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  • 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.

     
  • Ride the rails on the Nebraska Zephyr Sept. 22-23 Sep 14, 2012 6:12 PM
    The Illinois Railway Museum, in cooperation with Amtrak and the BNSF Railway, will operate the Nebraska Zephyr, built in 1936 and powered by the 1940 vintage Burlington Route locomotive “Silver Pilot” on an all-day excursion between Chicago and Quincy, Ill., on Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept. 23. This will be the first time the Nebraska Zephyr has operated carrying passengers from Chicago Union Station to Galesburg, Ill., since it was retired in 1968 and the first time it has ever operated carrying passengers to Quincy, Ill.

     
  • Noted biographer at Sullivan Center in Vernon Hills Sep 11, 2012 4:42 PM
    Bob Spitz, American journalist and acclaimed author best known for his celebrity biographies, will present his new biography "Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child" Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Sullivan Community Center, 635 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills.

     
  • Get tips on Swedish genealogy at Sept. 11 genealogy meeting Aug 28, 2012 2:23 PM
    The Lake County Genealogical Society will hold its monthly meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept.11, at the Mundelein Park District, 1401 N. Midlothian Road, Mundelein. Daniel Hubbard will present the program “Will the Real Sven Larsson Please Stand Up? Getting Started in Swedish Genealogy.”

     
  • Sign up now for Girl Scout Cookie Classic 5K Run Aug 15, 2012 6:36 PM
    Everyone is invited to join Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana on Saturday, Sept. 8, as it celebrates its 100th anniversary with the Girl Scout Cookie Classic 5K Run, Walk and Celebration in Chicago's Grant Park.

     
  • Former Chicago Bear, wife start luxury spa in Vernon Hills Aug 14, 2012 7:48 AM
    Kukec's People features Ranee McGowan and husband Brandon McGowan, a former Chicago Bear safety, who have opened a luxury spa and lounge in Vernon Hills. And Brandon started a trucking company as well. They prove that there's life after the NFL.

     
  • Golf outing in Wheeling and Buffalo Grove to benefit Lukemia Research Foundation Aug 4, 2012 9:56 AM
    Golfers "swinging for a cure" will take to the links Monday, Sept. 10, at the Bob Chinn's 10th annual Charity Golf Outing. The awards dinner immediately following golf will be catered by Bob Chinn's Crab House. The charitable beneficiary for this year's event is the Wilmette-based Leukemia Research Foundation.

     
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