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  • Lake Zurich police use ‘Coffee with a Cop’ to meet residents, hear concerns Nov 28, 2014 11:07 AM
    Often, interaction with a police officer comes during a high-stress situation, such as a traffic stop or a disturbance in the neighborhood. The department now offers a more leisurely chance to meet with officers over a cup of coffee.

     
  • Kirk Players to present ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’ Nov 28, 2014 5:51 PM
    Kirk Players will present "The Velveteen Rabbit," written by Scott Davidson, a charming and magical story of the real love that happens between a young boy and his stuffed velveteen rabbit.

     
  • Two Lake County adult probation officers honored Nov 28, 2014 5:00 PM
    Two Lake County adult probation officers were honored recently at this year’s annual fall conference of the Illinois Probation and Court Services Association, Chief Judge John Phillips announced.

     
  • Mundelein adopts no-idle policy for village vehicles Nov 28, 2014 11:07 AM
    In an effort to reduce its carbon footprint and become more energy efficient, the village of Mundelein Public Works and Engineering Department recently adopted a new anti-idling policy.

     
  • St. Charles community defined by a family’s contributions Nov 27, 2014 1:01 AM
    There is, perhaps, no family that's placed a larger stamp on St. Charles as a community than the Norris-Collins-Baker brood.

     
  • Carriage rides added to Dickens in Dundee festival Dec 2, 2014 3:08 PM
    The Dickens in Dundee festival may look easy and fun to put together every year, but it takes an army of volunteers and a dozen groups to make sure things go as smoothly as weather permits. The parade, the living windows, the breakfasts, the carriage rides and the gingerbread house-making festivities need coordinators, time and space. The Christmas tree lighting ceremonies in East and West Dundee need preparation along with dozens of cookies that will be served.

     
  • Metro West Council inducts new officers serving for 2014-15 Nov 26, 2014 2:34 PM
    Metro West Council of Government recently installed the new officers who will serve as the board of directors’ executive committee for the organization’s 2014-15 year. The installation was held during Metro West’s annual dinner Oct. 12, following a unanimous vote at the board of directors meeting.

     
  • District 50 announces Dual Language Chat schedule Nov 26, 2014 9:21 AM
    Woodland Community Consolidated School District 50 will host its first Dual Language Chat of the school year on Dec. 9.

     
  • Elk Grove nonprofit CEO makes a difference in the community Nov 26, 2014 10:45 AM
    A college English major, Kenneth Young Center CEO Mitchell Bruski so loved literature that he went to work for a bookstore after graduation. But it was through conversations with other book-lovers about the stories contained in those pages that he learned about his true passion in life. “The things I liked about literature was that it dealt with the human condition. Rather than doing it secondhand, I thought maybe it’s better to do it firsthand."

     
  • How we share affects family’s well-being Nov 26, 2014 1:34 PM
    The success of a family may depend greatly on how well we share information with those we're closest to, our Ken Potts says. In the first of a three-part series, Potts looks at "internal processors" and "external processors," the extremes on the sharing spectrum.

     
  • Wheaton Reindeer Run raising money for Ronald McDonald House Nov 25, 2014 12:52 PM
    Wheaton's third annual Reindeer Run and Walk -- a 5K race through downtown -- steps off Dec. 6 and raises money to support the Ronald McDonald House opening in January near Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield. Ron Austin will be one of the runners. This is his story.

     
  • November is the happiest month of them all Nov 25, 2014 1:58 PM
    Our Stephanie Penick says November -- with its elections, Veterans Day observances and Thanksgiving celebrations -- is her favorite month of the year.

     
  • Water sample kits now available at 15 jurisdictions in Lake County Nov 24, 2014 1:05 PM
    The Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center, working in partnership with townships and villages, is offering private well owners a convenient way to have their drinking water tested. Private well owners are encouraged to test their water on an annual basis.

     
  • Naperville Parade of Lights to offer floating fun Nov 24, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Little Friends Parade of Lights might seem like it’s floating through downtown Naperville more than ever this year. The annual holiday event will be back in town at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, bringing with it more floats than ever before, said Kristi Landorf, president and CEO of Little Friends. “This is the first year people have really gone all-out with more of the floats,” Landorf said.

     
  • Thanksgiving tradition grows at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Hawthorn Woods Nov 23, 2014 7:00 AM
    After their Thanksgiving celebrations thinned as relatives died or moved on, Dean and Susan Stewart took a different approach. “We started it with people who didn't have traditional Thanksgiving dinners anymore and it started snowballing,” said Dean Stewart. This Thanksgiving, the couple will host the 8th annual feast at St. Matthew Church, 24500 N. Old McHenry Road, Hawthorn Woods. Dinner is open to all and participation has more than tripled since its inception to about 100 diners.

     
  • No matter how you got to be family, be thankful for each other Nov 23, 2014 1:01 AM
    The shape of a 'normal' family is constantly evolving, our Ken Potts says. Two-parent nuclear families, single-parent families, blended families -- all are commonplace, he says. Though the 'new normal' can be a challenge around the holidays, Potts advises we should give thanks for the people around us who are choosing to be our family.

     
  • Waukegan group seeks sculptural ideas to honor Ray Bradbury Nov 21, 2014 4:10 PM
    A Waukegan group is now seeking unique sculptural ideas on how best to honor Ray Bradbury, one of the most celebrated authors of the 20th century.

     
  • Woodlands Academy invites the public to a free Christmas Concert Nov 21, 2014 4:03 PM
    Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart Music Department will present its annual Christmas Concert on Thursday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. The free concert, which is open to the public, will take place in the Chapel of the Sacred Heart at the school, 760 E. Westleigh Road, Lake Forest.

     
  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Nov 21, 2014 10:12 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 November 17.

     
  • Doctor to donate turkeys to needy through Nov. 24 Nov 21, 2014 1:34 PM
    Ginsberg Chiropractic of Geneva will host its 20th annual “Doctor with a Heart” event in partnership with TriCity Family Services’ Thanksgiving Adopt-a-Family program. From now through Monday, Nov. 24, Ginsberg Chiropractic will donate one, 12-pound turkey to the TriCity Family Services for every new patient that enters the office.

     
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