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Breaking mental barriers, Part I: Clients, therapists say culture plays key role in mental health

May 21, 2017, Elena Ferrarin and Marie Wilson

Editor’s Note: Culture, language and finances can be serious barriers to getting effective mental health treatment. In this three-part series, Reflejos and Daily Herald examine these issues through the eyes of those who seek help and those who give it. In this first part, we take a look at mental health in the context of culture. More >

There is help if you are being abused

May 21, 2017

Imagine being so scared to talk about issues in your life, that when the words begin to come out, tears fall from your eyes. And the harder that you try to control the tears, the more they fall. More >

Naperville’s Luis Urrea wins literary award

May 14, 2017

Naperville resident Luis Alberto Urrea, professor of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is one of eight recipients of a 2017 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, which honors exceptional accomplishment in any literary genre. More >

Missing my mother-in-law this Mother’s Day

May 14, 2017

This will be the first year we spend Mother’s Day without my mother-in-law, and I can only guess how difficult it will be. It has been hard to deal with her death. More >

Kadir Castellanos receives Inaugural $4,000 Chuck Gutman Envision Scholarship

May 14, 2017

Chuck Gutman devoted his life to inspiring Waukegan students to pursue their dreams of college and beyond. His legacy continues to live on through the Chuck Gutman Envision Scholarship established in his honor this year. More >

State education board develops new accountability plan for schools

May 14, 2017

State education officials have developed an accountability framework for measuring schools under a new federal law.

The Illinois State Board of Education earlier this week submitted its plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act to the U.S. More >

How to know it’s really the IRS calling or knocking on your door

May 07, 2017

(IRS) — Many taxpayers have encountered individuals impersonating IRS officials — in person, over the telephone and via email. Don’t get scammed. More >

Are you elegible to become a U.S. citizen? What do you need to do?

May 07, 2017

(AP) — Immigrant advocates say they’ve seen a huge spike in calls and questions about how people can become U.S. citizens since President Trump’s executive orders on immigration and travel. More >

We all can do something to change the outcome of our youth

May 07, 2017

It’s hard to describe the things I see on a day-to-day basis as a 911 dispatcher.

Fifteen-year-olds who steal cars, shoot one another or commit robberies is something a normal person might find unimaginable. More >

Dist. 203 celebrates bilingualism with first Dual-Language Fair

May 07, 2017

Within the dual-language community in Naperville Unit District 203, there are students like Morena and Julia Cancela. More >

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