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Lewis University’s Heritage Theatre Company hosts 4th Annual 24 Hour Theatre Festival

Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | Lewis University's Heritage Theatre Company (HTC) is proud to host their 4th Annual "24 Hour Theatre Festival, a.k.a. "Black Box Blowout" on Friday and Saturday, March 17 and 18. The Studio Theatre is a type of flexible performance space known as a Black Box. As its name would suggest, this kind of theatre is designed as a simple box. The space which contains the theatre is square and painted black, because black is a neutral color which will not clash with costumes, sets, and lighting. The floor is flat and open, allowing designers to arrange seating however they desire. The ...

After Another Excused Chicago Police Killing, It's Time To Trash Their Contract

The vast majority of police officers are not the issue. The system is the issue.

Open Communities hosted an Event ‘State of Our Communities’ at St. Nicholas’ Church

On Sunday, Feb. 12, the Open Communities hosted an event with Congress woman Jan Schakowsky, including several leaders from faith and civic organizations, St. Nicholas' Church in Evanston to condemned President Trump 's executive order to ban Muslim and Syrian refugees and visitors from seven Muslim countries among other restrictions on travel

Cook County clerk's genealogy research resources to be explained at Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois meeting

Angela Wright Madison, manager of the Bureau of Vital Records in the Office of Cook County Clerk David Orr , will describe the bureau's family history research tools at the Sunday, March 19, 2017, meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. The presentation, called "Making the Most of the County Clerk's Genealogy Resources," will begin at 2 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook , Ill. This event is free and open to the public.

Oak Park Schools Need A Radical Solution To Inequality

I am running for Oak Park and River Forest District 200 School Board. You can join my campaign on Facebook

Final Tribute to Vanitaben Atmarambhai Patel

Chicago IL: Please join us in expressing our deepest condolences at this hour at the sad demise of our beloved Vanitaben Patel, Mother of Kamal Patel MD. Shri Vanitaben Patel passed away, on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 in Chicago at the age of 80 (August 21, 1936 to January 31, 2017) after 6 years of illness. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends. She will live for years to come in our hearts. May her Soul Rest in peace. Her funeral was on Friday, February 3rd, 2017 11:00 a.m. until time of cremation 1:00 p.m. at the Countryside Funeral Home and Crematory, 950 South Bartlett Rd, Bartlett, IL.

Culver's and District 124 Unite for a Sweet Cause!

If you've found yourself headed to the local grocer with the intent to load a cart for dinner and instead turned the wheels of your vehicle into a Culver's parking lot, you're not alone. The 'Flavor of the Day' posted on their towering marquee has a magnetic force. It's pretty apparent when Culver's guests are greeted with, "Welcome to Delicious" they're pretty confident about pleasing one's palate. Known for their butter burgers and frozen custard, this eatery originated in Wisconsin over 30 years ago; luckily for us, they have been on the corner of 95th and Kedzie Ave. since May of 2013.

HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION OF HIGHLAND PARK ANNOUNCES 2017 GRANTS

The Board of Trustees of the Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park is pleased to announce that $6,262,375 will be awarded to 58 healthcare related charities during the coming year. Each of the grantees is a nonprofit community based organization dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of individuals in the geographic area served by Highland Park Hospital.

Yana Reznik, piano, to perform Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, I Got Rhythm and more with the ESO Jan 28 & 29

"Having heard every great pianist active since 1971, including Horowitz, Rubinstein, and Serkin, I can confidently say that Ms. Reznik is determined to follow in their footsteps; indeed, think of her as a young Martha Argerich and you will have some idea of the experience that lies in store for you," wrote Time Magazine's Michael Walsh of Yana Reznik. See her perform with music director Andrew Grams and the Elgin Symphony Orchestra (ESO) on Saturday, January 28 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, January 29 at 2:30 pm at The Hemmens Cultural Center. The program features jazz favorites by the incomparable George Gershwin, including Rhapsody in Blue, I Got Rhythm and the iconic tone poem An American in Paris, and also holds Cuban Overture, written after Gershwin's visit to Havana in 1932; Lullaby for Strings, highlighting the spectacular strings of the ESO; and 2nd Rhapsody, which may be the most experimental of his works. Tickets are only $30-$65. Student tickets $12. There is convenient free...

Speak out: We need to keep an eye on Congress

Concerned about Congress : Donald Trump is our incoming president. I want to support him, but right now it's the Republican Congress that I don't trust. They want to get rid of the very people who keep an eye on politicians. I have to wonder why. Hopefully they don't just open the doors to do whatever they want to do. Some people call themselves conservatives, and some people call themselves liberals. I would like to add that sometimes I'm conservative, and sometimes I'm liberal. If you can show me someone who is always conservative or always liberal, I will eat my underwear. They don't exist. You cannot live being only conservative or only liberal every day of your life.

Steam bench leads squad to victory

The Chicago Steam prepare for this Sunday's contest after getting their last home victory in what head coach and team owner Ron Hicks could only describe as "a weird game."

High Tea with Alexander Hamilton’s Women: Meet the Schuyler Sisters!

Highland Park ---- On Sunday February 19th at 1 PM, Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance is presenting High Tea with Alexander Hamilton's Women: Meet the Schuyler Sisters! This four-course tea, catered by High Tea by Gerri, will feature open face sandwiches, homemade raisin scones with jam and clotted cream, homemade apple-rhubarb pie and assorted petits fours with tea poured freely all afternoon.

Speak Out: People leaving Illinois taking coward's way out

Leaving Illinois: I see that the Illinois population is declining. A lot of people are running to Indiana. I would say to the runners, that's the coward's way out. If you loved your state, you would stay and fight for it instead of taking the easy way out.

Jewish genealogist to explain how to use MyHeritage.com to enhance your family history research process

Daniel Horowitz, the genealogy expert from MyHeritage, will present "Getting the Most Out of MyHeritage," an introductory session on the online family history service MyHeritage.com , at the Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois meeting. His presentation will be given, via webinar, starting at 2 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook , Ill.

Genealogist to share stories and tips on how he 'found the Feldmans' through family history research

"Genealogy is Easy, Fascinating, and Fun: How I Found the Feldmans" will be the topic of a presentation by amateur genealogist Steven Flack at the Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. His presentation will begin at 2 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook , Ill.

A Union of Classical Music and Contemporary Art At SHEE HIGHLAND MUSEE

On Saturday, August 27, 2016 Lang Lang International Music Foundation, Steinway & Sons and Midwest Young Artists Conservatory held a stunning concert combining art and music at Shee Highland Musée with classical and contemporary music。.

Chicago-area chefs name the best meal they ate in 2016

What happens when you ask 50 Chicago-area food pros to name the best thing they ate this year? You end up with a list of must-try places to keep you busy tasting all through next year. We checked in with some of Chicago's top chefs to get the scoop and we promise you'll be checking this list twice — and likely a few more times after that.

NWSRA RECEIVES ILLINOIS DISTINGUISHED ACCREDITED AGENCY AWARD

Rolling Meadows , IL - - The Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA) has been recognized as an Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency by the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) and the Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA).

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