| Sep 13, 2014
| 11:15 AM
The imagery shocks: a noose dangling between photos of two hanged men, drawings of children labeled "Alligator Bait," a gun-range target shaped like a human.
The examples of bigotry and cruelty are on display at the Holocaust Center in Maitland. But the...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 8:12 AM
Growing up in College Park, Bertie Hunt can remember her favorite place to go trick or treating on Halloween night – for a while, anyway.
“We used to trick or treat around Lake Adair,” she said, adding that the beautiful luxury homes...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 6:24 PM
A Westmont man with a reported history of mental illness who authorities said had a cache of weapons and "thousands of rounds" of ammunition at his home was charged Friday with vandalizing a Lombard synagogue.
John White, 40, of Tartan Lakes Drive,...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 4:08 PM
Employees and clergy at a synagogue in Lombard were still a bit shaken Wednesday after the west suburban temple was vandalized in an apparent hate crime.
"They’re still a bit rattled," said Rabbi Andrea Cosnowsky of Congregation Etz Chaim, 1710 S....
| Nov 2, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Highland Park resident Steve Keller has many questions he'd like to ask his late father, Robert Keller, one of 50 Jewish children who were brought from Austria to America in 1939 as Nazi Germany was ratcheting up the evil apparatus that soon would...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 12:56 PM
It is a long way from Chicago to Germany, and for Judith Levi, granddaughter of German Jews who fled the Nazis, it's an even longer journey toward reconciliation with a people she associated with evil.
Levi will discuss her journey in a slideshow...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 1:09 PM
The JCYS George W. Lutz Family Center's annual Holiday Bazaar in Highland Park is more than a way to get a jump on gift shopping.
Now in its 12th year, the bazaar was a life-changing, career-making experience for Alyssa Knobel, a former volunteer who is...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 11:02 AM
L'Chaim Center; take two.
"We are officially open," said a beaming Rabbi David Begoun, who, with his wife, Ali, founded the center in 2008. Now, its permanent home at 405 Lake Cook Road will have a grand opening celebration from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday....
| Sep 10, 2014
| 5:02 PM
KISSIMMEE — The state's star witness in Central Florida's largest domestic-terrorism case couldn't remember anything particularly violent or damaging about accused American Front leader Marcus Faella during opening testimony Wednesday.
| Sep 21, 2014
| 1:22 PM
Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, begins Thursday, to be followed Oct. 4 by Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement and the holiest day on the Jewish calendar.
North Shore Congregation Israel in Glencoe and B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim in Deerfield are among an...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Deerfield houses of worship will be among area congregations participating in the Week of Hope, Sept. 7 through Sept. 14, an initiative of the Southeast Lake County Inter Religious Council.
Christ United Methodist Church, Holy Cross Catholic Church,...