lincolnwood, Skokie and Morton Grove remains uncertain while officials in ...

Police, students talk gangs at District 219 town hall meeting  The Bugle

Gang awareness and afterschool activities were on the agenda during the April 12 Niles Township Youth Coalition Town Hall. During the event – held at Niles ...

Skokie July 4th Fireworks, Parades And More: 2018 Guide  Skokie, IL Patch

Skokie July 4 Fireworks, Parades Guide, Schedule - Skokie, IL - Your complete guide to Fourth of July fireworks shows, parades and other festivities in Skokie ...

Robservations: WBBM Newsradio plans big sendoff for Kris Kridel  Robert Feder

Robservations on the media beat: Look for Sherman Kaplan to return to WBBM 780-AM/105.9-FM today to join in the farewell festivities for his longtime ancho.

Your Chicagoland fireworks finder for Fourth of July 2019  WGN TV Chicago

CHICAGO — Trying to find the best fireworks in your area? Check out our interactive map or the detailed listing below for fireworks displays across the Chicago ...

Illinois 4th Of July Fireworks, Parades, Concerts: 2019 Roundup  Chicago, IL Patch

Chicago Area July 4 Fireworks 2019 - Chicago, IL - Still don't have plans for 4th of July fireworks? Patch has you covered in the Chicago area.

City Club of Chicago: Fraternal Order of Police President Kevin Graham  WGN Radio - Chicago

April 30, 2019 Kevin Graham - President - Fraternal Order of Police Kevin Graham As a Chicago police officer, Kevin Graham spent most of his time either as a ...

ETHS Holds 16th Annual Jazz Festival  Evanston, IL Patch

ETHS Holds 16th Annual Jazz Festival - Evanston, IL - Saturday's showcase is set to feature 24 ensembles from nine area schools, the CSU Community Jazz ...

Here’s where to watch Fourth of July fireworks in the Chicago area  Chicago Tribune

If a big, bombastic fireworks display is on your bucket list for this Fourth of July holiday week, we've got you covered. Find a display in Chicago and the suburbs ...

2 Murder Charges | Schools Threatened, Sued | New Traffic Pattern  Highland Park, IL Patch

North Shore Week In Headlines: Feb. 18 - Feb. 24 - Highland Park, IL - Headlines: Students Walk Out In Protest | DUI In School Parking Lot | Best Buy ...

High School Students Skipping Lunch for More Class

Skokie, IL - Schools try to discourage practice, saying students need a break. But hundreds go without a lunch period; they eat in class with teachers' permission.

Merrick Garland To Deliver Keynote At His Lincolnwood Alma Mater  Skokie, IL Patch

Garland Returns To Lincolnwood School For Keynote - Skokie, IL - The federal appellate judge and 1996 Lincoln Hall school graduate will return for an ...

Niles West classmates recall Garland as overachiever  Chicago Daily Herald

President Barack Obama announced his nomination of Niles West valedictorian Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday. His former classmates ...

Friday Flyover: Niles North High School Cube  WLS-TV

This week, we feature Niles North High School on ABC7's Friday Flyover, celebrating high school sports!

Helping Hands Event Offers Health Care, Community Resources

Helping Hands Community Resource Event At NWHS - Skokie, IL - The first annual event will be hosted by Niles Mayor Andrew Przybylo and Cook County ...

Money Laundering Charges Added In College Admissions Scandal  Evanston, IL Patch

NU Parents Indicted On Money Laundering Charges - Evanston, IL - Parents of a Northwestern University student accused of cheating on SAT and ACT exams ...

Walmart Patron Faces Firearm, Shoplifting Charges: Skokie Blotter  Skokie, IL Patch

SKOKIE, IL — The following information comes from the Skokie Police Department as a record of those recently arrested and of incidents reported to the police.

Images: Through the Film Magnifier: Ted Kennedy, Chet Coppock, Wheaton Rock Festival, Yoga and more  Chicago Daily Herald

See Daily Herald archived images of Richard Nixon, Chet Coppock, a Wheaton rock festival, bulldogs and yoga in this edition of Through the Film Magnifier.

CLC Music Department announces fall 2018 concerts  Chicago Daily Herald

This fall, College of Lake County musicians will present eight concerts featuring music that appeals to a variety of tastes.

Michael A. Ganz, MD | Obituaries |  Journal Times

March 30, 1958 – February 25, 2019. RACINE – Michael A. Ganz, MD; age 60; passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 25, 2019, as the result of a ...

Our Top Niles Stories Of 2017  Journal & Topics Newspapers Online

Niles had an active year, with controversies over baseball diamonds, school buses, gun shops and minimum wage, to new heads of the fire and police ...

Glenbrook South Extracurriculars Ranked Best in State, Nation: Niche

Glenview, IL - recently released rankings of schools with the best extracurriculars in Illinois and throughout the U.S..

Pizza Wars 7 in Skokie, IL  Food & Beverage Magazine

Pizza Wars 7. Taking place on Thursday, January 19, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Niles North High School, in Skokie, IL.

Morton Grove Fireworks 4th of July 2017

4th of July 2017: Morton Grove Fireworks - Niles-Morton Grove, IL - Find fireworks displays across the North Shore and the Chicagoland area with our guide.

4th of July 2017: Fireworks In And Around Skokie

4th of July 2017: Skokie Fireworks - Skokie, IL - Find fireworks displays across the North Shore and the Chicagoland area with our guide.

New superintendent for McHenry School District 156 to come from Skokie  Northwest Herald

McHENRY – The next superintendent of McHenry Community High School District 156 was introduced by the school board Tuesday night.

