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  • Cracking the egg shell hassle

    Cracking the egg shell hassle
    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 A: The...
  • Park Ridge will have to raise taxes, official warns

    Park Ridge will have to raise taxes, official warns
    Park Ridge Finance Director Kent Oliven recently told aldermen that, as things currently stand, the city will have to raise its property tax levy by 16.38 percent, or $2.9 million, in December to cover the ballooning debt to a special taxing district used...
  • Investigation continues in fatal wrong-way crash in Arlington Heights

    Investigation continues in fatal wrong-way crash in Arlington Heights
    An autopsy is expected today for the Palatine man who died after driving the wrong way in Arlington Heights Monday afternoon, causing a five-vehicle crash that critically injured another driver. Stanley Ksiazek, 51, of the 2000 block of Bayside Drive,...
  • Ford Mustang turns 50 with no hint of mid-life crisis

    Ford Mustang turns 50 with no hint of mid-life crisis
    (Reuters) - April 17, 2014 is the 50th anniversary of the first Ford Mustang. The anniversary evokes a long-ago day when new cars could generate as much excitement, at least in America, as new iPads. The car caused a sensation, even though it wasn't a...
  • Park Ridge nullifies deal on labor agreement

    Park Ridge nullifies deal on labor agreement
    Park Ridge aldermen on Monday upheld Mayor David Schmidt's veto of a new labor agreement that would have shifted some health insurance costs from the city to the employees' union and settled mutual "unfair labor practice" allegations. Their 5-2 vote...
  • District 207 seeks new board member

    District 207 seeks new board member
    District 207 officials are seeking to fill a school board vacancy after the resignation of long-time board member Donna Pellar. Pellar, a Park Ridge resident who joined the Maine Township High School District 207 school board in 1995, submitted her...
  • Park Ridge Park District wins state grant

    Park Ridge Park District wins state grant
    The Park Ridge Park District won a $750,000 state grant to help pay for buying the former Youth Campus, officials announced recently. Park District officials announced the grant award on April 7, just hours before Park Ridge aldermen overwhelmingly...
  • Park Ridge native Jean McCabe lived life of service

    Park Ridge native Jean McCabe lived life of service
    Growing up in their Park Ridge home, Jean McCabe's daughters said their mother would often tell them, "For those who have much, much is expected." It was that one simple principle, her daughters said, that shaped a lifetime spent in service of others....
  • Park Ridge officials change ethics rules

    Park Ridge officials change ethics rules
    Ethics complaints against Park Ridge officials must now cite specific violations in their accusation, and aldermen will get the final say on whether complaints will be investigated, under changes to the city's ethics ordinance that won final approval on...
  • Demonstrators again press for U of C trauma center

    Demonstrators again press for U of C trauma center
    Upset that there is no trauma center that serves adults on the South Side, demonstrators are pressing again this week for the University of Chicago to reopen the unit it closed in 1988. The protesters, some of them clergy members, say it's incongruous for...
  • Park Ridge demands railroad bridge fix

    Park Ridge demands railroad bridge fix
    Engineers from Union Pacific were in Park Ridge this week inspecting for the second time a railroad viaduct called a "public safety hazard" by city officials after a chunk of concrete fell from the viaduct and reportedly cracked a resident's windshield...