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Cyclists ride their bikes during the forth stage of the 2014 Oman Tour, on February 20, 2014, between Wadi Al Abiyad and Boshar. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKHMOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH/AFP/Getty Images

Spring brings bike-riders to Lake Forest — and complaints

<p>Anna Puccinelli of Chicago tries on various pairs of shoes during the First Presbyterian Church Annual Spring Rummage Sale in Lake Forest on Saturday, May 21, 2011. All proceeds raised during the sale will go toward mission work. | Michael Jarecki/for Sun-Times Media</p>

First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest preps for biggest-ever rummage sale

First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest has pulled out all the stops for its biggest rummage sale since 1950. This year’s 64th annual event will be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on...

Lake Bluff posts police blotter online for first time

Lake Bluff began posting its police blotter online on Friday, April 18, in a move toward greater transparency, Police Chief David Belmonte said.

A Ford Focus and Toyota Prius stand ready to be rented ourside Harre Union on the campus of Valparaiso University Tuesday Jan. 24, 2012. The university announce a new partener ship with Zipcars, Inc., the world's leading car0sharing newtork. | Andy Lavalley~Sun-Times Media

Lake Forest gets two Zipcars, city’s first

Need a car for a quick errand or the day? Two Zipcars are now available starting this week in Lake Forest — provided you’re at least 21 years old. “Zipcar will be a great asset...

<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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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...

<p>In this March 25, 2014 photo, a worker dumps soil into a bag in Whiting, Ind. Crews for oil giant BP worked &nbsp;to clean up an undetermined amount of crude oil that spilled into Lake Michigan and affected about a half-mile section of shoreline near Chicago following a malfunction at BP's northwestern Indiana refinery, officials said. &nbsp;| &nbsp;AP Photo/The Times, Jim Karczewski</p>

Great Lakes threats demand regional approach, leaders say

State and local environmental leaders this week said they must push a regional approach as the best way to tackle issues threatening the Great Lakes. U.S. Congressman Brad...

Gina Willer communicates with deputies and retrieves information for them out of the Lake County Sheriff's dispatch center in Libertyville. | Frank Abderholden/Sun-Times Media

Lake County Sheriff’s dispatcher knows trauma on both ends of 911 calls

Paul Wegrzyn said the most difficult calls he receives as an emergency dispatcher involve children. At 7:37 p.m. Nov. 26, 2012, the Buffalo Grove resident had to be on the other...

<p>Dispatcher Blanche Franco is at the controls in the dispatch room of the Highland Park police headquarters. &nbsp;| &nbsp;Eric Davis/For Pioneer Press</p>

Savings tied to 911 dispatch merger reappear

The City of Highland Park now stands to save roughly $470,000 over the next five years — $1 million over the next decade — by consolidating 911 dispatch services with Glenview.

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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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Everything you need to know about spring pansies

Pansies are a colorful welcome to the spring season, and they may be the perfect addition to your garden if you are a seasoned green thumb or a...

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