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Diana Novak

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Online tickets for the Ravinia Summer Festival are now available

Online tickets for the 2012 Ravinia Summer Festival went on sale Thursday at 5 a.m. If you’re having trouble purchasing them though, you’re not alone. … Read more ›


Go figure: March will go down warmer than April

It now appears to be a sure thing. This past March will go down in the weather books warmer than April. That is a feat … Read more ›


Highcrest gets new assistant principal in Wilmette

The Wilmette Life reports: Sixth-grade students at Highcrest Middle School will have a new assistant principal next school year, with the appointment of teacher Cindy … Read more ›


Wrestling: Highland Park’s Poeta competes at Olympic Trials

The Deerfield Review reports: Highland Park High School and University of Illinois grad Mike Poeta’s dream of representing the U.S. in wrestling in the 2012 … Read more ›


Water main breaks cause Wagner Road closure

Patch.com reports: According to Village officials, Public Works crews have been repairing three water main breaks–at Appletree Lane, Timberline Drive and Normandy Lane–along Wagner Road … Read more ›


Walgreen to pay $7.9 million to Justice Department

The U.S. Department of Justice said Friday that Walgreen Co. will pay the government $7.9 million to resolve allegations it illegally tried to get federal … Read more ›


Kraft: Breastfeeding Oreo ad not meant to go public

Kraft Foods has been getting a slew of online attention Friday, thanks to an ad depicting an infant suckling while clutching an Oreo cookie. The … Read more ›


New Trier establishes scholarhip in honor of Borja

The Glenview Announcements report: New Trier High School will offer a new scholarship beginning next school year to honor the spirit and teachings of beloved … Read more ›

Crime and police

Graffiti discovered at New Trier

The Wilmette Life reports: The Winnetka Police Department is investigating an ethnic slur that was written on the sidewalk adjacent to New Trier Township High … Read more ›

Food and drink

Chicago Classic Restaurants: The Silo in Lake Bluff

Because my middle name is “Adventure,” I seek out like-minded restaurateurs who walk the knife’s edge of culinary thrill. But let’s not mistake The Silo … Read more ›