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  • Craft beer festival coming to Lake Zurich Jul 22, 2014 1:01 AM
    Lake Zurich trustees Monday night agreed to expand the village's fun portfolio. Lake Zurich's first craft beer festival is set for Paulus Park on Rand Road in October.

  • Instagramming the Kane County Fair Jul 22, 2014 1:01 AM
    As newspaper photojournalists we are bound by a set of standards and ethics. We document what we see without distorting the truth and try to make images that tell the story of the event we’re covering. Sometimes it’s fun to just set that stuff aside and make some pictures the way we would if we weren’t working.

  • Chicago only studies O’Hare noise woes Jul 22, 2014 12:01 AM
    A West Chicago letter to the editor: With all due respect to Arelene Mulder of the O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission, the only thing the commission is doing and has done over the many years is dole out soundproofing.

  • Baffling high court ruling on benefits Jul 22, 2014 12:01 AM
    A Sleepy Hollow letter to the editor: How could six of seven Illinois Supreme Court justices rule that state retiree health benefits are protected when the constitution is silent on such a benefit? The unprecedented ruling was founded on the premise that it was not the intent of constitution drafters to protect “only” core pension benefits.

  • Arlington Stallions Finish Strong; Earn National Ranking Jul 21, 2014 7:19 AM
    The Arlington Stallions Rugby Club Varsity side, competing in Division 1 of the Illinois Youth Rugby Association (iYRA), finished the spring 15-a-side season with a 6-1 record and competed in the 2014 Illinois High School State Championships in Rockford on May 26.

  • Classical Blast to Perform in Palatine Jul 21, 2014 7:22 AM
    Free Sounds of Summer Concert on July 23 at the Fred P. Hall Amphitheater.

  • Douglas Automotive Expands Team Jul 21, 2014 7:24 AM
    Robert Mazgaj Joins Douglas Automotive's Barrington Tech Team

  • Free Play in the Park Day in Palatine Jul 21, 2014 7:26 AM
    Palatine Park District offers a free day of games and activities on July 24.

  • Rolling Out the Blue Carpet for Blue Whiskey’s Opening Night Jul 21, 2014 7:41 AM
    The Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival, kicks off with the Blue Carpet Opening Night this Sunday, July 20th, at the Star Cinema Grill in Arlington Heights at 7:00 pm. The festival will be presenting the Illinois premiere of the sci-fi, thriller “Coherence”, directed by James Ward Byrkit. Preceding the feature film will be Sci-Fi, drama “Sorry About Tomorrow” directed by Motke Dapp and the thriller “Lapsus” directed by Karim Ouaret. Both Dapp and Ouaret will be Skyping in following their screenings to do a Q&A with the audience.

  • New Youth Ministry Director at St. James Parish Jul 21, 2014 7:42 AM
    St. James Welcome New Youth Ministry Director

  • Palatine Chamber Presents Rockin’ The Blocks Jul 21, 2014 7:30 AM
    This two day community event includes food, beverages, entertainment and family day activities

  • The Village Tavern in Long Grove Hosts the Fifth Annual Veteran’s Pig Roast Jul 21, 2014 7:38 AM
    The Village Tavern (135 Old McHenry Road) in Historic Downtown Long Grove invites guests to join them for a weekend of live music, great food and adult beverages on Sunday, July 27.

  • Harper Guitar Extravaganza Jul 21, 2014 7:28 AM
    A free concert featuring classical guitar performances to be offered July 24.

  • Elgin city hall to be renamed after longtime councilman Jul 21, 2014 5:37 PM
    The city of Elgin is planning to rename its municipal complex after its longest-serving councilman, Bob Gilliam. He served for 40 years and was also the city’s first African-American councilman. “Given the amount of time that the councilman was on the council, there was just a recognition from all his colleagues that it seemed fitting to recognize him in this fashion,” Assistant City Manager Rick Kozal said.

  • New Carol Stream parks boss brings passion for healthy lifestyles Jul 21, 2014 5:18 PM
    Jim Reuter says he wants to help others pursue healthy lifestyles and his new job as executive director of Carol Stream Park District puts him in a position to do just that. “I just have a passion for providing activities and facilities for people for their health and wellness and fitness,” he said Monday, his first day on the job after being plucked from South Elgin, where he served as director of the village’s parks and recreation department since 1997.

  • McHenry County deputies shoot woman during standoff Jul 21, 2014 5:41 PM
    McHenry County sheriff’s deputies shot and wounded a woman Sunday near Wonder Lake, the sheriff’s office announced Monday. The woman is in the intensive care unit of a local hospital.

  • Libertyville Civic Center celebrates 20 years Jul 21, 2014 12:59 PM
    This year marks 20 years since the Libertyville Civic Center Foundation and the village worked together to open the building as the Libertyville Civic Center. “The community has supported it very well,” said Joyce Quilty, co-treasurer of the Libertyville Civic Center Foundation.

  • Naperville parade mural shows 'happy people, family values' Jul 21, 2014 2:13 PM
    Scenes of happy people enjoying a parade will be lingering in downtown Naperville long after the city's Labor Day parade wraps up. "Naperville Loves a Parade," a mural depicting townspeople watching floats go by, will be dedicated after the parade. “We wanted to convey the smiles and the joy of the parades we have in Naperville,” lead artist Dodie Mondero said.

  • 12-year-old Palatine girl dines with First Lady Jul 21, 2014 1:50 PM
    A 12-year-old Palatine girl has had a dinner date few of her peers can boast of: a meal with First Lady Michelle Obama. Tess Boghossian was one of 54 winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Contest, part of the first lady's campaign against childhood obesity. She was selected as a winner for her healthy version of Lincoln's Inaugural Soup, which used quinoa and vegetables.

  • More suburbs getting quiet zones for train horns Jul 21, 2014 5:16 AM
    Do you get misty-eyed over train songs like Willie Nelson's "The City of New Orleans"? Or are you more of a Johnny Cash, "When I hear that whistle blowing, I hang my head and cry"? Then, this column — all about relief from train horns with Quiet Zones — is for you.

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