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<p>A bike rider passes an art piece titled "Totem" at&nbsp;<a id="firsthit" name="firsthit"></a>Channel&nbsp;Runne&nbsp;Park&nbsp;in Lincolnwood. &nbsp;| &nbsp;Buzz Orr/Staff Photographer</p>

Guide: Things to do around the Lincolnwood area

Every community has something unique to offer. Even though Lincolnwood is a small village, it still has a big personality. Here's a list of things to do in Lincolnwood you might...

Robin Brandt (from left), Jacqui Scott and Karishma Brownlee appear last week at Oakton Community College's The Clothesline Project, a t-shirt display about violence against women.  |  Mike Isaacs/Sun-Times Media

Oakton mounts powerful display on violence against women

The Clothesline Project has become a national and even global vehicle for women affected by violence to express themselves in a completely unvarnished way. They anonymously...

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Celebrating Easter brunch in style

The Easter holiday is just around the corner, and now is the perfect time to start making Easter plans with your friends and family. Easter brunch ...

Popular McCracken Middle School seventh-grade social studies teacher Jennifer Ciok is a finalist for the prestigious Golden Apple award recognizing the best teachers in the state.  |  Mike Isaacs/Sun-Times Media

McCracken teacher becomes Golden Apple finalist

SKOKIE — Only one person who learned that McCracken Middle School social studies teacher Jennifer Ciok is a finalist for the prestigious Golden Apple teaching award expressed...

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Easter events in Chicago's suburbs

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

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<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 picks Addison deputy as new police chief

Morton Grove has picked a new police chief: Michael T. Simo, who’s currently deputy chief in the village of Addison.

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Family starts online petition for death of Pravin Varughese

The family of Pravin Varughese is still searching for answers regarding his mysterious death. Niles West News reports:

Niles, Morton Grove police blotter: Woman charged with stealing keyboard, punching security guard

The following incidents were listed in the official bulletin of the Niles and Morton Grove police departments. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding...

Army Specialist Ryan Smith of Morton Grove poses with Morton Grove Mayor Dan DiMaria after DiMaria read a proclamation honoring Smith's actions in Afghanistan. | Pam DeFiglio/For Sun-Times Media

Morton Grove honors local soldier who thwarted Taliban attack

During the first few months Morton Grove native Ryan Smith was stationed at the U.S. Army’s Forward Operating Base Robinson in Afghanistan, almost nothing happened.

Morton Grove -  Morton Grove Days annual festival that ends July 4. The annual carnival opens on Saturday. The Moby Dick sent riders soaring to new heights. | Joe Cyganowski ~ For Sun Times Media

Morton Grove Days gearing up for July 3-5, needs volunteers

Now that the giant snowdrifts have melted, are you ready to party on a scorching, 104 degree day?

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Niles, Morton Grove crime briefs: Woman’s wallet stolen from Fresh Farms Grocery

Niles, Morton Grove crime briefs as of April 16, 2014.

Members of Maine East's Demons Against Depression club visit Warren Township High School in Gurnee to talk to sophomores about depression. | Photo courtesy of Erika's Lighthouse

New Maine East High School group raises awareness about depression

Maine East High School students and Erika’s Lighthouse are teaming up to raise awareness about depression.

A patron enters the gold pyramid sauna. | Pam DeFiglio/For Sun-Times Media

King Spa steaming along at 4-year mark in Niles

After four years in business, King Spa & Sauna in Niles, which draws customers from around the Midwest, is still getting a lot of “oohs” and “aahs.”

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National Library Week events at Niles Township schools

This week is National Library Week! Check out the events at Niles Township School District 219.

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Celebrating Easter brunch in style

The Easter holiday is just around the corner, and now is the perfect time to start making Easter plans with your friends and family. Easter brunch ...

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Ridgewood High School students and area elected officials gathered Saturday for a civic forum at Harwood Heights Village Hall. | Mary Stroka/For Sun-Times Media

Ridgewood's Alex Hanns organizes civics forum for classmates

Sixteen Ridgewood High School students gathered Saturday to hear from local, state and federal officials how they, too, could get involved in politics.

Maine South graduate, Gabriel Wiesen was selling his premium mini-doughnuts at at Maine South High School in Park Ridge, April 11, 2014. | Brian O'Mahoney/For Sun-Times Media

Maine South grad brings doughnut truck home to alma mater

Crowds of students lined up in front of the Beavers Coffee and Donuts truck April 11.

Police blotter: Three charged with retail theft at Norridge Target

Police blotter: Three charged with retail theft at Norridge Target

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How to create beautiful Easter baskets on the cheap

You don't have to overspend this Easter holiday to give your children excellent gift baskets. By putting together a basket yourself, you will...

Eisenhower Library serves Harwood Heights with a lawsuit

Harwood Heights Mayor Arlene Jezierny said Friday the village had been officially served with a lawsuit filed by the Eisenhower Public Library regarding zoning for the library’s...

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Park Ridge aldermen will get last say on ethics violations

Park Ridge aldermen will now have the final say on whether an allegation of an ethics violation is formally investigated.

John Walton, interim president and CEO of Rainbow Hospice, thanks volunteers. | Karie Angell Luc/for Sun-Times Media

Rainbow Hospice holds 2014 Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care hosted its 2014 volunteer appreciation luncheon, “You are Our Key to Success,” on at The Glen Club in Glenview on April 5.

The Easter Bunny hops into the gym at the Maine Park Leisure Center in Park Ridge, where he posed for photos with children Saturday morning, April 12. | Ben Meyerson/Sun-Times Media

Egg hunt draws crowd at Maine Park; More Easter events to come in Park Ridge

Last Saturday’s Easter egg hunt at the Maine Park Leisure Center in Park Ridge was lightning-fast.

<p>Park Ridge Police Officer Anthony Hernandez walks through water covered Mayfield Street as he goes house to house checking on the residents last April. &nbsp;| &nbsp;Rob Dicker/Sun-Times Media</p>

Flooded residents say all of Park Ridge should help fund fixes

A crowd of citizens from three neighborhoods within the city’s 2nd and 1st Wards attended Monday’s Park Ridge City Council meeting to persuade elected officials that spreading...

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Celebrating Easter brunch in style

The Easter holiday is just around the corner, and now is the perfect time to start making Easter plans with your friends and family. Easter brunch ...

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Robin Brandt (from left), Jacqui Scott and Karishma Brownlee appear last week at Oakton Community College's The Clothesline Project, a t-shirt display about violence against women.  |  Mike Isaacs/Sun-Times Media

Oakton mounts powerful display on violence against women

The Clothesline Project has become a national and even global vehicle for women affected by violence to express themselves in a completely unvarnished way. They anonymously...

Skokie Answers: Addressing gang violence, property taxes and more

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

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Creative ways to use glass mosaic tiles in your home

Glass mosaic tiles can provide a unique accent to the interior of your home. When you are planning a home renovation project, you may want to...

District 73.5's annual Fun Fair, sponsored by the district's Parent Teacher Association, is slated for Saturday. The event raises needed funding for activities and programs.  |  Sun-Times Media File Photo

District 73.5 Fun Fair set for Saturday

SKOKIE — District 73.5’s annual “Fun Fair” always manages to live up to its name, but there is a serious side to this day-long event, too.

<p>The Cacciatore pizza at Apart Pizza &nbsp;| &nbsp;Courtesy of Lucy Rendler-Kaplan</p>

Lucy Blogs: A slice Apart

Lucy Rendler-Kaplan blogs about her trip to Apart Pizza in Chicago.

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