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  • Naperville VFW .1K race short on distance, long on heart Sep 18, 2014 10:01 AM
    While thousands of Naperville runners are spending long hours pounding pavement to get ready for the Naperville Marathon, others are spending roughly a minute — or however long it takes to tie a pair of shoes — getting ready for another kind of race, the Judd Kendall VWF Post 3873 Judd-A-Thon .1K. “It’s something to have fun with,” Post 3873 Quartermaster Phil Maughan said. “We’ll call it a race but some people are going to walk; several walk with canes.”

     
  • Naperville planning ‘wonderful art retreat weekend’ Sep 17, 2014 3:35 PM
    Art will take a turn being the star in downtown Naperville this weekend as the Naperville Art League hosts the 29th annual Riverwalk Fine Art Fair. "The city just takes on a whole different feel,” said Debbie Venezia, executive director of the Naperville Art League. “It’s an escape. It’s like going to this wonderful art retreat weekend.”

     
  • Food and entertainment shine at Art in Your Eye in Batavia Sep 17, 2014 6:00 AM
    It’s been said that art, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. At Batavia’s Art in Your Eye festival, you can be the judge. The 10th annual fine arts show takes place Friday through Sunday, Sept. 19-21, at the Batavia Riverwalk. Admission is free.

     
  • Lake County museum sells Civil War newspaper collection to Cantigny estate Sep 17, 2014 8:34 AM
    Thirty-four bound volumes containing hundreds of Chicago Tribunes from the American Civil War are headed from a museum near Wauconda to one in Wheaton. The nearly complete collection includes reports about the war, the assassination of President Lincoln and the hunt for killer John Wilkes Booth, among other historically notable events.

     
  • Help Itasca nature center continue to grow Sep 16, 2014 9:49 AM
    Residents will be able to enjoy Springbrook Nature Center this weekend while doing their part to make the Itasca facility better.

     
  • Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep in Waukegan celebrates 10-year anniversary Sep 16, 2014 12:09 PM
    About 450 founders, students, parents, faculty, staff and volunteers gathered under a tent and in the parking lot of Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep in Waukegan on Aug. 29 to celebrate the school’s 10-year anniversary.

     
  • Dimes once went a long way in Arlington Heights Sep 16, 2014 1:38 PM
    Arlington Heights history columnist Margery Frisbie recalls the time when you could do lot with a dime.

     
  • Bargains galore at Winfield’s villagewide garage sale Sep 16, 2014 1:04 PM
    Bargain hunters hoping to score more deals before the end of the garage sale season might want to visit Winfield this weekend.

     
  • Get tips on encouraging youth to do service Sep 16, 2014 2:18 PM
    Join HandsOn Suburban Chicago from 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, for “The New Generation of Volunteers: Engaging Youth to Meet Mission,” at the HandsOn Suburban Chicago office at 2121 S. Goebbert Road, in Arlington Heights. Parking is in lot ‘B,’ by the flagpole. Enter the building at Door 2 and the receptionist will direct you to the meeting room.

     
  • There’s a lot of energy inside Fermi Lab Sep 15, 2014 11:06 AM
    “What is Fermilab?” asked a young patron from Vernon Area Library who attended the library’s “Write Away!” program.

     
  • Spanish language church to celebrate grand opening in North Aurora Sep 17, 2014 3:54 PM
    New Spanish language church in North Aurora invites the community to its grand opening followed by dessert at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21.

     
  • Lake Forest Civic Orchestra kicks off season with Sept. 28 concert Sep 14, 2014 5:06 PM
    Chris Ramaekers will be the guest conductor for the Lake Forest Civic Orchestra’sSept. 28 concert in Lake Forest. The concert will be in the Gorton Community Center auditorium at 4 p.m.

     
  • A healthy body can make for a healthy mind Sep 14, 2014 5:01 AM
    You can't take the phrase "you are what you eat" literally, our Ken Potts says. But we need to be aware how our habits like diet and exercise might affect our physical health and, in turn, how our physical health supports our mental health, he says.

     
  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Sep 12, 2014 1:01 AM
    Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of them and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of September 8.

     
  • Meet cancer nurse who helps patients through murky waters Sep 13, 2014 7:35 AM
    Cancer nurse Juli Aistars takes the scare out of the scary. At Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Aistars specializes in dealing with prostate cancer patients, navigating them through pre-treatment, post-treatment tests and setting appointments. She's been called a lifeboat by those in the storm.

     
  • Agency to salute volunteers, PADS churches at 25th anniversary celebration Sep 11, 2014 12:48 PM
    In 1989, a small group of citizens and churches founded PADS or Public Action to Deliver Shelter in an effort to lift up the homeless and dispossessed in the local community. Twenty-five years later that mission continues through the work of JOURNEYS | The Road Home.

     
  • Singer tells her story through Broadway hits in St. Charles Sep 10, 2014 5:05 AM
    "Dawn of a New Day (A Cabaret)" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 12 and 13, at Vero Voce Theater in St. Charles. Dawn Harkins, singer/actress/wife/mother, with accompanist Richard Trost takes you on a musical tour through the milestones of her adult life.

     
  • Mundelein group teaches others about self-sufficiency through homesteading Sep 10, 2014 11:01 AM
    Several Mundelein residents who say they want to inspire self-sufficiency and sustainability in others hope to improve quality of life by teaching the community to utilize the natural environment. Jennifer Kehrer, Holly Kim and Alex Kvasnicka are building interest through a nonprofit group they created called Village Homesteading Mundelein.

     
  • Joggin’ for Frogmen to benefit Navy SEALs Sep 10, 2014 12:33 PM
    If one Navy SEAL were distracted by something in his personal life, a momentary loss of focus or a hesitation could seal the fate of his team members and alter the path of world politics.

     
  • Annual law enforcement expo returns to Westfield Hawthorn mall Sep 10, 2014 11:59 AM
    The Vernon Hills Police Department will host its 10th annual law enforcement exhibition Saturday, Sept. 13, and Sunday, Sept. 14, at Westfield Hawthorn Mall.

     
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