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  • ‘The Squeeze’ seeks its place among golf film classics Mar 24, 2015 1:30 PM
    Several top pro golfers ̶̶ Phil Mickelson, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson ̶̶ have good things to say about a new golf movie, “The Squeeze,” which opens nationally on April 17. If golf fans can’t wait, Len Ziehm recommends attending a March 30 fundraiser for the Illinois PGA Foundation at Bensenville Theater, 9 S. Center St., Bensenville.

  • Solving the junk pile mess next door Mar 26, 2015 5:01 PM
    Q. This is in response to “E” who wrote in to the column a few weeks ago. He had neighbors with yard debris that was making it hard to sell his home.

  • How to use social media to build business Mar 23, 2015 5:00 AM
    If you want to build sales, put your effort where customers hang out, an expert tells Small Business Columnist Jim Kendall.

  • Wanna talk over coffee? Let’s not Mar 23, 2015 1:00 AM
    Columnist Kathleen Parker: Oh, you didn’t know there was a fuss at Starbucks about race? Why, then, you must be a normal human living a regular life away from the angst-inducing travails of urbanites who think nothing of spending $3.47 for a tiny jolt of java.

  • Arena crowd celebrates Bigfoot’s birthday Mar 23, 2015 10:47 AM
    A birthday bash was held this past weekend and the delighted 10,000lb-guest of honor celebrated by revving up and crushing some cars. The legendary Bigfoot monster truck, a jacked-up 1974 Ford F-250 built by Bob Chandler in 1975, is turning forty this year.

  • Weissenstein credits Ashley for career achievement Mar 23, 2015 2:06 PM
    When he was student at Prospect High School, Steve Weissenstein said it was a privilege having many incredible teachers who provided invaluable inspiration. But one did stand out. “I had so many incredible teachers and coaches at Prospect who inspired me, and I understood the impact they had on my life,” Weissenstein said. “But without a doubt the man who had the biggest impact on me was my freshman basketball coach, Ron Ashley.” After playing for Ashley, Weissenstein had pretty much made up my mind that he wanted to be a teacher and coach. Almost 40 years later, he has succeeded pretty well at both, to say the least. In 2009, Weissenstein was named the Glenbrook South High School’s Teacher of the Year. This May 2 on the campus of Illinois State, the long time Titans boys and girls basketball coach will be inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

  • Stars lining up for senior shootout in Lake County Mar 23, 2015 2:06 PM
    Lake County’s basketball stars are set to be showcased again. The sixth annual Lake County Senior Shootout High School All Star Basketball Game will take place on Friday April 3 on the campus of College of Lake County in Grayslake. The game consists of the top high school senior boys and girls players in Lake County.

  • Cheese shop’s 1940 Plymouth is a rolling business card Mar 23, 2015 6:00 AM
    When Marty Ruhland was looking for a unique vehicle to draw attentiomn to his deli and cheese shop, he purchased a 1940 Plymouth Sedan Delivery in 2002. He paid $200, thinking at the time, “even that was way too much.”

  • Glendale Heights business owners rebuild home after fire Mar 24, 2015 10:06 AM
    Kukec's People features Cindy and Gary Blaski, owners of Allegra Marketing Print and Mail in Glendale Heights, who saw their home of 25 years destroyed in a fire. No one was hurt, but they lost everything. Now he and his wife are putting their lives and home back together and they continue to balance their company needs.

  • Interminable ads relegate games to mere filler Mar 23, 2015 5:30 AM
    College-basketball games are still pretty good even though too many timeouts and commercials make the sport a mess.

  • Arlington Hts. architect builds 13 world landmarks out of Legos Mar 23, 2015 1:58 PM
    Adam Reed Tucker of Arlington Heights is one of only 14 Lego certified professionals worldwide. His work is not child’s play. Tucker is a trained architect, and Legos are his medium. His latest exhibit of 13 world-famous landmarks — built entirely of Legos — is on display at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library through April and drawing big crowds. It opened this month on the first floor beneath the natural light of a skylight. “I love the design process,” Tucker says.

  • Imrem: Cubs worried about 2021? Really? Mar 23, 2015 8:52 PM
    The Cubs want to make sure they control Kris Bryant in 2021, so far away that Mars might be our 51st state by then.

  • Rozner: NFL in trouble? Not hardly Mar 23, 2015 8:50 PM
    No, the NFL is not dying. On the contrary, it gets bigger every season and if the TV contracts were up for negotiation today, networks would be lined up to double the rights fees.

  • Lean and lovin’ it: ‘Deliciously Ella’ finds audience for healthy recipes on the Internet Mar 25, 2015 3:31 PM
    Today’s generation of young cookbook authors embrace all the new media and technology that some of us are still trying to figure out and they’re doing it in fun ways. Take “Deliciously Ella” by Ella Woodward (Scribner, 2015).

  • Hillary’s Nixonian path to office Mar 22, 2015 1:00 AM
    Columnist Michael Gerson: Those looking for a historical parallel to Hillary Clinton's email controversy turned, inevitably, to one figure. According to Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., Clinton is "a modern, Democratic Richard Nixon."

  • Before leveling floors, find out what caused the problem Mar 22, 2015 12:00 AM
    Q. We would like to level the concrete floors of our second-floor condo. The floor problem is characteristic of the 1870s building. The bedroom slants away from the door and falls three inches to the worst spot. Is there a cheaper filler we can use prior to using self-leveling concrete?

  • Defining courage in new ways Mar 22, 2015 1:01 AM
    Our Ken Potts says there are many ways to define courage -- and a recent example made him smile.

  • Is push to change fluids just a scam? Mar 22, 2015 12:01 AM
    Q. To follow up on your recent column (about transmission fluid changes), at the dealership where I have my car serviced sometimes, they are telling me I need a power steering system fluid flush and replacement of fluid.

  • Constable: Suburbs paved path for WIU's star Mar 23, 2015 5:48 AM
    Basketball tourneys in Libertyville helped Ashley Luke make the transitition from Wisconsin to Illinois. Now the Western Illinois University basketball star joins legends such as Candace Parker and Elana Delle Donne by being named the Capital One Academic All-America of the Year for all of Division I women's basketball.

  • Kane public defender: ‘Innocent man’ convicted in Geneva murder Mar 22, 2015 4:36 PM
    Kelli Childress reflects on the guilty verdict against Shadwick King, her first loss in a murder trial as Kane County public defender, and Geneva's first murder since 1975. "I have no doubt in my mind an innocent man was convicted," she said.

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