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Andrea Horyn and her late husband, Dan, used to camp and travel all the time. Dan succumbed to esophageal cancer in September, and Andrea created a foundation in his name.  |  Photo courtesy of Andrea Horyn

Downtown Skokie Swift run keeps memory of Dan Horyn alive

Hundreds who gather near downtown Skokie’s Yellow Line CTA station June 8 for such a race will have a beloved and compassionate Niles North High School teacher and track coach...

Adriela Muno (left) accepts a paper flower from Masako Naghavi May 17 at the Japanese tent during Skokie's 24th annual Festival of Cultures at Oakton Park.  | Kevin Tanaka/For Sun-Times Media

24th annual Festival of Cultures a continued success

The 24th annual Festival of Cultures celebrating Skokie’s ethnic diversity drew people of all ages Saturday and Sunday to Oakton Park.

Lincolnwood woman dies after being pulled from Montrose Harbor

A woman died after firefighters pulled her from Montrose Harbor Saturday afternoon.

Graduation caps fly  |  File photo

District 219 news briefs: Graduation days coming up

The following items were discussed and/or action was taken at the Niles Township District 219 Board of Education meeting May 12.

<p>Lincolnwood featured home &mdash; 6629 N. Ramona Ave.</p>

Lincolnwood featured home — 6629 N. Ramona Ave.

Lincolnwood featured home — 6629 N. Ramona Ave. — $398,000

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<p>"Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock" by Matthew Quick</p>

MGPL pick of the week: 'Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock'

Morton Grove Public Library's pick of the week is "Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock" by Matthew Quick.

Graduation caps fly  |  File photo

District 219 news briefs: Graduation days coming up

The following items were discussed and/or action was taken at the Niles Township District 219 Board of Education meeting May 12.

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District 219 board cuts school fees in half for lunch-assisted students

SKOKIE — District 219’s annual school fee structure will remain unchanged next year, but with one exception.

<p>Morton Grove featured home &mdash; 7921 Church St.&nbsp;</p>

Morton Grove featured home — 7921 Church St.

Morton Grove featured home — 7921 Church St. — $389,500

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4 charged with robbing Niles woman at gunpoint

Four people are facing charges after police said two of them robbed a woman at gunpoint on her driveway in Niles early Thursday, while the other two sat in the getaway vehicle.

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District 207 officials have decided to move district administrators to the Tool and Manufacturing Association building at 1177 S. Dee Road in Park Ridge, opening up space in Maine South. | Jennifer Johnson/Sun-Times Media

District 207 sets plans for new administration building

The Maine Township High School District 207 unveiled its plans for the renovation of the Tool and Manufacturing Association building, which the district bought last month.

<p>Puppeteer Rick Lyon poses with "<a id="firsthit" name="firsthit"></a>Avenue&nbsp;Q" puppets he created at his workshop in East Orange, N.J., in 2003. The charming, crass and unnervingly familiar puppets of "Avenue&nbsp;Q" have been good to Lyon, taking him from an extended off-Broadway run at the Vineyard Theatre to Broadway's Golden Theatre. The puppets are, from left front row, Trekkie Monster, Nicky, Princeton, Kate Monster; back row, Rod, Lucy the Slut and Lyon. &nbsp;| &nbsp;AP Photo/Mike Derer</p>

'Avenue Q: School Edition'—Just the right amount of wrong

I wish "Avenue Q" had been around when I was fresh out of college, pondering the same question as "Avenue Q"’s lead character when he sang “What Do You Do with a BA in English?”

<p>Peter Bloodgood | Niles Police Department</p>

4 charged with robbing Niles woman at gunpoint

Four people are facing charges after police said two of them robbed a woman at gunpoint on her driveway in Niles early Thursday, while the other two sat in the getaway vehicle.

Greenwood Street beach in  Evanston. An engineering firm has asked Park Ridge to consider joining Niles and Morton Grove in purchasing Lake Michigan water from Evanston as an alternative to Chicago. | File

Consultant: Morton Grove, Niles have two alternatives to expensive Chicago water

Morton Grove’s proximity to Lake Michigan gives it options few other suburbs enjoy to escape the steeply rising costs Chicago is charging for delivery of water, a consultant...

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Making the most of your visit to the dry cleaners

Dry cleaning is a more costly method of cleaning your clothes than washing at home, but some garments are simply not made to be put in the washing ...

