VALPARAISO | As lemonade stands go, it was a resounding success, generating more than $200 in just two hours. But Wednesday's effort wasn't a typical kid's beverage sale, and it's now snowballed into a much larger relief effort for those affected by the tornado strike in Oklahoma.
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ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. | Wally Tenhoopen was asked to help bag chickens one day while working as a bagger in a grocery store in Arlington Heights. He liked the atmosphere and the guys working in the butcher shop, so he hung around more. That was 40 years ago. Now, Tenhoopen is the owner of …
Award-winning chef Charlie Trotter, right, listens as his staff delivers a pre-dinner briefing at his restaurant in Chicago as his wife, Rochelle, looks on.
Award-winning chef Charlie Trotter, left, talks to former protege chef Reginald Watkins at Trotter's restaurant in Chicago. Trotter is closing his iconic restaurant after 25 years to return to college and study philosophy. The final service at Charlie Trotter's was Thursday, followed by a so…
CHICAGO | Award-winning chef Charlie Trotter is closing his iconic Chicago restaurant after 25 years, setting out on a new path as bold and surprising as many of the dishes he served to the world of foodie fans he helped foster.
Rob Conovar, a paranormal investigator, and his wife, Alisa, share a kiss at the conclusion of renewing their wedding vows July 7 on the porch outside the abandoned Peoria State Hospital in Bartonville, Ill., once known as the Illinois Asylum for the Incurable Insane.
BARTONVILLE, Ill. | Many probably would look to renew their wedding vows in a holy place, but there is nothing holy-looking about the building once known as the Illinois Asylum for the Incurable Insane, the abandoned Peoria State Hospital in Bartonville.
Rob Conovar, a paranormal investigator, checks his watch as his wife, Alisa, smiles July 7 after they renewed their vows on the porch outside the abandoned Peoria State Hospital in Bartonville, Ill., once known as the Illinois Asylum for the Incurable Insane.
DECATUR, Ill. | When leaders from First and Grace United Methodist churches, as well as First and Westminster Presbyterian churches founded the Good Samaritan Inn in 1982, their mission was simple, director Brenda Gorrell Pyatt said.
From left, dishwasher Torrence Harris, coordinator Donna Scott and head chef Eric Drake cheer as fellow Good Samaritan Inn employees are recognized during the observance of the soup kitchen's 30th year in operation in Decatur, Ill.
Good Samaritan Inn board members, from left, Pam Poland, Judy Ford and the Rev. Randy McGeehon serve birthday cake and ice cream to visitors during the observance of the soup kitchen's 30th year in operation in Decatur, Ill.
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