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Silence was better than words
Sep 1, 2014 7:05 PM
A Wheeling letter to the editor: Kudos to you for your Opinion page on Aug. 22. A picture is worth a thousand words. RIP, James Foley.
Warm Harvest Salad with Peach Flavored Sweet Tea Vinaigrette Warm Harvest Salad with Peach Flavored Sweet Tea Vinaigrette
Aug 29, 2014 3:13 PM
Joan Huenecke makes a vinaigrette with Pur leaf peach tea for a kale and radish salad.
Tri-Cities police reports
Aug 28, 2014 4:35 PM
Several steel chain saws, valued at $3,500, were stolen between 5 p.m. Aug. 20 and 2:10 p.m. Aug. 21 from a trailer near Old Kirk and Reed roads near Geneva, according to a sheriff's report.
Weekend picks: Mark Normand brings comedy to Zanies
By Scott C. Morgan & Laura Milbrath Stewart
Aug 28, 2014 2:39 PM
Comedian Mark Normand takes a break from his TV stints on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" or Comedy Central's "@Midnight" to bring his standup to Zanies in Rosemont. If you grew up adoring Donny & Marie Osmond, now's your chance to fulfill a lifelong fantasy, catching a series of performances at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora. The Chicago Jazz Festival is jumping at the Chicago Cultural Center through Sunday. And Naperville's Last Fling says goodbye to summer, while Union Park's North Coast Music Festival keeps the music scene hot for one more weekend.
Westminster Christian excited for second season
By Jerry Fitzpatrick
Aug 27, 2014 6:00 PM
It's one thing to be new to varsity football. It's another thing to be new to varsity football and have an extremely young team, which was the doubly difficult challenge Westminster Christian faced during its inaugural varsity season in 2013. The Warriors took their lumps against some of the Northeastern Athletic Conference's top teams during the season's first half before finding their legs late in the campaign. A memorable 33-28 home win in Week 8 over Christian Liberty broke the ice. They finished the year on a winning streak, courtesy of a 40-6 victory at North Shore Country Day in Winnetka.
Submissions wanted for Teen Film Fest
Submitted by Susan Miura, Schaumburg Township District Library
Aug 27, 2014 3:45 PM
Original films of seven minutes or less are wanted for the Schaumburg Township District Library's Teen Film Fest, slated for 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22, in Teen Place at the library, 130 S. Roselle Rd.
Accountability lacking on our leaders
Aug 27, 2014 10:35 AM
A Barrington Hills letter to the editor: Jake Griffin's column on the state agency ignoring the law showcases one of the glaring flaws in Illinois government; i.e. no one is accountable for making sure things are done right and apparently no one is responsible for being sure the state follows the law.
Elk Grove banning blankets at summer concerts
By Christopher Placek
Aug 27, 2014 10:26 AM
Don't expect to plop down tarps, blankets or tables next year to reserve your spot for one of Elk Grove Village's popular summer concerts. "We had one tarp that was 10 feet by 20 feet," Mayor Craig Johnson said. "It's taking up too much space."
Dist. 128 board adopts $84.5 million budget after residents complain
By Russell Lissau
Aug 27, 2014 9:16 AM
After spending weeks whittling down planned expenses, the Libertyville-Vernon Hills Area High School District 128 board has approved an $84.5 million annual budget. The budget cuts totaled about $1.5 million and were made in a variety of categories, including supplies, staffing and maintenance.
Comcast predicts Time Warner cable deal completion in early 2015
Aug 27, 2014 9:03 AM
Comcast Corp. said it now expects its planned $45.2 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc. to be completed early next year. The expected timing is due to Comcast's current expectations about regulatory approvals, the Philadelphia-based company said in a filing dated yesterday. Comcast previously said that the transaction may be completed by the end of 2014.
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