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  • 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.

  • Food, fun, music highlight the annual Wauconda Fest celebration Jun 20, 2014 4:31 PM
    The annual Waucondafest event launches Thursday and runs through Sunday night at Cook Park.

  • Moving Picture: Grayslake man protecting blue herons Jun 20, 2014 2:29 PM
    Lake County Forest Preserve District volunteer coordinator Jack Nowak of Grayslake works at the Almond Marsh Rookery near Grayslake, where he helped restore the rookery, a the breeding ground for great blue herons and other birds. “I enjoy going out to the marsh and checking on the herons and watching the young grow,” Nowak said. “It’s a great educational site. I think it is an important part of the environment where they can be viewed.”

  • VHHS student accepted to international program Jun 19, 2014 10:40 AM
    A Vernon Hills High School student has been accepted to an unusual international program and will start in August.

  • Volunteers plant native shrubs in Libertyville Township Open Space Jun 18, 2014 1:04 PM
    Twenty-three volunteers recently labored for four hours planting 160 trees and shrubs on a portion of Libertyville Township Open Space as part of a two-year project initiated by the Lake County Audubon Society.

  • Tour the Jewish calendar during Sunday in the Park with Bagels Jun 18, 2014 12:57 PM
    Big Tent Judaism-Chicago and nine area organizations will answer this question at Sunday in the Park with Bagels, a free, family-friendly event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, June 29, at Deerpath Park, 299 Onwentsia Road in Vernon Hills.

  • Pipes will be piped and cabers will be tossed at Highland Games in Itasca Jun 18, 2014 2:49 PM
    Some of Scotland’s deepest traditions will be celebrated and most competitive games will be contested this weekend in Itasca. The 28th annual Scottish Festival and Highland Games will be open 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 20, and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at Itasca’s Hamilton Lakes Business Park.

  • Food tasting event to feature 20 local chefs Jun 17, 2014 5:12 PM
    Food for Greater Elgin will hold its first Pallet to Palate fundraiser on Monday, June 23, featuring samples from 20 local chefs and wine tasting. "It's a great opportunity to come support the city of Elgin," said Daryl Rubin, director for development at the pantry.

  • 10th annual BeachFest promises a full menu of fun and entertainment Jun 17, 2014 12:43 PM
    The 10th annual BeachFest will be held this weekend June 20-22 at the Cultural & Civic Center in Round Lake Beach with a full lineup of music and a variety of activities.

  • Libertyville’s farmers market set to begin Jun 17, 2014 12:53 PM
    Opening day for MainStreet Libertyville’s Farmers Market is Thursday, June 19, on Church Street in downtown Libertyville.

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