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Top 10 feel good stories from the Chicago suburbs

Feel Good News is a weekly feature that shines a spotlight on inspiring and happy stories from around Chicago’s suburbs. We hope you feel warm and fuzzy and that these highlights bring a smile to your face.

Hawthorn South art teacher surprised with Golden Apple Award 

A humble Hawtorn South art teacher was awarded with the prestigious Golden Apple Award and we caught it on video.

 
The demolition of Old Main on the former Barat’s College Campus in Lake Forest is taking long than expected, but that’s because Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart is making it a priority to repurpose 95 percent of the building’s materials. 
 
 
When the Lake Forest City Council members took the oath of office Monday night, it marked the first time that two women were sworn in simultaneously as aldermen. 

— Young entrepreneurs earn start-up cash

Seven students involved in the Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy earned financial backing from local investors to get their business ideas off the ground. 
 
 
Field School’s Concert Band got the chance to participate in the  SuperState Festival, an elite gathering of Illinois’ nine best middle-school bands of 2014.
 
 
Two Glenview moms have put together RED Day, a campaign to emphasize the importance of accepting, respecting, and appreciating each other’s differences.
 
 
A video of Evanston PD’s Problem Solving Team helps illustrate the city’s community approach to law enforcement and policing. Evanston has Problem Solving Team officers in each ward of the city.
 
 
Northlake resident Brody Roybal has made quite the name for himself when he brought home a gold medal with the U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team this year. On Wednesday, Roybal got the chance to be in the spotlight again when he threw out the first pitch at the Chicago White Sox game in the final game this week in the Crosstown Classic.
 
 
Congrats to members of the Maine South High School Constitution Team, which took eighth place during the 27th annual We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution National Finals.
 
 
Middleton School fifth-grader Abigael Parrish said students were inspired because they were dancing to help an important cause: The fight against diabetes.

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