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<p>Glencoe Park District | Easter</p>

Easter events in Chicago's suburbs

Have a hoppin' good time at these Easter celebrations throughout suburban Chicago.

Three charged in northwest suburban cannabis trafficking ring

Three people were charged this month in connection with a cannabis trafficking ring in McHenry County.

Barrington psychiatrist Dr. Nausheen Din used the ongoing Barrington Middle School-Station Campus situation to open a wider community discussion about sexting. | Bridget O'Shea/Sun-Times Media

Psychiatrist addresses sexting, social media with Barrington area parents

While the ills of technology and social media are often blasted into the spotlight when a teen sexting issue emerges, a local psychiatrist used the ongoing Barrington Middle...

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Revamping your landscape with deer resistant shrubs

The springtime can attract all kinds of unwanted pests, but the deer are by far the most notorious in our area. In the spring, deer are hungry but ...

Don Wenschhof, assistant chief of the Barrington Fire Department, talks about the area the department covers. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times Media

Smaller turf helps Barrington fire crews cut emergency response times

Barrington Fire Chief Jim Arie reported Monday that the department cut its average fire response time in half during the first quarter of 2014 when compared to the first three...

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<p>Glencoe Park District | Easter</p>

Easter events in Chicago's suburbs

Have a hoppin' good time at these Easter celebrations throughout suburban Chicago.

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Man charged with sexually assaulting coworker in Evanston

A Chicago man is facing charges after he allegedly sexually assaulted his coworker in Evanston last month.

What are the benefits of independent school curriculum?

Students attending independent schools have a number of advantages in their education, beginning with the unique mission of the school. Independent...

From left, Jamie Frame and her husband David Piotrowski, owners of the Robert Pettit home at 1425 Ridge Ave., are selling the home. | Karie Angell Luc/For Sun-Times Media

Tinkertoy founder’s mansion up for sale

While crescents trace the woodwork of the library’s dentil molding, the curvature merely hints at the classic roundness of a Tinkertoy disc.

Smashing Pumpkins founder Billy Corgan regularly performs and mixes with fans at his tea shop, Madame ZuZu's, in Highland Park. | Tim Boyle/For Sun-Times Media

Billy Corgan talks new music, new book and PAWS

Smashing Pumpkins founder Billy Corgan is a busy man. Not only is he recording two new Pumpkins records, but he’s also a quarter of the way through a sprawling spiritual memoir...

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Tom Lockhart runs the Hinsdale Tennis Association, the same organization where he learned to play tennis as a boy, and he coaches highly ranked young players at the Oak Brook Tennis Center. | Jon Langham/For Sun-Times Media

Hinsdale tennis instructor comes full circle

As a boy, Tom Lockhart learned the game of tennis through the Hinsdale Tennis Association.

<p>Ned with the Hinsdale Humane Society's Samantha Cheatham. | Hinsdale Humane Society</p>

Hinsdale Humane Society pet of the week: Ned, 2-year-old Pit Bull Terrier mix

Ned's 80 pounds and best suited to a home with children 10 years of age or older.

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Exploring the advantages of living in the suburbs

While urban living does have some distinct benefits, many people choose to settle down and purchase their first homes in the suburbs rather than th...

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Things to do around Hinsdale this weekend, April 18-20

Spend time in the now-great outdoors with a night hike or orienteering, catch a classic Judy Garland film and more in our top picks of things to do around Hinsdale this weekend....

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Local business look: Restaurant, catering company a staple in western suburbs

Our local business look features companies making a difference in our community. This week, we profile Starship Restaurant & Catering, a food services company based in Forest Park.

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Artist, Mark McMahon, of Lake Forest is working on a tile mural at Everett School to commemorate the school's 100th anniversary. | Brian O'Mahoney/For Sun-Times Media

Everett School celebrates centennial with Lake Forest artist’s mural

Everett Elementary School is celebrating its centennial with a tile mural by local artist Mark McMahon that will be installed at the school by April 24. Learn about the...

