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Memorial Day

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Top Memorial Day Articles

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  • 'Warrior culture' keeps America safe

    Scott Martelle expresses a nice sentiment that would work in an ideal world. But in reality, his view is unrealistic. ("If America had a Memorial Day for peace, would the nation be more reluctant to go to war?," Opinion, May 24) Martelle's assumption is...
  • Kosher restaurant opens in Northbrook

    Kosher restaurant opens in Northbrook
    A restaurant billing itself as the first kosher eatery in Northbrook recently sprung up to cater to a thriving Jewish community in the area. Taboun Grill, at 3111 Dundee Road, opened its doors on May 19. The Israeli restaurant, which originally...
  • History: Highland Park has history of honoring soldiers on Memorial Day

    History: Highland Park has history of honoring soldiers on Memorial Day
    Civil War veterans led the first "Decoration Days" with "Soldiers Grave's Decorations Committees." The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), a fraternal organization of veterans, began the tradition of laying spring flowers and arrangements on fallen...
  • Memorial Day event speaker Jimmy Weldon talks renewing patriotism

    Memorial Day event speaker Jimmy Weldon talks renewing patriotism
    An aircraft flyover by the Condor Squadron kicked off this year’s Memorial Day service held at the war memorial at McCambridge Park on Monday. World War II veteran and actor Jimmy Weldon was featured during the ceremony with his well-known speech...
  • Don't cook yourself, cook your food

     
    It is somewhat ironic as we enter the Memorial Day weekend and the outdoor cooking season that while we frequently overdo it in the sun, we sometimes under-do it with our food. Follow the news about food safety and you'll find a depressing and unending...
  • D-Day remembered at Deerfield library

    D-Day remembered at Deerfield library
    Although Memorial Day has come and gone, Friday provides another opportunity to honor the memory and bravery of those who have served. June 6 marks 70 years since D-Day, when America and its allies daringly stormed the beaches of Normandy, a turning...
  • Orland Park honors veterans at Memorial Day ceremony

    Orland Park honors veterans at Memorial Day ceremony
    Nearly 70 years after he returned from serving in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II, Peter Polmen received a hero's reception at Orland Park's Memorial Day ceremony. The ceremony honored all veterans, but Polmen was one of 15 whose names...
  • Frankfort buys 5 properties for future growth

    Frankfort buys 5 properties for future growth
    Frankfort trustees allocated $543,000 on Monday to acquire a trio of properties for future downtown growth. The Village Board authorized $360,000 to buy a home and vacant lot at 3 Elwood St. and another $183,000 to acquire 20 N. White St. "These...
  • Deer falls from overpass, lands on family's van

    Deer falls from overpass, lands on family's van
    A West Dundee woman driving down Interstate 90 near Barrington didn’t have much of a chance to avoid the deer that crashed into her family’s van over the Memorial Day weekend. It came from above. “We’re two exits from home, and...
  • Park Ridge officials inch closer to library tax referendum

    Park Ridge officials inch closer to library tax referendum
    Park Ridge voters could be asked this November to pay an additional $800,000, or more, in taxes for each of the next four to five years to stave off projected deficits and cuts at the city's public library. Park Ridge aldermen and library board trustees...
  • Garden experts offer tips on growing great veggies, especially tomatoes

     Garden experts offer tips on growing great veggies, especially tomatoes
    While April showers bring May flowers, the month of May is the official start of the season for warm-weather crops like tomatoes and peppers. Why May? By the time Memorial Day rolls around, May's soil is toasty warm, a condition that tomatoes and...