Day: May 16, 2018

How a Palatine man is helping homeless vets get back on their feet

Ed Behrens said the camaraderie he developed with his colleagues while in the U.S. Navy still applies today when he’s asked to help veterans in need. Behrens, a member of Palatine American Legion Post 690, was among the volunteers who helped lead a recent drive for…

Mundelein trustee apologizes for ‘lipstick on a pig’ comment

Mundelein Trustee Dawn Abernathy has publicly apologized for negative comments she made about the village three weeks ago. At the April 23 board meeting, Abernathy said installing new village gateway signs in Mundelein would be “like putting lipstick on a pig.” She also called the $347,930…

Dog-friendly restaurant chain coming to Vernon Hills

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, known for its pet-friendly patios, is opening its first Illinois location this year in Vernon Hills. The new eatery, to be located in the new Mellody Farm retail area, is one of four new restaurants for the Huntington Beach, California-based restaurateur.…

Normal commute expected on Metra after morning scare at Ogilvie

Service on Metra lines that use Ogilvie Transportation Center should be back to normal in time for the afternoon rush after trains stopped and police evacuated the downtown station while investigating suspicious luggage. Riders are advised to check posted schedules for changes or possible delays. The…

Boston Fish Market in Wheeling expects summer opening

It’s been the burning question around Wheeling. Or, perhaps more appropriately, it’s been the grilling, frying, baking, sizzling question. When is Boston Fish Market opening its new location along Wheeling’s Restaurant Row? We finally have an answer — sort of. Owners of the Des Plaines-based seafood…

Carpentersville repeals resolution making English its official language

A decade-old resolution designating English as the official language of Carpentersville was repealed by the village board Tuesday in a move Village President John Skillman says is long overdue. The controversial measure was initially passed in 2007 during what is known as a contentious era of…

Wauconda village board advances Phil’s Beach renovation plan

The Wauconda Park District’s plan to renovate Phil’s Beach and turn it into a public park cleared a critical bureaucratic hurdle Tuesday night. The village board unanimously approved a conditional use permit that will allow park district officials to move ahead with the $3 million project…

Fittest Loser Finale: Mt. Prospect man loses 54 lbs. to win

Chad Lowry lost 54 pounds in 12 weeks doing it the old-fashioned way — by following a healthy eating plan and working out. A lot. “He worked out relentlessly … ” his trainer Mick Viken said Tuesday. ” His mindset was clear and the results showed…