'Shocking to many of us' | News  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Jinny Park, a University of Illinois senior from Morton Grove, was identified Thursday as one of two people whose bodies were found two days earlier in an ...

Student Busted Selling Weed-Laced Cookies: Skokie Crime Reports  Skokie, IL Patch

Student Busted Selling Weed-Laced Cookies: Blotter - Skokie, IL - A $21000 smash-and-grab, a poisened dog, sexual abuse in the Skokie Police Blotter for Feb.

North Shore Mosquito Abatement District Plans Spraying Operations  Glenview, IL Patch

Mosquito Control Operations Set For Monday Night - Glenview, IL - The NSMAD plans operations in Glenview, Northbrook, Wilmette's Gillson Park, Niles West ...

Glenbrook South Named One of Top 5 High Schools in Cook County: Magazine

Glenview, IL - The Glenview school is No. 4 on Chicago magazine's list rating the top schools in Chicago and the suburbs.

Fireworks on July 4th: Where to Watch Around Chicago  WTTW News

Fireworks will light up the skies all over the Chicago area in celebration of Independence Day on Thursday, July 4. Here's where you can watch.

Comcast NBCUniversal Awards nearly $175K in Scholarships to High School Seniors  NBC Chicago

Comcast announced that it has awarded $1000 “Leaders and Achievers Scholarships” to 174 graduating high school seniors in its Greater Chicago Region ...

Chicago TV Anchors Will Be Grand Marshals of Skokie 4th of July Parade

Skokie, IL - WLS' Karen Jordan and her husband Christian Farr of NBC will headline 4th of July Parade in Skokie.

Dirty Looks In Walmart Parking Lot Led To Fight: Skokie Blotter  Skokie, IL Patch

SKOKIE, IL — The following information comes from the Skokie Police Department as a record of those recently arrested and of incidents reported to the police.

Where To Watch Fireworks Around The Chicagoland Area  CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — Here is a list of fireworks shows around Chicago, celebrating the Fourth Of July. Much of this information comes courtesy of Fireworks in ...

Fourth of July 2018: Fireworks displays in Chicago area — see the full list  WGN TV Chicago

CHICAGO — Book your plans now to see fireworks this Fourth of July! We've compiled a list of the best fireworks displays across the Chicago area. If your town ...

2017 Fourth Of July Fireworks Across Chicago Area  CBS Chicago

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Skokie To Celebrate 4th of July With Parade, Fireworks

Skokie, IL - Parade participants have been announced, including "Chicago Fire" actor Christian Stolte as Grand Marshal.

Cold Case: Teens' Death Remains Unsolved  NBC Chicago

Thirty two years ago, two north suburban teenagers, Eyvonne Bender and Susan Ovington, left to go shopping and never came home. The girls' bodies were ...

Fourth of July Events for Kids in Chicago  Chicago Parent

The skies are lighting up all over Chicagoland. Find out when and where to catch your local Fourth of July events with your entire family.

Writer James Sherman on 'Beau Jest'  Evanston Now

Skokie Theatre's current production of “Beau Jest” marks a return of the show to playwright James Sherman's home town. And it coincides with a new chapter in ...

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Chicago, IL - A new 2016 list compiled by, an information *service* provider, ranks the Land of Lincoln's best public high schools.

Chicago area 4th of July 2017 fireworks displays  WLS-TV

ABC7 Eyewitness News compiles a yearly list of Chicago-area 4th of July fireworks displays and offers its list for the city and suburbs for 2017.

Chicago-area schools are ranked by students and teachers using 5Essentials survey.  Chicago Tribune

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Annual Fourth of July concert to be held in Lincolnwood's Proesel Park  Chicago Tribune

While many North Shore communities host big parades and patriotic festivals to celebrate the Fourth of July, Lincolnwood has maintained a more modest ...

Muslim Ban Protests Create New Allies at Chicago, Morton Grove Rallies

'We Are All Muslims,' Say Chicago-Area Marchers - Niles-Morton Grove, IL - Hundreds march through Morton Grove, hundreds more return to O'Hare to oppose ...

Reports: Cubs ink veteran arms Kontos, Tazawa

The Cubs continue to work on stockpiling experienced depth behind their big league pitching staff.According to a report by Bruce Levine of 670 The Score, the ...

Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois names Class of 2017  Chicago Daily Herald

Golden Apple announces the induction of the 2017 class of the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois program, a group of 234 young people who have chosen to ...

Why Rainn Wilson almost didn't take role in Steppenwolf's 'The Doppelganger'  Chicago Daily Herald

TV star Rainn Wilson makes his Steppenwolf Theatre Company debut in the world premiere of the serio-comic "The Doppelganger (an international farce).

Where to watch fireworks in the Chicago suburbs and Northwest Indiana  Chicago Tribune

Check out our list of suburban and Northwest Indiana fireworks displays to plan your Fourth of July.

Ashley Madison Data Contains Illinois Government Emails

Skokie, IL - Six state email addresses included in hacked data, and the governor's office says it will investigate. County addresses are in there, too.

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Fourth of July 2017 fireworks displays in Chicago area — see the full list  WGN-TV

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Find a fireworks display in a suburb near you this Fourth of July weekend, from Arlington Heights to Naperville to Wilmette and beyond.

2014 Fourth Of July Fireworks Around Chicago  CBS Local

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Terry Cosgrove helped get HB 40 passed in Illinois  Crain's Chicago Business

Terry Cosgrove, CEO of an advocacy group focused on women's reproductive rights, fought for Illinois HB 40, which guarantees Medicaid funding for abortions ...

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