Margaret Pellegrini, one of the three surviving original Munchkins from the legendary 1939 MGM film "The Wizard of Oz," died early Wednesday in an assisted living care center near Phoenix, Ariz. She was 89, and would have celebrated her 90th birthday on Sept. 23.
Firefighter candidates recently graduated from the Fire Academy and are set to work at departments throughout the south suburbs.
OAK FOREST | The Fire Academy for the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System Division 24 recently held its graduation ceremony at Oak Forest's Gaelic Park.
Shore presents Bite & Sip, our selection of the best of Lake Michigan area restaurants. Are we missing something? You can submit a comment or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From elaborately decorated trees to drive-through lighting displays to boat parades and train shows, a variety of holiday spectacles are being staged through the end of December and into early January around the country. Here are a few of them.
Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.
SOUTH HOLLAND | The District 151 School Board on Monday approved an $18 million budget with a projected deficit of $346,020 for the 2012-13 school year.
ABBA's 'Idol' : 'American Idol' finalist David Hernandez shows disco side for new stage and new show in Chicago
When local singing standout Amy Davis of Cedar Lake competed as one of the top 24 finalists on the FOX reality television smash hit "American Idol: Season 7" in 2008, she won a fellow finalist friend for life.
SOUTH HOLLAND | The District 151 School Board has chosen the Rising Star program to monitor school improvement.
CHICAGO | The Blackhawks punched in for overtime in all five of their Western Conference quarterfinals games — but couldn't start to collect comp time on their travel day/off day Sunday.
HOBART | A former Hobart city councilman is hoping to place both his native small town and his adopted big city in the national limelight.
Anthony Standifer stood in line Thursday waiting for his physical for the inaugural Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, but he said he didn't feel like he was enlisting in the Marines.
LOWELL | As a first-generation Japanese-American living on the West Coast, Ken Hirata's life took a dramatic turn after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Louis and Barb Price, Rich Kochanny, Helen and Joe Fasano, Barbara Globensky, Dawn Yaborough, Stuart and Lori Boekeloo, Mary Lynn Rouleau, Shatar, Jan Price Quinn, John Habela, Vincent, John Lenting, John Hancock and Robert Winslow joined party animals Mary Sorensen, Millicent Huminsky, Shar…
The weekend starts tonight with Elvis in the streets of Holland, Michigan; then art as far as the eye can see across the Lake Michigan area at Red Arrow Gallery in Harbert, Blue in Three Oaks, Rubinkam Studio and Center Gallery in Douglas and even The Gallery at the Center for the Visual and…
In the special 4th of July edition, find the friends of Shirley Heinze Land Trust including Kathy and Karl Dennis, Harry and Marianita Porterfield, Tom Keilman, Don Babcock, Jim Morrow, Denise DeClue, Mike McCluskey, Dale Engquist, Kristopher Krouse, Bunny Fisher and hundreds of others joini…
Pre-Fourth of July patriotism peaking in LaPorte this weekend with a Civil War encampment reenactment at the courthouse site of the LaPorte County Historical Museum, including a period costume ball, exhibit on famous serial killer Belle Gunness and an antique quilt collection lecture by expe…
Don't miss the annual Lake Michigan Shore Weko Beach Wine Festival near Bridgman, Buchanan and Stevensville this weekend or the deadline for artists/collaborators registration for GR's ArtPrize (today); more on waiting for summer to kick in with Benton Harbor Arts District stalwart and colle…
SOUTH HOLLAND | An 87-year-old woman is in critical condition after driving her car into a pond Friday near the border of South Holland and Phoenix.
In his column several weeks ago, Terry McCullough raised important concerns about two programs of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: the Neighborhood Stabilization Program and Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program. I share a number of these concerns, particu…
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