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A conservative activist and a liberal journalist walk into a pancake house ...Burt Constable and 81-year-old Arlene Sawicki discuss presidents, gay marriage, the F-word and what today's America has become while sharing some taffy.Last Updated Jul 4, 2015 9:28 AM
How the Pledge of Allegiance has changed since 1892Updated Jul 4, 2015 10:13 AM
The Pledge of Allegiance is as much a part of American tradition as July 4th fireworks, parades and barbecues. But did you know the Pledge's wording has changed several times since it was first written by minister Francis Bellamy in 1892?
8 ways to be safe during July, the deadliest monthUpdated Jul 3, 2015 4:16 PM
July is the deadliest month of the year when it comes to preventable deaths. The key part of the statistic is that these are *preventable* deaths. Here are some tips to help keep you and your loved ones safe this month.
Woman gets 22 years in Elgin frying pan murderUpdated Jul 2, 2015 6:29 PM
An Elgin woman was sentenced to 22 years in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to beating her 55-year-old boyfriend to death with a frying pan in August 2002. Nora Leach Peterson, 37, was initially declared unfit to stand trial for the murder of Michael N. Mielczarek.
Here’s where you can enjoy a Fourth of July parade in the suburbsUpdated Jul 1, 2015 6:24 PM
Looking for a fun Fourth of July celebration? Here's a list of parades throughout the suburbs.
Suspect argues search during Elgin traffic stop was not justifiedUpdated Jun 30, 2015 6:06 PM
A 23-year-old Minnesota man argued Tuesday that an April strip search should be thrown out of court. Ismael Jaimes-Meza was in a van pulled over on I-90 near Elgin by officers who said they smelled marijuana and Meza possessed rolls of cash.
Rolling Meadows company named in home repair fraud lawsuitUpdated Jun 30, 2015 5:22 PM
The owner of a Rolling Meadows company was among those accused by Cook County prosecutors of bilking homeowners out of thousands of dollars for home repairs that were never performed or were completed improperly.
Chick-fil-a hosts blood driveUpdated Jul 3, 2015 10:58 AM
Chicago-area Chick-fil-A restaurants will team with Heartland Blood Centers to host blood drives between July 6 and 10.
Dawn Patrol: Who’s getting paid in state shutdown? July 4 festivities beginUpdated Jul 2, 2015 5:55 AM
Who's getting paid in the state government shutdown? Not all lawmakers. Fourth of July parade, festival listings. Kane County strip search questioned. Rain delays construction in the suburbs. Batavia man accused of forcing way into home. Aurora man accused of attempting to join ISIS skips court. The Cubs make it eight in a row over the Mets. Sox beat the Cardinals after rain delays.
- Dawn Patrol: State government shut down, or is it? Saad leaving Hawks
- Griffin: Taxpayers foot six-figure pension for private employee
- Will Preckwinkle reconsider sales tax hike? Only if pension reform passes
- Dawn Patrol: Pride Parade a ‘victory lap’; St. Charles cyclist dies during fundraiser
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- ECC show showcases the life, work and music of Stephen Sondheim
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- Youngsters learn about nature at Barrington camp
- ECC Small Business Development Center oversees business plan competition
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- Join St. Charles Singles Club for exciting August events
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- Barrington Bank & Trust names winners of annual Community Scholarship Program
- Children make pine cone bird feeders at the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) class, hosted by Citizens for Conservation in Barrington. During the first part of the class, the children used binoculars to look for birds and count how many they saw. Their results were tallied and added to a global database as part of the international bird count. Tom Benjamin
- Forest preserve employees hauled used Christmas trees to the Baker's Lake heron rookery using all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles. Volunteers from Citizens for Conservation and Friends of Deer Grove East were waiting on the island to trim the trees and stand them upright or lay them flat, providing nesting structures for herons, egrets and cormorants. Approximately 80 ? 100 Christmas trees are recycled in this way every year to freshen the rookery. Steve Halm
- The Kaleidoscope School of Fine Art, 316 W. Main St. in Barrington, is holding a raffle of custom, hand-crafted, European doll furniture and accessories to help raise scholarship money for students. 3 Prize raffle drawings are to be held during the Art School’s Summer Children’s Art Show at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. The public is invited to view the unique doll-sets and/or buy raffle tickets at Kaleidoscope Mon.-Fri., 10am-5pm, Sat., 9am-1pm. For info, call 847-381-4840 or visit www.KaleidoscopeSchoolofFineArt.org Doug Jennings
- The Smart Arts Class at St. Mark's Day School in Barrington Hills celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday with a big celebration. The 4 and 5 year olds learned about the author, read and acted out scenes from an assortment of Seuss books, and dressed in the cat's red and white hat, red bow and whiskers. Dr. Seuss is just one of many well-known authors that the children are introduced to during the year. St. Mark's Day School
- Girl Scout Troop 40523 delivered cookies to the homeless at JOURNEYS | The Road Home in Palatine. The clients felt grateful receiving such a special treat. JOURNEYS | The Road Home
- Women gathered for a wonderful luncheon at the Inverness Golf Club April 30 to benefit JOURNEYS | The Road Home. JOURNEYS provides supportive services to over 1,300 homeless and at risk families and individuals annually. It also manages the PADS shelter program. The "Garden of Giving" Women's Luncheon raised nearly $8,000. JOURNEYS | The Road Home
- Children look for birds as part of the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). The GBBC is an annual event at which bird watchers of all ages count birds to get a real-time snapshot of where birds are all over the world. The local event was hosted by Citizens for Conservation in Barrington. Tom Benjamin
- 11-year-old cousins Jessie Liguori of Wheeling (right) and Alexa Liguori of Chicago, snap this cute selfie with Mayor Emanuel as they attended the graduation ceremony for the Chicago Police Department held Monday at Navy Pier. Jessie Liguori
- Citizens for Conservation (CFC) volunteers started off the new year last Saturday by clearing brush from an oak woods owned by CFC. Dedicated volunteers have worked there for 5 years to clear invasive plants from the 6-acre parcel and have made good progress. Restoration has already begun on the site. Donna Bolzman
- South Barrington Garden Club Donates $1,200 to Home of the Sparrow Left to Right: Sophia DeVries,Fund Development Mgr of Home of the Sparrow; Nancy Ebner, President of South Barrington Garden Club and garden club members Judy Decker and Susan Slapke Beverly Rupany
- St. Francis de Sales students from the play, "The Little Mermaid." Performances will be held at 7 p.m. May 17 and 18. Angela Mooney
- U9 Barrington Broncos Travel Team Spring Classic 2013 Champions: front row, James Ensign, TJ Swidorski, Ryan Anderson, Tommy Kondraros, Danny Sheedy; and back row, Justin Mirski, Logan Eisenbarth, Tristan Roney, Peter Maestranzi, and Brady Dern. Caroline Eisenbarth
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