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Darius Kidd, one of the certified trainers at Aldens Kennels, spends some time playing tug with a guest.
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Aldens offers superior Spring Break dog and cat boarding experience

Spring Break is on the horizon and, this year, it appears uncommonly fine weather will welcome the event. It presents families with wonderful opportunities for … Read more ›

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Need Help with Your Taxes? Find a CPA Online at Illinois CPA Society Site

CHICAGO – Taxes are complicated, but finding a trusted tax professional doesn’t have to be. If you don’t feel confident as the tax deadline approaches … Read more ›


Top 10 things to do this weekend

Naperville Park District Mudslide Lacrosse Naperville Park District and New Wave Lacrosse will host mudslide lacrosse from 9 a.m. to noon March 25 on the … Read more ›

Children collect eggs at a past egg hunt. (Heather Leszcewicz/TribLocal)

A guide to Easter events 2012

The Easter Bunny will be hopping into town soon and there are plenty of egg hunts, lunches and crafts coming up for families to attend. … Read more ›

Spring Cleaning In Full Swing

Looking for help with your spring cleaning projects? Find the top-ranked cleaning service businesses right now in your neighborhood with Service Alley from TribLocal. Service … Read more ›


TribLocal Tweets: St. Patrick’s Day chat

We asked our Twitter followers all about their plans and traditions when it came to St. Patrick’s Day. Read more ›


Top 10 things to do this weekend

Gem and Mineral Fossil Show The Gem-Mineral-Fossil Show of the Earth Science Club of Northern Illinois will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. … Read more ›


TribLocal picks: Favorite St. Patrick’s Day songs

Nothing gets you more in the mood to say “Erin Go Braugh” than the perfect Irish song — and perhaps a swig of green beer. … Read more ›

Prairie Ridge High School students Kiley Lorenz, left, Zach Dwyer and Andreas Kueller fill out job applications during a teen job fair Wednesday in Crystal Lake. (Lawerence Synett/Tribune)

Crystal Lake teens take first step toward finding jobs

“I want a job because I want money.” Kara Fairfield summed up the feelings of the more than 200 teens that attended Crystal Lake Park … Read more ›

A Guinness and Bulmers Irish Cider are served up at Murray’s Pub Bridge Inn in the Chapelizod neighborhood of Dublin, Ireland. (TribLocal photo by Kara Silva)

Guide to Irish pubs and restaurants

In case you want to have a plate of corned beef or a pint in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here’s our guide to Irish … Read more ›