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Christmas

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Top Christmas Articles

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  • Donald Munger, ex-Chicago cop a fixture on O'Hare detail, dies at 90

     Donald Munger, ex-Chicago cop a fixture on O'Hare detail, dies at 90
    Donald Munger spent almost half of his 33-year Chicago police career in what he often said was "the best job he ever had" — commanding lieutenant of the O'Hare International Airport detail. He'd say that despite being around the deadliest aviation...
  • Lombard cancels summer 'Taste' festival for 2015

    The Village of Lombard is promising fireworks and fun, but no food at this year's annual Fourth of July celebration. In a decision announced Friday in a new release, village officials said they will suspend Taste of Lombard, the multi-day carnival and...
  • 10 steps to staying organized

    Clipping coupons, scanning advertisements, following mommy bloggers on Facebook all can save you some money. But without organization, all of those efforts are largely insignificant. The key to an effective budget management plan — and saving as...
  • What's cooking in chef Paul Virant's kitchen on Christmas Eve

     What's cooking in chef Paul Virant's kitchen on Christmas Eve
    Chef Paul Virant always brings work home for the holidays — in ways that are fun for his two boys. Those experiences helped the James Beard Award nominee, who owns Perennial Virant in Chicago and Vie in Western Springs, develop the menu for the...
  • Moran: Celebrating Christmas in Woodstock means 6 more weeks of winter

    Moran: Celebrating Christmas in Woodstock means 6 more weeks of winter
    Even if it's closer to Christmas Day than Groundhog Day, an evening trip to Woodstock — the one in McHenry County, not the one written about by Joni Mitchell — reveals more than a few flashbacks to 1993. For example, you stumble across a...
  • Foster teen finds stability in tutoring program but seeks more in life

    Foster teen finds stability in tutoring program but seeks more in life
    Martavius woke up in his 13th foster home this Christmas morning. There is no shame in that. But there is profound sadness, understandably. "It's kind of hard," he said, "because I see so many kids get to spend it with their actual parents and they're...
  • From the Boathouse: All hands on deck! It's poetry time

    Ahoy! The final holiday boat parades are underway this weekend across the nation, and Santa makes his rounds next Thursday on Christmas Day. You can watch the spectacular Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, which concludes Sunday with a fireworks...
  • Sherman Gardens shines for holidays

    Sherman Gardens shines for holidays
    Sherman Library & Gardens in Corona del Mar showed off luminarias, lanterns and plenty of other festive decorations during its Nights of a Thousand Lights holiday display last week. The gardens are open from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at 2647 E. Coast...
  • News and Schmooze: Traditions and health for the new year

    Happy new year everyone! We still have one more weekend to celebrate the holidays and all of our traditions. Even though I celebrate Chanukah, I do have my warm and fuzzy Christmas traditions as well. Christmas Eve means two things in my house –...
  • Record number of travelers expected on Pa. Turnpike between Christmas and New Year's

    Record number of travelers expected on Pa. Turnpike between Christmas and New Year's
    More than 4 million vehicles are expected to use the Pennsylvania Turnpike between Christmas Eve and New Year's Day, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission reported. The highway is ready for the increased traffic, turnpike officials said. Estimated...
  • Lenhoff: A Christmas wish for peace -- and luck

    Lenhoff: A Christmas wish for peace -- and luck
    After all the hype and hoopla, shopping and wrapping, partying and planning, Christmas Day is finally here once again. Following on the heels of the eight-day observation of Chanukah, which culminated just the other night, our homes have been full of...