4 days ago

Community news: Lincoln-Way cadets take 3rd at national academic bowl

...will be held on Wednesday at the White Oak Library District’s Lockport Branch Library, 121 E. 8th Street. Master beer judge Mike Pezan will offer tips on selection, storage and consumption. Samples will...

    Community news: Lincoln-Way cadets take 3rd at national academic bowl
    Lincoln-Way East High School Junior Air Force ROTC cadets placed third in the nation after being one of 16 teams in the country to participate in the Academic Bowl Championship in June in Washington, D.C. Team members included seniors PJ Janicki, Kirsten Lutz, Paige Sackman and Alex Desjardins.
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4 days ago

From fests to concerts to stargazing, lots of events offer free admission this summer

•The first 500 attendees get swag bags and admission is free for all to the fourth annual Comicopolis from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 4 at White Oak Library District, 121 E. 8th Street in downtown Lockport.

    From fests to concerts to stargazing, lots of events offer free admission this summer
    Summertime means plenty of opportunities for fun. Free fun is even better. Here are some ideas to enjoy the season while saving a few bucks, too. Festivals Plenty of festivals offer free admission, parking and activities. *On Aug. 4, take the family to enjoy bounce houses, a petting zoo, deejay and other entertainment at Kidzfest, an annual free event, from 10 a.m.
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Jul 10

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Jul 05

Storm leaves power outages in west suburbs, including at Hinsdale Whole Foods

Power was restored to the Whole Foods, at 500 E. Ogden Ave., just before 6 p.m., ComEd spokesman Paul Elsberg said.

    Storm leaves power outages in west suburbs, including at Hinsdale Whole Foods
    More than 120 customers, including the Whole Foods store, were without electricity after a storm passed through Thursday afternoon.
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Jul 03

Updated Jul 03

Local car dealers to host 'Barbecue for the Troops' July 14

• Westmont: McGrath Lexus Westmont, 500 E. Ogden Ave.; and Oakbrook Toyota, 550 E. Ogden Ave.

• Westmont: McGrath Lexus Westmont, 500 E. Ogden Ave.; and Oakbrook Toyota, 550 E. Ogden Ave.

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• Carol Stream: Joe Cotton Ford, 175 W. North Ave.;

• Chicago: Grossinger City Cadillac Chevrolet, 1530 N. Dayton; Grossinger City Toyota 1561 N. Fremont; and McGrath Lexus Chicago, 1250 W. Division St.;

• Chicago: Grossinger City Cadillac Chevrolet, 1530 N. Dayton; Grossinger City Toyota 1561 N. Fremont; and McGrath Lexus Chicago, 1250 W. Division St.;

• Chicago: Grossinger City Cadillac Chevrolet, 1530 N. Dayton; Grossinger City Toyota 1561 N. Fremont; and McGrath Lexus Chicago, 1250 W. Division St.;

• Crystal Lake: Anderson BMW Mazda Volkswagen, 360 N. Route 31; Brilliance Honda, 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave.; Courtesy Buick GMC, 6305 Northwest Hwy.; and Pauly Toyota Scion, 1035 S. Route 31;

• Elburn: Bob Jass Chevrolet, 300 S. Main St.; including blood drive;

• Elmhurst: Ed Napleton Acura, 745 W. Lake St.; Elmhurst BMW, 466 W. Lake St.; Elmhurst Toyota Scion, 440 W. Lake St.; and Howard Buick GMC, 364 W. Grand Ave.;

• Elmhurst: Ed Napleton Acura, 745 W. Lake St.; Elmhurst BMW, 466 W. Lake St.; Elmhurst Toyota Scion, 440 W. Lake St.; and Howard Buick GMC, 364 W. Grand Ave.;

• Elmhurst: Ed Napleton Acura, 745 W. Lake St.; Elmhurst BMW, 466 W. Lake St.; Elmhurst Toyota Scion, 440 W. Lake St.; and Howard Buick GMC, 364 W. Grand Ave.;

• Elmhurst: Ed Napleton Acura, 745 W. Lake St.; Elmhurst BMW, 466 W. Lake St.; Elmhurst Toyota Scion, 440 W. Lake St.; and Howard Buick GMC, 364 W. Grand Ave.;

• Glendale Heights: Sunrise Chevrolet, 414 North Ave.

• Joliet: Hawk Chevrolet Cadillac of Joliet, 2001 W. Jefferson St.; Hawk Mazda, 2051 W. Jefferson St.; Hawk Subaru, 2200 W. Jefferson St.; Honda Superstore of Joliet, 3225 Plainfield Road; Thomas Nissan, 1427 N. Larkin; and Thomas Toyota Scion, 1437 N. Larkin Ave.

• Naperville: Cadillac of Naperville, 1507 W. Ogden Ave.; and Naperville Italian Motorworks, 1540 W. Ogden Ave.

