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<p>Kids create Easter crafts. &nbsp;| &nbsp;Scott R. Brandush/Sun-Times Media&nbsp;</p>

5 'eggcelent' Easter crafts

Weird Crime: Million-dollar-fraud case takes police to Disney World and more

Free of charge, we offer tales of odd news, strange crimes, dumb criminals and otherwise silly stories from the Chicago suburbs.

<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.

<p>Glencoe Park District | Easter</p>

Easter events in Chicago's suburbs

Have a hoppin' good time at these Easter celebrations throughout suburban Chicago.

Sulaimon Adigun / Photo from Cook County Sheriff's office

Man charged with sexually assaulting coworker in Evanston

A Chicago man is facing charges after he allegedly sexually assaulted his coworker in Evanston last month.

What are the benefits of independent school curriculum?

Students attending independent schools have a number of advantages in their education, beginning with the unique mission of the school. Independent...

From left, Jamie Frame and her husband David Piotrowski, owners of the Robert Pettit home at 1425 Ridge Ave., are selling the home. | Karie Angell Luc/For Sun-Times Media

Tinkertoy founder’s mansion up for sale

While crescents trace the woodwork of the library’s dentil molding, the curvature merely hints at the classic roundness of a Tinkertoy disc.

Smashing Pumpkins founder Billy Corgan regularly performs and mixes with fans at his tea shop, Madame ZuZu's, in Highland Park. | Tim Boyle/For Sun-Times Media

Billy Corgan talks new music, new book and PAWS

Smashing Pumpkins founder Billy Corgan is a busy man. Not only is he recording two new Pumpkins records, but he’s also a quarter of the way through a sprawling spiritual memoir...

Vandals slash tires of 20 vehicles in Evanston

Some Evanston residents woke up Tuesday to find vandals had slashed the tires on their vehicles which had been parked on the street overnight.

(Left to right) Musicians from the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Emma Koi, flute, Amy Hess, viola, and Desiree Miller, cello, perform a special concert at Mather Pavilion last Friday. | Bob Seidenberg/Sun-Times Media

Mather residents access memories through symphony program

When Anna Clyne approached Mather LifeWays about participating in a program that explored music and memory, officials at the senior living residence were more than interested.

“To offer something that makes people feel good, a place that makes them feel welcome and calm and happy is just a wonderful feeling,” said owner,  Patty O’Neill (left), with  daughter, Katie. | Jackie Pilossoph/For Sun-Times Media

Evanston gift boutique isn’t gone, it’s just two blocks east

Patty O’Neill has been selling gifts in her Evanston gift boutique, Perennials, since she bought the store in 2003.

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