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<p>Ridgewood left fielder David Parker said he has a strong arm and in an April 9 game at Elmwood Park he proved he has a powerful bat. Parker went 3-for-3 with three extra-base hits in the 13-2 win. | Jon Langham/For Sun-Times Media&nbsp;</p>

Baseball: Ridgewood's David Parker confident in his team and his own abilities

<p>Courtesy of the&nbsp;Illinois Holocaust Museum &amp; Education Center</p>

Ridgewood students place in Holocaust essay contest

Ridgewood High School students were among the top 10 entrants in an Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center essay contest.

Carmine Santoro of the Public Works Department in Harwood Heights shows one of the village identification card on a lanyard. By the end of April, all employees will be required to wear such identification. | Mark Lawton/Sun-Times Media

Harwood Heights orders employee IDs in light of recent ruse burglaries

By the end of April, employees of Harwood Heights will wear identification around their necks.

Photos provided by Summit of Uptown

Introducing Estee Lauder: A historical presentation at the Summit of Uptown

The Summit of Uptown hosts a wide range of events to help build connections between their residents, family members, and the entire community. On...

<p>Maine South center fielder Courtney Richardson takes a cut during Wednesday's home game against Evanston. | Jon Langham/for Sun-Times Media</p>

Maine South softball team scores in every inning, pounds Evanston

The Hawks' first 10 batters reached base and Maine South scored six runs in the first inning.

Smashing Pumpkins founder Billy Corgan regularly performs and mixes with fans at his tea shop, Madame ZuZu's, in Highland Park. | Tim Boyle/For Sun-Times Media

Billy Corgan talks new music, new book and PAWS

Smashing Pumpkins founder Billy Corgan is a busy man. Not only is he recording two new Pumpkins records, but he’s also a quarter of the way through a sprawling spiritual memoir...

<p>This photo shows the use of shaving cream and liquid food coloring to dye hard-boiled&nbsp;<a id="firsthit" name="firsthit"></a>eggs&nbsp;which gives them a tie-dyed effect. &nbsp;| &nbsp;AP Photo/A Thrifty Mom, Sarah Barrand</p>

A unique way to dye Easter eggs

Dyeing Easter eggs is always a fun activity around this time of year. Instead of using the usual staples like vinegar and color tablets. try shaving cream. Yes, shaving cream....

Ridgewood High School students and area elected officials gathered Saturday for a civic forum at Harwood Heights Village Hall. | Mary Stroka/For Sun-Times Media

Ridgewood's Alex Hanns organizes civics forum for classmates

Sixteen Ridgewood High School students gathered Saturday to hear from local, state and federal officials how they, too, could get involved in politics.

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Celebrating Easter brunch in style

The Easter holiday is just around the corner, and now is the perfect time to start making Easter plans with your friends and family. Easter brunch ...

Maine South graduate, Gabriel Wiesen was selling his premium mini-doughnuts at at Maine South High School in Park Ridge, April 11, 2014. | Brian O'Mahoney/For Sun-Times Media

Maine South grad brings doughnut truck home to alma mater

Crowds of students lined up in front of the Beavers Coffee and Donuts truck April 11.

Police blotter: Three charged with retail theft at Norridge Target

Police blotter: Three charged with retail theft at Norridge Target

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