1 hr ago
Moran: Does Labor Day travel report prove Great Recession is over?
If you've been waiting to boldly declare that the Great Recession is over, now's your chance: The AAA Motor Club has announced that Labor Day Weekend 2014 will feature the most end-of-summer travel since 2008.
5 hrs ago
Northwestern, Cadence Health merger takes effect Sept. 1
Effective Sept. 1, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Winfield-based Cadence Health will merge into one health system - one of the largest in the Chicago area, officials said Wednesday.
9 hrs ago
Bernie's Book Bank charity golf outing Sept. 8 at Onwentsia in Lake Forest
The Bernie's Book Bank charity golf event, Birdies & Books, is moving to Lake Forest's Onwentsia Club, signaling the organization's and the event's growth since it was founded in 2009.
9 hrs ago
Top 10 classes to take around Lake Forest in September
16 Enjoy this course of creative hands-on cooking and instructions on proper table etiquette.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Girls tennis season preview notebook
The Buffalo Grove girls tennis team will welcome back all but four players from last year's team that finished 10-4.
Lake Forest's 60th annual Art Fair on Square Sunday, Monday
Labor Day weekend just wouldn't be the same without the Art Fair on the Square - especially for Lars Birger-Sponberg, who has shown his oil paintings at the Lake Forest fair for more than 50 years.
Attorney Ralph Elwart to head Notre Dame HS
After retiring as a corporate litigator eight years ago, Ralph Elwart had reached a point where he could finally invest in his true passion as a philanthropist in religious education.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Westwood Bistro Opens in Lake Forest
Westwood Bistro , a new restaurant offering contemporary American menu with French and Asian influences, has opened in Lake Forest, the Chicago Tribune reports .
Lambs Farm theater production:
Lambs Farm's participants will perform their theater production of "Into the Woods Junior" at the Gorton Community Center in Lake Forest at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept.
Holocaust survivors attend celebratory brunch at IHMEC
More than 100 Holocaust survivors attended a celebratory brunch at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie on Aug. 7. The Museum hosted the brunch to show appreciation for the survivors' contributions to our community.
Jamie Sotonoff and Dann Gire Zombie, minister, nerd: Actor from suburbs does it all
When he was a teenager, Pat Healy would read Dann Gire's movie reviews in the Daily Herald, hop on a bus to Woodfield Shopping Center, and see the recommended films.
Blaser: Mother's words in Ferguson death are chilling
What's happening in Ferguson, Mo., is a warning sign for the road that America is on and an indication of where we are headed unless we address the festering issue of the disparity between blacks and whites in America.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Paul Sassone: Hedge fund manager - my new dream job
Pilot, policeman, fireman, scientist. These are just some of the things I wanted to be when I was a kid.
Opera Review: Ravinia's stylish staging underscores timeless beauty of Mozart operas
The music of Mozart never grows old, whether it is the fierce but sometimes funny drama "Don Giovanni" when the legendary womanizer actually goes to hell before our very eyes, or the hilarious comedy "The Marriage of Figaro," in which numerous obstacles pop up to sabotage the wedding of Figaro and his darling Susanna.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
ZZ Top, Jeff Beck play at Ravinia
Music legends ZZ Top and Jeff Beck perform on a co-bill at Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, along with opener Tyler Bryant on Aug. 28. The iconic American trio, ZZ Top, famous for the members' long-flowing beards and hits like "La Grange," "Legs," and "Sharp Dressed Man," was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.
Movie Review: Too many heroes, not enough Mel Gibson in 'Expendables 3'
It's nice that the "Expendables" series continues to strike a blow against age-ism, but does it have to go about it with such a woeful lack of gusto? Considering how many large-caliber machine guns, tanks and even thermobaric bombs are wreaking havoc much of the time, you'll probably find that things get pretty dull pretty quickly in "The ... (more)
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Ground broken on new 'world-class' hospital in Lake Forest
The long-awaited ground-breaking for the new Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital took on an almost party-like atmosphere on the hospital's grounds Friday morning.
LFHS grad builds leadership skills atop mountains, at sea
By The Numbers Days kayaking: 19 Days backpacking: 21 Days sailing: 21 Miles hiked: 96 Miles kayaked: 110 Miles sailed: 393 Photos taken: 3,000 Lake Bluff's Kaitlyn Sapp heads to Boston University to start her freshman year with 16 college credits on her transcript earned through a semester-long wilderness expedition this spring.
Americans should keep up the passion for soccer post-World Cup
World Cup Soccer fans watch the USA team against Germany on a big screen in Grant Park.
Flight for Life survivors encouraged to share life-saving memories
Lake County residents and first-responders who have benefitted from the services of Flight for Life are invited to share memories as the agency prepares for a series of events commemorating its 30th anniversary next month.