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The SwampA display of novelty lighters sits on the counter at a Skokie, Ill. Marathon gas station, which sells lighters that have lights on them along with other toy-like designs, July 17, 2007. (Chicago Tribune Photo By David Trotman-Wilkins) by......
Palm Beach Politics - Sun-Sentinel BlogsLooking at the first round of campaign finance reports, there's one clear standout: incumbent Councilman M.J. "Mike" Arts. He raised $34,045 and lent his campaign $4,500, which was almost as much as his opponent raised. Community activist Anthony...
Tags: Boynton Beach, Fires, Political Fundraising, Banking, Lawyers
For 511 days, they hid underground in Ukrainian caves while fellow Jews were being executed by machine gun up above. The odds that they would survive the Holocaust were slight, for they were dependent entirely upon themselves for finding scarce food...
Jug wine has long been scorned for its simple flavors, cheap prices and ample gallonage. In the last few years, though, jug wine has gathered some retro charm as a few winemakers tweak its down-market persona into something hipper and more contemporary....
Tags: Batavia, Woodridge, Theft, New York, Viniculture
To me, a kid growing up in the 1960s and '70s, Skokie seemed like any other suburb, its tidy houses sitting on impeccably manicured lawns. Sure, on Friday nights and Saturday mornings you'd sometimes see Hasidic Jews strolling to and from synagogue....
"I really do believe these people would have gotten away with murdering me if it would not have been for what you guys did — for being there in the beginning and getting this whole thing on tape so the rest of the world sees what's happening." That'...
Ryan Sarti learned there was a problem with his I-Pass transponder when he received a letter from the Illinois Tollway. By then it was too late. The letter, dated Oct. 17, said Sarti had failed to pay 15 tolls since late July amounting to $22.90 and...
Tags: Jon Yates, Fines, Credit and Debt, Punishment
Change of SubjectWednesday's print column They jokingly refer to themselves as "road scholars," the part-time, often itinerate employees who teach the majority of the classroom hours at community colleges. Without their willingness to work for modest pay, tuition at these...
Change of SubjectSunday we published a muscular attack on our own editorial board penned by Democratic State Rep. Lou Lang of Skokie: For years the editorial page has loudly bellowed for and against Illinois pension proposals and petulantly insulted and denigrated...
Change of SubjectPat Quinn appears to share my ambivalence about the expansion of gambling in Illinois. On one hand, additional casinos, slots and video poker machines would give a nice little boost to the state's finances and help stanch the flow of......
TribLocal - EvanstonEVANSTON, IL – The Evanston Community Foundation announced $217,000 in grants to 30 organizations and programs at its 2012/2013 Responsive Grant Awards event, held May …...
The Douglas Center “Art From The Heart” Creations Features Expanded Product Lines at the Festival of CulturesTribLocal - EvanstonSkokie, IL – The Douglas Center “Art From The Heart” Creations debuted its expanded product lines at the 22nd Annual Skokie Festival of Cultures on …...
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