| Apr 14, 2014
| 2:46 PM
A new teaching area at Peck Farm Park now officially bears the name of Ralph Dantino, a Geneva alderman and park district supporter who helped create the expansive park around the new dock.
A crowd of family and friends gathered at Peck Farm on a...
| Apr 10, 2014
Moraine Township is partnering with Sunset Foods in Highland Park this Friday and Saturday in a special food drive entering the Passover and Easter holidays, highlighting a growing food insecurity in the community.
Hours will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. both...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 9:59 AM
Easter, said the Rev. Thomas Baldonieri, pastor at St. James Parish in Highwood, "is truly a joyful time of the year, especially after participating in the Lenten practices of prayer, fasting and alms-giving."
Capping Holy Week, area churches are...
| Apr 15, 2014
Q: When I boil eggs I get variable results, sometime the shells are easy to remove other times they stick tightly to the whites. Is there a trick? I would like this year's colored Easter eggs to be easy to shell.
--Andrew Maselli, Chicago
| Jun 29, 2014
| 10:00 PM
What's it like to live in a far-off place most of us see only on a vacation? Foreign Correspondence is an interview with someone who lives in a spot you may want to visit.
Rene Rubio, 43, is manager of the Hanga Roa Eco Village & Spa (www.hangaroa.cl), a...
| May 16, 2014
| 4:51 PM
Q: How can my sister and I persuade our mother to move into an assisted living facility or nursing home? We don't think she can take care of herself much longer, but she's stubborn and says she intends to stay in her home until she dies.
— Mrs. D....
| Apr 4, 2014
| 1:15 PM
From the point of view of religion, this is wine drinking's annual high-water mark. Easter isn't Easter without its dinner of lamb or ham and their wines; Passover isn't Pesach without the mandated four cups of wine during the Seder and then more...
| May 9, 2014
For 10 years, I lived in a punch line.
"So, how are things going in Toledo?" my New York-based friends and relatives would chuckle, as if they expected to hear about how I drove to work on a tractor, chugging high-fructose corn syrup and picking hay...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 3:00 PM
On any other Sunday, the Niebrugge family would be in the pews for the morning service at Metro Church in Winter Springs.
But this being Easter Sunday, they got up at 4 a.m. and drove through the darkness and the drizzle to find their seats, along...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Religion, like politics, is something polite people aren't supposed to talk about, particularly at the dinner table. And there's sound reasoning for this: Passions can flame, voices spike, dissent can explode into disputes long-festering.
But if one...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 8:27 AM
Microsoft has sneaked Clippy, one of its most beloved and hated characters, into the latest version of its mobile software.
Recently, the Redmond, Wash., tech company unveiled Windows Phone 8.1 and released it to developers. Among the new features is...