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  • Glencoe native Fred Savage’s wonder years behind, off camera May 5, 2014 7:21 PM
    You probably remember Fred Savage as Peter Falk’s super cute grandson in the popular 1987 movie “The Princess Bride” or as super cute Kevin Arnold in TV’s popular “The Wonder Years.” Everyone else does. “I’ve been fortunate to be associated with works that have come to mean something to people,” he said. “When people come up to me, they are always positive and encouraging and thoughtful.”

  • Longtime taste tester on the edge of foodie trends May 5, 2014 4:55 AM
    Kukec's People features Maria Reyes of Woodridge, who has been a food taste tester for about 30 years, including the last 3 with olive oil at Romeoville-based KeHe.

  • Kirk promotes stroke research funding, treatments Apr 16, 2014 9:33 PM
    U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk on Wednesday called for more funding for research to decrease the risk of strokes and to treat those who have them. The Republican from Highland Park, who suffered a stroke in January 2012, attended a round-table discussion at Northwestern Memorial Hospital with Chicago-area stroke researchers.

  • Suburban marathoners head to Boston with more purpose Apr 15, 2014 5:23 AM
    Shortly after running the Boston Marathon last year and scrambling away from the horrific scene at the finish line, Gurnee mom Sue Balthazor got to her hotel room and turned on the TV news. She watched coverage of the aftermath of the twin bomb explosions for only a few minutes before turning to her husband, Dave, and saying, “I have to come back next year.”

  • Rapper Chief Keef pleads not guilty to DUI Apr 11, 2014 2:31 PM
    Rap star Chief Keef pleaded not guilty to one count of driving under the influence of drugs in a Lake County courtroom early Friday. Keith Cozart, 18, of the 800 block of Happ Road in Northfield, remains free in lieu of $3,000 bond. His next court date is May 28.

  • Buffalo Grove man pleads not guilty in kidnapping case Apr 3, 2014 7:26 PM
    A Buffalo Grove man pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnapping and aggravated restraint in Lake County court Thursday. Authorities said Samuel Jackson, 32, kidnapped an ex-girlfriend and drove her to Racine, where he was arrested. His trial is scheduled for April 28.

  • Generations run Volo’s Fish Lake, while generations have returned Mar 24, 2014 4:58 AM
    Kukec's People features Volo's Fish Lake Resort and how five generations have kept it moving ahead for 75 years.

  • Brin to challenge for GOP chairman: Mar 24, 2014 5:20 PM
    Lake County Circuit Clerk Keith Brin on Monday announced his candidacy for chairman of the Lake County Republican Party.

  • Ride for ovarian cancer research Mar 24, 2014 3:51 PM
    Chicago’s first Ovarian Cancer Ride to Change the Future is scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at Midtown Athletic Club, 2211 Waukegan Road, Bannockburn.

  • Grayslake man facing federal armed robbery charges Mar 21, 2014 11:49 AM
    A Grayslake man is facing federal armed robbery charges stemming from a string of holdups at retail stores across Lake County and northern Cook County. Leroy Regan, 38, is accused of committing eight armed robberies over 10 days last August and firing shots from a vehicle following one of the robberies. He faces life in prison if convicted.

  • Buffalo Grove man facing kidnapping charges Mar 13, 2014 4:12 PM
    A Buffalo Grove man has waived extradition from Wisconsin and is being returned to Illinois to face charges in the kidnapping of an estranged girlfriend during an argument in Highland Park about 11 days ago.

  • Ravinia lineup includes Carrie Underwood, James Taylor Feb 27, 2014 8:23 PM
    Performers ranging from country star Carrie Underwood to opera legend Patricia Racette will take the stage at Ravinia this summer. The North Shore outdoor concert venue unveiled its 130-event lineup Thursday for this year's season, running June 5 through Sept. 14. Music acts will include Carrie Underwood, James Taylor, Train, John Legend, Heart, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Darius Rucker, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sarah McLachlan, Buddy Guy, Hall & Oates, Counting Crows, and Five for Fighting.

  • Images: The Week in Pictures Mar 2, 2014 7:25 PM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features Olympians returning home, people plunging in frozen lakes for charity, and a sleepy owl.

  • Northbound Route 43 to close: Feb 27, 2014 6:46 PM
    A bridge deck replacement project on northbound Route 43 over southbound Route 41 is scheduled to begin Monday, March 3, weather permitting. In order to complete the work, northbound Route 43 will be closed, along with the bridge structure carrying northbound Route 43 over southbound Route 41, until Aug. 15.

  • Park district job fair: Feb 25, 2014 4:16 PM
    The Highland Park Park District is conducting its annual job fair at the Recreation Center of Highland Park, 1207 Park Avenue West, on Saturday, March 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Highland Park medalist Jason Brown still smiling as Olympics wind down Feb 22, 2014 8:00 AM
    Still celebating his bronze-medal win in team figure skating, Highland Park's Jason Brown talks candidly about his Olympic victory and his love of the sport in this exclusive Q&A. "The outpouring of support from my community has been more than I could have ever imagined."

  • Book notes: Meet 'Hot Doug's' author in Highland Park Feb 20, 2014 1:52 PM
    Doug Sohn, owner of Hot Doug's hot dog restaurant, discusses and signs copies of his book "Hot Doug's: The Book" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Ave., Highland Park.

  • Defense attorney wants plea deal in Highland Park huffing case Feb 19, 2014 4:15 PM
    The defense attorney for a Highland Park woman accused of huffing computer dust cleaner before driving into and killing a 5-year-old girl told a Lake County judge that prosecutors are unwilling to negotiate a plea deal with his client.

  • Images: The Week in Pictures Feb 17, 2014 10:05 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features domestic violence awareness events, a visit with a local Olympic hockey referee, and time spent with The Fonz.

  • Fans at Highland Park arena proud of Jason Brown Feb 14, 2014 8:34 PM
    Hundreds of fans from across the suburbs flocked to the Centennial Ice Arena in Highland Park to watch hometown favorite Jason Brown compete in Olympic figure skating Friday. Brown finished out of medal contention in ninth place, but the 19-year-old skater didn't disappoint the crowd. “I think he should be very proud of himself,” said Molly Anderson, a friend from Northfield. “I'm so proud of him.”

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