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  • Midwest travel: Hyatt makes a splash with Shedd package Mar 28, 2015 7:00 AM
    Hook overnight accommodations and special VIP tickets for priority entry to Shedd Aquarium with the Hyatt Regency Chicago's newest package. Plus, if you find that a handcrafted truffle or a bar of single-origin cacao rocks your world, get to the Chicagoland Artisan Chocolate Festival & Wine Tasting in Evanston April 11-12. These and more adventures await. And they're all close to home, too.

  • Allergen free Mt. Prospect Easter egg hunt Mar 28, 2015 5:04 PM
    Many children with allergies have never attended an Easter egg hunt, according to Sonia Walker, co-owner of Nutphree’s Bakery. The bakery in Mount Prospect held its first food-free egg hunt Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church in Mount Prospect. “We had to close advanced registration after only six hours due to the maximum of 100 kids signed up and we now have 100 more on a waiting list,” Walker said Saturday.

  • Miniature golf tournament in Round Lake Beach raises money for cancer charity Mar 28, 2015 6:36 PM
    About 20 people played miniature golf Saturday at Kristof’s Entertainment Center and World of Fun in Round Lake Beach to raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Tom Kristof, the owner and namesake of the center, said he was hoping the event would raise about $3,000. “It’s simple and it’s fun,” Kristof said.

  • Select a winning crop of plants for your garden this year Mar 28, 2015 7:00 AM
    Gardeners can hardly contain their excitement each spring, as they discover the new plants available for them to add to their containers, beds and borders. This year, plant breeders have not disappointed.

  • How to keep cheery colors in check in your home Mar 28, 2015 7:00 AM
    Many people are Crayola color-phobic. I understand why; if not used properly, colors, especially bright ones, can make your living room look like a kindergarten or worse, a Marvel comic. Follow these four tips to keep cheery colors in check.

  • Oak Park family builds a dream kitchen Mar 28, 2015 12:00 AM
    Most homeowners consider the kitchen to be the heart of their home. The kitchen is where daily meals are prepared, stories are shared and memories are made. Thanksgiving dinners, Christmas cookies and birthday cakes all begin in the kitchen.

  • Closed session and executive session are the same Mar 28, 2015 1:00 AM
    Q. Can you please clarify the difference between a “closed session” and an “executive session” of the board? I know that there is a difference between the two and would like clarification, since our association has a board member who insists that what the board is doing is an executive session rather than a closed session.

  • Believe Project: $100 for sister with an autistic son Mar 28, 2015 7:31 AM
    The daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Nicole Taylor of Cary, who wants to give it to her little sister, who is a special education teacher and single mother of an autistic son.

  • Blackberry Farm’s Spring Gallop steps off in Aurora Mar 28, 2015 7:08 PM
    The seventh annual 5K Spring Gallop at Blackberry Farm Saturday featured eight age divisions for both male and female racers 10 and older. The CARA-certified course’s scenic route took runners along paved portions of the Virgil Gilman Trail and around Lake Gregory. A new feature this year was chip timing provided by It’s Race Time Inc.

  • Mundelein/Vernon Hills Rotary Club offers scholarships Mar 27, 2015 12:35 PM
    The Mundelein/Vernon Hills Rotary Club is accepting applications from high school seniors at Mundelein High School and Vernon Hills High School for its 2015 academic scholarships.

  • Believe Project: $100 for a friend who lost husband, daughter to cancer Mar 27, 2015 5:31 AM
    The daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Sue Johnson of Hoffman Estates, who wants to do something to brighten the day of a friend who lost her husband and daughter to cancer.

  • Editorial: Arlington Hts. nonprofit fights to save heroin addicts, one naloxone injector at a time Mar 27, 2015 1:00 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says Live 4 Lali in Arlington Heights is to be commended for getting naloxone into the hands of the true first responders to the heroin epidemic in the suburbs -- the friends and family members of addicts throughout Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Kane counties.

  • Naperville charity fueling good through stories Mar 27, 2015 9:41 AM
    Marion Ruthig’s first career revolved around numbers, but in her second career leading the nonprofit I Support Community, she’s learned never to underestimate the power of words, especially when arranged into stories.

  • ‘Restaurant: Impossible’ chef Robert Irvine brings stage show to Naperville Mar 27, 2015 1:00 AM
    “Robert Irvine Live,” a stage show featuring the Food Network celebrity chef, is anything but predictable. The show is coming Friday, March 27, to North Central College in Naperville, and Irvine says fans looking for a traditional cooking show should just stay home. So what is the show, exactly? The Daily Herald spoke with Irvine to get a taste of what the 49-year-old has cooking.

  • Manners matter: 3 apps to help your kids Mar 27, 2015 6:00 AM
    There’s more to being polite than just saying, “please” and “thank you.” Here are three apps that will teach your child about good manners.

  • Mortgage complaint line brings attention to detail Mar 27, 2015 12:00 AM
    Move over, Yelp. The federal government’s top consumer agency has just begun allowing mortgage borrowers to vent publicly — in full narrative detail — about the bad experiences they’ve had with financial institutions.

  • Union Cases were designed for daguerreotypes Mar 27, 2015 1:01 AM
    Q. This is a photo of a picture case that I have. It measures 3 3/4 inches by 3 3/4 inches and is decorated with an intricate design on the top and around the edge. I think the case is plastic and have been told there were products years ago that were plastic.

  • You can tell a lot about someone by how they weed Mar 27, 2015 6:36 AM
    The football fans in my family recently put me on to a series of TV commercials for a dating site called “Where have you been, Mom?” one of them asked. “Those have been around for a long time.” Apparently they’re the real deal and a big deal — the site has more than 2 million members, drawn in by hilariously hokey ads complete with talking cows. The theme song trills: “You don’t have to be lonely at”

  • Home-maintenance duties rise as spring arrives Mar 27, 2015 12:00 AM
    Now’s the time to get caught up on some important maintenance chores that you might not have been able to do over the winter.

  • Choosing the best plants to make your garden a success Mar 27, 2015 6:00 AM
    It won’t be long before you find yourself at your favorite garden center to purchase the first plants of the season. Whether you know exactly what you are looking for or you are a carefree spirit who enjoys browsing the benches, there are some general tips to ensure you take home the best plants for your landscape.

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