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An overflow crowd jammed into Deerfield's Village Hall Tuesday, April 22, for a forum on gun violence with state Rep. Scott Durry (D-Highwood) and Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield). | STEVE SADIN/FOR SUN-TIMES MEDIA

Deerfield gun forum draws testy, divided crowd

Beads on a speaker will show sound wave patterns when sound is transmitted.  |  LINDA BLASER/SUN-TIMES MEDIA

Parents explore with students at Lake Forest Country Day School ‘STEM Night’

“Seed to STEM +” — a twist on the Lake Forest Country Day School Family Math & Science Night — drew cheers and smiles from students and families who experimented on Wednesday...

Twitter reacts to long wait times for Ravinia tickets

People took to Twitter to complain about how long it took to buy tickets to Ravinia Festival.

Fire erupts in Lake Forest home undergoing renovation

Firefighters found smoke coming from the roof at the rear of the home and fire inside on the first floor near a bay window, Lake Forest Battalion Chief Pete Siebert said....

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Tips to protect your financial information against theft and fraud

Identity theft and fraud are growing concerns for individuals in a digitally-reliant world, but there are several ways that you can protect...

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Metra: Unconscious man found near tracks stops train in Glencoe

An unconscious man was taken to an Evanston hospital for surgery on a head wound after he was found laying near the Metra tracks in Glencoe, police said.

<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.

Former Buffalo Grove Village President Elliott Hartstein challenges state Reps. Carol Sente and Elaine Nekritz with questions on the state's pension crisis. | Ronnie Wachter/Sun-Times Media

Sente, Nekritz pressed on pension crisis at town hall meeting

State pension reform proved the hot topic when two local legislators and Buffalo Grove’s village president got together Tuesday for a town hall meeting.

<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.

"We are very close to capacity in Northfield, and I don’t like saying no to families who are in crisis," said Holly Schaefer of her first school, which is located inside of Temple Jeremiah. | Jackie Pilossoph/For Sun-Times Media

Safe Haven opens second school in Lake Bluff

After a full renovation informed by Holly Schaefer’s research on paint colors that help calm or stimulate students, Safe Haven School in Lake Bluff opened last month.

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Revamping your landscape with deer resistant shrubs

The springtime can attract all kinds of unwanted pests, but the deer are by far the most notorious in our area. In the spring, deer are hungry but ...

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