• Naperville: Cadillac of Naperville, 1507 W. Ogden Ave.; and Naperville Italian Motorworks, 1540 W. Ogden Ave.

• Oak Park: Autobarn Volvo of Oak Park 1140 Garfield St.

• Peotone: Dralle Chevy Buick, 103 N. Harlem; and Terry's Ford of Peotone, 363 N. Harlem Ave. with Car and Motorcycle Show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.;

• Peotone: Dralle Chevy Buick, 103 N. Harlem; and Terry's Ford of Peotone, 363 N. Harlem Ave. with Car and Motorcycle Show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.;

• Villa Park: Haggerty Buick GMC, 300 W. Roosevelt Road;

• West Chicago: Haggerty Ford, 330 E. Roosevelt Road;

    Local car dealers to host 'Barbecue for the Troops' July 14
    New-car dealers in the Chicago area are on a summertime mission to raise awareness and funds for local troops and their families. The Chicago Automobile Trade Association and its dealer members are partnering with the USO of Illinois to host the sixth annual "Barbecue for the Troops" on Saturday, July 14.
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Jul 02

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Jun 22

Bloomington booming with good times

405 E. 4th Street

    Bloomington booming with good times
    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Few cities, large or small, offer more than Bloomington, Indiana. Located just four hours from Chicago, Hoosiers there are always looking for a good time. Bloomington is also home to several international restaurants. There's 75 eateries from 18 countries to choose from, including a taste of Paris at La Vie En Rose.
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May 31

Lockport's annual summer series to celebrate art and history

...presents his one-man show set in 1876 on June 14 at the Gaylord Building, 200 W. 8th St. Tickets are $50 and include a buffet-style dinner by the Public Landing at 6...

Artist John McDavitt, who frequented Old Canal Days as a child, will paint a mural with community involvement at the White Oak Public Library Lockport Branch, 121 E. 8th St.

...m. Aug. 26 and Sept. 23 at the Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery located at 201 W. 10th St. on the main floor of the Norton Building. His Lockport Poetry Project drop boxes are...

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•Flower of Life Gallery — “By the Gods,” a mythology- and religion-themed art show, will open with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. June 16 and run through August 11 at 1601 S. State St. Details at 815-838-9078 or via Facebook.

    Lockport's annual summer series to celebrate art and history
    In the old canal town of Lockport this summer, art goes beyond traditional oil painting or sketching to incorporate materials such as phytoplankton, neon and grow lights, Mississippi River mud and digital information woven into fabric.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 25

This Week in Naperville

Naperville’s Farmers Market is set for 7 a.m. to noon Saturdays starting June 2 at the 5th Avenue Station parking lot, 200 E. 5th Ave.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Jon Meacham will talk about his book, “The Soul of America,” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at the Science Center at North Central College, 131 S. Loomis St.

Following the parade, a 30-minute observance will begin at 12:15 p.m. at the Naperville Community Concert Center in Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave. The ceremony remembers the sacrifice of veterans and features patriotic music performed by the Naperville Municipal Band.

Exam Crams are scheduled from 2 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, and from noon to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, and Thursday, May 31, at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr.

Author Mary Kay Andrews will sign copies of her book, “The High Tide Club,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave.

More than 20 vendors will be selling produce, baked goods, honey, flowers and more at the St. John’s Farmers Market from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 750 Aurora Ave.

The event will feature music for dancing and sing-alongs and a performance by juggler Jason Kollum. In case of rain, the program will move to Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.

The Naperville Park District is showing “The Parent Trap” as part of its free outdoor movie series, “A Night at the Movies,” at 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 1, at Rotary Hill, 443 Aurora Ave.

Online registration has closed, but walk-in registration is available from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 31, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, June 1, at Naperville Running Company, 34 W. Jefferson Ave. There will be no race-day registration.

    This Week in Naperville
    Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Jon Meacham will talk about his book, "The Soul of America," at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at the Science Center at North Central College, 131 S. Loomis St. Tickets are required to attend and include a copy of the book. For more information, go to www.andersonsbookshop.com.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 18

New farmer's market in Naperville to cater to city's south side

The Naperville Farmers Market, 200 E. Fifth Ave., will be open from 7 a.m. to noon Saturdays from June 2 to Oct. 27.

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The 95th Street Farmers Market, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive, will be open from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursdays from June 7 to Sept. 27.

The Farmers Market at St. John’s, 750 Aurora Ave., will be open from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays from May 30 to Sept. 19.

    New farmer's market in Naperville to cater to city's south side
    The 95th Street Library and the Naperville Park District are launching a new farmers market in June - the first to cater to Naperville's south side. The city has two other markets - the Naperville Farmers Market on 5th Avenue on Saturdays and the Farmers Market at St.
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