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Wheaton Professor Suspended After “Significant Questions Regarding the Theological Implications” of Statements About the Relationship of Christianity to Islam

Before her suspension, Dr. Larycia Hawkins had already received attention for choosing to wear a hijab during the Advent season to show support for Muslims.  HAWKINS WROTE …  I don’t love my Muslim neighbor because s/he is American. I love my Muslim neighbor because s/he deserves love by virtue of her/his human dignity. I stand […]

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Word of the Day: Acquihire

ac·qui·hire ˌakwiˈhīr/ noun 1. an act or instance of buying out a company primarily for the skills and expertise of its staff, rather than for the products or services it supplies. “this would appear to be a straight acquihire to pick up an engineering and product design team” verb 1. buy out (a company) primarily […]

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NASA Releases More Than 8,400 Apollo Moon Mission Photos on Flickr

NASA released more than 8,400 Apollo moon mission photos after re-scanning negatives of high-resolution shots by Apollo astronauts using Hasselblad medium format cameras. The “Project Apollo Archive” has just uploaded more than 8,400 astonishing, high-resolution images to Flickr from the NASA moon missions and from training operations on Earth. The collection includes original scans from […]

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Posted in Science, SkyWatch

Super Slow Motion-High FPS Camera: the Taser Strike Video of a Man in Slow Motion

“The Slow Mo Guys” give us an up close look at a Taser impacting human skin in super slow motion. The Slow Mo Guys recently captured video of the discharge of an X26 Model Taser with a v2511 camera. An extremely high-speed HD camera that shoots 28,500 frames per second shows barbs and confetti launching […]

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Airborne Launch Assist Space Access: Emergency Backup Satellites Launched into Space from an F-15E

DARPA is trying to launch satellites using airplanes in order to reduce the cost and time needed to get them in the air. CNN’s Thom Patterson reports. Airborne Launch Assist Space Access (ALASA) is a United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) projected in planning and testing phases designed to produce a rocket capable […]

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Saleforce.com CEO Marc Benioff: Apple Should Give Billions to Public Schools

Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff discusses the importance of education funding and philanthropy in Silicon Valley with Bloomberg’s Emily Chang. Starting next school year, Buffalo Grove High School and Elk Grove High School will will have an Apple iPad for every student to use in class and at home. All students in all District 214 schools […]

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Any Connection? University of Illinois Top Party School and UIUC Chancellor Phyllis Wise Resigns, Gets $400K Bonus

The University of Illinois has placed 5th in the top five party schools ranked by The Princeton Review. The ranking is based on a survey of 130,000 students. Syracuse University University of Iowa (last year’s winner) University of California-Santa Barbara West Virginia University University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The news from The Princeton Review comes […]

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Posted in Education

High School District 214 Forms Alumni Advisory Council, Alumni Feedback Survey Deadline Approaching

On the heels of its yearlong Centennial Celebration, High School District 214 is launching a District-wide alumni survey and forming a District-level Alumni Advisory Council to formally drive engagement in the next century. The survey is available at www.d214.org/alumni from Monday, July 20 through Friday, August 14. Those without internet access can call 847-718-7708 to complete the survey. Feedback will […]

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Posted in Education

Pluto Photos Taken by the New Horizons Spacecraft During the First Mission to the Kuiper Belt

Using photos taken from the New Horizons spacecraft, NASA has created a virtual “flyby” of Pluto’s surface. NASA on Tuesday morning released one of the first images of Pluto as its New Horizons spacecraft makes its closest approach to our far-flung celestial cousin. New Horizons is the first mission to the Kuiper Belt, a gigantic […]

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SpaceX Unmanned Rocket Explodes Shortly After Takeoff from Complex 40 Cape Canaveral, Florida

An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies and the first-of-its-kind docking port to the International Space Station broke apart Sunday shortly after liftoff. Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX), the American aerospace manufacturer and space transport service company lost a rocket and supply vehicle at about 10:27 a.m. ET Sunday morning. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying […]

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Beautiful Day for Promenade of Art in Downtown Arlington Heights at Vail Ave and Campbell St

VIDEO: Promenade of Art in downtown Arlington Heights on Saturday, June 6, 2015. A beautiful day for Promenade of Art in downtown Arlington Heights Saturday, but Sunday’s forecast needs to improved for a successful day tomorrow. Enjoy this quick video toward the end of the day when the crowd began to leave near closing. Check […]

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Posted in Cool. Art. Talent.

District 214 Hosts First Startup Showcase — a Shark Tank-Type Event for Entrepreneurship Curriculum

Last week, District 214 hosted their first Startup Showcase — a Shark Tank-type event with entrepreneurship students. The District 214 future business moguls – from Elk Grove and Wheeling High Schools – pitched business proposals and competed for prizes and internship opportunities. The top three teams from Wheeling and Elk Grove faced off Tuesday in […]

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CHICAGOLAND RADAR

RSS Cardinal Weather Center

  • Current Conditions : 42.8F, Overcast - 2:02 PM CST Feb. 7
    Temperature: 42.8°F | Humidity: 56% | Pressure: 29.74in (Steady) | Conditions: Overcast | Wind Direction: NNE | Wind Speed: 0.0mph
  • Tonight as of Feb. 7 10:38 AM CST
    Tonight - Mostly cloudy. Light snow showers likely after midnight. Little or no snow accumulation. Lows in the upper 20s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
  • Rest of Today as of Feb. 7 10:38 AM CST
    Rest of Today - Partly sunny. Highs in the mid to upper 40s. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
  • Monday as of Feb. 7 10:38 AM CST
    Monday - Light snow showers likely. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Temperatures nearly steady around 30. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Inland...gusts up to 30 mph in the afternoon. Near the lake...gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

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