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  • Extension offers tips on choosing perfect Christmas tree Nov 25, 2014 9:46 PM
    Selecting the perfect Christmas tree this holiday season is simply a matter of following a few steps. “When I was growing up, we would often cut down a Christmas tree growing on my grandparents’ farm,” said Ron Wolford, a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator. “Today you can purchase trees from garden centers, pop-up lots, big box stores, and Christmas tree farms. The following tips can help you select a fresh tree for your home and keep it looking its best throughout the holiday season.”

     
  • At 85, UPO chemist honored by President Obama Nov 24, 2014 6:05 AM
    Kukec's People features Edith M. Flanigen, 85, a consultant and retired award-winning chemist with UOP LLC in Des Plaines. She received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation Award from President Barack Obama and was one of eight recipients. She has invented more than 200 different synthetic materials, wrote for for numerous publications and earned 109 patents.

     
  • Corvette Nationals features more than vintage muscle Nov 24, 2014 10:33 AM
    As the name implies, the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals is a car show jammed full of vintage vehicles. But as the show has grown larger, more and more unusual items and displays are finding their way into the event.

     
  • Top ten tips for holiday food safety Nov 24, 2014 6:53 PM
    As families and friends across Illinois makes plans for their holiday feasts, the Illinois Poison Center is offering its top ten tips for proper food handling techniques this season. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 76 million people experience foodborne illness each year.

     
  • Former Rush owner arrested on fraud charges Nov 24, 2014 7:30 PM
    The former owner of the now-defunct Chicago Rush Arena Football League team has been arrested on a variety of fraud charges stemming from his purchase of the team last year. David Staral Jr., 35, of Kenosha, Wis., is accused of concealing income from creditors and the bankruptcy trustee as well as lying about the state of his personal finances when he purchased the team.

     
  • Wolves fall 3-0 to Rockford Nov 23, 2014 8:23 PM
    Rockford left wing Garret Ross scored the first 2 goals and the Chicago Wolves could not find the net during a 3-0 loss in Illinois Lottery Cup action Sunday before 11,431 at the Allstate Arena.

     
  • Wolves GM leads charge against epilepsy Nov 21, 2014 12:14 PM
    For Chicago Wolves general manager Wendell Young, the team's efforts this weekend for epilepsy awareness are personal. Young's son, Matthew, was diagnosed in 2013 with epilepsy, and he has not let it hinder his life or his budding career as a cinematographer.

     
  • Self-published authors can enter Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author contest Nov 20, 2014 9:02 PM
    Illinois authors who have self-published an adult fiction book may enter the second year of the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project until Monday, Dec. 15. The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project is being coordinated in collaboration with the Illinois Library Association and Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) and is supported by the American Library Association Digital Content Working Group, the Public Library Association (PLA), Illinois Heartland Library System.

     
  • Sedgebrook Woodworker Brings New Life to Old Finds Nov 21, 2014 5:59 PM
    Don Hollenbeck is disturbed by “move-in-ready” home makeover TV shows. “I can’t understand how people can just come into a place with things that someone else has picked out and set up for them,” said the woodworker and resident of Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire.

     
  • Friendship Village Introduces Skills Lab Nov 24, 2014 7:44 AM
    Friendship Village Introduces Skills Lab

     
  • Property tax appeal seminar to be held Dec. 1 Nov 25, 2014 10:00 AM
    Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak will hold a property tax assessment appeal seminar for taxpayers seeking to appeal their 2014 property tax assessments at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at the Hanover Township Senior Center.

     
  • Honor Flight a High Point For Woman Veteran at Sedgebrook Nov 19, 2014 4:00 PM
    By 1945, at the end of WWII, less than three percent of American military personnel were women. Barbara “Bobbie” Merritt was one of them. A resident of Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire, Bobbie achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer inthe Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), serving in Arlington, Virginia.

     
  • Jingle All the Way at Santa Hustle 5K: Comin’ to Town Saturday, Dec. 6th Nov 17, 2014 4:05 PM
    Join in on the jolly fun at the 6th annual Santa Hustle 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, December 6th starting at Chicago’s iconic Soldier Field. Race participants will be suited up with a Santa hat and beard-compliments of event producer Adrenaline Sports Management-along with a newly designed dri-fit Santa sweatshirt to boot!

     
  • Just like mom would like, Frontier Soups founder continues to be resourceful Nov 17, 2014 5:14 AM
    Kukec's People column features Trisha Anderson, president of Frontier Soups in Waukegan, says her 94-year-old mother was the inspiration for her company.

     
  • Lake County 4-H Officer's Training 2014 Nov 14, 2014 3:33 PM
    Lake County 4-H Teens lead the annual officer training on November 11. Thirty five youth participated in a Parliamentary Procedure Jeopardy game created by Avni Patel, learned the importance of being a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer taught by Maddie Currie, Abby Daniels, Charlotte Roberts and parent volunteer Robbie Roberts.

     
  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Nov 14, 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 November 10.

     
  • Upscale candy-inspired restaurant opens in Rosemont Nov 14, 2014 5:37 PM
    The latest addition to Rosemont’s entertainment district is now officially open for business. Sugar Factory American Brasserie has started serving such delectable dishes as red velvet pancakes and King Kong sundaes, and cocktails such as smoking candy goblets and cotton candy cosmopolitans. “We have over 120 reservations for Friday and Saturday night,” said Anna Finnegan, the restaurant’s general manager. “Now that the word is out, we’re preparing for the big time this weekend.”

     
  • Man pleads guilty to Rosemont, Schiller park burglaries Nov 13, 2014 4:42 PM
    A man who resided ina Schiller Park motel pleaded guilty to robbing the a Rosemont hotel guest and several Schiller Park businesses earlier this year. In exchange for his guilty pleas, Robin Wolves, 30, was sentenced to eight years in prison.

     
  • New Rosemont law aims to keep some financial information secret Nov 13, 2014 6:12 AM
    Rosemont wants to keep certain information about the operation of its convention center, arena and theater from being released to the public because officials say it would put them at a competitive disadvantage to private entities. The village board Wednesday unanimously approved an ordinance that provides for the “protection of confidential financial and proprietary information” about village-owned entertainment venues from public disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.

     
  • Bill Clinton sought for Rosemont speakers series Nov 13, 2014 6:00 PM
    A new speakers series coming to the Rosemont Theatre in 2015 is hoping to nab former president Bill Clinton to lead it off.

     
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