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  Linda Ronstadt says she suffers from Parkinson's disease, which has robbed her ability to sing. The 67-year-old music legend tells AARP Magazine, in an article posted online Friday, that she was diagnosed eight months ago and "can't sing a note."

Ronstadt tells AARP she has Parkinson's

Updated: 8/24/2013 01:08 AM

  After a neck injury ended Raquel Adorno's operatic career, the Glendale Heights native drew upon other artistic talents and her sewing skills to become the resident costume designer with Profiles Theatre, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this...

Glendale Heights native designs alternative career

Updated: 8/23/2013 12:12 PM

  Watching “9 to 5: The Musical” at Lincolnshire’s Marriott Theatre is like eating chicken-fried steak from a fine china plate. The presentation is fine; the problem is the second-tier material.

Marriott’s hard-working ensemble makes ‘9 to 5’ palatable

Updated: 8/22/2013 07:01 PM

  Even if you're not a golfer, a lunch trip to Prairie Landings Golf Club in West Chicago can be a hole-in-one. The newly renovated McChesney's Pub & Gril provides a comfortable setting and a filling meal at reasonable prices. The menu, including...

McChesney's Pub a casual respite after a day on the links

Updated: 8/23/2013 06:20 AM

  Arlington Heights police were conducting a death investigation after a body was discovered at a home Friday afternoon, officials said. Police tape cordoned off a portion of Park Street near Phelps Avenue, and several squad cars were on scene from...

Police probe man's death in Arlington Heights

Updated: 8/23/2013 10:53 PM

  If you're looking for Marvin Schmidt on any given day, he is usually not hard to find. The Elgin resident, who celebrates his 95th birthday today, starts his day at Ray's Family Restaurant in Elgin. Later he goes to Bluff City Cemetery, where he...

Former Elgin cemetery superintendent turns 95

Updated: 8/23/2013 06:57 PM

  A bipartisan panel tasked with solving Illinois' multibillion-dollar pension crisis is considering a framework that could save the state about $145 billion over 30 years, largely by ending automatic 3 percent cost-of-living increases for retirees.

Possible pension fix could save $145 billion

Updated: 8/23/2013 06:41 PM

  Metra's calling a special meeting to likely discuss who will be the interim boss. Don't expect it to be former CEO Alex Clifford, however, several directors said, despite a push for his return to the scandal-plagued agency..

Clifford's return unlikely when Metra picks interim chief

Updated: 8/23/2013 06:29 PM

  In response to growing alarm over the number of heroin-related deaths in DuPage County this year, a local youth ministry is hosting a forum to raise awareness 7 p.m. Sunday at Resurrection Catholic Church, 30 W 350 Army Trail Road in Wayne. "I think...

Bartlett police, paramedics scheduled to speak at heroin awareness event

Updated: 8/23/2013 06:28 PM

  Harper College trustees this week unanimously passed a balanced budget, but officials cautioned that state funding and pensions could impact the bottom line. Overall operational spending in fiscal year 2014 is budgeted to decrease slightly due to a...

Harper budget decreases slightly after dip in enrollment

Updated: 8/23/2013 06:19 PM

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