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  • St. Patrick’s Day parade:Mar 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    The village of Lake Villa hosts its annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 15, at noon.

  • Martin Keller

    Kenosha man pleads not guilty in death of Lake Villa dogMar 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Kenosha man accused in the beating death of a Lake Villa dog pleaded not guilty to charges of animal torture and aggravated animal cruelty in Lake County court Wednesday.

  • Fonda Lewis is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor with Personal Growth Associates with offices in Schaumburg and Crystal Lake. She can be reached at (847) 413-9700 x336 or (847) 975-6294.

    Will Winter Ever End? Overcoming the Wintertime BluesMar 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    "Does it feel as if spring will never come? Do you feel unusually sad, irritable, moody or anxious?" - This article covers symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and depression caused by our unusually bad winter this year. It then discusses various treatments, including light boxes, and multiple tips to help individuals and families overcome the wintertime blues.

  • St. Patrick School first graders Brianna Brincks, left, and Adrianna Villanueva, talk about thier ashes on their foreheads as they attended Ash Wednesday service at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Wadsworth. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent that culminates in Easter Sunday.

    Images: The Week in PicturesMar 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features the burning of the ashes and the application of the ashes for Ash Wednesday, as well as a few people enjoying the last of winter's white stuff.

  • Barry and Mary Ellen Masek of Park Ridge enjoy swirling and sipping one of 60 wines at Clearbrook’s 50th annual A Grapevine of Friends Wine Tasting. Chicago Corporate Photography

    Wine tasting banishes cabin fever for record crowdMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    On Saturday, February 22, over 450 people wined and dined at the 50th annual A Grapevine of Friends Wine Tasting, benefitting Clearbrook’s Employment Services Program.

  • 2014 All-Student Undergrade Art Show: Awards Mar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Art awards totaling more than $18,500 were presented to Eastern Illinois University students at a reception on Sunday, March 2. The awards program opened the 2014 Undergraduate All-Student Show at EIU’s Tarble Arts Center.

  • From left, Natalia Mullen, Maeve Kucia, Rachel Terry and Isabella Frank at Olive Martin School in Lake Villa.

    Lake Villa students raise cash for St. Baldrick fundraiserMar 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Olive Martin School sixth-graders have teamed up to raise money and shave heads for St. Baldrick's Foundation for childhood cancer research.

  • What is Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)?Feb 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) combines endoscopy and ultrasound; this procedure allows a doctor to obtain detailed images of the digestive track.

  • Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital is Hosting Community Blood Drive on March 5Feb 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital is hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, March 5, 10 am – 4 pm in the Prairie Room at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, 450 West Highway 22 in Barrington, Illinois.

  • The Choral-Aires Chorus invite you to its 27th annual fashion show and luncheon with the theme “Singin’ in the Rain.”

    Local chorus hosts annual fashion showFeb 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    Looking for a way to warm up at the end of a long, cold winter? Preview spring and summer fashions at the 27th annual fashion show and luncheon hosted by award-winning chorus the Choral-Aires Chorus and Zzazz Productions.

  • Zachary Self, Alex Raymundo, and Cristobal Morales represent the Tigers at the AKA Grand Nationals tournament in Chicago. Tiffany Self and Kathy Raymundo

    Warrenville karate team places at national tournamentFeb 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Members of the Baekwoon Mu Sul Tigers, led by Senseis Jeremy and Elijah Talbott, have made their mark again.

  • 1932 Ford Roadster Cremation Urn by Steve Shannon

    Roselle Artisan Handcrafts Hot Rod Cremation UrnsFeb 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Steve Shannon is filling the need for personalized custom cremation urns.

  • This stunning stat-of-the-art kitchen will be one lucky winner’s in their new $1.6 million Chicago Dream Home. The Hope Institute

    First Early Bird Drawing Deadline is February 21 for $1.6 Million Dream Home or $1.3 Million in CashFeb 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Some lucky person with a $150 raffle ticket will have a chance to win a magnificent $1.6 million Chicago dream home or $1.3 million in cash in the 3rd Annual Chicago Dream House Raffle to benefit The Hope Institute for Children and Families. Individuals that purchase their $150 raffle tickets by February 21 will be entered to win a car or $25,000 cash, as well as the dream house, and over 550 other prizes, including vacations, cars and electronics. Tickets can be purchased online at www.chicagoraffle.com or by phone by calling 800-697-7734. The early bird drawing will take place on March 5.

  • Vernon Hills residents Iriana Heyer and her daughter, Elsa, 5, sled down the hill at Century Park in Vernon Hills on Thursday after two days of falling snow produced almost 17 inches of snow. Nearly 50 people took advantage of the thick, fresh snow to enjoy the winter wonderland at the park.

    Images: The Week in PicturesFeb 17, 2014 12:00 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.

  • Paul Valade/pvalade@dailyherald.com Several parks are located within the Painted Lakes subdivision.

    Painted Lakes focus of neighborhood profileFeb 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Natural beauty, open space and wetlands define the Painted Lakes subdivision, where no home backs to another home. Situated on Deep Lake Road north of Route 132 in Lake Villa, Painted Lakes features 218 single-family homes and 134 townhouses built by Centex in the mid- to late 1990s.

  • The winter of 2013-2014 won’t soon be forgotten. The owner of this bike along a street in Chicago probably hopes that it will end sooner than later.

    Images: Photo Contest FinalistsFeb 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of the bunch and select 12 finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of February 10th.

  • Al Wagner raises queen bees in Fox Lake.

    Introductory beekeeping class creates buzzFeb 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    Relaxed rules for beekeeping has created a bit of a buzz in Lake County. The changes have prompted the Lake County Beekeepers Association for the first time to offer an introduction to beekeeping class.

  • A sample banner for the West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission’s newest art banner project illustrates one interpretation of the theme, The (Bi)Cycle of Life. City of West Chicago

    West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission Extends Deadline for Art Banner Submissions Feb 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission Extends Deadline for Art Banner Submissions Juror Selected for Annual Competition

  • “Santa McGinniss” poses with Tiny at the Lake Forest Animal Hospital’s Annual Bake Sale and Craft Fair in December. The photo opportunity raised more than $100 for pet shelter Petropolis.

    Lake Villa animal hospital raises funds for charitiesFeb 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    According to Maria Pirita, client coordinator at Animal Hospital of Lake Villa, the staff at the hospital loves to be involved in the community, so every year they have their annual Bake Sale and Craft Fair.

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