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E-Friendly Way to Rid Your Home of E-Waste

Delta Institute, Cook County, and Forest Preserve District Partner To Collect E-Waste RecyclablesPilot Collection Events Will Test Locations as Possible Permanent Sites CHICAGO (May 31, … Read more ›

Ron Taxer, 18, a senior at Buffalo Grove High School. (Submitted by Ron Taxer)

Teens from Buffalo Grove and New Lenox recall emotional trip to Poland and Israel

Two area teens recently returned from a two-week journey to Poland and Israel, where they took part in the 25th annual “March of the Living, … Read more ›

Max A Pooch poses with litter he bagged during a morning walk in a park.
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Max A Pooch nominated for American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards

The amazing dog that finds cans, bottles and other litter and puts them in their place is nominated in the "Emerging Heroes" category of the … Read more ›

St. Patrick’s Day festivities bring out extra cops in Buffalo Grove

Buffalo Grove police are looking to crack down on drunk drivers during the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. The police department has started conducting traffic enforcement … Read more ›

subdivision in Hoffman Estates backs up to a Com-Ed Substation on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.  (Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune)

Lower electric rates: Voters could help scores of suburbs cut electric bills

Rare is the ballot-box initiative that could actually save taxpayers money. But in Tuesday’s primary election, voters in nearly 300 communities and counties across Illinois … Read more ›

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Indiana Christian Vocal Group Brings "Music From The Camps – A Holocaust Cantata" to the North Shore This Sunday, February 19

CONTACT: Nancy Holab Nevins 847-446-7215 nhnevins@amyisrael.orgThe Vespers Chorale of South Bend, Indiana will perform music created by Jewish prisoners in Nazi death camps this Sunday, … Read more ›

This furry ermine showed off its snow-white winter coat during a hike through the woods in Wisconsin. Photo submitted by Jim Lennon.

‘Ermine’ wins photo contest

Jim Lennon’s photo of a furry ermine peeking out from behind a log won this week’s photo contest. As the winner, Lennon’s photograph will appear in … Read more ›

(Photo submitted by Ken Derry)

‘Owl’ wins photo contest

Ken Derry, of Tinley Park, snapped this photo of a snowy owl while at work as a crane operator at Chicago’s 31st Street Harbor. As … Read more ›

Highland Park invites county residents to electronics recycling event

Lake County residents with old TVs, printers and computers are invited to Highland Park’s recycling extravaganza from 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 7, at the … Read more ›

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The Village of Long Grove Vamps Up the Holiday Shopping Season with Online Giveaways!

The Village of Long Grove is really stepping up their holiday shopping game — with promotions on Facebook and Twitter every day, loyal followers and … Read more ›