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  • 1968 Pontiac Grande Parisienne

    Pontiac Gran Parisienne shows its Canadian rootsJun 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    Right out of the gate, Tom Mianulli of Rolling Meadows was a full-size car kind of guy. As a child, his parents toted him around in a colossal 1967 Buick LeSabre. So his eyes were drawn to this Canadian-built, 1968 Pontiac Gran Parisienne when he saw it at an auction.

     
  • Grand Geyser, in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, is the tallest predictable geyser in the world, reaching 150 to 200 feet high. It's one of a number of geysers concentrated along a 30-mile stretch in the middle of the park.

    Yellowstone: Old Faithful visit is just the startJun 29, 2014 12:00 AM
    Old Faithful likely comes to mind when you think of Yellowstone National Park. And it's certainly worth seeing, along with other geysers. But the geysers are just the start of what Yellowstone offers: hiking, biking, camping, fishing, wildlife-spotting and more. With stops along the way, it can take two full days to drive the 142-mile Grand Loop. Here are some Yellowstone basics, starting with the geysers.

     
  • At home in the open water of Lake Zurich, Don Macdonald of Barrington made plans to swim the English Channel. A near-fatal heart ailment changed those plans, but the 53-year-old Barrington man did kayak around Manhattan Island on Saturday.

    Barrington swimmer helps others achieve dreamsJun 29, 2014 12:00 AM
    After coming close to swimming the English Channel, Barrington's Don Macdonald had to scale back his goals due to a nearly fatal heart ailment. Instead, he merely kayaked around Manhattan Island on Saturday.

     
  • Guests can take in a special 6 p.m. Dolphins in Action show during Brookfield Zoo’s Summer Nights on Fridays and Saturdays, now through July 26.

    On the road: See Dolphins In Action show at Brookfield ZooJun 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Friday and Saturday nights rock at Brookfield Zoo's Summer Nights programs, including cool animals, roaming performers and a special Dolphins In Action demo. Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood is set for ths weekend's Taste of Lakeview festival, featuring all kinds of food, music and arts and crafts vendors.

     
  • It seems quite plausible that texting and seeing to/too written as 2, or people written as ppl, might mean that these kinds of spellings could start to creep into students’ formal writing. But the research has shown exposure to “textisms” is actually associated with better literacy skills.

    Text-messaging isn’t destroying our grammar, research showsJun 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    It seems quite plausible that texting and seeing to/too written as 2, or people written as ppl, might mean that these kinds of spellings could start to creep into students’ formal writing. But the research has shown exposure to “textisms” is actually associated with better literacy skills.

     
  • Several doll pilots sit in various locations in a B-25 Mitchell 1/5 scale plane owned by Paul LeTourneau of Oconto, WI. It has a 162” wing span, weighs 110 pounds and sports twin cylinder engines with 10HP each. LeTourneau built the plane from scratch 11 years ago and has been flying for about 20 years.

    Images: Fox Valley Aero Club's Windy City Warbirds & Classics air show eventJun 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    The St. Charles Aero Club's Windy City Warbirds & Classics radio controlled airplane flying event drew pilots and fans alike to the noontime show and open flying time. The event continues through dusk on Saturday.

     
  • If Team USA were to make it to the World Cup finals, the gambling action in Las Vegas would go through the roof, experts say.

    Gambling U.S. soccer fans put money where mouth isJun 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    You know soccer is making gains in the United States when gamblers treat a World Cup match as if it were a NBA playoff game. Vegas is rooting for the U.S. team to advance but is praying for the team to stop short of winning the whole thing. “There have been lines,” says David Pemberton, director of specialty games for Caesars Entertainment, explaining how World Cup gamblers flock to the betting windows a half-hour before each match. “There is a ton of action on the day.”

     
  • 2014 KIDS IDENTIFICATION AND SAFETY SEAT PROGRAM LAUNCHEDJun 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    Summer-long child safety campaign helps parents, grandparents and caregivers create kids’ identification cards and install child safety seats

     
  • Lynfred Winery’s Chilean winemakers, Rodrigo Gonzalez and Andres Basso. Lynfred Winery

    Chilean Winemakers In Lynfred WineryJun 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    LYNFRED WINERY WELCOMES ANOTHER CHILEAN WINEMAKER: RODRIGO GONZALEZ Lynfred Winery is proud to have two Chilean-raised and educated winemakers in their cellar.

