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  • Top Des Plaines officials to discuss city issues at 4th Ward meeting Mar 1, 2015 6:11 PM
    A Des Plaines 4th Ward meeting Thursday night features the top departmental heads in city government.

     
  • Apple expert shares tips on growing trees Mar 1, 2015 6:48 PM
    Warm weather and planting season might seem like a pipe dream as we come out of one of the coldest Februarys in history, but green thumbs were thinking spring Sunday at the Garfield Farm Museum’s 28th annual Antique Apple Tree Grafting Seminar. Apple tree expert Dan Bussey led the seminar, which taught participants hoping to grow apple trees in their yards the important grafting process that is key to having any success.

     
  • Naperville mayor candidates differ on green energy Mar 1, 2015 7:35 AM
    Candidates to be Naperville’s next mayor say the city is on a good track toward renewable energy use and sustainability. But the four men seeking the seat to be vacated by longtime leader George Pradel — candidates Steve Chirico, Jim Haselhorst, Doug Krause and Marty Walker — offer different suggestions for which types of green energy initiatives to pursue.

     
  • Images: Polar Plunge Mar 1, 2015 8:50 PM
    The Palatine Polar Plunge was held Sunday at Twin Lakes Recreation Area in Palatine. Temperatures hovered around 25 degrees during the event in support of Special Olympics. In Chicago, meanwhile, actor Vince Vaughn and pop star Lady Gaga took part in the Chicago Polar Plunge at North Avenue Beach.

     
  • Energy efficiency impacts the high-end market Feb 28, 2015 12:00 AM
    Harris Custom Builders is synonymous with Old World architecture in the Greater Barrington area. The company constantly work to keep up on the latest advances in luxury homes, founder Evan Harris said. Harris says his homes, for instance, are very energy efficient.

     
  • Believe Project: $100 for man in danger of losing home Feb 28, 2015 8:00 AM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Cathy Jackson of Buffalo Grove, who works at a food pantry and would like to help out a man in danger of losing his home.

     
  • Eliminate paperwork interfering with care Feb 28, 2015 1:00 AM
    A Lake Zurich letter to the editor: According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the nation will be short more than 130,000 physicians by 2025. Advanced Practice Nurses will be part of the solution for this shortage.

     
  • Rumors were wrong about response time Feb 28, 2015 1:00 AM
    An Antioch letter to the editor: After a situation in early February, rumors emerged that it had taken the Antioch Fire Department 30 minutes to respond to a call for ambulance service at the Antioch Upper Grade School for an injured child. Here are some facts and data to dispel the rumors.

     
  • Lake County Fairgrounds hosts the Northern Illinois Boat Show Feb 28, 2015 3:48 PM
    One of the most popular boating shows in the suburbs, at least on dry land, drew dealers representing more than 30 businesses and other groups to the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake Saturday. Hundreds of new and used vessels were on display — and for sale — at the indoors exhibition that continues Sunday.

     
  • Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity event raises funds for clean water Feb 28, 2015 7:41 PM
    About 200 people did laps inside Spring Hill Mall in West Dundee Saturday morning, many of them power-walking six to seven miles. It wasn't a shopping rush. “Knowing that you're helping someone, that’s what keeps me going,” said Elgin mom Gabriela Maya of a walk-a-thon benefitting Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley.

     
  • 3 injured in Elk Grove factory explosion Feb 28, 2015 8:20 PM
    Three people were hospitalized after an explosion Saturday morning at a packaging factory in Elk Grove Village. The Elk Grove Fire Department responded to Clear Lam, 1950 Pratt Blvd., at 11:11 a.m. for a report of an activated fire alarm, Battalion Chief Robert Stecki said. When crews arrived, they confirmed there had been an explosion in a piece of machinery that does lamination inside the factory, Stecki said. Three employees were transported to Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village with minor injuries, he said.

     
  • Residents escape Lake Zurich house fire unharmed Feb 28, 2015 6:00 PM
    Three Lake Zurich residents were able to safely escape a fire at their home overnight without injury, officials said.

     
  • 16-year-old boy charged in Aurora shooting death Feb 28, 2015 3:45 PM
    A 16-year-old Aurora boy is charged with first-degree murder following a shooting Friday afternoon near downtown Aurora that police described as "gang-related." Police aren't releasing the name of the accused gunman because of his age. Police recovered the gun they believe was used in the shooting.

     
  • Wauconda District 118 sues Lakemoor over new tax designation Feb 28, 2015 7:42 AM
    One day after the Lakemoor village board unanimously approved measures that officially designate two areas near and around the busy Route 120/12 intersection as a special taxing district to spur development, Wauconda Unit District 118 went to court to have one of them dissolved. “We do not believe the south area meets the criteria for chronic flooding,” Superintendent Dan Coles said.

     
  • All about trains at Harper College Feb 28, 2015 6:39 PM
    The 37th Annual High Wheeler Model Train Show is this weekend at Harper College in Palatine, featuring 20 model railroads and models from some of the best hobbyists in the Midwest. The show continues from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

     
  • McCarthy, Wahlberg apparently staying in area Feb 28, 2015 6:54 PM
    Dave Heun says it appears Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg have their sights set on staying in the Tri-Cities area.

     
  • COD candidates say more oversight by board needed Feb 28, 2015 7:32 AM
    Challengers in the College of DuPage board of trustees race say several issues, including financial losses at the school’s Waterleaf Restaurant, highlight the need for the board to provide greater oversight. But the two incumbents seeking re-election insist they have been keeping an eye on spending at the Glen Ellyn-based community college.

     
  • Remember the point of hurrying home Mar 1, 2015 12:24 PM
    n Arlington Heights letter to the editor: While driving through Arlington Heights last night, we were forced to stop at a green light by commuters crossing Northwest Highway. To those of you running in traffic from the 6:20ish train, you need to think about what you are doing.

     
  • Bouncer shot during Fox Lake bar brawl Feb 28, 2015 5:33 PM
    A bouncer was shot and a patron suffered head injuries during a brawl at a Fox Lake bar early Saturday morning. Fox Lake police said the bouncer, Tim Reid, 27, suffered a gunshot wound to the right shoulder during the fight. Three people were arrested, including a Waukegan man accused of shooting Reid.

     
  • Family Palooza entertains in St. Charles Feb 28, 2015 7:15 PM
    Children of all ages were wearing smiles from ear to ear Saturday as they enjoyed the Chicago Family Palooza at the Mega Center at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles. The festival, which continues from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, has a lot to offer to get your mind off the winter doldrums.

     
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