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  • Tinley Park hires firm to create Mental Health Center blueprint

    Tinley Park hires firm to create Mental Health Center blueprint
    Tinley Park officials have awarded a $100,000 contract to a Chicago architecture and planning firm to produce a blueprint for development of the former Mental Health Center in town.
  • Suicide by train rate puts spotlight on Metra

    Suicide by train rate puts spotlight on Metra
    Signs on railway station platforms in Boston, New York and Toronto are intended to offer help to anyone who is emotionally distressed or suicidal — a last-ditch effort to keep people from taking a final, fatal step onto the train tracks....

    Farmers markets listings for Chicago, suburbs

    Farmers markets listings for Chicago, suburbs
    Farmers markets in the city and suburbs are evolving into community markets reflecting the neighborhoods they represent and featuring not only fresh fruits and vegetables but artisan prepared foods and arts and crafts. "We realized the markets were...

    Volunteers dig in at renovated Glenview park

     Volunteers dig in at renovated Glenview park
    Board members of the Glenview Park Foundation put the final touches on the newly-renovated Jackman Park by planting more than 200 shrubs, trees and other plants. Karen Paszkiewicz, who was focused on snapdragons and other perennials, said helping was...

    Technology inspires new generation of train watchers

      Technology inspires new generation of train watchers
    While Metra commuters file onto their usual trains at Ogilvie Transportation Center, Fred Van Dorpe frantically weaves from one platform to the next with a hand-held video camera strapped to his palm. In a matter of minutes, the 20-year-old from Chicago...