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    .1K race raises funds for veteran families

    Supporters run and walk in the Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873’s inaugural Judd-A-Thon, a .1K fun run, with the final racer crossing the finish line in 2 minutes, 16 seconds. That race was by a man in a body cast using a walker. The event was a fundraiser for the VFW National Home for Children.

    Sep 21, 2014 1:17 PM

    Perhaps one of the shorter community races in Naperville history started and finished within seconds Sunday. It was the Judd-A-Thon, a new .1K race sponsored by the Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873. The race began at precisely 10:01 a.m., and the fastest runners finished within seconds, as the course was only 109 yards.


    Naperville celebrates 20th Harvest Pow Wow

    Maria Munoz has some makeup applied by fellow Ocelotl-Cihuaroatl dancer Natli Hernandez before performing Sunday during the Harvest Pow Wow at the Naper Settlement in Naperville. Both dancers are from Waukegan.

    Sep 21, 2014 4:55 PM

    The 20th annual Harvest Pow Wow took place Saturday and Sunday in Naperville, turning the Naper Settlement grounds into a celebration of Native American life and culture. Organizers stressed, though, that the goals behind the event go beyond the concerns of any one cultural group.


    Beginners shine at annual Fox Valley Marathon

    Jen Cornell of Hinckley carries her daughter Logan, 2, across the finish line as her son Landon, 4, holds her hand Sunday at the Fox Valley Marathon races in St. Charles. The children joined Cornell for the last few yards of the half marathon.

    Sep 21, 2014 4:21 PM

    Organizers of the 5th annual Fox Valley Marathon say the supportive nature of the event makes it particularly attractive to beginners. It’s no surprise, then, that the top two finishers were marathon newbies. Chuck Wysong of Wawaka, Ind., and Jordan Kremer of Naperville finished first and second overall in Sunday’s marathon.


    Arlington Hts. car show revs up enthusiasts

    Chuck Parcell of Mount Prospect, left, and John Murphy of Prospect Heights talk about the 1931 Model A Ford Coupe on display Sunday during the 3rd annual Motoring at the Museum Car Show at the Arlington Heights Historical Museum. The show featured over 100 antique, muscle, foreign and customized cars.

    Sep 21, 2014 4:19 PM

    Car enthusiasts flocked to the 3rd annual Motoring at the Museum Car Show sponsored by the Arlington Heights Historical Museum on Sunday. Almost 1,000 people were expected to see the more than 100 cars on display.


    Sugar Grove teen’s advocacy gives her direction

    Sarah Feltes

    Sep 21, 2014 7:30 AM

    Sarah Feltes of Sugar Grove was just looking for a way to score free tickets to One Direction concerts when she signed up for She read a few articles and watched some videos about topics such as povertyto earn points for a prize drawing. It drew her in and now she's getting a free trip to a concert in New York City and being featured in a video.


    Pumpkins the elixir of life for Elk Grove author

    The aroma of a lit candle inside her jack-o’-lantern as a child sparked a lifelong love of pumpkins in Marilyn Alice Tuckman of Elk Grove Village, author of “For the Love of Pumpkins.”

    Sep 21, 2014 7:45 AM

    Bombarded with come-ons for pumpkin lattes, pumpkin shakes, pumpkin beer and even pumpkin Pop Tarts, suburbanites may be sick of pumpkin before that first fall taste of pumpkin pie. Not Marilyn Alice Tuckman, author of "For the Love of Pumpkins." “If it didn’t have love in it, it would be worthless,” she says.

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