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  • The North Shore's last run

    The North Shore's last run
    With both a bang and a whimper, the North Shore railroad, half a century ago this month, pulled the plug on a trolley wire that stretched from Chicago to Milwaukee and made the fortunes of towns in between. Its last southbound train crashed into an...
  • Part 1: History, grown locally

    Part 1: History, grown locally
    Legendary Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill famously coined the phrase "All politics is local," but for dedicated staff and volunteers at historical societies across the city and suburbs, so is all history. They are the ones who keep the flame of the...
  • Quinn revamps board of troubled college tuition program

    SPRINGFIELD -- Gov. Pat Quinn today overhauled the board overseeing the prepaid college tuition program that is under fire for slow sales, an arguably risky investment strategy and a $300 million shortfall. Quinn named five new appointees -- half of...
  • Western Springs a small town with lots to offer

    Western Springs a small town with lots to offer
    Covering only 2.62 square miles, Western Springs is small in size but has many things commuters want from a bedroom community. Streets canopied by old trees. A busy downtown within walking distance of every house. A diverse housing stock. Plenty of...
  • Artist List

    Artist List
    Last Name, First Name | City, State | Media Axium, Carole | Chicago, IL | Jewelry Barnish, Andrea | LaGrange, IL | Photography Bank, Carla | Barrington, IL | Acrylic Benes, Eugene | Homer Glen, IL | Wood Benson, Jeffrey L. | Orland Park, IL |...
  • The Agape Ringers in Concert

    The Agape Ringers in Concert
    The Agape Ringers in Concert will take place on April 15, 2012 at 4:00 pm. This premier handbell ensemble will dazzle groups of all ages with their skill and expertise in ringing. The performance will include but is not limited to Handel's Passacaglia,...
  • 2010 Chicagoland farmers markets

    2010 Chicagoland farmers markets
    Once again area residents can find the fruits of the Midwest in farmers markets throughout the city and suburbs. Most are opening this month. Farmers and vendors from Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan will bring produce, baked goods, cheese,...
  • Did Sen. Burris commit sin of omission?

     
    by Frank James What will the fallout be for Sen. Roland Burris from this new admission of his that the brother of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich asked Burris last October and November to make a campaign contribution to the former......
  • Sen. Burris tries damage control

     
    by Rick Pearson and Janet Hook U.S. Sen. Roland Burris tried Sunday to quell new questions about his controversial appointment, insisting he shouldn't be blamed for only recently detailing his conversations about the job with five close associates of........
  • Shooter kills security guard

    -- An elderly Maryland man with a long history of ties to neo-Nazi organizations allegedly walked into the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on Wednesday and opened fire, killing a security guard, according to law enforcement officials and civil rights...
  • More H1N1 Deaths In Cook County

    (WGN-AM)- Though the seasonal flu period ended last month, the Chicago area has continued to see new cases of swine flu, with two more deaths announced today in suburban Cook County. The deaths of a 29-year-old woman from Western Springs and a 29-year-...
  • Honor freedom with a beer can, chicken

    Honor freedom with a beer can, chicken
    Nothing quite says 4th of July -- and American independence from unreasonable taxation and those intrusive federal regulations -- like a chicken with a beer can stuck up its behind, roasting silently over wood charcoal. Nothing. Cynics may call it a...