St. Valentine’s Secret Marriages

January 22, 2017
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  Emperor Claudius II outlawed marriage for young men when they were thinking they should spend their youth as soldiers. Valentine performed secret marriages for many young couples until he was caught and executed. Another legend is that St. Valentine sent the first Valentine’s Day card. While in jail waiting to be executed, he slipped […]

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Where did Valentine’s Day originate?

January 22, 2017
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There is a theory that Valentine’s Day is a Christianized version of the Roman holiday of Lupercalia. Lupercalia was a fertility festival honoring Faunus, who was an agricultural god. Festivities included dancing and matching making ceremonies. Girls and young women would receive soft lashes made from specially-made leather whips, that they believed would help with fertility […]

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The CUTEST Christmas Gifts for Under $5

November 25, 2016
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Enjoy an Apple Cider Bellini this Thanksgiving

November 8, 2016
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  Prep Time: 5 Minutes Total Time: 5 Minutes Ingredients: 6 oz apple cider 2 Tbsp orange liqueur 2 Tbsp maple syrup Bottle of Prosecco, chilled Rosemary Sprigs for Garnish Instructions: Combine apple cider, orange liqueur and maple syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until container is thoroughly cold. Pour mixture into […]

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20 Facts YOU Should Know About Anthony Rizzo #GoCubs

November 8, 2016
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  His full name is Anthony Vincent Rizzo. His birthday is August 8, 1989. He’s 6’3″. He is Italian American. He was born in Fort Lauderdale. He attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. His parents are John and Laurie. He has a brother named John. He is a fan of the ‘Rocky’ movies. In his […]

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The Chicago Cubs Took Home the World Series #GoCubsGo

November 7, 2016
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  I have been a Cubs fan since I was born. I was so excited when the Cubs made it to the World Series. When the Cubs won, I was at Underpass Restaurant & Lounge with my daughter who is 15. We had a rush of emotions. All I could think about what was that […]

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The Green Ribbon #Halloween

October 30, 2016
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Once there was a girl named Jenny. She was like all the other girls, except for one thing. She always wore a green ribbon around her neck. There was a boy named Alfred in her class. Alfred liked Jenny and Jenny liked Alfred. One day he asked her, “Why do you wear that ribbon all […]

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Ciro and Emmi — Part 2 #Halloween

October 30, 2016
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After I brushed my teeth and washed my face, I crawled into my bed and pulled the covers up to my chin. Even after grabbing a milkshake with Clarissa, coming home and having dinner with family, and completing my homework while watching TV couldn’t shake how I felt. I had an eerie, icy feeling that seemed to sit […]

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Ciro and Emmi — Part 1 #Halloween

October 18, 2016
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I sat in my biology class waiting for Clarissa to finally arrive. We had just gotten out of gym, and I knew Clarissa was in the bathroom freshening up before she saw her boyfriend, Todd, who’s also in our biology class.  I knew that I looked like a mess. My hair was in a messy […]

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Columbus Day Queen Jaclyn Puccini Takes the Crown

October 18, 2016
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Where did you grow up and go to school? I grew up in Western Springs. I went to Lyons Township High School and I graduated in 2013. I currently go to Loyola University. I’m studying communications and I’m graduating this May. Why did you want to participate in the Columbus Day Queen pageant? We go to […]

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