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District 207 officials have decided to move district administrators to the Tool and Manufacturing Association building at 1177 S. Dee Road in Park Ridge, opening up space in Maine South. | Jennifer Johnson/Sun-Times Media

District 207 sets plans for new administration building

The Maine Township High School District 207 unveiled its plans for the renovation of the Tool and Manufacturing Association building, which the district bought last month.

Students at Ridgewood High School in Norridge present their Harvard case study on what lead to the death of 15 climbers after reaching the summit of Mount Everest in 1996. | David Heitz/For Sun-Times Media

Ridgewood students study business Harvard style

Students at Ridgewood High School in Norridge participated in a mentoring and leadership course last week designed by Harvard Business School and United Airlines Vice President...

Mia Triantafillov tosses colored powder onto runners in the 5K race for autism awareness at Ridgewood High School.  | Kevin Tanaka/For Sun-Times Media

Ridgewood event brings color to autism awareness

The Autism Awareness walk/run in Norridge Sunday took on a colorful look.

Frank Lococo prepares to cut his 100th birthday cake while Harriet Schneider (right) and another guests watch. | Mark Lawton/Sun-Times Media

Norridge resident to mark 100 years

Fred Lococo of Norridge comes from a long-lived family.

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Bakers’ tips for cooking with walnuts, pecans and almonds

If you want to give your baked goods an extra layer of flavor along with a delightful crunch, a handful of roasted nuts can be the perfect addition...

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District 207 officials have decided to move district administrators to the Tool and Manufacturing Association building at 1177 S. Dee Road in Park Ridge, opening up space in Maine South. | Jennifer Johnson/Sun-Times Media

District 207 sets plans for new administration building

The Maine Township High School District 207 unveiled its plans for the renovation of the Tool and Manufacturing Association building, which the district bought last month.

Park Ridge police: Man asks to dig hole, enters woman’s home

A man used Park Ridge’s issues with flooding in an attempt to gain entry to an elderly resident’s home in an apparent ruse-entry scheme, Park Ridge police say.

A commercial storefront with 24 apartment units above is proposed for the site of the now-shuttered Park Ridge Auto Clinic at 400 Talcott Road in Park Ridge. | Jennifer Johnson/Sun-Times Media

24 apartments proposed for former Park Ridge Auto Clinic site

More apartments could be on the horizon in Park Ridge.

An empty city-owned building at 1200 W. Elm St. has been used rent-free by Park Ridge Baseball for roughly a year.  |  Jennifer Johnson/Sun-Times Media

Appraisals sought for two Park Ridge city-owned buildings

Park Ridge elected officials have asked that appraisals be obtained for properties once used for Public Works and Fire Department functions.

From left: Park Ridge Firefighters Chris Herling, Jeremy Knautz, Geoff Mleko and John Piltaver; Fire Chief Mike Zywanski; CERT volunteer John Bennett; Social Worker Laura Campbell; Officer Ken King; and Police Chief Frank Kaminski. Not pictured is firefighter Mike Isom. | Contribued photo

Park Ridge police, fire personnel honored with annual awards

Eight people, including five Park Ridge firefighters and one police officer, were recognized recently with Public Safety Awards.

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This house on the 9200 block of Forestview Road in a white Skokie neighborhood has a nice lawn with an edging job, when the houses in African-American neighborhoods minded by the same company may have little grass at all. | Irv Leavitt/Sun-Times Media

Complaint: Foreclosed houses neglected in minority areas of Evanston, Skokie

The foreclosed house on the 1700 block of Leland Avenue in Evanston appeared less of a bargain the more you looked at it.

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Lucy Blogs: All aboard the (Blackhawks) bandwagon

Lucy Rendler-Kaplan blogs about becoming a Blackhawks fan this season.

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The importance of choosing a local roofing company

When you are in need of roofing repairs, it is important to choose a local roofing company that has a great reputation in the community. By..

Ann Whitney, Alistair Sewell and Sebastian Weigman in Northlight Theatre's production of "Lost in Yonkers." | Photo by Michael Brosilow

Play Review: ‘Lost in Yonkers’ a riveting tale in Northlight director’s hands

Speak the name Neil Simon to fervent champions of “cutting edge theater” and more often than not they will roll their eyes dismissively. They are the losers.

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Love Essentially: 20 lies people tell themselves when it comes to dating

Let’s be honest. We all have a love hate relationship when it comes to dating. Great dates make us giddy and hopeful and inspired, but a string of bad dates can cause...

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