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  • Highwood parparing to host fifth annual Bloody Mary Fest Jul 3, 2014 12:50 PM
    Highwood’s "Bloody Mary Fest is coming back with a bang. In its fifth year, the festival will take place Sunday, July 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 Everts Park, 130 Highwood Ave.

  • Dist. 300 ensemble books parade gig Jul 2, 2014 2:05 PM
    The Dundee Middle School Street Ensemble in which kids learn music by beating garbage cans, paint buckets, metal chairs, pots and pans and the like, has booked a parade gig at Sleepy Hollow’s Fourth of July Celebration. The parade steps off at 11:30 a.m. What’s special about the ensemble is it's open to any student, regardless of musical ability or knowledge, according to an email from Matthew Bishop, the ensemble’s director and the school’s music teacher.

  • Yes to fireworks, but not on the Fourth Jul 2, 2014 6:01 AM
    Not every town has its fireworks show on the Fourth of July. Take Fox River Grove, which always has its show on the Saturday after Fourth of July weekend. “There are always so many other venues during (Fourth of July weekend), it is nice to have it later,” said village clerk Donna Brouder. “And we seem to draw more people.”

  • Fourth of July fireworks return to Elgin Jul 1, 2014 2:47 PM
    After years of partnering with a neighboring town, the city of Elgin is bringing its fireworks show back within city limits. The city teamed up with the Grand Victoria Casino to create the Rock and Roll Jackpot Fourth of July Concerts and Fireworks in Festival Park.

  • Join Great Lakes Naval Station to celebrate Independence Day Jul 1, 2014 12:48 PM
    Join the Great Lakes Naval Station in celebrating freedom and patriotism at one of Lake County’s largest Fourth of July celebrations with two days of music, fun and fireworks on Ross Field.

  • Which hand you use, flexibility may be in your genes Jun 30, 2014 12:52 PM
    “Why am I double jointed?” and “Why am I right-handed?” asked fifth-grade students in Elise Diaz and Caroline DiCentio’s class at Prairie Trail School in Gurnee.

  • Faith-based group to teach inner city kids about gardening Jun 30, 2014 9:15 AM
    Cultivate. Nurture. Prepare. Grow. Each of these words could be referring to tending a garden or educating youths. One Chicago area group is doing both with a new Aurora-based project.

  • Bonnie Dundee Golf Club brings new hybrid sport of FootGolf to Fox Valley Jun 27, 2014 8:24 AM
    Switch out a golf ball for a soccer ball and replace a golf club with your foot, and you get FootGolf, a growing international sport making an appearance in various parts of the country, including in Illinois. The most recent course has opened at Bonnie Dundee Golf Club in Carpentersville.

  • Mundelein Community Days begins July 3 Jun 27, 2014 3:47 PM
    If you’re in the mood for a car show, a carnival, fireworks or a parade, head to Mundelein for the annual Community Days festival. The festival opens Thursday, July 3 and continues through Sunday, July 6.

  • Moving Picture: Batavia man’s bike ride helping Africa Jun 27, 2014 1:29 PM
    Justin Ahrens of Batavia conceived the Wheels4Water ride from Boston to Chicago to raise money to supply water for life for 1,000 people in Uganda. He and his team more than doubled their goal and now Lifewater International will be able to supply a lifetime of water to more than 2,300 people with the more than $93,000 raised.

  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Jun 27, 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 June 23.

  • Reasons we marry often are not reasons we stay married Jun 26, 2014 11:29 AM
    Our Ken Potts asks couples he's counseling two questions: Why did you get married? and Why are you still married? The answers to his questions usually are different and tell a lot about the stage the relationship is in. Building a lasting marriage means transitioning from that first infatuation into mature love, Potts says.

  • Six Elgin gardens featured in Fox Valley Garden Walk Jun 25, 2014 6:01 AM
    The gardens have been chosen and the plans are set for the sixth Fox Valley Garden Walk. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, visitors can admire the beauty of various gardens found at homes on the “Gold Coast” and the east side of Elgin.

  • DuPage Children’s Museum leader building exhibits, partnerships Jun 25, 2014 12:07 PM
    The new leader of the DuPage Children's Museum is well-versed in educational theory, sciences, finances and leadership, but she knows what really matters at a museum for kids: fun. “Learning is a byproduct of having fun,” said Sarah Orleans, who took over in February as the museum's president and CEO. “It becomes a byproduct of getting children excited about their own ideas, their own creativity.”

  • Bring your appetite: 3 pig roasts this weekend in Kane County Jun 24, 2014 1:01 AM
    In just one weekend, pork lovers will have the opportunity to support Kane County organizations and their causes at three different pig roast fundraisers.

  • Fox Lake Volunteer Fire Department hosts 56th Fireman’s Festival Saturday and Sunday Jun 24, 2014 3:05 PM
    The Fox Lake Fireman's Festival is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, at the volunteer fire department on Grand Avenue. There will be games, entertainment, a street dance and water fights.

  • Mundelein High School District 120 Superintendent Jody Ware honored at dinner Jun 24, 2014 3:07 PM
    Mundelein High School Superintendent Jody Ware was honored as her retirement approaches.

  • Six unique gardens featured in Libertyville walk Jun 23, 2014 1:40 PM
    Town and Country Garden Club of Libertyville presents, Hidden Gems Garden Walk from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 28, a fundraiser to support beautification of public areas. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 day of the walk

  • Free water ski show at Diamond Lake Jun 23, 2014 1:45 PM
    Championship water skiers with on-water pyramids is just one of the many thrilling events at Mundelein Park & Recreation District’s annual community picnic from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 28 at Diamond Lake Beach, 1016 Diamond Lake Road, Mundelein. Residents of all communities are welcome.

  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Jun 20, 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 June 16.

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