Incredible Kids: 5 Tweens and Teens Doing Extraordinary Things

Our list of kids doing extraordinary things could be confused for a morning talk show lineup: two entrepreneurs, a reality-TV star, a documentary filmmaker and an aspiring Olympic swimmer. Keep reading to learn more about these local kids and the uncommon paths that their young lives have taken. Know a kid who’s accomplishing some incredible […]

Incredible Kids: Lily Born and Her Kangaroo Cup

For as long as she can remember, Lily Born, 12, of Skokie has been designing and making things. She started out “making the most ridiculous inventions in the world,” she recalls—like the “nose pillow,” a tiny pillow for resting one’s nose. Then, when Lily was about 8, she noticed that her paternal grandfather’s Parkinson’s disease […]