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Memorial Day

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Top Memorial Day Articles

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  • Part Two: Kenwood band members grieve for slain guitarist, 15

    Part Two: Kenwood band members grieve for slain guitarist, 15
    Until a week and a half ago, gun violence on the streets of Chicago had not directly touched the jazz band at Kenwood Academy High School, at 5015 S. Blackstone Ave. But on the afternoon of May 18, Kenwood guitarist Aaron Rushing, a 15-year-old...
  • Downers Grove Police plan July 4 patrols

     Downers Grove Police plan July 4 patrols
    Downers Grove Police will increase patrols for the July 4 holiday weekend in an attempt to nab drivers who are drunk or impaired as well as motorists who are not using seat belts. Lt. Mike Willison said officers will be working "saturation patrols" in...
  • Rainbow 6, approaching $10M, guaranteed payout Monday at Gulfstream

    Rainbow 6, approaching $10M, guaranteed payout Monday at Gulfstream
    Someone could get very, very rich. More likely, a few people will go home with a nice payout. Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino has moved up the payout date of its Rainbow 6 horseracing bet to Monday, Memorial Day. A jackpot that might reach $20...
  • Seminole Coconut Creek for May

    Seminole Coconut Creek for May
    Seminole Casino Coconut Creek has handbag and Lord & Taylor gift card giveaways, then a Can Am Spyder Roadster and a SeaDoo RXT 260 on May 24. Michael Kors Handbag Event   Friday, May 9 – 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.   Earn $20 comp dollars between...
  • Casino Miami Jai-Alai promotions for May

    Casino Miami Jai-Alai promotions for May
    Casino Miami Jai Alai has free concerts, bar specials and cash giveaways this month.. The casino holds a 10K Slot Tournament at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 29th. 30K Fridays will be on May16th and 30th.  Players will have a chance to win free playprizes from...
  • Thieves take dozens of laptops during 2nd break-in at Wilmette school

    Thieves take dozens of laptops during 2nd break-in at Wilmette school
    For the second time in four months, Wilmette authorities are looking for answers after someone broke into Baker Demonstration School and stole 26 laptop computers and vandalized classrooms, officials said. According to Wilmette police reports, someone...
  • Consumers' daily spending hits nearly 6-year high, Gallup poll finds

    Consumers' daily spending hits nearly 6-year high, Gallup poll finds
    Americans reported they spent more on average each day last month than at any time since 2008, boosted by a Memorial Day spending spree, according to Gallup poll results released Monday. The self-reported average daily spending of $98 in May was up...
  • Boy Scout troop leader honored for 50 years of service

    Boy Scout troop leader honored for 50 years of service
    When Thomas Fritts stepped up in 1964 to serve as Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 20, Lyndon B. Johnson was president and the Winnetka scouts counted just 19 members. Seven years later, Fritts presided at the helm of a vibrant North Shore troop that had...
  • Treasure-hunting Sanford family strikes gold — again

    Treasure-hunting Sanford family strikes gold — again
    Holidays are a lucky time for a treasure-hunting family from Sanford. Last year on Labor Day, the Schmitts made national news when they pulled several pieces of a solid gold chain — more than 60 feet in all — from the water off the coast...
  • 'Mad Men' midseason finale ratings get a major DVR boost

    'Mad Men' midseason finale ratings get a major DVR boost
    Quick! Somebody, tell Michael Ginsberg that technology is not the enemy. Same-day ratings for the midseason finale of "Mad Men," "Waterloo," which aired Sunday night were relatively soft, with just 1.9 million viewers tuning in to watch.  But once...
  • Tennis: Tetteh, Qing, McFadden, Steele capture PTPA Memorial Day singles titles

    Leonard Tetteh (men’s 4.5), Jimmy Qing (men’s 4.0), Josh McFadden (men’s 3.5) and Diane Steele (women’s 3.5 round robin) won singles titles in rated divisions Monday at the Peninsula Tennis Patrons Association’s Memorial...