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  • Hear Halloween stories that make you jump Sep 22, 2014 12:22 PM
    Experience Halloween beyond trick-or-treating, costumes, and pumpkin carving this year. Instead, celebrate Ray Bradbury’s favorite holiday with some of the most recognized ghost stories, macabre fables, and creepy tales told on the historic Genesee Theatre stage.

  • Sugar Grove rallies around ill former library director Sep 22, 2014 9:21 AM
    Sugar Grove residents are rallying around former library director Beverly Holmes Hughes as she battles malignant brain cancer.

  • Walk to Remember honors babies who died too soon Sep 23, 2014 10:22 AM
    For most of us — the lucky majority — the signs of parenthood are obvious. We have the minivans, the schedules full of playdates and soccer practices. And we have our children, who throw their arms around us at bedtime and say, “I love you too!” Yet some parents aren’t recognizable this way. Like the rest of us, they celebrated their pregnancies, planned for their babies and dreamed of the future as a family. But rather than holding their babies in their arms, they carry the grief of losing a child who never really had the chance to live.

  • ‘Here we were, facing the hardest decision of our lives’ Sep 23, 2014 10:21 AM
    Not once but twice during her pregnancy, Jen Willford and her partner were faced with deciding whether to risk the lives of some of their triplets in the hopes of saving others. Ultimately, they lost their identical twin boys, but the twins' fraternal sister is thriving. The family, which has added another daughter, will honor the boys in A Walk to Remember.

  • ‘We know his brother is watching over him’ Sep 22, 2014 8:44 AM
    Jennifer and John Beckman were expecting twin sons when doctors no longer could hold off Jennifer's pre-term labor. Adam and Ryan fought and grew for six weeks until an intestinal infection took Adam. The couple will walk with Ryan, now a year old, in Adam's honor in the Walk to Remember.

  • ‘She is perfect, too perfect for this world’ Sep 22, 2014 8:42 AM
    Maureen Mena's "pleasant" pregnancy should have brought her a perfect daughter. But during what seemed like labor just a week before her due date, Mena felt the last movements of her Aida Catalina. Mena will honor her daughter by joining the Walk to Remember.

  • ‘I couldn’t stop thinking about having another loss. I couldn’t go through it again’ Sep 22, 2014 8:41 AM
    Just three months after losing their daughter at 20 weeks of pregnancy, Marybel and Matt Shen found out they were having another baby. They were extremely cautious - as were their doctors - but their son was born much too early too. Now the couple will celebrate their children's lives in the Walk to Remember.

  • Maybe you can take it with you Sep 21, 2014 1:01 AM
    In talking with a friend who's nearly 90, our Ken Potts looks at the achievements of that long life and the decisions his friend made that built his relationships with his wife, his children and his grandchildren. That, the friends says, is what makes a good life.

  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Sep 19, 2014 2:49 PM
    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 15.

  • Get to know the couple whose cafe provides perfect blend of food, love Sep 19, 2014 2:45 PM
    Kathy and Danny Living of Naperville both lost their jobs about seven years ago. Then they opened the Borrowed Earth Cafe in Downers Grove and discovered the perfect menu of business and love.

  • W. Aurora Dist. 129 seeks at-large board members Sep 19, 2014 2:24 PM
    The Superintendent's Community Advisory Council for West Aurora Unit District 129 is seeking five to seven active community members to serve as at-large members.

  • Volunteers needed to lead Batavia MainStreet House Walk Sep 19, 2014 2:18 PM
    The eighth annual 2014 Batavia MainStreet House Walk will feature five distinctive homes in Batavia and a tea at Water Street Studios. The walk is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. With all these homes, a lot of help will be needed.

  • Elgin cook headed to nationals after win in Batavia’s Chili Cook Off Sep 19, 2014 2:14 PM
    The Batavia Park District and Batavia Chamber of Commerce teamed up to host the 22nd annual state championship Chili Cook Off in downtown Batavia. This year, Homestyle and Restaurant divisions were added in addition to the Chili Appreciation Society International Division. In total, 28 chefs participated in the competition with 14 competing in the state championship. A panel of judges critiqued the 14 entries on odor, color, consistency, taste and after taste. The top 10 entries then went on to the finals where a second panel of judges rated each entry.

  • Get cooking for Batavia Viking Ring Lodge Chili Cook-off Sep 19, 2014 2:08 PM
    Do you make a chili that wakes up everyone's taste buds? If so, share it with the world — or at least the fourth annual Chili Cook-off at the Batavia Viking Ring Lodge 18.

  • 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.”

  •  Join the hunt for clues around Elgin in ‘Road Rally Ruckus’ Sep 18, 2014 4:33 PM
    Get your motor running and head out on the highway to Elgin! Elgin Junior Woman's Club presents "Road Rally Ruckus" on Saturday, Sept. 20. This event will send you all around Elgin following clues, taking pictures, collecting items and doing crazy things.

  • Being prepared keeps family, pets safe when disaster strikes Sep 18, 2014 2:15 PM
    With the tornadoes, hurricanes, fires, floods and man-made disasters, we hear and read about, we all need to get proactive about planning for an emergency to keep our families safe. If you share your life with an animal, you need to include them in your family plan. The Buddy Foundation offers tips on how to prepare for disaster.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

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