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  • Catholic Charities’ Christmas gift coordinator brings joy to the holiday season needy Dec 19, 2014 1:39 PM
    Hawthorn Woods resident Jim Wogan plays Santa Claus to make sure needy children and families across Lake County have presents for Christmas. He's the gift program coordinator for Catholic Charities in Waukegan, and says it's a heartwarming and joyous experience, but moreso this year.

  • Crazy for Christmas? Naperville man may be Dec 12, 2014 2:52 PM
    When you’re as crazy about decorating as Nick Thomas of Naperville, the holidays just flow from one to the next. When Halloween ends, its components are integrated into the elaborate Christmas display that follows. “The tombstones become Christmas trees and the mausoleum becomes Santa’s workshop and the funeral parlor becomes the house where Santa sits and greets all his kid friends,” Thomas said of his house on the 1100 block of Conan Doyle Drive.

  • Short & Sweet Critic Patrick Murphy of Elgin reviews Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale with host Diana Martinez of Broadway in Chicago Dec 2, 2014 1:49 PM
    Short & Sweet Critic Patrick Murphy of Elgin reviews Dee Snider's Rock & Roll Christmas Tale with Short & Sweet host Diana Martinez of Broadway in Chicago.

  • Short & Sweet critic Mary Beth Euker of Lake Zurich review Annie with Diana Martinez of Broadway in Chicago Dec 1, 2014 11:54 AM
    Short and Sweet guest critic Mary Beth Euker of Lake Zurich reviews Annie with Broadway in Chicago host Diana Martinez.

  • Cary-Grove makes it clear — they aren’t done yet Nov 24, 2014 5:55 AM
    Had Libertyville’s football players been told prior to the postseason they would win 3 playoff games before bowing out with a 9-4 record, they probably would have been OK with that scenario. Heck, most teams statewide would be OK with making a state semifinal appearance. Not Cary-Grove. Not this year.

  • Meet falconer Craig Hendee and his Peregrine falcon Alvin Nov 14, 2014 2:37 PM
    Falconer Craig Hendee from Old Mill Creek has been a licensed falconer for 47 years. Hendee is involved in the preservation of the ancient art of falconry and the conservation of birds prey around the world.

  • Meet an Arlington Heights coach and race car enthusiast Oct 31, 2014 2:38 PM
    Eric "Coach K" Kirschner is the gym teacher at Westgate Elementary School in Arlington Heights and has great rapport with his kindergarten through fifth grade students. He is an avid radio-controlled car enthusiast and ties in lessons about winning and losing, as well as good nutrition, with his students using the cars as visual examples.

  • Christine Murphy of Palatine shares her perspective on Broadway in Chicago’s Amazing Grace with host, Diana Martinez Oct 28, 2014 1:01 AM
    Short and Sweet guest critic, Christine Murphy, reviews 'Amazing Grace' with host Diana Martinez of Broadway in Chicago.

  • Meet the Hoffman Estates woman who makes a career out of scaring people Oct 24, 2014 1:27 PM
    While area department stores are already stocking shelves with Christmas decorations, Jackie Sonnenberg of Hoffman Estates has been scaring the heck out of people as “Skitzo, the schizophrenic elf, at the Realm of Terror Horror Experience in Round Lake Beach. "We definitely like scaring people a lot,” Sonnenberg said.

  • Step back into the 1800s with Ernie Klapmeier Oct 17, 2014 2:24 PM
    “You don’t work, you don’t eat!” bellows Ernie Klapmeier to a rapt class of elementary school students gathered before him in the blacksmith shop at Naper Settlement. "For me, history has always been a passion and ... it’s how you bring that passion to life for yourself as well as for everybody else” he said. Meet Ernie in this week's Moving Picture to learn about his passion for history.

  • Octogenarian calls East Dundee her ‘beloved hometown’ Oct 10, 2014 11:51 AM
    After a life of volunteering and serving others, DeLoris Doederlein, 81, spends her days visiting friends in East Dundee as she checks in on her "beloved hometown." The former state representative and school teacher loves East Dundee because of the people. “People do care, you just have to get to know them.”

  • Meet cup stacking extraordinaire from Libertyville Oct 3, 2014 3:06 PM
    Libertyville fifth grader Trevor Jean is continuing the family legacy of championship cup stacking at Butterfield Elementary School in Libertyville. His oldest brother was a member of the original cup stacking club and his other brother was school champion four years ago. Trevor is currently as fast as anyone in the school.

  • Meet the Libertyville man who found success following two passions Sep 26, 2014 5:01 PM
    Some people are lucky to have one passion in life and have it lead to success. Colton Lutter of Libertyville has two. And both — music and cooking at a high-end restaurant — are taking off. “I really grew on the passion of food and serving food,” Lutter said. “I love it. There is nothing better than the feeling of the farmers coming in the morning and we get fresh squash. We cut the squash, cook it in a pan and serve it to the people, and it was picked that morning.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Meet the Campton Hills woman who takes food from farm to table Sep 5, 2014 3:41 PM
    Most people have memories spending time with their mom in the kitchen. Penny Newkirk remembers that too, growing up in farm country and helping her mother prepare meals for six siblings. Newkirk, a former home economics and cooking teacher, is still sharing her skills with others at her Country Garden Cuisine Cooking School on a historic farm in Campton Hills. “I have the heart of a teacher,” she says. “I love to be able to excite people about the food they eat” Newkirk said.

  • Meet Libertyville man who gave up banking to make pizza Aug 29, 2014 10:35 AM
    John Durning is passionate — passionate about pizza. So passionate, he left his banking job of 12 years to follow his dream -- opening a pizza joint called Pizzeria Deville. “I said I wouldn’t do it unless I found the perfect place,” he said of his new pizzeria in downtown Libertyville.

  • Libertyville man shares his love for yoga with ‘breath of fire’ Aug 22, 2014 4:12 PM
    Linas Damasius of Libertyville has changed his mind and body with yoga and wants others to gain the benefits. Damasius teaches free ashtanga yoga classes at Independence Grove near Libertyville and hosts free acrobatic yoga in Libertyville's Cook Memorial Park throughout the summer. “Teaching the yoga classes has allowed me to meet other people and share something I love,” Damasius added.

  • St. Charles artist paints with fire and smoke Aug 15, 2014 10:26 AM
    Abstract artist Anne Ressman Zabinski of St. Charles uses not only acrylic paints, watercolors and alcohol inks in her work, but also specializes in a technique called fumage, which is painting with a flame and smoke. She uses different sources of flame to create her artwork on canvas and clayboard, and further manipulates the soot residue using carving tools, erasers, water, paints and other techniques.

  • St. Charles engraver put his love of art to work by creating monuments Aug 8, 2014 11:38 AM
    Preserving a memory in stone has been Jim Shoaf's craft for nearly 30 years. His art gives a depiction of those who have passed on. As a monument maker at St. Charles Memorial Works, he finds his work very gratifying. “We can help them through the grieving process, by producing a monument or marker that reflects their life” Shoaf said.

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