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Watch a Bears Player Get His Head Shaved

This week's 'Good Reads' also includes a disabled marathoner and a gym powered by your work on the cardio machines.

Compiled by Emily Stone.

It’s the weekend, and that often means you want to take a break from the news of the day. Each week, we’ll compile a list of “good reads” from Patch sites around the area. They’re happy or compelling or otherwise interesting stories for your weekend reading pleasure.

Bears’ Garza Shaves Head for Childhood Cancer Funraiser

Chicago Bears' center Roberto Garza had his head shaved in honor of a 7-year-old Highwood boy in remission from leukemia.

Exercisers Power the Electricity at New Eco Gym

At Glenview's new Eco Gym, the treadmills help power the electricity—so the more you work out, the less electricity the gym needs to use.

Watch Disabled Man Finish Chicago Marathon After 16 Hours

Maickel Melamed was born with his umbilical cord wrapped around his neck, which has left him with a permanent physical disability. He finished last weekend's Chicago Marathon in 16 hours and 46 minutes.

High School CSI: Forensics Science Class Shows Science's Practicality

“One of the things I have to work through at the beginning of the school year is I say we are not going to just sit here and watchCSI,” says the class’ teacher. “We actually do science. I also tell the kids I know I have done my job when you walk into class and say I can’t watch CSI anymore because I know how wrong it is.”


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