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  • Crowds flock for art, music at Glen Ellyn festival Aug 24, 2014 5:21 PM
    It’s not called the Glen Ellyn Festival of the Arts for nothing. Visitors to Lake Ellyn Park this weekend for the 45th annual festival got the chance to browse the works of about 80 artists working in nearly every imaginable medium as part of a juried show while listening to live music and even enjoying a beverage or two.

     
  • Pets parade through downtown Palatine Aug 24, 2014 7:05 PM
    Pets large and small, from dachshunds to a Great Dane, dressed in elaborate costumes walked with their owners through downtown Palatine on Sunday for the annual Sweet Pea Pet Parade. “The people like the idea of coming down and dressing up their pets,” said Larry Schroth, owner of Foxglove Cottage.

     
  • Food, drink the stars of Lake Zurich’s annual ‘Taste of the Towns’ at Paulus Park Aug 24, 2014 7:02 PM
    The opportunity to sample signature or new food and beverage items from local gourmet vendors drew crowds to Paulus Park in Lake Zurich on Sunday for the eighth-annual Taste of the Towns. Sponsored by the Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce, the free event also featured also musical, live entertainment and family activities, such as a climbing wall and arts and crafts.

     
  • Naperville woman dies in Aurora crash Aug 24, 2014 10:16 PM
    A 92-year-old Naperville woman was killed in a two vehicle crash on Route 59 in Aurora Sunday afternoon, according to authorities. According to a release by Aurora police, Dorothy Lineback, 92, was driving southbound and attempted to make a left turn in front of an oncoming sedan, which caused a head-on collision in the intersection of Rt. 59 and Entrance #1 of the Westfield Fox Valley Mall/La Fox Ave.

     
  • West Chicago barn fire sparked by lightning Aug 23, 2014 9:17 PM
    West Chicago fire investigators believe lightening struck the roof of a barn on Prince Crossing Road and sparked a fire that caused minor damage Saturday, authorities said. The barn's owner was able to extinguish much of the blaze before firefighters arrived.

     
  • Roadwork testing Dave’s patience Aug 24, 2014 12:21 AM
    Traveling between Geneva and West Chicago leads to congestion seemingly no matter which route is taken, says columnist Dave Heun.

     
  • Require bicycles to have horns Aug 23, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Lake Zurich letter to the editor: This comment is in response to the article, ‘Bicyclists vs. bucolic suburb’. It is about time that someone addressed this issue.

     
  • Book notes: Susanna Calkins discusses her book at Vernon Hills B&N Aug 23, 2014 6:15 AM
    Author Susanna Calkins discusses her book "A Murder At Rosamund's Gate" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at Barnes and Noble in Vernon Hills.

     
  • The Soapbox Aug 23, 2014 5:01 AM
    Daily Herald editors praise two female sports role models, lament the troubles of a local university and sound off on a number of other suburban issues.

     
  • Be considerate to ‘outsiders’ on bicycles Aug 23, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Wheaton letter to the editor: I was appalled to read about the battle between residents of Barrington Hills and bicyclists. All bicyclists in Spandex are not professionals. We are mothers, fathers, sons and daughters.

     
  • Saying ‘bless you’ an act of kindness Aug 23, 2014 5:01 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: I’m very concerned for this young girl in Tennessee who got sent to the principal’s office at her school for just saying “bless you” when someone sneezed.

     
  • Where’s the patriotism of corporate leaders? Aug 23, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Hoffman Estates letter to the editor: Citizens, 100 years ago the only people who paid income tax were the very rich and the most they paid was 8 percent. As a result, the majority of the people who worked for them made 20 cents an hour, which amounted to about $700 a year.

     
  • District didn’t want to give up school Aug 23, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Lake Villa letter to the editor: I found the article in the paper today regarding Round Lake Area Unit District 116 and their use of Joseph J. Pleviak School in Lake Villa as a Kindergarten Center very informative and encouraging. However, I also found that a caption with a picture of children entering Pleviak very inaccurate and discouraging.

     
  • Choir director needs to consider others Aug 23, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Palatine letter to the editor: In Greek there are three words that express degree of love: eros, or physical love (I love cupcakes/my girlfriend.); philia, or brotherly love (My friend has an illness; I will put his needs before mine.) and agape, the purest form (sacrificing one’s self for the good of another, love shown by those who would risk even death for us — our military, our God himself).

     
  • Weekend picks: Keb' Mo', G-Love play the Arcada Aug 23, 2014 6:00 AM
    Celebrated blues musician Keb' Mo' shares a concert bill with G-Love and Special Sauce Saturday at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. Fans of all things fantasy and sci-fi won't want to miss the Wizard World Convention Comic Con 2014 starting Thursday in Rosemont. Meet and get autographs from actresses Patricia Rodriguez Vonne, Crystal McCahill and Rosario Dawson before screenings of “Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Die For” at the Hollywood Palms Cinema in Naperville. And check out the Color Aloft Balloon Festival at Central Park in Grayslake.

     
  • Police: Man charged after hitting pedestrian in Round Lake Park Aug 23, 2014 10:30 PM
    A 38-year-old Round Lake Park man faces drunken driving charges after police said he struck an 18-year-old woman walking along Washington Street Friday night, authorities said. Witnesses reported Domingo Rios swerved his blue Chevy off the road and hit the teen, who was released from the hospital Saturday, police said.

     
  • Hanover Park football field damaged after emergency helicopter landing Aug 23, 2014 9:24 PM
    A pilot flying a helicopter made an emergency landing on a Hanover Park youth football field Saturday, authorities said. Engine failure triggered the landing on the Hurricanes field along Barrington Road, Mayor Rodney Craig said.

     
  • Storm cuts short Elgin’s iFest Aug 23, 2014 6:37 PM
    Hundreds of people gathered Saturday at Elgin’s third annual iFest, bringing an international flavor to the recently opened Riverside Drive promenade. But a thunderstorm in the early afternoon cut the event short.

     
  • Naperville wine fest opening delayed by weather Aug 23, 2014 6:14 PM
    The opening of the second day of the 12th annual Naperville Wine Festival was delayed two hours by the threat of lightning, but by 6 p.m. the event was packed, one of the organizers said Saturday evening. The event at CityGate Centre featured 59 wineries, cooking and wine pairing demonstrations, 12 restaurants or food trucks, a Belgian beer cafe and musical entertainment.

     
  • Elgin protesters seek justice for Brown Aug 23, 2014 6:03 PM
    About 20 members of the Occupy Elgin and the Fox Valley Citizens for Peace and Justice rallied on Saturday for justice in the death of black teenager Michael Brown.

     
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