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  • Des Plaines council to consider water rate hike Mar 29, 2013 9:53 PM
    The Des Plaines city council Monday night will consider giving final approval to a 6.9 percent increase to the city's overall water and sewer rate to pass on a 15 percent increase in the cost of purchasing water from Chicago in 2013.

     
  • State offers screen saver with architectural wonders Mar 28, 2013 11:43 AM
    Architectural and history buffs may enjoy a new screen saver that recently launched by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. The new screen saver offers historic landmarks and buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places and other buildings deemed eligible for the register. They include the Campana factory in Batavia, Fort Sheridan in Highland Park, and other buildings in Woodstock, Waukegan, Wilmette and elsewhere around the state.

     
  • Kriser’s born out of love for pets Mar 11, 2013 5:43 AM
    Kukec's People features Brad Kriser, a Highland Park native who founded the Kriser's retail stores that feature all-natural foods for pets. He refers to the store as the Whole Foods for pets.

     
  • Algonquin dentist all smiles with book, activities Mar 4, 2013 7:54 AM
    Kukec's People features dentist Audrey Sim of All Smiles By Dr. Audrey in Algonquin has has written a chapter in a newly published book, which hit the bestseller list on Amazon.

     
  • No need for defense pay cuts Mar 1, 2013 5:00 AM
    A Wilmette letter to the editor: With the sequestration date here, the pundits are making dire predictions for the Department of Defense rollback — perhaps a temporary 20 percent pay cut for DOD employees The enforced cutback should instead be looked at with delight.

     
  • Allstate's Gregoire works to help others Feb 12, 2013 8:10 AM
    Kukec's People features Buffalo Grove's Maryse Gregoire, who has worked for Allstate for 39 years and recently won the Outstanding Employee Volunteer of the Year award with her community work.

     
  • Editorial: Clock is ticking for towns, taxpayers on another pension crisis Dec 9, 2012 5:00 AM
    While the focus has been on the state pension crisis, the rising costs of police and fire pensions to municipalities also has created an urgent situation, a Daily Herald editorial says.

     
  • Mayors call for reform to police, fire pensions Dec 4, 2012 7:27 PM
    Pension reform was a hot topic in November's state legislative elections, with many winning candidates pledging to address the issue immediately. But according to some suburban mayors and managers, the kind of reform that legislators have in mind is all about getting only the state's financial house in order — barely touching on the public safety pensions that are taking a larger and larger share of municipal budgets each year.

     
  • Suburban mayors meet with Chicago mayor to talk pension strategy Nov 20, 2012 6:10 PM
    As the veto and lame duck legislative sessions downstate creep closer, suburban mayors and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel are meeting to strategize on how to obtain approval of changes in public safety pensions that will reduce their cost. "Mayor Emanuel been very open with meeting with suburban mayors," Hoffman Estates Mayor William McLeod said. "It's been a great relationship."

     
  • Technology available to help navigate your Black Friday rush Nov 16, 2012 8:13 AM
    Evzdrop, a Chicago-based company has launched a new free iPhone and iPad app by the same name just in time for Black Friday shopping. The app lets shoppers and stores share information or deals in real time. Evzdrop is one of several apps that may come in help shoppers find out if a Black Friday deal is already sold out, where the lines are too long or where the next special is popping up.

     
  • Staging proves puzzling in musically strong ‘Werther’ Nov 13, 2012 5:30 AM
    The Lyric Opera of Chicago's new production of Massenet's "Werther" is wonderfully sung, but director Francisco Negrin's multimedia production is a bit of a dramatic and scenic muddle.

     
  • Annual Lights of Love open house, ceremony for Tree House Humane Society Nov 6, 2012 5:20 PM
    The Tree House Humane Society, 1212 W. Carmen Ave., announces our 13th Annual Lights of Love Open House and Lighting Ceremony.

     
  • Mount Prospect minister offers couples alternatives Oct 29, 2012 11:48 AM
    Kukec's People features Pamela Magnuson, a pagan minister who has a business where she performs marriage, civil union and other ceremonies at her 1928 home in Mount Prospect.

     
  • City of Chicago offers free business workshops in October Oct 18, 2012 3:55 PM
    The City of Chicago's Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) hosts free business workshops every Wednesday and Friday. The workshops are located at the BACP City Hall Office, 121 N. LaSalle St., Room 805.

     
  • North Shore artist sets Highland Park studio grand opening Oct 18, 2012 3:44 PM
    North Shore acclaimed artist Nina Weiss announces the opening of her new Highland Park studio space at 3150 Skokie Highway (Route 41) Suite 12. A grand opening is scheduled on Friday, Nov. 9 from 5 to 9 p.m. The grand opening will feature special pricing and the opportunity to purchase the new art book "100 Artists of the Midwest" and "Art in Hand" playing cards, which feature Nina Weiss and her artwork.

     
  • Survivors and supporters are Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Oct 10, 2012 2:23 PM
    Last year, an estimated 288,130 American women began the battle of their lives when their doctors told them they had some form of breast cancer. And, just like you, not one of them believed it would happen to them. Over the next two weekends, thousands will fight the disease in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks. Today, 10 women share their stories.

     
  • Cara Novy-Bennewitz, Wilmette: Her book helps newly diagnosed patients Oct 9, 2012 11:02 AM
    Hearing you have cancer is hard enough without the added burden of trying to figure it all out — from where to start, who to see and what to do. While navigating her own cancer diagnosis in 2008, Cara Novy-Bennewitz kept thinking there had to be a better way to gather information, understand it and keep organized. She wrote a guide book to help other newly diagnosed patients and became a Medical Ambassador for the American Cancer Society.

     
  • Volle’s owner turns 90 Oct 1, 2012 6:00 AM
    Kukec's People features Volle Halthen, the 90-year-old owner of Lake Zurich-based Volle's Bridal & Boutique.

     
  • Autopsy shows Northwestern student drowned Sep 28, 2012 7:59 PM
    Autopsy results released Friday showed a Northwestern student found in a harbor drowned, but the medical examiner could not determine whether the death was accidental. The body of 18-year-old Harsha Maddula was found Thursday night in Wilmette Harbor, a few miles north of Evanston, six days after he disappeared.

     
  • Northwestern student’s body found in harbor Sep 28, 2012 8:10 AM
    The body of a Northwestern University student who was last seen leaving a weekend party has been found in a harbor near the campus. Authorities say the body of 18-year-old sophomore Harsha Maddula was pulled late Thursday from a harbor in Wilmette.

     
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