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  • El Jardin brings popular urban cantina to Lake Zurich Nov 25, 2014 6:00 AM
    El Jardin has been a popular spot for enchiladas and margaritas in Chicago's Wrigleyville neighborhood for decades. Now former city kids don't have to battle traffic on the Kennedy to revisit those familiar flavors. El Jardin's new cantina offers the same dining experience, and of course it's killer churros, in Lake Zurich.

  • Glen Ellyn Dist. 41 hires firm to study full-day kindergarten spaces Nov 25, 2014 5:30 AM
    Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 board members voted Monday to hire a firm that will study the possibility of building an early learning center and modifying the district’s current schools so that the district could implement full-day kindergarten through either option.

  • Two juvenile escapees accused of arson, burglary in Antioch Nov 25, 2014 1:01 AM
    Two juveniles who escaped from a treatment facility in Wisconsin are facing charges of arson and burglary for damage they caused to a home in the 300 block of Abbey Court in Antioch, authorities said.

  • Unborn babies a little safer now Nov 25, 2014 5:01 AM
    A letter to the editor: Horton said, “A person’s a person, no matter how small.” The unborn are a little safer now than they were before the election. The real war was not on woman; it is a war on moms and their babies.

  • Repeal the law that was passed by deceit Nov 25, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Prospect Heights letter to the editor: Hello, Stupid! Dr. Jonathan Gruber, professor of economics at MIT and one of the architects of Obamacare, has called us stupid for apparently allowing Obamacare to exist. Well, no one asked me to vote for it. Did anyone ask you? I was angry before, but now I am very angry.

  • Unions have value in turning nation around Nov 25, 2014 5:01 AM
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: Raising the minimum wage will help, unionization would help more but, realistically, unions must first prove and communicate their value. If we can regain the hope we can create the change.

  • Homeless shelter a benefit to St. Charles Nov 25, 2014 12:01 AM
    A St. Charles letter to tghe editor: The city of St. Charles, more specifically its residents, refuses to aid in the small but needy issue of homelessness in their own city. Although the city already has one known shelter, it is proposed that they approve the erection of another shelter to aid the growing issue of homeless residents due to the economy.

  • Hoffman Estates’ property tax levy likely won’t rise Nov 25, 2014 5:31 AM
    Hoffman Estates’ costs and revenues are expected to rise next year, but its property tax levy likely won’t be a penny more than the $17.9 million sought last year. “I’m very proud to say the proposed budget for 2015 has a 0 percent increase in the property tax,” Hoffman Estates Village Manager Jim Norris said at a budget workshop for the village board’s finance committee Monday.

  • Bring food to Glen Ellyn Turkey Trot to aid local pantry Nov 25, 2014 9:18 AM
    Glen Ellyn Park District will sponsor its annual Turkey Trot Thursday, where residents of all ages can run, walk or jog five miles before they fill up on turkey and mashed potatoes.

  • NaperLights holiday display growing in second year Nov 25, 2014 9:18 AM
    Family favorite light displays from last year’s inaugural NaperLights event at Central Park are returning to downtown Naperville this year in a larger venue.

  • Volunteers needed for Prospect Hts. prairie seed planting day Nov 25, 2014 9:52 AM
    Like getting your hands dirty? Prospect Hts. residents are invited to help with a Prairie Seed Restoration Project Day on Sunday, Dec. 7.

  • Diversity leader Brooks: Ferguson another reason to diversify police Nov 25, 2014 5:57 AM
    The Rev. Clyde H. Brooks, chairman of the Illinois Commission on Diversity & Human Relations, reacted to the decision on the Ferguson shooting by saying perception in this case is more powerful than facts given “the historical problem that young men of color face in this country.” "It seems like we never learn. It seems like this happens almost constantly. The newspapers and the TV cameras cover the problem, but nothing happens.”

  • Arlington Heights’ agency’s ‘Making Miracles Happen’ gala a success Nov 25, 2014 10:10 AM
    On Saturday, Nov. 15, St. Mary’s Services hosted its annual fall gala, “Making Miracles Happen,” at Concorde Banquets in Kildeer. Guests enjoyed the elegant and warm space, especially to escape from the snow that was falling throughout the night.

  • Driver critically injured after crashing into Streamwood home Nov 25, 2014 11:23 AM
    The driver of a semitrailer remains hospitalized Tuesday after hitting two vehicles on Lake Street and crashing into a townhouse Monday afternoon, Bartlett police said.

  • Tickets going on sale for Naperville Winter Ale Fest Nov 25, 2014 12:18 PM
    When tickets for the second annual Naperville Winter Ale Fest go on sale over Thanksgiving weekend, organizer Josh Seago of Lou Dog Events expects them to disappear quickly.

  • Thanksgiving holiday halting Route 59 work in Naperville/Aurora Nov 25, 2014 11:28 AM
    Thanksgiving will be a holiday from construction along Route 59 in Naperville and Aurora. Illinois Department of Transportation officials said crews are scheduled to wrap up their work around 3 p.m. Wednesday before taking the entire day off Thursday along the 3.5-mile stretch between Ferry Road and Aurora Avenue/New York Street.

  • Waukegan police search for man wanted in four armed robberies over 8 days Nov 25, 2014 11:31 AM
    Waukegan police are searching for a man who they say committed four armed robberies and shot at officers during an eight-day period. The robberies took place between Nov. 14 and Nov. 22, authorities said.

  • Beverly Sussman mulls run for Buffalo Grove president Nov 25, 2014 1:05 PM
    Buffalo Grove Trustee Beverly Sussman announced Tuesday that she has picked up a petition to run for village president. Sussman, who has been a trustee since 2009, said she would refrain from commenting on her candidacy until petitions are turned in. The current village president, Jeffrey Braiman, could not be reached immediately to say what his plans are.

  • Could Chicago Symphony site disrupt DuPage County's blue heron population? Nov 25, 2014 5:28 AM
    Some fear the largest communal nesting ground for great blue herons in DuPage County could be abandoned if the Chicago Symphony Orchestra builds a permanent outdoor concert venue in Naperville. “The herons would be way too close to a music stadium,” said Marty Fielder, who along with Judith Nesbitt is hoping the DuPage County Forest Preserve District will acquire the property before the CSO to protect the birds.

  • Mundelein police, Elly’s team up to distribute turkeys to needy familiies Nov 25, 2014 1:04 PM
    It took all of 20 minutes, and in a blur, 75 turkeys were off to their holiday destinations. The Mundelein Police Department and Elly’s Pancake House in Mundelein teamed up to provide families in need with a complete Thanksgiving meal. The turkeys were donated be Elly’s and the side dishes provided by the Mundelein After School Coalition and the Fremont Township Girl Scout Troop.

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