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Calling all Harley Fans! Enter to win a 2012 Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe Motorcycle Autographed by Legendary Comedian Jay Leno

The opportunity to ride a Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe Motorcycle autographed by Jay Leno awaits the lucky winner of OMNI Youth Services 40th anniversary raffle. … Read more ›

Kimberly Brown wipes away tears after being named Ms. Wheelchair Illinois on Saturday. (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

A ‘real surprise’: Teacher wins both Ms. Congeniality and Ms. Wheelchair Illinois

After winning the Ms. Congeniality Award, Kimberly Brown figured she had no shot at winning Ms. Wheelchair Illinois. Most contests use that award as a … Read more ›

Support Local Heroes With Your Vote

Cast your vote today and every day for the six finalists for the TribLocal Hero award. Your vote will help decide which local volunteer deserves … Read more ›

Nominate Your TribLocal Hero for $500 Award

Nominate the individual who is making a difference in your community for the TribLocal Hero award. The charity that they support will receive a $500 … Read more ›

Charity Contest Voting Ends Today at Noon

Cast your vote before noon on Wednesday for the TribLocal Charity of Choice. Your vote will help decide which deserving charitable organization will win a … Read more ›

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Special Olympics Illinois Tells Illinoisans To Go Jump in a Lake – 24 Times!

30 Plungers Dive Into Freezing Lake Michigan Once an Hour For 24 hours at 7th Annual SUPER Plunge Thick-skinned thrill seekers from across Illinois will … Read more ›

The kitchen in the Palos Fire Protection District Station 1 is in need of a makeover according to officials. (Photo submitted by Palos Fire Protection District).

Palos Fire needs contest votes for kitchen ‘on advanced life support’

The Palos Fire District’s kitchen in station No. 1 is “on advanced life support,” according to Administrative Assistant Marianne DeHaan. With continuing budget woes making … Read more ›

$5,000 Restaurant Gift Card Contest Ends Wednesday

Enter before noon on Wednesday, February 8 to be eligible for the $5,000 TribLocal Restaurant Gift Card Giveaway Sweepstakes. 75 TribLocal readers have already won … Read more ›

Restaurant Gift Card Giveaway Reaches 75 Winners

25 more TribLocal readers won $50 gift cards this week in the $5,000 TribLocal Restaurant Gift Card Giveaway. 25 more winners remain, so enter … Read more ›

25 More Restaurant Gift Card Winners Announced

Here is the second group of 25 winners from the $5,000 TribLocal Restaurant Gift Card Giveaway. 50 more winners will be announced over the next … Read more ›