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6 taken to hospitals after crash in Lake Zurich

Six people were taken to hospitals after a three-vehicle crash Friday night at northbound Route 12 and Route 22 in Lake Zurich. None of the six victims suffered life threatening injuries, the Lake Zurich Fire Department said. Firefighters arrived on the scene shortly after 8:37 p.m. They were assisted by...
LAKE ZURICH, IL
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Fenwick makes winning offer for Dominican’s Priory Campus

Fenwick High School entered into a purchase and sale agreement Dec. 3 with Dominican University for the university’s Priory Campus, beating out Oak Park and River Forest High School and several other entities vying for the multi-acre parcel, according to a press release issued by the university on the same day.
RIVER FOREST, IL
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Family stars a new tradition; ‘Hanson Barn Light Show’ in Marengo

MARENGO, Ill. (WIFR) - A new family tradition lights up the back roads in Marengo this December. Chris Hanson, the owner, encourages fans to take a drive out to 5107 Thorne Rd. to see “The Hanson Barn Light Show.” It’s 15 minutes of dazzling lights made up of 45,000 pixel LEDS, 20 stage DMX fixtures and two stage lasers. The show even has a radio station, 92.9FM, which syncs to the visual entertainment.
MARENGO, IL

Des Plaines basks in lights at Metropolitan Square

Des Plaines held its annual tree-lighting ceremony Friday evening in Metropolitan Square. Santa Claus was there but kept his distance as a COVID-19 precaution. Children were encouraged to put their letters to Santa in a special mailbox. The Des Plaines Self-Help Closet & Food Pantry accepted donations of nonperishable food,...
DES PLAINES, IL
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Cicero boy celebrates being cancer-free

CICERO, Ill. - A Cicero third-grader has a lot to celebrate this holiday season. He is now cancer free!. On Friday, the community and his classmates came out to cheer on the eight-year-old. It has been a very difficult three years for Jencarl Ponton, a third-grader at the Abraham Lincoln...
CICERO, IL

OPRF Cancels Activities Due to COVID Surge in Past Week, School Says

After experiencing a surge in positive coronavirus cases, Oak Park River Forest High School announced that all activities would be canceled through winter break. In a letter to staff, students and families, OPRF Supt. Greg Johnson wrote that the school has recorded 17 new COVID-19 cases within the last seven days, and have been in "close communication" with the Oak Park Department of Health.
OAK PARK, IL

'Donating makes me feel good': Fifth-grader collects more than 100 bags of food and toys for pantry

A 10-year-old Libertyville boy assumed the role of Santa on Thursday, delivering more than 100 bags of food and toys he collected for those in need. Roark Nietzel's and his mom, Anastasia Thermos, emptied their packed dining room -- and part of the garage -- Thursday afternoon, filled three vehicles and brought the bounty to the Libertyville Township food pantry.
LIBERTYVILLE, IL
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