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  • Chicago Sky center Sylvia Fowles, right, had arthroscopic surgery last month on her hip and won’t be able to open the WNBA when the Sky plays its first game on May 16 against Indiana.

    Sky coach optimistic surgery won’t stop FowlesApr 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Chicago Sky opens the season against the Indiana Fever on May 16 and will be without star center Sylvia Fowles, who is out indefinitely with a hip injury.

  • A vacant storefront at 7104 Mannheim Road in Rosemont will soon be home to The Donut Drop, a new bakery specializing in doughnuts.

    'The Donut Drop' coming to Rosemont shopping centerApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Doughnut lovers in the Rosemont area will soon have a new store at which to indulge, whether they're set on an old-fashioned favorite, or have a taste for something new and trendy. The Donut Drop, a self-proclaimed mom and pop bakery, is coming to a vacant storefront in a strip mall at 7104 Mannheim Road.

  • Shuttle bus catches fireApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    A shuttle bus caught fire inside a building Thursday night in an industrial area near Rosemont, authorities said. Firefighters from Rosemont, Schiller Park and Chicago responded about 9 p.m. to the business on the 9700 block of Foster Avenue.

  • Footlighters Theatre Company Auditions for TarzanApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Footlighters Theatre Company is casting actors, singers, and dancers, ages five to adult, for their summer musical production of Tarzan.

  • Bears’ Charles Tillman hosting bowling fundraiser in RosemontApr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman is hosting a celebrity bowling tournament in Rosemont July 12 to raise funds for his foundation. The Charles Tillman Celebrity Pro BOWLer Tournament will be held at Kings Lanes, Lounge & Sports in Rosemont’s entertainment district. Since 2012, the event has raised more than $320,000 for the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation.

  • Milestone win for Wolves’ AndersonApr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Chicago Wolves clinched home-ice advantage for the first round of the Calder Cup playoffs with a 4-3 shootout victory over Iowa on Wednesday night at Wells Fargo Arena as John Anderson earned his 700th regular-season win as a head coach.

  • Kris Howard Jensen

    Hidden Gems in Our CommunityApr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Hidden Gems in Our Community is a program, sponsored by Illinois State Representative Michelle Mussman, as a women’s issues advisory committee meeting. “It was developed based on the idea that there are many women living within the area, who have inspiring and unexpected stories to share,” said Magdaleno.

  • Julia Krecu, 11, and her mom share a cup of tea at the annual Tea for Two on April 12 at Prairie Lakes Community Center. Lisa Haring

    How About a Lovely Cup of Tea?Apr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Sixty little ladies and their mothers, grandmothers, and aunts, dressed up in spring florals and straw hats, enjoyed a spot o’ tea and sweets at the 10th annual Des Plaines Park District Mother Daughter Tea on April 12, 2014, at Prairie Lakes Community Center.

  • Procrastinators can Celebrate! Scientists Say it’s in Your GenesApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    If you’d rather put off until tomorrow what could be done today, blame your parents. Researchers have discovered there may be a genetic reason for these tendencies, genetically linking procrastination and impulsivity which suggests they can be inherited.

  • Wolves close in on home ice for 1st roundApr 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Chicago Wolves reeled off 3 third-period goals to earn a 4-2 victory over Rockford in an Illinois Lottery Cup contest Sunday before 11,535 at the Allstate Arena.

  • Wolves fall 4-1 to AdmiralsApr 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Chicago Wolves surrendered a power-play hat trick to the Milwaukee Admirals’ Austin Watson as they fell 4-1 on Saturday night in an Amtrak Rivalry game at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee.

  • Work is either underway or still to come in the neighborhood around Rosemont’s Barry Recreational Center, including a new parking lot (above) and nearby mural, and a turf field just south of the rec center.

    Turf field will replace grass around Rosemont rec centerApr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    The neighborhood around the Barry Recreational Center in Rosemont is about to be spruced up. The village received a $176,800 state grant last week that will help pay for an artificial field turf, a walking track and a picnic area at a 1.3-acre grass field next to the rec center building, 7128 Barry St.

  • Rosemont’s new entertainment logo

    Rosemont unveils new branding campaignApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Rosemont officials on Thursday unveiled a new branding campaign and tagline to help market its bustling entertainment district and nearby offerings. The new logo is a slight variation on the municipal logo, which will continue to be utilized for village government and activities not related to the entertainment district, according to a news release.

  • Led Zeppelin tribute band Kashmir will take the stage once again at the summer concert series in Rosemont’s entertainment district. Organizers of the Rockin’ in the Park concert series announced their 15-performance summer lineup Thursday.

    Rosemont 2014 summer concert series lineup announcedApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Organizers of the second annual summer concert series in Rosemont’s entertainment district have announced the lineup of the performances taking place over the course of 14 weeks from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Rockin’ in the Park 2014 at Rosemont’s MB Financial Park includes 15 shows in all, ranging in musical variety from classic rock to country, and reggae to Top 40.

  • Mayor Ruben Pineda meets citizens following the 2014 State of the City Address at City Hall. Krista Coltrin

    West Chicago Mayor Delivers 2014 State of the CityApr 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Mayor Credits "Thoughtful Planning and Strategic Foresight" For City's Solid Financial Position in the 2014 State of the City Address

  • The subject of “Out of the Depths - A Survivors Story of the Sinking of the USS Indianapolis” will be speaking at The Orchard.

    USS Indianapolis Survivor Speaks at The OrchardApr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Orchard Evangelical Free Church will host Ed Harrell, a survivor of the USS Indianapolis in WWII, on May 1 at 7 p.m.

  • RTA funding Rosemont transit studyApr 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Regional Transportation Authority board has approved a $250,000 study to improve access to Rosemont’s CTA Blue Line station and assess the potential for transit-oriented development on adjacent land. The funding is $200,000 in federal dollars and $50,000 from the RTA.

  • This is a photo of a sketch that shows proposed renovations to the shuttered Wyndham O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont. Developers are planning to open a 200-room Hyatt Place Hotel and a separate “select service” hotel of between 180 and 200 rooms.

    Rosemont hotel complex to reopen as 2 separate hotelsApr 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    Owners of a shuttered hotel near the Allstate Arena in Rosemont hope to renovate and reopen it by this summer. But when the venue does reopen, it will actually be two hotels, officials say: a 200-room Hyatt Place Hotel and a separate “select service” hotel of between 180 and 200 rooms. “When we became involved with this project, we saw this as a wonderful market,” Superhost Vice President Samir Lakhany said.

  • Scoopie, Culver’s official mascot, takes a picture with two New Lenox firefighters during a March 4 fundraiser at Culver’s of New Lenox. Dave Silbar

    Calling All Superheroes (Big and Little): Culver’s Sets Aside April 28 Just for You Calling All Superheroes (Big and Little): Culver’s Sets Aside April 28 Just for YouApr 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    Culver's encourages children under 12 and all local police and fire personnel to visit Culver's on Monday, April 28, to celebrate National Superhero Day.

  • Sanjib Sahoo

    From India to Naperville, CTO aims to keep innovatingApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kukec's People features Sanjib Sahoo of Naperville, who went from humble beginnings in India, to Naperville and Chicago, where he heads technology for TradeMonster.

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