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Lincolnwood man indicted in fatal Edens crash

A Lincolnwood man has been indicted on one count of first-degree murder and failure to stop following a March 30 fatal collision with a Minnesota man on the Edens Expressway.

A German-style omelet is one way to whittle down reserves of leftover Easter ham. | Photo by Melissa Elsmo

Food: When life gives you ham, make an omelet

I think I am going to make a ham this week. Those seemingly innocuous words would fall from my mother’s mouth once every three months or so and send me into a culinary tailspin...

Photo: Roycemore School

What is high-stakes testing?

High-stakes testing is a controversial subject in the world of education, as it puts large amounts of stress on teachers and students alike...

Skokie Police Officer Tammy Jacobsen gives Esther Eisenstein a purse hanger last week at Panera Bread to better protect her from would-be thieves. Many purses are picked inside such venues.  |  Mike Isaacs/Sun-Times Media

Skokie Police educate public on 'crimes of opportunity'

Skokie Police have noticed a rise in such crimes, and insist the best prevention for potential victims is to better protect themselves. That was behind Skokie Police Deputy...

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Lincoln Hall 8th graders place 2nd at Niles West Math Contest

Lincoln Hall 8th graders came in 2nd place at Niles West's math contest April 15.

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Niles, Morton Grove crime briefs: Woman gets death threat for not returning man’s call

A 50-year-old woman told police on April 8 that a man she had met on a dating website sent her an instant message threatening to kill her because she failed to call him the...

Elizabeth Olkerhom contemplates her next brush stroke during an art club meeting at Silverado Orchard Park in Morton Grove. | Natalie Hayes/For Sun-Times Media

Buried memories flow through paint brushes for dementia patients

On a cold spring morning at a dementia care facility in Morton Grove, a group of patients wander into a sunny makeshift art studio to bring once-forgotten memories to life.

<p>Morton Grove's new police chief will be Michael T. Simo, who's currently a deputy chief in the village of Addison. | Photo courtesy village of Addison</p>

Morton Grove’s new chief stresses community policing, crime prevention

After Morton Grove Mayor Dan DiMaria announced the village has chosen Michael Simo as its police chief, we sat down with Simo, 56, to learn more about him and find out what he...

A German-style omelet is one way to whittle down reserves of leftover Easter ham. | Photo by Melissa Elsmo

Food: When life gives you ham, make an omelet

I think I am going to make a ham this week. Those seemingly innocuous words would fall from my mother’s mouth once every three months or so and send me into a culinary tailspin...

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Earth Day and Arbor Day events in suburban Chicago

Find a fun way to make a difference in the community with these Earth Day and Arbor Day celebrations in suburban Chicago.

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Niles, Morton Grove crime briefs: Woman gets death threat for not returning man’s call

A 50-year-old woman told police on April 8 that a man she had met on a dating website sent her an instant message threatening to kill her because she failed to call him the...

Niles Library director Linda Weiss speaks at the formal unveiling of its renovation plans in 2013. | File

Niles library director retiring this summer

The Niles Public Library board announced director Linda Weiss’s retirement during its April 16 Board of Trustees meeting.

Mark Suppelsa, WGN evening news anchor and investigative reporter, spoke on alchoholism and its treatment at Advocate Lutheran General in Park Ridge on April 17.

Advocate Lutheran General hosts Suppelsa talk on alcoholism

“Sneaky, quiet” and “isolated” would not be most people’s words to describe Mark Suppelsa, WGN evening news anchor and investigative reporter.

Elizabeth Olkerhom contemplates her next brush stroke during an art club meeting at Silverado Orchard Park in Morton Grove. | Natalie Hayes/For Sun-Times Media

Buried memories flow through paint brushes for dementia patients

On a cold spring morning at a dementia care facility in Morton Grove, a group of patients wander into a sunny makeshift art studio to bring once-forgotten memories to life.

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4 things you may not know about dry cleaning

When you drop your clothes off at the dry cleaners, you may not give much thought to what happens as they get cleaned. Dry cleaning is actually a...

