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Over 100 international student workers sampled a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner at the Free Church in August

Work and Travel program brings international students to Cook County

Summer brings a lot of people to the North Shore: tourists, summer residents, and seasonal workers.  And for the last decade or so, international college students have been coming to Cook Co

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Rec Park numbers are up and highest in years

The Grand Marais Recreation Park board met this week. High on the agenda was the good attendance figures for August, not to mention a successful summer for the community garden.

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15th NorthShore Inline Marathon rolls out Saturday

The NorthShore Inline Marathon turns 15 as skaters take up their positions for a 26.2 mile race along the big lake.

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First day of testimony held in Asian carp dispute

Signs of Asian carp in Chicago waterways mean there's a great risk the invasive fish could slip into Lake Michigan at any time, that according to a witness yesterday in the first full day of test

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WTIP explores ISD166 levy referendum on First Thursday

Join WTIP’s Jay Andersen, Barbara Jean Johnson and members of Cook County Schools’ administration, staff and board as they discuss “Fundi

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North Shore corridor important to fall migration

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

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Weekend Wrap for Sept. 4

Each weekend the WTIP News Department assembles the week’s important news stories to play here on North Shore Weekend.

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Local Fishing Report for Labor Day Weekend

9/3/10 – There are lots of fish in Cook County lakes, the trick is to know where they are and how to catch them.

Trenching for fiber optic cable installation in Worcester, MA

Efforts to expand broadband access continue

Compared with the rest of the world, the United States isn’t very well connected. The information highway slows to a crawl before it reaches much of rural America, including Cook Count

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Lodging tax revenues project an upbeat picture

Lodging tax revenues for the month of July were up from June in the county according to the latest report from the Cook County Auditor-Treasurer’s office.