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  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Sep 12, 2014 1:01 AM
    Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of them and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of September 8.

     
  • Meet cancer nurse who helps patients through murky waters Sep 13, 2014 7:35 AM
    Cancer nurse Juli Aistars takes the scare out of the scary. At Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Aistars specializes in dealing with prostate cancer patients, navigating them through pre-treatment, post-treatment tests and setting appointments. She's been called a lifeboat by those in the storm.

     
  • Agency to salute volunteers, PADS churches at 25th anniversary celebration Sep 11, 2014 12:48 PM
    In 1989, a small group of citizens and churches founded PADS or Public Action to Deliver Shelter in an effort to lift up the homeless and dispossessed in the local community. Twenty-five years later that mission continues through the work of JOURNEYS | The Road Home.

     
  • Singer tells her story through Broadway hits in St. Charles Sep 10, 2014 5:05 AM
    "Dawn of a New Day (A Cabaret)" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 12 and 13, at Vero Voce Theater in St. Charles. Dawn Harkins, singer/actress/wife/mother, with accompanist Richard Trost takes you on a musical tour through the milestones of her adult life.

     
  • Mundelein group teaches others about self-sufficiency through homesteading Sep 10, 2014 11:01 AM
    Several Mundelein residents who say they want to inspire self-sufficiency and sustainability in others hope to improve quality of life by teaching the community to utilize the natural environment. Jennifer Kehrer, Holly Kim and Alex Kvasnicka are building interest through a nonprofit group they created called Village Homesteading Mundelein.

     
  • Joggin’ for Frogmen to benefit Navy SEALs Sep 10, 2014 12:33 PM
    If one Navy SEAL were distracted by something in his personal life, a momentary loss of focus or a hesitation could seal the fate of his team members and alter the path of world politics.

     
  • Annual law enforcement expo returns to Westfield Hawthorn mall Sep 10, 2014 11:59 AM
    The Vernon Hills Police Department will host its 10th annual law enforcement exhibition Saturday, Sept. 13, and Sunday, Sept. 14, at Westfield Hawthorn Mall.

     
  • MainStreet Libertyville hosts Oktoberfest Sept. 20 Sep 9, 2014 12:29 PM
    MainStreet Libertyville hosts its annual Oktoberfest on Sept. 20 from 6 to 11 p.m. on Church Street downtown. Throughout the evening, German music and popular local bands Betty Soul and CoverGurl will keep you dancing.

     
  • Fremont Twp. emergency response presentation Sep 7, 2014 4:32 PM
    The Fremont Township Community Emergency Response Team will provide information on what an active shooter is, the warning signs, what happens during such a situation and how to respond, during a presentation at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, in meeting room A at the Fremont Public Library, 1170 Midlothian Road, Mundelein.

     
  • Meet the Campton Hills woman who takes food from farm to table Sep 5, 2014 3:41 PM
    Most people have memories spending time with their mom in the kitchen. Penny Newkirk remembers that too, growing up in farm country and helping her mother prepare meals for six siblings. Newkirk, a former home economics and cooking teacher, is still sharing her skills with others at her Country Garden Cuisine Cooking School on a historic farm in Campton Hills. “I have the heart of a teacher,” she says. “I love to be able to excite people about the food they eat” Newkirk said.

     
  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Sep 5, 2014 1:01 AM
    Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of the bunch and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of September 1.

     
  • Enjoy United Fall Fest activities in Campton Hills Sep 4, 2014 6:01 AM
    The fourth annual United Fall Fest returns with a day filled with fun, food and fellowship from 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Congregational United Church of Christ in Campton Hills. Admission is free. It is organized by the church in partnership with the Fox Mill community and the village of Campton Hills.

     
  • Libertyville’s Encore Theatre prepares for its final season after 17 years Sep 3, 2014 11:12 AM
    When the Encore Theatre's 16th season came to a close, Director Bob Silton had some news for the local youths who bring several shows to the stage each year. At the cast party for the final show, "Shrek: The Musical," Silton revealed that the upcoming 2014-15 season will be Encore's last. "It went completely dead quiet," Silton said. "There were a lot of tears."

     
  • Party helps Lisle parents celebrate start of school Sep 2, 2014 9:34 AM
    As a mom with four children, Debbie Pawlowicz knew her youngest's first full day of school was something she should celebrate -- with her friends. The event has grown into Lisle's annual First Full Day of School Party, still hosted by Pawlowicz. Our Joan Broz says the event is a chance for parents to celebrate, to reconnect after the summer and to share advice between the more experienced parents and those with younger children.

     
  • Mundelein Arts Festival set for Sept. 6-7 in Kracklauer Park Sep 2, 2014 12:24 PM
    Come celebrate the arts and share a magical day in the park at the 4th Annual Mundelein Arts Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6-7. The two-day juried festival will transform Kracklauer Park, 100 N. Seymour Ave., Mundelein, into an art lovers showcase.

     
  • Be aware of poisons in your house, take steps to keep them away from young children Sep 1, 2014 1:01 AM
    “What is poison and what does it taste like?” asked a young patron at Grayslake Library.

     
  • 5,280 feet in Naperville’s Fling Mile, parade route Aug 31, 2014 6:00 AM
    Participants in the Fling Mile and the Last Fling Labor Day Parade will follow roughly the same 5,280-foot route through downtown Naperville, but at different times on Monday morning. The race comes first at 9:15 a.m., followed by the annual parade at 10 a.m. "The theme this year is a celebration of military service," said Melissa Hupp, chairwoman of special events for the Last Fling."

     
  • Six tips for family fun at Naperville’s Last Fling Aug 29, 2014 11:01 AM
    For three days each year during the Last Fling, the 12-acre grounds at Naper Settlement become Family Fun Land. With Disney star meet-and-greets, kid-themed business booths and bounce houses galore, the area works hard to live up to the “fun” in its name, said Mary Cooke-Hall, Family Fun Land chairwoman.

     
  • Participants sought for Veterans History Project in Lake County Aug 29, 2014 9:18 AM
    On Veterans Day morning, Tuesday, Nov. 11, war veterans are invited to come to the Lake County courthouse in Waukegan to have their oral histories recorded by official court reporters who will produce transcripts of their interviews.

     
  • Meet Libertyville man who gave up banking to make pizza Aug 29, 2014 10:35 AM
    John Durning is passionate — passionate about pizza. So passionate, he left his banking job of 12 years to follow his dream -- opening a pizza joint called Pizzeria Deville. “I said I wouldn’t do it unless I found the perfect place,” he said of his new pizzeria in downtown Libertyville.

     
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