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<p>In this March 25, 2014 photo, a worker dumps soil into a bag in Whiting, Ind. Crews for oil giant BP worked &nbsp;to clean up an undetermined amount of crude oil that spilled into Lake Michigan and affected about a half-mile section of shoreline near Chicago following a malfunction at BP's northwestern Indiana refinery, officials said. &nbsp;| &nbsp;AP Photo/The Times, Jim Karczewski</p>

Great Lakes threats demand regional approach, leaders say

State and local environmental leaders this week said they must push a regional approach as the best way to tackle issues threatening the Great Lakes. U.S. Congressman Brad...

Classes offered in Core Power Yoga’s two large studios include vinyasa, also known as flow yoga, Hot Power Fusion, which includes a combination of flow yoga and static holds, and yoga sculpt, vinyasa yoga using hand weights. | Jackie Pilossoph/For Sun-Times Media

Deerfield's Core Power pairs yoga with weights

Amy Karasick describes Deerfield’s new CorePower Yoga as “non-judgmental” and “working mom-friendly.” “You can be at any level and it’s okay,” said Karasick, who started taking...

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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Choosing the perfect color combinations for your wedding

Spring and summer are the most popular seasons for weddings, as brides can show off in their dresses without having to cover up in the cold. These ...

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Police Blotter: Two people charged with DUI

The following incidents were listed among the official reports of the Deerfield and Riverwoods Police Departments. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a...

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<p>Dispatcher Blanche Franco is at the controls in the dispatch room of the Highland Park police headquarters. &nbsp;| &nbsp;Eric Davis/For Pioneer Press</p>

Savings tied to 911 dispatch merger reappear

The City of Highland Park now stands to save roughly $470,000 over the next five years — $1 million over the next decade — by consolidating 911 dispatch services with Glenview.

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Highland Park's Rock N' Rags to celebrate Record Store Day

Highland Park's Rock N' Rags will be celebrating Record Store Day this Saturday, April 19.

<p>In this March 25, 2014 photo, a worker dumps soil into a bag in Whiting, Ind. Crews for oil giant BP worked &nbsp;to clean up an undetermined amount of crude oil that spilled into Lake Michigan and affected about a half-mile section of shoreline near Chicago following a malfunction at BP's northwestern Indiana refinery, officials said. &nbsp;| &nbsp;AP Photo/The Times, Jim Karczewski</p>

Great Lakes threats demand regional approach, leaders say

State and local environmental leaders this week said they must push a regional approach as the best way to tackle issues threatening the Great Lakes. U.S. Congressman Brad...

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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How to prevent sewer backups

Both storm and sanitary sewer backups can lead to incredibly expensive repairs and irreparable damage throughout the home, so all homeowners should...

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Cyclists ride their bikes during the forth stage of the 2014 Oman Tour, on February 20, 2014, between Wadi Al Abiyad and Boshar. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKHMOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH/AFP/Getty Images

Spring brings bike-riders to Lake Forest — and complaints

They may have inflated their tires, greased their chains and checked their routes, but cyclists better make sure they brush up on the Rules of the Road before trekking through...

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....

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Interior view of the Compassionate Care Foundation marijuana grow facility, Monday July 22, 2013,  in Egg Harbor Township, NJ, where seedling plants were recently transplanted. (AP Photo/The Press of Atlantic City, Michael Ein) ORG XMIT: NJATL101

5 things you should know about marijuana in Illinois

Read some recent stories about medical marijuana in Illinois.

Weird Crime: Million-dollar-fraud case takes police to Disney World and more

Free of charge, we offer tales of odd news, strange crimes, dumb criminals and otherwise silly stories from the Chicago suburbs.

Patrick (from left) and John Dwyer with mom Ann Danner, St. Jude national board member, and Kevin Dwyer, all of Lake Forest | Lee A. Litas/for Sun-Times Media

Four Stars Extravaganza feast raises $650,000 for St. Jude

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s annual Four Stars of Chicago Restaurant Extravaganza offered a feast for 850 guests at its 20th annual gourmet spread held at the...

<p>Scott Zacher of Geneva, right, and Brian Twite of St. Charles, left, look over vinyl records at Kiss The Sky, an independent privately owned compact disc and vinyl record store located in downtown Geneva &nbsp;| &nbsp;Arianne Mather/Staff Photographer</p>

Where to celebrate Record Store Day in Lake County

We've compiled a list of stores that sell records in Lake County so you can go out and celebrate by adding to your vinyl collection.

<p>Kristine Kurtzman and Lee Kuebler own and manage Milwalky Trace restaurant in downtown Libertyville thanks to a last-minute opportunity. | Rick Kambic/Sun-Times Media</p>

Couple opens Libertyville’s new Milwalky Trace

Lee Kuebler and Kristine Kurtzman named the 1,800-square-foot restaurant “Milwalky Trace” in honor of the 1800s trail that settlers took to Milwaukee — now known as Milwaukee...

