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  • Aurora antiques dealer finds joy in helping others find a link to their past Mar 28, 2015 7:30 AM
    When it comes to antiques, Glenn Lynch understands the thrill of the hunt and the rush that comes from finding the perfect item at the perfect time at the perfect price. The owner of Out of the Attic Antiques in Aurora’s Fox Valley Center, he enjoys watching his customers search through decades worth of bottle caps, books, posters, pocket knives and toys that line his shop’s walls. And, the truth is, he enjoys being on the other end of the game, too, prowling yard sales, estate sales and auctions to find items that tickle his collector’s fancy.

  • Meet the Elgin woman who went from an engineer to ballet dancer Mar 24, 2015 9:57 AM
    Ruffled red skirts swirl in huge circular patterns on the dance floor, creating a feast for the eyes as well as a strong breeze. Every few seconds between the double swirls you can catch a glimpse of the bright eyes and beaming smile of Cynthia G. Hernandez as she dances among her students. The look of genuine joy is unmistakable.

  • Short & Sweet host Diana Martinez reviews First Wives Club Mar 19, 2015 11:00 AM
    Diana Martinez, host of Short & Sweet, reviews First Wives Club by Broadway in Chicago

  • Short & Sweet host Diana Martinez reviews The Illusionists Mar 19, 2015 6:49 PM
    Diana Martinez, host of Short & Sweet, reviews The Illusionists by Broadway in Chicago

  • Moving Picture: Trainer teaches sailors welding that can save a ship Mar 15, 2015 7:58 AM
    Shouts of “hot metal!” ring throughout the welding area at Hull Maintenance Technician A School as Master Training Specialist Travis Parent, 27, dips a freshly welded bar into a tub of water with a sizzle. Parent leads sailors fresh out of basic training in a two-week crash course in welding, brazing and sewage maintenance Great Lakes Naval Station.

  • Short & Sweet host Diana Martinez reviews Dear John Hughes Mar 9, 2015 4:19 PM
    Diana Martinez, host of Short & Sweet, reviews Dear John Hughes by Broadway in Chicago

  • Meet the lunch lady inspiring Elgin students with art Mar 18, 2015 1:54 PM
    Kathy Steurer doesn't fit the lunch lady stereotype. The food service employee at Ellis Middle School in Elgin Area District U-46 also hopes to inspire the students she feeds with the paintings that cover the walls of the school cafeteria.

  • Wheaton doctor serves his patients through house calls Feb 20, 2015 8:39 AM
    Twenty-three years ago, Dr. Paul Chiang could not have imagined practicing medicine the way he does in 2015. As with many internal medicine doctors finishing their residencies, his career path lead him from working in a teaching hospital to a traditional clinical practice. Today, his practice consists of making house calls.

  • The man behind the mask: Vernon Hills man becomes an Iron Hero Feb 7, 2015 9:11 AM
    When James Speers of Vernon Hills walks into a room dressed as Iron Man, people's faces light up. Kids and adults alike fight to have their picture taken with him. Speers, who builds Iron Man suits and makes public appearances for charity, says this is his way of making a difference. “It’s not about the money or the power,” he says. “It’s about the decision to help others.”

  • Twin sisters man the chairs at East Dundee barber shop Jan 27, 2015 2:28 PM
    Identical twin sisters Liz and Kate Stadie, 25, of East Dundee took over as owners of the Barber Shop in 2010. They share a love of bantering with their customers, many of whom come to see them at the River Street shop every couple of weeks. Both women agree it's great to be in charge. “Sometimes I want to be the boss and sometimes you want to be the boss,” Liz says, joking with her sister.

  • Moving Picture: Fox River canoeist finds joy in winter paddling Jan 10, 2015 5:30 AM
    Seventy-year-old JB Livengood, of Lake in the Hills, loves to canoe the Fox River in Algonquin during the winter months. He has paddled for 50 years and Buffalo Park Forest Preserve in Algonquin is his favorite place to launch. “There’s so many unique things you see that nature is creating by that rising and lowering of the water level,” he says of the winter months and the ice that forms on the river. “It’s like an ice crystal season.”

  • Meet the CLC professor who uses sci-fi to teach sociology Jan 2, 2015 1:24 PM
    What do William Shatner, Ricardo Montalban, “Star Trek” and “Star Wars” have in common with sociology? They’ve all become important teaching tools in John Tenuto’s classes at College of Lake County. Tenuto uses “Star Trek” and “Star Wars” as pop culture examples to help drive home real-life social issues to his students.

  • Meet the Palatine woman whose goal is to prevent drug-related deaths Dec 26, 2014 6:28 PM
    Chelsea Laliberte, 29 of Palatine, lost her brother Alex to a heroin overdose in 2008. Now, she is founder and executive director of Live4Lali with a mission to provide individuals, families, communities, organizations and businesses with effective drug and overdose prevention education and support. “Living for him, living for Lali, which was his nickname, is now my life’s mission," Laliberte said.

  • Short & Sweet critic Melanie Andreani reviews Newsies with Diana Martinez of Broadway in Chicago Dec 24, 2014 1:01 AM
    Short and Sweet guest critic Melanie Andreani shares her perspective on Newsies with host Diana Martinez of Broadway in Chicago.

  • Short & Sweet critic Linda Rosen reviews Cinderella with Diana Martinez of Broadway in Chicago Dec 24, 2014 1:01 AM
    Short and Sweet guest critic Linda Rosen of Buffalo Grove reviews Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella with host Diana Martinez of Broadway in Chicago.

  • 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.

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