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LAKE BLUFF — When something is happening in the village, the Lake Bluff Garden Club looks for a way to beautify it. That was the club’s purpose when it was started... Read More…
05.24 / 19:41
dailynorthshore.com
A new biography complicates the former president’s political mythology. As President Donald Trump came before the White House press corps last week to swear up and down that he hadn't colluded with the Russians to sway the U.S. presidential election, I finished plowing through Rising Star, David Garrow's massive new biography of Barack…
05.24 / 19:38
chicagoreader.com
Chicago should consider adding adaptive cycles to its bike-share program. Although Rudy Winfrey says he's "blind as a bat," he regularly experiences the joy of…
05.24 / 19:38
chicagoreader.com
But open them at your own risk. It is one of urban summer's most iconic images: kids frolicking on the asphalt in front of the cooling spray of an open fire hydrant. Wrenching open the street-side water pumps is also one of the city's most enduring illicit seasonal…
05.24 / 19:38
chicagoreader.com
The Cubs curse is broken, but there’s still a way to recapture the spirit of those languid losing days. For north-siders who miss the sweet nadir of the Chicago Cubs—those glory decades when the team's inferiority meant you could haggle a scalped ticket down to five bucks and later drape your legs over the empty seat in front of you—there's a way to recapture some of that feeling. Now imagine this: five diamonds bustling on a muggy…
05.24 / 19:38
chicagoreader.com
A PIV-focused husband wants to know. Plus: a closeted bisexual's dilemma, and a couple hard-core alternatives to Viagra Q: I'm a happily married straight man. My wife, who is 33 years old, cannot orgasm through intercourse since we had our last…
05.24 / 19:38
chicagoreader.com
Chicago-based Cars.com has suspending advertising on Sean Hannity's Fox News show. The decision comes as Hannity and Fox News have been criticized for reporting an unsubstantiated story about the death of Seth Rich, a Democratic …
Thirteen individuals and eight relay teams from Valley View School District 365U qualified for the IESA Class AA track state finals with strong performances at sectionals over the weekend. Humphrey Middle School *8th grade boys: 4x100m Relay (Jaquan Howard, Chris Ceballos, Jaden Elmore, Christian Lopez and Chavelle Butler); Ceballos, 100 meters and long jump *7TH grade boys: Howard, 100 meters, long jump and shot put *8th grade girls: 4x100m Relay (Nia Brown, Capricia…
05.24 / 19:35
thetimesweekly.com
Valley View School District 365U will send eight individuals and three relay teams to the IHSA Class 3A state girls track championships May 18 after Bolingbrook High School won the team title and Romeoville High School finished sixth at sectionals Thursday. BHS' Claire Young qualified in three events: high jump, 100 meter dash and 200 meter dash as did her teammate, Kayla Perry, who made it in the long jump, 100 meter dash and 400 meter dash. The Raiders Kayla Walters…
05.24 / 19:35
thetimesweekly.com
Twenty-six Joliet West High School athletes signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level at a ceremony on May 15 at 7pm in the Joliet West High School Auditorium. Joliet West Athletic Director Steve Millsaps and coaches were present to introduce and recognize the twenty-six student athletes in the school's auditorium. "These students are dedicated to their education and athletics," said Millsaps. "I am extremely proud of each and every one of…
05.24 / 19:35
thetimesweekly.com
The 24th Annual Cancer Survivor's Celebration Walk & 5K by Northwestern Medicine and Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center will kick off at 8 a.m. June 4, 2017 from Grant…
05.24 / 19:35
abc7chicago.com
There are new developments with the proposed Ogle County…
05.24 / 19:31
wrex.com
A grand jury has formally indicted the man held in the fatal shooting of Cook County Judge Raymond Myles, prosecutors said in court Wednesday.Earl Wilson, 45, pleaded not guilty to 27 counts of first-degree murder, attempted murder, aggravated battery, armed robbery and unlawful…
The Wisconsin man charged with shooting an Amtrak conductor will be back in court Thursday, where his attorneys are seeking to have him examined to evaluate his mental fitness. According to court files, the public defender representing Edward Klein has filed a motion requesting the…
The budget, a new math curriculum and the pros and cons of hiring a firm to verify residency were tackled at this week’s Flossmoor District 161 Board of Education meeting. While a formal budget hearing and adoption is scheduled for next month, the board heard a detailed presentation of what the budget may look like for fiscal year 2018. Frances LaBella, associate superintendent of business operations, said it’s possible the district may start the new fiscal year July 1 with a surplus, even …
05.24 / 19:00
hfchronicle.com
Kaley Rouse, of Toulon, recently completed the 2017 Illinois Farm Bureau & Affiliates Premier 20 Leadership Conference in Bloomington,…
05.24 / 18:58
countyenews.com
The annual Elmira Community Memorial Day Service will begin at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 29, 2017 at the…
05.24 / 18:58
countyenews.com
Sharon Perkins, President of the Stark County Genealogical Association, has announced that Ms. Jean Dixon, of Kewanee, will present…
05.24 / 18:58
countyenews.com
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is adamant that the county's soda tax will go into effect in July, which will be an obvious boon to surrounding counties. The move will boost the tax on beverages with either natural or artificial sweeteners by a penny an ounce. That means the…
Even in today’s highly polarized political climate, business leaders are taking an active role in protecting and promoting social values through their companies. Starbucks committed to hiring as many as 10,000 refugees in response to the Trump administration’s travel ban. Leaders in the healthcare industry helped influence popular opinion through their opposition to the proposed American Health Care Act. The investment firm State Street installed a bronze statue of a young girl opposite the…