Gina Willer communicates with deputies and retrieves information for them out of the Lake County Sheriff's dispatch center in Libertyville. | Frank Abderholden/Sun-Times Media

Lake County Sheriff’s dispatcher knows trauma on both ends of 911 calls

Paul Wegrzyn said the most difficult calls he receives as an emergency dispatcher involve children. At 7:37 p.m. Nov. 26, 2012, the Buffalo Grove resident had to be on the other...

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Tips to protect your financial information against theft and fraud

Identity theft and fraud are growing concerns for individuals in a digitally-reliant world, but there are several ways that you can protect...

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Police Blotter: Driver in Lake Forest refuses ID to police, needs fingerprints

The following incidents were listed among the official reports of the Lake Forest Police Department. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt....

Smashing Pumpkins founder Billy Corgan regularly performs and mixes with fans at his tea shop, Madame ZuZu's, in Highland Park. | Tim Boyle/For Sun-Times Media

Billy Corgan talks new music, new book and PAWS

Smashing Pumpkins founder Billy Corgan is a busy man. Not only is he recording two new Pumpkins records, but he’s also a quarter of the way through a sprawling spiritual memoir...

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Rows of upgraded "buses" or electrical circuit boxes are part of the Smart Grid upgrade at the Oak Park Com Ed power substation. The work was complete in March.

Oak Park ditches all-green power supply; residents can still opt for clean energy

After two and a half years of pioneering green energy village-wide, Oak Park trustees opted for the cheaper option — “brown power” — in a new contract with supplier...

The Oak Park Fair Housing Task Force, which is trying to find ways to fix housing discrimination in the village, had its first meeting April 16. The group is made up of residents, Village Trustees and a handful of community leaders.  I  Ian Fullerton/For Sun-Times Media

Task force ready to tackle discriminatory housing in Oak Park

The members of Oak Park’s newly-formed Fair Housing Task Force have their work cut out for them. Comprised of residents, Village Board trustees and a handful of the community...

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Understanding what goes into the perfect red sauce

Many Italian families have their own unique recipe for marinara sauce, and each one is a cherished fixture on the dinner table because of the ...

<p>Vinyl records can still be found at&nbsp;<a id="firsthit" name="firsthit"></a>Val's&nbsp;Halla&nbsp;record shop in Oak Park, owned by&nbsp;ValCamilletti, where a wide selection of musical tastes and audio formats are available.&nbsp;| Sun-Times Media File&nbsp;</p>

Record Store Day: Where to celebrate and shop local

Physical forms of music may seem like a blast to the past for some, but this weekend shops across the country — including the west suburbs, will keep the music alive by...

One of the kitchens featured in the Parenthesis Kitchen Walk in 2010. | Photo courtesy of Peter Wagner

Felicia Dechter: Parenthesis Kitchen Walk shows off unique spaces for good cause

Doris Huang knows the value of having a place in the neighborhood like Parenthesis Family Center, 405 S. Euclid in Oak Park. Parenthesis is a non-profit organization providing a...

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Park Ridge Library Board to City Council: Work with us to craft referendum

Members of the Park Ridge Library Board say they want to work with the City Council on crafting language for a November referendum.

Marc Dennison, executive director of The Summit of Uptown, Wilene Dennison, Audrey Yohanna, owner of The Summit of Uptown, Mayor of Park Ridge Mayor David Schmidt | Jackie Pilossoph/for Sun-Times Media

Park Ridge Community Fund Fashion Show raises $2,500 for charities

The Summit of Uptown was the scene of the 2014 spring fashion show and luncheon of the Park Ridge Community Fund on April 11.

Floodwaters cover Mayfield Drive in Park Ridge in June 2013. | File photo

City Council debates referendum for Park Ridge flood control

Park Ridge elected officials are debating whether multi-million dollar flood-relief projects should go to voters for approval.

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Introducing Estee Lauder: A historical presentation at the Summit of Uptown

The Summit of Uptown hosts a wide range of events to help build connections between their residents, family members, and the entire community. On...

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Park Ridge police issue 64 tickets during first three months of cellphone ban

Drivers who fail to drop their cell phones are getting hit with fines in Park Ridge.

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