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Police blotter: Elmwood Park man charged with marijuana possession

Cedric Lewis, 24, of 2449 Rutherford, Elmwood Park, was charged with possession of 4 grams of marijuana and driving without lights when required as 11:05 p.m. April 11 on the...

Chicago man arrested 19 months after Harlem Irving Plaza incident

Derek Starzynski, 23, of 6000 N. Austin, Chicago, was charged April 8 with leaving the scene of an accident that took place 19 months ago.

Mark Suppelsa, WGN evening news anchor and investigative reporter, spoke on alchoholism and its treatment at Advocate Lutheran General in Park Ridge on April 17.

Advocate Lutheran General hosts Suppelsa talk on alcoholism

“Sneaky, quiet” and “isolated” would not be most people’s words to describe Mark Suppelsa, WGN evening news anchor and investigative reporter.

Jack Cahill-Lemme (left), stars as  King Arthur in Maine South High School's upcoming production of "Spamalot." Also pictured are Tim Kwasny (kneeling), Bryan Lubash, Eamon Hurd and Sarah Householder. | Photo courtesy of Maine South High School

Maine South production of ‘Spamalot’ provides comic relief

Just like King Arthur’s coconut-clattering quest for the Holy Grail, Maine South High School theater director John Muszysnki and his stage crew were on an epic search for the...

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How to help your parents adjust to assisted living

After moving into an assisted living community, your parents may need some time to fully adjust to their new home. You can be a great help in...

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<p>The Park Ridge Whole Foods was set to open Wednesday, Nov. 6. | Kevin Tanaka/For Sun-Times Media</p>

Park Ridge Whole Foods bought by real estate investment group

The corporation that owned the Park Ridge Whole Foods sold the market to an Oak Brook-based real estate investment company.

Park Ridge City Hall.  |  Sun-Times Media Files

Despite cuts, Park Ridge City Council passes budget with $6.1 million deficit

Elected officials passed Park Ridge’s 2014-15 budget Monday night, but uncertainties involving the city’s expenses over the next year remain.

Mark Suppelsa, WGN evening news anchor and investigative reporter, spoke on alchoholism and its treatment at Advocate Lutheran General in Park Ridge on April 17.

Advocate Lutheran General hosts Suppelsa talk on alcoholism

“Sneaky, quiet” and “isolated” would not be most people’s words to describe Mark Suppelsa, WGN evening news anchor and investigative reporter.

<p><span style="color: #222222; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">Art by Josh Martin | Aggrego News Service.&nbsp;</span></p>

Overnight car crash knocks out power in Park Ridge

More than 1,000 homes were without power early Wednesday after a car collided with an electrical pole in Park Ridge.

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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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Police: No foul play suspected in Skokie drowning

(SKOKIE) No foul play is suspected in the death of a woman who drowned at a pool Monday morning in north suburban Skokie.

Skokie Answers: Mexican restaurants in Skokie, village improvements and more

Every week, members of the Skokie community give their thoughts on a few trending topics for a weekly feature called Skokie Answers.

A Skokie man filed a lawsuit  in federal court claiming the state unconstitutionally denied him a permit to carry a concealed gun. | Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Skokie man sues over denial of concealed carry permit

A 69-year-old Skokie man filed a lawsuit Monday in federal court claiming the state unconstitutionally denied him a permit to carry a concealed gun.

Photo: Roycemore School

What is high-stakes testing?

High-stakes testing is a controversial subject in the world of education, as it puts large amounts of stress on teachers and students alike...

Skokie Police Officer Tammy Jacobsen gives Esther Eisenstein a purse hanger last week at Panera Bread to better protect her from would-be thieves. Many purses are picked inside such venues.  |  Mike Isaacs/Sun-Times Media

Skokie Police educate public on 'crimes of opportunity'

Skokie Police have noticed a rise in such crimes, and insist the best prevention for potential victims is to better protect themselves. That was behind Skokie Police Deputy...

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