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WWII veteran receives Bronze Star Medal at MHS ceremony

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Pfc. Edward Bedno, U.S. Army, sat in a wheelchair in front of more than 100 veterans on Friday morning, waiting to finally receive his Bronze Star Medal. He earned the honor 77 years ago. He didn’t mind waiting a few more minutes. The Mundelein resident earned the medal, along with a Purple Heart, after being wounded in combat in Okinawa, Japan on May 20, 1945. Read More

Mundelein Theatre to present Metamorphoses

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Mundelein Theatre will present Metamorphoses, a show filled with gorgeous imagery, powerful moments and breathtaking storytelling, from Oct. 27-29. Originally written and directed by Mary Zimmerman, a founding member of the Lookingglass Theatre Company in Chicago, the show is a creative theatricalization of Roman poet Ovid’s masterwork of both well-known and rarely told myths of transformation and creation. Read More

MHS Students named to National Honor Society

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Congratulations to the Mundelein High School students who were inducted into the National Honor Society on Tuesday, Oct. 11. The students represent the Four Qualities of the National Honor Society: Scholarship; Service; Leadership and Character. Read More

After 18 years at Mundelein Theatre, Jonathan Meier preps for Show No. 100

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When Mundelein Theatre members perform “Metamorphosis” the last weekend in October, it will mark the 100th show produced during the tenure of Theatre Director Jonathan Meier. It’s a landmark worth noting because of the department’s growth during Meier’s 18 years of leadership. Things look quite different from when he started at the Theatre Department. Read More

Mental health awareness program offers hope for student-athletes

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Mark and Kym Hilinski’s voices cracked as they told the emotional story of their son Tyler’s life and death from suicide. More than 300 student-athletes in the MHS Auditorium didn’t utter a sound. No one moved a muscle. Speaking softly from the podium, Kym talked about her son and described a competitive, friendly, good-natured young man that many student-athletes could relate to. “He loved his high school. He loved his sport. He loved his teammates and he loved his coaches." Read More

Zen Den opens in Transition Center

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The room is small, comfortable and calming. Soft lights glisten off earth-toned walls, providing a serene setting for a pair of armchairs and ottomans. It’s unlike any other room in the D120 Transition Center. The new “Zen Den” is designed to provide a sensory space for those in need of respite from the stresses of daily life. More specifically, it was built for the participants of the Transition Center, adults 18-22 years old. Read More