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Over the Barrel: Buffalo Grove grad now brews Lagunitas in Chicago

The aroma of boiled hops and grains paired with the humming of bottling lines Friday morning marked Lagunitas Brewing’s official entrance into the Chicago craft beer scene. The...

Julie Pfeffer of Highland Park (from left), Lisa Dunn of Deerfield and Jenny Neal of Northbrook stand near the finish line at last year's Boston Marathon. | Photo courtesy Lisa Dunn

‘We owe it to Boston:’ North Shore runners plan return to Boston Marathon

In a statement of strength, friendship and patriotism, three North Shore friends will return to Boston for the April 21 marathon.

Interior view of the Compassionate Care Foundation marijuana grow facility, Monday July 22, 2013,  in Egg Harbor Township, NJ, where seedling plants were recently transplanted. (AP Photo/The Press of Atlantic City, Michael Ein) ORG XMIT: NJATL101

5 things you should know about marijuana in Illinois

Read some recent stories about medical marijuana in Illinois.

Sole survivor of Arizona car crash will join grandparents in Japan

Nine-year-old Rinka Hirayama, the lone survivor of a fiery car crash last month on a desert highway near the Grand Canyon in Arizona has returned to Vernon Hills, but only for a...

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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Interior view of the Compassionate Care Foundation marijuana grow facility, Monday July 22, 2013,  in Egg Harbor Township, NJ, where seedling plants were recently transplanted. (AP Photo/The Press of Atlantic City, Michael Ein) ORG XMIT: NJATL101

5 things you should know about marijuana in Illinois

Read some recent stories about medical marijuana in Illinois.

Weird Crime: Million-dollar-fraud case takes police to Disney World and more

Free of charge, we offer tales of odd news, strange crimes, dumb criminals and otherwise silly stories from the Chicago suburbs.

Patrick (from left) and John Dwyer with mom Ann Danner, St. Jude national board member, and Kevin Dwyer, all of Lake Forest | Lee A. Litas/for Sun-Times Media

Four Stars Extravaganza feast raises $650,000 for St. Jude

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s annual Four Stars of Chicago Restaurant Extravaganza offered a feast for 850 guests at its 20th annual gourmet spread held at the...

<p>Scott Zacher of Geneva, right, and Brian Twite of St. Charles, left, look over vinyl records at Kiss The Sky, an independent privately owned compact disc and vinyl record store located in downtown Geneva &nbsp;| &nbsp;Arianne Mather/Staff Photographer</p>

Where to celebrate Record Store Day in Lake County

We've compiled a list of stores that sell records in Lake County so you can go out and celebrate by adding to your vinyl collection.

<p>Carmel junior Brienne Minor, a Mundelein resident, has given a verbal commitment to play tennis for Michigan.</p>

Carmel's Brienne Minor makes Michigan her college choice

Carmel junior Brienne Minor, a Mundelein resident, has given a verbal commitment to play tennis for Michigan.

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Interior view of the Compassionate Care Foundation marijuana grow facility, Monday July 22, 2013,  in Egg Harbor Township, NJ, where seedling plants were recently transplanted. (AP Photo/The Press of Atlantic City, Michael Ein) ORG XMIT: NJATL101

5 things you should know about marijuana in Illinois

Read some recent stories about medical marijuana in Illinois.

Weird Crime: Million-dollar-fraud case takes police to Disney World and more

Free of charge, we offer tales of odd news, strange crimes, dumb criminals and otherwise silly stories from the Chicago suburbs.

Patrick (from left) and John Dwyer with mom Ann Danner, St. Jude national board member, and Kevin Dwyer, all of Lake Forest | Lee A. Litas/for Sun-Times Media

Four Stars Extravaganza feast raises $650,000 for St. Jude

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s annual Four Stars of Chicago Restaurant Extravaganza offered a feast for 850 guests at its 20th annual gourmet spread held at the...

<p>Scott Zacher of Geneva, right, and Brian Twite of St. Charles, left, look over vinyl records at Kiss The Sky, an independent privately owned compact disc and vinyl record store located in downtown Geneva &nbsp;| &nbsp;Arianne Mather/Staff Photographer</p>

Where to celebrate Record Store Day in Lake County

We've compiled a list of stores that sell records in Lake County so you can go out and celebrate by adding to your vinyl collection.

Sole survivor of Arizona car crash will join grandparents in Japan

Nine-year-old Rinka Hirayama, the lone survivor of a fiery car crash last month on a desert highway near the Grand Canyon in Arizona has returned to Vernon Hills, but only for a...

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