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Lisa Zak holds a picture of her daughter Allison, who played the clarinet in the Illinois State University marching band, in Schaumburg on Friday, Mar. 23, 2012. The sophomore was found unresponsive in Manchester Hall around 9:30 p.m. March 22, according to the McLean County coroner's office. (Keri Wiginton/Chicago Tribune)

Student found dead in ISU dorm room remembered as quiet leader

Friends and family are remembering Allison Zak, an Illinois State University sophomore from Schaumburg who was found unresponsive in Manchester Hall March 22, as a … Read more ›

‘Founding father’ of Schaumburg parks dies

Daily Herald reports: Bob Bock, a founding father of the Schaumburg Park District nearly 50 years ago, died Sunday at the age of 80. Interviewed … Read more ›

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Frozen Dreams Ice Show promises fun

Need a Valentines gift? Looking for some entertainment ? Come check out “Frozen Dreams Ice Show” at Rocket Ice Arena Saturday February 25th at 7pm. … Read more ›

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Girl Scouts Pay Tribute to Distinguished Volunteers

Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana recently honored the outstanding contributions and dedication of adult volunteers who received Girl Scouting’s most prestigious awards … Read more ›

Fred Koehler 1928-2011
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The Loss of a Legend: Fred Koehler of Lynfred Winery

Fred Koehler: February 24, 1928 – July 16, 2011 Fred E. Koehler, founder of Lynfred Winery, also considered the father of the Illinois wine industry, … Read more ›

Lynfred’s Fred Koehler

Wine lovers mourning the July 16 death of Fred E. Koehler, founder of Lynfred Winery, certainly will have plenty to toast his memory. Koehler, owner … Read more ›