| Apr 6, 2014
| 12:01 PM
Fun things to do in Tinley Park, Orland Park, Frankfort, Mokena and Bolingbrook from April 11-22.
Prizes for best Easter bonnets, an egg hunt and craft show will be part of the Tinley Park Bunny Hop from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday,...
| 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...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 7:27 AM
Holy Cross Catholic Church in Deerfield defines itself by the phrase "go make a difference."
That spirit is particularly manifested during the Christian season of Lent, which began Wednesday and lasts through Easter Sunday. The church has scheduled a...
| 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...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Highland Park wants to work with area clergy to meet the needs of the community's most vulnerable residents.
Mayor Nancy Rotering recently met with seven religious leaders in what is believed to be the city's first meeting of its kind. Rotering...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:57 AM
While Aussie artist Chris Edser slept half-a-world away, Chicago sports fans were abuzz Wednesday about his cartoon GIFs of Bulls center Joakim Noah. Edser released another GIF overnight on basketball art blog Ron Artist, this one of Jo swatting Lebron...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 6:29 AM
Easter Sunday lands on April 20 this year, so it's a good idea your cat doesn't get the munchies.
Easter lilies, a potted staple of the holiday, are highly poisonous to cats, the Chicago Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center warned days ahead of...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 1:53 PM
Jesus Christ is everywhere during Holy Week, but one Orlando woman thought she was going crazy when she saw his image in the bark of a dead tree in her front yard.
"It's Treesus," the homeowner, Kim, said on the eve of Resurrection Sunday. "I find it...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 5:01 AM
Pope Francis, in his Easter address before a huge crowd, on Sunday denounced the "immense wastefulness" in the world while many go hungry and called for an end to conflicts in Syria, Ukraine and Africa.
"We ask you, Lord Jesus, to put an end to all...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 7:58 AM
Initial jobless claims plunged last week to their lowest level in nearly seven years, a sign that the labor market was picking up traction.
The number of first-time claims for unemployment benefits dropped to 300,000 last week, a decrease of 32,000 from...