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Happy 50th birthday to CTA's Skokie Swift

Photo courtesy of Skokie Park District

Refresh yourself this summer in Skokie's cool pools

Beat this summer's heat by packing up the family and heading to two of the coolest family aquatic centers on the north shore. The Skokie...

Park Ridge Deputy Police Chief David Keller presents Skokie resident Scott Doolittle with an Award of Appreciation for his response to an Amber Alert in February that helped reunite a 5-year-old boy with his mother.  |  Mike Isaacs/Sun-Times Media

Park Ridge, Skokie say thanks to Amber Alert responder

Not every Amber Alert has a story with a happy ending. But one in February that began in Park Ridge and ended in Skokie did. It also served as an ideal example of why the Amber...

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State earmarks funding for two Skokie roadway projects

SKOKIE — Nearly $2 million in state funds have been earmarked for two major Skokie roadway projects, one for upgrades to a portion of Main Street and the other for an east-west...

<p>In this April 10, 2014 photo, scoreboard operator Brian Helmus changes scores from inside of the scoreboard at Wrigley Field during a baseball game between Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs, in Chicago. With Boston&rsquo;s Fenway Park and Wrigley the only two stadiums in the majors with primary manual scoreboards, it has been a job largely shrouded in mystery until the Cubs allowed The Associated Press climb the steel ladder through the steel floor of the scoreboard for a rare visit to mark Wrigley&rsquo;s 100-year anniversary. | AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato</p>

Wrigley Field at 100: Photos from inside the iconic manual scoreboard

The team let an AP photographer take some pictures during a recent game.

Police: No foul play suspected in Skokie drowning

(SKOKIE) No foul play is suspected in the death of a woman who drowned at a pool Monday morning in north suburban Skokie.

<p>Baseball fans wait to enter Wrigley Field for the 100th anniversary of the first baseball game at the park, before a game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Chicago. | AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast</p>

Wrigley Field at 100: More than just a ballpark

Wrigley Field turns 100 years old Wednesday. You probably think of it as just a ballpark which houses the Chicago Cubs but it's actually so much more.

A Skokie man filed a lawsuit  in federal court claiming the state unconstitutionally denied him a permit to carry a concealed gun. | Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Skokie man sues over denial of concealed carry permit

A 69-year-old Skokie man filed a lawsuit Monday in federal court claiming the state unconstitutionally denied him a permit to carry a concealed gun.

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Creative ways to use glass mosaic tiles in your home

Glass mosaic tiles can provide a unique accent to the interior of your home. When you are planning a home renovation project, you may want to...

Interior view of the Compassionate Care Foundation marijuana grow facility, Monday July 22, 2013,  in Egg Harbor Township, NJ, where seedling plants were recently transplanted. (AP Photo/The Press of Atlantic City, Michael Ein) ORG XMIT: NJATL101

5 things you should know about marijuana in Illinois

Read some recent stories about medical marijuana in Illinois.

<p>Youth boxing in Lake County. | Mark Ukena/for Sun-Times Media</p>

Top photos of the week: All about sports

We'll be featuring some of the best photos from the area each week. This week, check out the top pictures featuring area athletes.

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