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  • Week 6 High School Football Picks: I get my battle of the bands tonight in Orefield

    One of my favorite things of 2013 was getting to emcee the "Battle of the Bands" between the Marine Band of Allentown and American Legion Band of Bethlehem. I believe those two same bands are getting together again on Sunday. No, I was not invited to...
  • Best bets in and around the south suburbs, Nov. 6-12

     Best bets in and around the south suburbs, Nov. 6-12
    These are some highlights of events this weekend and beyond in and around the South suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit: . Veterans Day pancake breakfast To show...
  • Persa still carries a piece of Bethlehem with him as he competes in a new arena

    Persa still carries a piece of Bethlehem with him as he competes in a new arena
    Dan Persa didn't get to watch Northwestern's 29-6 win over Penn State on Saturday as it unfolded at Beaver Stadium. That's because he was at a wedding. But he made sure to watch a replay of it on Sunday. "It was great win for the program," the...
  • Bugler offers a final goodbye at veterans' funerals and other services

    Bugler offers a final goodbye at veterans' funerals and other services
    Richard Grogan slipped on white gloves before lifting his bugle from its case. Built to the 74-year-old Army reservist and Navy veteran's liking, the 4-year-old brass instrument has been Grogan's partner at fellow veterans' funerals and other events....
  • Civil War-themed 'Battle of the Bands'

    Civil War-themed 'Battle of the Bands'
    See two community bands in a money-raising battle of musical merit Sunday. The American Legion Band of Bethlehem and the Marine Band of Allentown meet in the second annual "Battle of the Bands" at 3 p.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 1933 Hanover Ave....
  • Huntington Beach ceremony salutes veterans

    Huntington Beach ceremony salutes veterans
    The city and American Legion Post 133 celebrated Veterans Day on Tuesday with a ceremony at Huntington Beach Pier Plaza. The event featured musical performances, a prayer by the Huntington Beach Interfaith Council and a keynote speech by Army Reserve...
  • New Lenox war memorial vandalized

    New Lenox war memorial vandalized
    The broken pieces of a cherished war memorial were removed this week, but the ill feelings created through a deliberate act of destruction linger. New Lenox police are seeking the perpetrators of an act of "vandalism" that left four of five granite...
  • Best bets in and around the north and northwest suburbs, Nov. 6-12

    Best bets in and around the north and northwest suburbs, Nov. 6-12
    These are some highlights of events this weekend and beyond in the North and Northwest suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit: . Woodlands Academy's adaptation of...
  • Veterans Day ceremony salutes service

    Veterans Day ceremony salutes service
    He stood on a hill looking down on Two Strike Park in La Crescenta Tuesday. Wearing U.S. Marine Corps dress blues, Pvt. Hosep Bahlounian rarely broke parade rest unless greeted. Most of those well-wishers were military veterans, many Bahlounian didn&...
  • Newington Honors Veterans

    NEWINGTON -- The town marked Veterans Day Tuesday with a solemn ceremony in the atrium of town hall attended by about 100 people. The event marked the 28th anniversary of the town's veterans memorial, which was dedicated by then-Gov. William A. O'Neill,...
  • Naperville honors veterans

    Naperville honors veterans
    Twenty-five years after dedicating Veterans Park, Naperville residents gathered there Tuesday to honor those who have served. "We must not and we will not forget those veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice so that our nation's ideals, freedoms...