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Mommy on a Shoestring: Superhero recipes for any occasion

Grab your capes! It’s time to celebrate our favorite superheroes with delicious recipes courtesy of Matthew Mead, author of “The Official DC Super Hero Cookbook.”

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Devonshire School earns state academic honor

Musician Anthony Molinaro's recorded piano playing produces sounds on a piano inside the Grand Piano Haus  in Skokie thanks to stunning digital technology including the use of an iPad.  |  Mike Isaacs/Sun-Times Media

Video: Grand Piano Haus offers grand display of modern technology

SKOKIE — The legendary Sir Elton John has never come to Skokie to perform a concert, but an Elton John concert has been performed in Skokie.

Skokie budget includes small hike for grant funding

Rutledge Hall students work together during an after-school Minecraft class May 6. | Natalie Hayes/For Sun-Times Media

Virtual world of Minecraft teaches students life, career skills at Rutledge Hall

When the final bell of the day rings and most students book it for the school bus, a small group of Rutledge Hall students situate themselves in a computer lab, where they’ll...

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Meijer in talks to replace former Morton Grove Dominick’s

After a report Wednesday said Meijer is the leading candidate to open a new grocery store in Morton Grove’s Prairie View Plaza, Mayor Dan DiMaria could only partially confirm it.

The fifth-grade class at Golf Middle School took part in a four-hour walk May 7 to raise money to buy a well for a village in Sudan. Parents and teachers sold water bottles and snacks to raise about $400 toward the price of a well. |  Natalie Hayes/Sun-Times Media

Golf School raises money to build water well in Sudan

A book about a young Sudanese girl’s daily journey to find clean water inspired Golf Middle School fifth-graders to simulate her experience during a four-hour walk that raised...

Police blotter: Morton Grove officers make theft, drug, DUI arrests

The following incidents were listed in the official reports of the Morton Grove Police Department. Readers are reminded that an arrest by police does not constitute a finding of...

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Private dining at Carlucci of Rosemont

If you are planning an upcoming event or get-together, you may want to explore the private dining options that Carlucci Rosemont has to offer you...

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Keeping pets, animals out of the garden

Since we purchased our new homestead and planted a number of garden beds, I’d always been worried about infiltration by rodents, skunks and rabbits. To be fair to these smaller...

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Crime briefs: Niles police investigate 10 thefts, burglaries

Niles police investigated eight reports of theft and two burglaries between April 25 and May 4, according to police reports.

Niles police: Gang slogans yelled, car window broken with golf club

A woman stands accused of breaking a car window with a golf club while another yelled gang slogans in the middle of a busy Niles street recently.

Weird Crime: Reckless driving charge after car goes airborne, and more

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

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District 64 to Park Ridge: Pay money owed or go to court

Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 is threatening to sue the city of Park Ridge if payments totaling roughly $600,000 are not made this month.

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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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Norridge police charge man overheard talking of theft

Pierre Watts, 50, of 9147 Princeton, Chicago, was charged with felony theft at 11:10 a.m. May 3 in Norridge.

Norridge man gets 27 months in mail fraud case

A 54-year-old Norridge man was sentenced this week to 27 months in prison on his conviction of mail fraud, distribution of human growth hormone and money laundering.

Police blotter: 18-year-old charged with driving under influence of drugs

Sayuri Mancilla Ortiz, 18, of 4648 N. Kasson, Chicago, was charged with driving under the influence of drugs.

<p>Dustin&nbsp;Lance&nbsp;Black&nbsp;looks on from the stands during the Men's 10m Platform Final on day three of the FINA/NVC Diving World Series at the London Aquatics Centre on April 27, 2014 in London, England. | Clive Rose/Getty Images</p>

The Big Questions: Oscar-winner Dustin Lance Black tells the truth about love, marriage and ‘Milk’

“I believe loving someone makes you a better person,” says Oscar-winner Dustin Lance Black. Moreover, Black doesn’t believe the state can tell you who that person is.

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Private dining at Carlucci of Rosemont

If you are planning an upcoming event or get-together, you may want to explore the private dining options that Carlucci Rosemont has to offer you...

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Runners take part in the 2013 Harry O'Brien Spring Dash/Walk in Park Ridge. |  File photo

Annual Harry O’Brien fundraiser returns to Park Ridge May 17

Ongoing construction at Park Ridge’s Centennial Park won’t be a road block for this year’s Harry O’Brien Spring Dash/Walk, according to coordinator Sheri Roche.

The Park Ridge Senior Center Uketones and Washington School Ukulele Club perform together May 8. | Jennifer Johnson/Sun-Times Media

Ukulele a hit with Park Ridge seniors and District 64 students

It’s safe to say that there’s not a lot of music that 11-year-olds and their grandparents can agree upon.

During a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Park Ridge police officers place a flag over a steel beam from the World Trade Center obtained by the Park Ridge Fire Department for a future memorial. | File

New design, location proposed for Park Ridge 9/11 memorial

A new design for Park Ridge’s mothballed 9/11 memorial is under consideration after an earlier plan endorsed by the Park Ridge Art Commission languished for more than one year.

Man ticketed for striking Park Ridge police car

A 62-year-old Chicago man was hit with an immediate ticket after his SUV scraped the front of another vehicle — which happened to be a Park Ridge squad car.

Grand Marshal Perry C. Straw, Jr. rides in the 2013 Norwegian Constitution Day Parade in Park Ridge. The parade returns on Sunday. | File photo

Spring outdoor events return to Park Ridge

It’s a sign spring has finally arrived: a number of familiar outdoor events are returning to Park Ridge this weekend.

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Fritz and son Jeffrey Tasch have owned the Grand Piano Haus in Skokie for 10 years. The father-son team sell exquisite high-end pianos in their handsome store.  |  Mike Isaacs/Sun-Times Media

Video: High-end piano sellers in Skokie reach the 10-year mark

SKOKIE — There came a time some 10 years ago when Jeffrey Tasch and his father had a pivotal decision to make.

Karen Wylie has taught kindergarten and pre-school at Meyer School since 1990. Her retirement party last week was filled with hugs and lots of love.  |  Mike Isaacs/Sun-Times Media

Video: Community says goodbye to beloved Meyer School teacher

They all came back just as everyone knew they would — Mrs. Wylie’s former students and their parents, her current-day preschool students, the fellow teachers and administrators...

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Tips for dealing with winter roof damage

During the winter, ice damming can cause significant damage to your roof. Ice dams are solid areas of ice that build up on the roof of a home when ...

Karina Kohli plays Belle to Darnell Langston's Beast and Esho Rasho's Gaston in Curtain Call Children’s Theatre’s production of “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr.” at Skokie Theatre May 9-11.

Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' comes to Curtain Call Children’s Theatre

Love works wonders in Curtain Call Children’s Theatre’s production of “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr.” at Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave, May 9-11.

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CJE SeniorLife events in May

Check out the May 2014 events for older adults and their families from CJE SeniorLife:

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