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  • In this 1943 photograph by Jack Delano, Clarence Dwight Averill takes a break from his job as a freight train conductor. The West Chicago man spent nearly 50 years working for the Chicago & Northwestern Railway.

    Photography exhibit shows suburban railroaders on the jobApr 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    A new photography exhibit opening Saturday in the Chicago History Museum features suburban railroaders who helped power a key industry during World War II. For the descendants of the workers, the images fill missing chapters in family history. "I thought, 'Oh my gosh, I see my father in him,'" said Marilyn Theobald, when she studied a photo of her grandad.

  • Oven eggs with olive oil and dukkah

    Eggs break out, crack the haute cuisine sceneApr 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Don’t tell James Beard Award-winning food writer Michael Ruhlman that eggs are trending. The egg, after all, can be “the height of refinement or the quintessential simple peasant dish. It can be four-star cooking or it can be a last-minute on-the-run lunch,” he says. “What can’t it do?”

  • Some American vermouths have stirred an international scuffle.

    American vermouth stirs heated debateApr 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Would a vermouth by any other name sell as sweet? American vermouth producers might start wondering. Some of their products have stirred an international scuffle, raising the question of how much the inclusion of artemisia, a single genus of plant, defines an entire category of fortified wine.

  • Lawson Kosulic performing yo-yo tricks in the World-Wide Yo-Yo Contest held at the 19th Annual Yo-Yo & Skill Toy Convention in Burlington, Wisconsin. Katrin Schulz-Berg

    Palatine Resident Places in Major Contests at 19th Yo-Yo & Skill Toys EventApr 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Palatine student places in major Yo-Yo Contest

  • Nico Osteria in Chicago is chef Paul Kahan's newest venture as one of the owners of One Off Hospitality. In 2013 Kahan shared the James Beard Award for best chef with New York's David Chang, the man behind the Momofuko restaurants.

    Chicago chef Paul Kahan prefers to focus on family Apr 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    Paul Kahan is one of the most award-winning chefs in America, but don't go looking for him on television. In fact, the former computer scientist turned last year's James Beard Award winner for best chef shies away from the spotlight almost entirely. Instead, he chooses to focus on his family and the handful of Chicago restaurants he runs with his partners — nationally known eateries like Blackbird, avec and The Publican.

  • Dominic Tolitano M.D. Advanced Vein Clinics

    Wood Dale Cardiac Surgeon Supervises Pound-A-Day Weight Loss Diet!Apr 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    Wood Dale Cardiac surgeon supervises new pound a day weight loss diet to prevent heart problems from ever occurring.

  • High school senior Melissa Cherry knows it's never too early, or too late, to pickup healthy eating habits. Her tater tots are infused with flaxseeds to boost their nutritional profile.

    Cook of the Week: Kaneland senior shares healthy teen-friendly recipesApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Cook of the Week Melissa Cherry has made it her passion to make healthier versions of favorite foods — from stuffed peppers to macaroni and cheese — that still satisfy. “Eating healthy can be intimidating because you'll think I'll only be able to have a smoothie for breakfast, eat a salad for lunch and have a piece of broccoli for dinner. People think it's restrictive,” she said.

  • Participants at the start line at Healthy Living 2013. Palatine Park District

    Healthy Living Event Scheduled for April 5 in PalatineApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Event to include 5K run/walk, 12 mile bike ride, and a free healthy living expo with 25 exhibitors.

  • Preschoolers at Maple Park on the playground. Palatine Park District

    Palatine Park District Offers Preschool Open HouseApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Open House to be held at all four school locations on April 12.

  • GARDNERS, SAVE THE DATE!! Mar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Roselle Garden Club announces its plant sale.

  • Harper students to get sobering look at impaired drivingMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Harper College students will get a lesson in the dangers of impaired driving when the national Save a Life Tour pays a visit to the Student Center on April 2.

  • 1977 Pontiac Trans Am

    Trans Am owner remains attached to 1977 modelMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    While growing up, Arnie Goldstein didn’t regularly cry over the usual little boy miseries.But his father’s frequent trading of the family car did bring him to tears. Maybe that's why he has held on tight to his 1977 Pontiac Trans Am.

  • The Loreto Bay National Marine Park in Loreto, Mexico, is a UNESCO World Heritage site made up of five islands accessible only by boat.

    Loreto: Quiet gem on Mexico's Baja PeninsulaMar 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    Efforts to turn the seaside village of Loreto, Mexico, into a major destination have been going on for years. So far, though, the results have been limited, and that in itself makes it worth visiting. Loreto is already a gem — a historic town nestled between gold-hued mountains and the blue Sea of Cortez. It's known mainly to whale watchers (late winter), sport fishermen (year-round) and snowbirds who drive down from British Columbia, Canada. Two years ago, Mexico's tourism agency gave Loreto its “Magic Town” moniker, a label to promote places notable for natural beauty, cultural riches or historical relevance.

  • Jill Lindsay as Windy Lindy and her stage partner, Jackie Krueger, right, both of Milwaukee, perform at the World Clown Association's annual convention Thursday.

    Clowns gather for contests, latest trends at world conventionMar 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Less is more for today's clowns gathering at a world convention in the suburbs this week. The jokesters embrace the latest — real hair and subtle makeup — in the spirit of competition at the convention in Northbrook. "Clowns like to have fun," said John Joseph, of Arlington Heights. "But if you look at all the people here, you will find that the majority of them are type-A personalities."

  • Renz Center Supports Alcohol-Free Weekend Mar 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    April is National Alcohol Awareness month. Renz Addiction Counseling Center is encouraging residents to participate in a community-wide three day Alcohol-free Weekend April 4-6.

  • Members of the Glen Ellyn - Wheaton Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi show off a few of the 500 books donated to the Humanitarian Service Project. Anne Wanzenberg

    Pi Beta Phi Promotes Literacy in DuPageMar 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Women of the Glen Ellyn – Wheaton Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity spent the month of March promoting literacy throughout DuPage county.

    Senior living community learns to “rightsize” from downsizing expert.

  • Artists & Craftsartists to Exhibit In Hodges Park, Park Ridge ASOA

    Area Artists & Craftsartists Invited to Jury to Exhibit in ShowMar 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Area Artists & Craftsartist are invited to jury to participate in Park Rdge May 10 show

  • Richard Sackal strings rosaries at Oakton Place Andrea Hug

    Seniors at Oakton Place Stay “Tied In” to Community through Rosary Making Mar 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    Seniors at Oakton Place have learned to make rosaries and stay connected to the larger community in the Northwest Suburbs.

  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Elgin

    Indoor Farmers market this Sunday in Elgin Mar 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    All are welcome to browse our fifteenth indoor farmers' market this Sunday from 1 to 3 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Elgin.

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