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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. ]]> Fri, 19 Aug 2011 02:37:31 -0500 <![CDATA[ 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. ]]> Mon, 03 Oct 2011 12:03:55 -0500 <![CDATA[ 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. ]]> Fri, 05 Aug 2011 02:30:10 -0500 <![CDATA[ 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. ]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2011 02:30:56 -0500 <![CDATA[ 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. ]]> Fri, 22 Jul 2011 02:33:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ 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. ]]> Fri, 15 Jul 2011 02:36:05 -0500 <![CDATA[ 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. ]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2011 02:26:25 -0500 <![CDATA[ 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. ]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2011 02:29:45 -0500 <![CDATA[ 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. ]]> Wed, 03 Aug 2011 21:59:48 -0500 <![CDATA[ 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. ]]> Wed, 03 Aug 2011 17:33:43 -0500 <![CDATA[ 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.” ]]> Fri, 08 Jul 2011 14:15:32 -0500 <![CDATA[ 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. ]]> Sun, 03 Jul 2011 13:06:25 -0500 <![CDATA[ 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. ]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2011 18:46:12 -0500 <![CDATA[ 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. ]]> Tue, 14 Jun 2011 00:26:38 -0500 <![CDATA[ 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. ]]> Tue, 07 Jun 2011 00:32:57 -0500 <![CDATA[ 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. ]]> Mon, 30 May 2011 00:25:14 -0500