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Blood, bone marrow-registry drive aims to help kids with cancer

The solution to 5-year-old Ava Lee’s health challenge could be on the other side of the world, but her mother’s coworkers are searching the northwest suburbs, too. Ava will be one of three Lincolnshire-area children who could benefit from an upcoming blood and bone-marrow-registry drive April 26 at Daniel Wright Junior High in Lincolnshire.

Fennel and tarragon blend in a rich clam chowder


Many cream-based chowders suffer from the same problem — it’s hard to taste anything but the cream.

Depression can afflict anyone at any time


LIFELONG HEALTH: Many years ago, my heart began skipping beats. I felt each one and was very uncomfortable.

Health Calendar

SUPPORT: Diabetes Group for patients and their families or caregivers, offers education to support to held manage diabetes at 6:30 p.m. April 28 At Advocate Condell Medical Center, Libertyville.

Start grilling season with the classic patty melt


One of my favorite big city comfort foods is a staple of the diner scene — the patty melt.

Easter event draws 3,500 hoppers on the bunny trail


The good eggs at Waukegan Park District had a better idea for the Easter egg hunt. Instead of the traditional way of placing and hiding eggs in a field and then letting the children loose to find and hunt them, they designed a new way that has practically leveled the playing field.

Moms RECHARGE in an exclusive group


Cheerios, cartoons and diapers aren’t the only things Katie Tilton thinks about. They’re on her mind a lot, but twice a month the mom of three from Third Lake also gets to join a group of about 40 mothers and “just be Katie. Not mommy or wife,” Tilton said.

Marriage Licenses

The following have applied for marriage licenses at the Lake County clerk’s office:

Downtown Antioch packed for Easter parade, egg hunt


There were 32 units in Antioch’s Easter parade, which saved the best for last — an appearance by the Easter Bunny. Many paradegoers followed the bunny north on Main Street for the Easter egg hunt in Williams Park.

‘Annoying’ Beiber song put to good use by Waukegan High students


Passing periods at Waukegan High School’s two buildings have never been this polarizing. While some students show off their moves to the hit song “Baby” by Justin Bieber, others show their disgust by walking just a little bit faster to their next class. But it’s all for a good cause.

School Notes

Mundelein High School senior Elana Green took first place for the second year in a row at the SkillsUSA state competition held recently.

Cat and dog saved from the freezing cold


Kids may rejoice when they have a no-school day, but for a special cat, this meant life.

Waukegan Public Library to host Gold Medal Gala


The Waukegan Public Library staff isn’t done boasting about the prestigious award it won last year, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Medal. To celebrate the culmination of the library’s success, a Gold Medal Gala is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Sat., April 26, at the Glen Flora Country Club in Waukegan.

People in Uniform

Air Force Airman Reginald Roberts Jr., son of Reginald Roberts Sr. of Gurnee and Shondra Simmons of North Aurora, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

College Notes

Allison Fink of Highwood received a New Graduate Student Scholarship (Spring 2014) for the 2013-14 academic year at Emporia State University in Kansas.


The following students have recently graduated from their respective colleges or universities: