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Elizabeth Olkerhom contemplates her next brush stroke during an art club meeting at Silverado Orchard Park in Morton Grove. | Natalie Hayes/For Sun-Times Media

Buried memories flow through paint brushes for dementia patients

Our gallery features archive photos of Ravinia Festival, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and many of this year's performers in prior shows in the Chicago area.

Complete 2014 Ravinia Festival Schedule

Here is the complete 2014 Ravinia Festival Schedule

Photo: Sunset Valley Golf Course

Golf fanatic? Get a season pass and save money

This year's harsh winter has delayed the opening of golf courses throughout the Chicago area, and Sunset Valley is no exception. As t...

Emma Hardin, 20, of Mundelein, Mike Glans, 23, of Richmond and Kara Cimmarusti, 19, of Vernon Hills touch the growing medium on the green roof of CLC's Southlake Campus in Vernon Hills. It is not made of dirt, but porous rock. | Frank Abderholden/Sun-Times Media

College of Lake County students learn the benefits of green roofs

Sure there was some extra credit involved, and a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Chicago’s Uncommon Ground, the country’s first certified organic rooftop farm, but Karly...

Highland Park High School ranked No. 10 best public school in Illinois: US News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Highland Park High School as the tenth best public high school in Illinois.

Only Child Brewing Company beers are available in 22-ounce bottles, also called "bombers." | Jackie Pilossoph/For Sun-Times Media

Would you drink a beer called 'Eat your Damn Vegetables?'

Ben Rossi and his wife Amanda opened Only Child Brewing Company, their Northbrook craft brewery, six months ago.

Bradley Gordon of American Enterprise Bank checks out one of the 300 spruce saplings his company will give away on Arbor Day, April 26. | Ronnie Wachter/Sun-Times Media

Buffalo Grove, Highland Park banks plan to branch out for Arbor Day

Buffalo Grove and Highland Park banks plan to branch out and donate trees for Arbor Day.

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Highland Park residents participate in 2014 Boston Marathon

Highland Park and Highwood residents participated in this year's Boston Marathon.

People sort through albums at Vintage Vinyl in Evanston on Record Store Day. | Mark Lawton/Sun-Times Media

‘Record Store Day’ sees music-lovers seeking vinyl

A line of people stood waiting at the register of Val’s halla Records in Oak Park the morning of April 19, most with records in their hands. Records have been making a comeback...

<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.

<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...

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