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  • Three weeks after Pearl Harbor, grief turns to joy (photos, video)

    Three weeks after Pearl Harbor, grief turns to joy (photos, video)
    When Thomas Reinsmith and his older sister found a letter from Pearl Harbor in late December 1941, they feared what new pain it might bring to their family. Their brother Vincent "Buddy" Reinsmith, then 19, had been reported lost in action and was...
  • On a night out, Minnesotans hope to get lucky at meat raffle

    They sit at a table near the bar, the three farmer's daughters and their boisterous friend, all of them single, in their 40s and 50s. With Johnny Cash on the jukebox, their cocktails before them, they're ready for an action-packed Saturday night. Sure,...
  • North and northwest suburban event calendar, Oct. 9-15

    North and northwest suburban event calendar, Oct. 9-15
    Here's a look at upcoming events in the North and Northwest suburbs. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit triblocal.com/events. Thursday, Oct. 9 Dann & Raymond's Movie Night: Daily Herald film editor...
  • Best bets in and around the north and northwest suburbs, Oct. 30-Nov. 5

    Best bets in and around the north and northwest suburbs, Oct. 30-Nov. 5
    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: triblocal.com/events Corks for a...
  • Best bets in and around the north and northwest suburbs, Oct. 23-29

    Best bets in and around the north and northwest suburbs, Oct. 23-29
    Event highlights for the 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:triblocal.com/events. Family 5K and health fair The...
  • Veterans Day events in the south suburbs

    Veterans Day events in the south suburbs
    A gathering to decorate holiday stockings for overseas troops, a concert and dinner dance are among the ways to mark Veterans Day in the south suburbs next week. Events will be on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, unless noted otherwise. Orland Park The...
  • Letters recognize and thank WWII vet

    Letters recognize and thank WWII vet
    George Lutz never liked to brag about his bravery as a pilot during World War II, but 2,000 people recently sent him letters in appreciation of his exploits. That was a far cry from the 25 to 30 letters his son, Charles Lutz, feared his dad would...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • North and Northwest suburban event calendar Oct. 16-22

    Here's a look at upcoming events in the North and Northwest suburbs. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit Thursday, Oct. 16 "Pleading for the Future: A Play": Watch the production based on the Leopold...