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State Senator Suzi Schmidt. (Lake County Sheriff's police / June 12, 2012)

State Sen. Suzi Schmidt arrested in stalking case

State Sen. Suzi Schmidt was arrested by Lake County Sheriff’s deputies this afternoon on a misdemeanor warrant alleging that she damaged her neighbor’s property and … Read more ›

A young girl has her face painted during the Peddle To The Park event hosted by The Bike Haven in McHenry Saturday.
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The Bike Haven’s Peddle To The Park event a rousing success

Early Saturday morning, all was quiet in Veterans Memorial Park in McHenry, save for a few birds chirping and the sound of footsteps on the … Read more ›

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Peddle To The Park event at McHenry’s Veteran’s Memorial Park offers healthy fun for bicycle enthusiasts

It’s fun, it’s free and it’s healthy; why wouldn’t you bring the family out to Peddle To The Park in McHenry this Saturday, June 2, … Read more ›

Chicago Journalist Lisa Barr debuts her award-winning novel FUGITIVE COLORS on
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Award-Winning Novel FUGITIVE COLORS Debuts on Author Lisa Barr simultaneously launches “GIRLilla Warfare: A Mom’s Guide to Surviving the Suburban Jungle”

Journalist Lisa Barr debuted her award-winning novel FUGITIVE COLORS on, and launched this week her website “GIRLilla Warfare: A Mom’s Guide to Surviving the … Read more ›

(From Left) Tony Myatt, host Andrea Metcalf, Michelle Myatt and competitor Craig Asbach ham it up at the finale party for the television reality fitness show "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is” where Asbach lost 77 pounds in 90 days with the help of the Myatt’s Total-U-Fitness program.
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Reality fitness show finale bash brings winners near Wrigley’s friendly confines

In the shadow of Wrigley Field, where, year after year, the hopes and dreams of local baseball fans come to die, a group of winners … Read more ›

Sterling Brass Quintet (Patron Stu Ainsworth) from left to right: Derek Detzler of Aurora (trumpet), Selena Greising of Aurora (horn), Tom Dieter of St. Charles (tuba), Steven Franklin of Wheaton (trumpet), and Carter Taylor of Aurora (trombone).
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Chicagoland Youth Orchestra Performs at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra (EYSO) members are no stranger to unique performance opportunities. The local youth orchestra and honors chamber groups perform in venues with … Read more ›

The event will also feature a live stage performance by pop music sensation Savvy, stars of the TV series “The Wannabes” on STARZ Kids & Family Channel!
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Radio Disney AM 1300 Road Crew & Teen Pop Group Savvy To Headline Local Celebration

In honor of 100 years of Girl Scouting, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI) is hosting a family-friendly, open to the public, Centennial Celebration on … Read more ›

Stacy Cordery, author of Juliette Gordon Low: The Remarkable Founder of Girl Scouts, will speak at Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois’ annual meeting on Saturday, March 31.
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Noted Biographer and Author to Speak at Local Girl Scout Annual Meeting

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is proud to welcome Stacy Cordery, nationally noted biographer and author of Juliette Gordon Low: The Remarkable Founder of Girl … Read more ›

Illinois congressman Joe Walsh, ex-wife ‘working toward a settlement’

A lawyer for U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh’s ex-wife told a Cook County judge today that he and the congressman’s attorneys are still trying to arrive … Read more ›

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Aldens Kennels hosts 75th Anniversary show of Central States Collie Club this weekend

The children probably don’t remember Lassie, the heroic collie from television and Cinematic fame. Still, collies are widely accepted as one of the most elegant … Read more ›