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A lifeguard watches over swimmers at 63rd Street Beach in Chicago on Tuesday. State guidelines say where lifeguards are required, there must be a minimum of one per 100 bathers or 2,000 square feet of water surface area. ( Armando L. Sanchez, Chicago Tribune / June 17, 2012 )

Lifeguard on duty: Swim at your own risk

Lifeguards at Pioneer Park pool in Arlington Heights always have to be on alert — for swimmers in trouble, but also for the lifeguard certification … Read more ›

The Cary Farmers Market is held each Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the North commuter lot near the intersection of W. Main St. and High Rd.  Stop by each week for a new selection of farm fresh produce, meats, dairy, baked goods and specialty items.
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Cary Farmers Market Every Sunday till September 30

The Cary Farmers Market kicked off its second season this month and is attracting thousands of shoppers each Sunday for a tremendous selection of farm … Read more ›

Cary Cruise Night opened last week and will be held every Wednesday in downtown Cary through August 29. The car show runs from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. and is free.  A free raffle drawing for local dining certificates is held every Wednesday. Visit for info.
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Corvettes Theme of Cary Cruise Night This Wednesday

Corvettes will be the featured theme car at Cary Cruise Night on Wednesday, June 13 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. on West Main Street in … Read more ›


Top 10 things to do this weekend

Concert to Benefit DuPage Habitat for Humanity’s First Ever Women Build Initiative DuPage Habitat for Humanity, a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, will … Read more ›


Top 10 things to do this weekend

Jeopardy, The Rallye A low-pressure road rallye where you play Jeopardy as you travel the shortcourse. Not a lot of hard rallye gimmicks, but a … Read more ›


Top 10 things to do this weekend

Stamp Out Hunger Letter Carriers’ Food Drive The Naperville chapter of the National Association of Letter Carriers will participate in the 20th annual Stamp Out … Read more ›

A variety of berries can be found at local farmers markets. (Heather Leszczewicz/TribLocal)

Northwest suburban farmers market guide 2012

If you’re looking to add the freshest fruits, vegetables, baked goods, cheeses and flowers to your dinner table, look no further than in your own … Read more ›

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Illinois CPA Society Suggests Five Ways for You to Use Your Tax Refund Wisely

Chicago – With the tax deadline behind us, the IRS is expecting to receive over 144 million returns – most of which will result in … Read more ›


Top 10 things to do this weekend

‘That Takes the Cake’ Cake Decorating Contest‘ Attendees can watch a live cake challenge with 3 challengers seen on TLC’s “Ultimate Cake-Off” and the Food … Read more ›

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Portrait photographer has gift for capturing youthful innocence

Successful photographers have a unique and amazing gift – the ability to convince children, who seemingly are otherwise in perpetual motion, to sit still long … Read more ›