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Diana Kuyper: Bikers come to the aid of fellow bikers

Children of Fallen Riders is a nonprofit organization unique to northeast Illinois launched by two friends, Tim Adkins and Joe Dvorak, who lost their buddy, Al Robbins, in a tragic motorcycle crash in 2004.

Diana Kuyper: Wine lovers line up early in Antioch


Antioch’s wine walk has turned into a local phenomenon. When tickets go on sale Wednesday for the Sept. 24 event, there will be a line of wine aficionados waiting outside the Parks and Recreation Building.

Diana Kuyper: Red flags raised over bypass option


When I cover a meeting or hearing I try to present an unbiased view of what transpired. I succeed most of the time, but last week’s community advisory group meeting to discuss the Millburn bypass has me seeing red.

Diana Kuyper: Meeting House a historical gem


If you have never been inside the renovated Meeting House, 977 Main St., I urge you to drop by sometime soon for a peek at one of Antioch’s most historically significant treasures.

Diana Kuyper: Antioch resale shop has a social purpose


With all things doom and gloom in our economy, it was refreshing to visit a new business in downtown Antioch that capitalizes on our universal need to pinch pennies.

Diana Kuyper: Lions chicken dinner fund-raising winner

The 53rd annual Antioch Lions Club chicken BBQ and the Antioch Rescue Squad Auction will be held Aug. 7 at Williams Park in Antioch.

Diana Kuyper: A tip of the hat to waiters, waitresses

National Waitress and Waiter Day passed by quietly last month, but hearing about it after the fact triggered me to reminisce about the hardest job I ever had.

Diana Kuyper: Antioch’s garden plot germinating

What a difference a week can make. Last Thursday, when I went to Antioch’s inaugural farmers market next to the new community garden, the garden was just a pile of dirt surrounded by a split-rail fence.

Diana Kuyper: Woman’s food drive is payback

The choices are few at the food pantry these days, so Vanessa Engquist’s “Fill the Truck” food drive to benefit Open Arms Mission Food Pantry comes at just the right time.

Diana Kuyper: Season of deals begin at sales

One of the many pleasures of summer is shopping at church rummage sales and Lake County has oodles of them to choose from.

Diana Kuyper: Cyberspace crooks await the gullible

I could be a millionaire sometime soon. But first I have to make sure my credit card information is not in jeopardy by providing personal information to three different credit card companies because my accounts have been “compromised.”

Diana Kuyper: Coupon clipper snips for Open Arms


A stay-at-home mom of three young children has cut her weekly food budget in half by using coupons.

Diana Kuyper: Eagle ends this coaster fan’s fun


Reading several stories recently about the American Eagle’s 30th anniversary at Great America brought back a flood of memories.

Diana Kuyper: This community unites for Sgt. Peck


Antioch residents have always unselfishly answered the call to help others in need, but I don’t think I have ever seen the community come together like it has to benefit one of their own.

Diana Kuyper: Antioch welcomes its hometown hero


Marine Cpl. John Peck is now Marine Sgt. John Peck and nobody has earned a promotion more than John, who lost his arms and legs as a result of stepping on an improvised explosive device almost one year ago while serving in Afghanistan.

Diana Kuyper: Hauling ash takes some heat


I have a love-hate relationship with cleaning. I hate to do it, but I love the way it looks (and smells!) afterward.