     
  • Members at Rolling Green enjoying the fresh seafood station prepared by Chef Jesse Quinonez. Autumn and Melinda Photography

    Rolling Green Country Club Celebrates 90th AnniversaryJun 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    Rolling Green Country Club, Arlington Heights, IL celebrated their 90th anniversary on June 14, 2014.

     
  • (left to right) David Sack, Northwestern Memorial Foundation Director, Kevin Zakrzewski, Christopher Steele Foundation President, Ian Weissman, Christopher Steele Foundation Past President, Dr. Mark Agulnik, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, in the Benefactor Recognition Gallery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital on May 7, 2014. Ken Carl

    Christopher Steele Foundation Makes Donation to Northwestern Memorial FoundationJun 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Christopher Steele Foundation, based in Buffalo Grove, made its annual donation to Northwestern Memorial Foundation to support soft tissue sarcoma cancer research

     
  • Car club calendar Jun 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Chicago suburbs are home to many car lovers and clubs devoted to models ranging from the Alfa Romeo to Volkswagen. The Daily Herald has compiled a list of monthly meetings for area car clubs, as well as several local motorcycling groups.

     
  • Don’t hurt friend in trying to protect yourselfJun 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    Q. I have a great friend who I have kept some distance from, and sitting in my inbox is an email from him asking why. The truth is that his wife made a pretty blatant pass at me that I deflected.

     
  • Vesna K. Stelcer, board chair of the Ed Paschke Foundation, explains a painting titled “American Sueno” by Ed Paschke that's on display at the Ed Paschke Art Center.

    New center honors late Chicago artist Ed PaschkeJun 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    A neighborhood art center opened Sunday in Chicago to honor late artist Ed Paschke, whose colorful work is part of museum collections in New York, Washington and Paris. The location, in a northwest Chicago neighborhood, perfectly fits the goal of opening a permanent place to showcase Paschke's pieces and create a venue to support upcoming artists, said daughter Sharon Paschke said. “My dad believed that art should be accessible to everybody, art lovers and more importantly those who have never been exposed to art,” she said.

     
  • Service Committee members delivered food to the Palatine Township Food Pantry in Fall 2013. Palatine Park District

    Palatine Park District Hosts Lunch Box Food DriveJun 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    Food drive to benefit Palatine Township Food Pantry.

     
  • The squirrel posed with Palatine Park District staff members at National Trails Day in June. Palatine Park District

    Palatine Park District Has New Squirrel MascotJun 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    Park District holding community vote to name the new squirrel.

     
  • Look for this sign around the area just a week before each month’s event.

    Enjoy fireworks, open air market in BurlingtonJun 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    Burlington is looking forward to bursting at the seams in the next couple of weeks! The Friends of Burlington will sell Fourth of July LED and Glow in the Dark novelties at Old Second Bank Burlington on June 28 from 8 a.m. to noon.

     
  • This undated product image provided by Google shows the Google Shopping Express mobile app. Same-day grocery delivery services from Google, Instacart and Postmates are expanding into more cities around the country, delivering everything from cereal to bottled water to toilet paper from nearby stores.

    Ditch the supermarket: These 3 companies deliverJun 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    If you dread making supermarket runs, you’re in luck. Same-day grocery delivery services from Google, Instacart and Postmates are expanding into more cities around the country, delivering everything from cereal to bottled water to toilet paper from nearby stores.

     
  • In this photo taken Wednesday, June 18, 2014, a pair of hashtags are written on an instructional board during a Girls Who Code class at Adobe Systems in San Jose, Calif. Girls Who Code, a national non-profit organization that aims to inspire, educate and equip young women for futures in the computing-related fields, kicked off its summer program in partnership with the world’s leading tech companies. Fewer than one percent of high school girls think of computer science as part of their future, even though it’s one of the fastest growing fields in the U.S. today with a projected 4.2 million jobs by 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    Tech partnership declares girls, yes, can codeJun 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    Fewer than one percent of high school girls think of computer science as part of their future, even though it’s one of the fastest growing fields in the U.S. today. Google is partnering with Girls Who Code, a national non-profit organization that aims to inspire, educate and equip young women for futures in the computing-related fields.

     
  • In this photo taken Wednesday, June 18, 2014, Annie Ly, 16, works on completing an exercise during a Girls Who Code class at Adobe Systems in San Jose, Calif. Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit organization that aims to inspire, educate and equip young women for futures in the computing-related fields, kicked off its summer program in partnership with the world’s leading tech companies.

    5 Things To Know about getting girls into codingJun 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    Here are five things to know about a new initiative Google is launching this week called “Made with Code.”

     
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