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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


Suit: Swans contributed to Villa Park man’s drowning death

A woman who says a pair of aggressive swans contributed to her husband’s drowning death near Des Plaines in 2012 is suing the condominium company that kept the animals on its...

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Checklist: Finding the retirement community that really fits your lifestyle

When it comes to retirement living, there are many options you have to consider. When you're looking for the community that suits your...

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Park Ridge aldermen will get last say on ethics violations

Park Ridge aldermen will now have the final say on whether an allegation of an ethics violation is formally investigated.

John Walton, interim president and CEO of Rainbow Hospice, thanks volunteers. | Karie Angell Luc/for Sun-Times Media

Rainbow Hospice holds 2014 Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care hosted its 2014 volunteer appreciation luncheon, “You are Our Key to Success,” on at The Glen Club in Glenview on April 5.

The Easter Bunny hops into the gym at the Maine Park Leisure Center in Park Ridge, where he posed for photos with children Saturday morning, April 12. | Ben Meyerson/Sun-Times Media

Egg hunt draws crowd at Maine Park; More Easter events to come in Park Ridge

Last Saturday’s Easter egg hunt at the Maine Park Leisure Center in Park Ridge was lightning-fast.

<p>Park Ridge Police Officer Anthony Hernandez walks through water covered Mayfield Street as he goes house to house checking on the residents last April. &nbsp;| &nbsp;Rob Dicker/Sun-Times Media</p>

Flooded residents say all of Park Ridge should help fund fixes

A crowd of citizens from three neighborhoods within the city’s 2nd and 1st Wards attended Monday’s Park Ridge City Council meeting to persuade elected officials that spreading...

Members of Maine East's Demons Against Depression club visit Warren Township High School in Gurnee to talk to sophomores about depression. | Photo courtesy of Erika's Lighthouse

New Maine East High School group raises awareness about depression

Maine East High School students and Erika’s Lighthouse are teaming up to raise awareness about depression.

Water slides are up at the new Centennial Pool in Park Ridge. The pool is projected to open this July. | Jennifer Johnson/Sun-Times Media

New Centennial Pool projected to be open by July

With a long winter finally over, work is speeding up on aquatic facilities at Park Ridge’s Centennial Park.

<p>Snow&nbsp;returned to&nbsp;Chicago&nbsp;in the early evening on Monday, April 14. | Richard A. Chapman/Sun-Times&nbsp;</p>

Record-low temperature in 20s could follow late-season snow

A mid-April snowfall that drew a collective sigh from Chicagoans late Monday afternoon was the precursor to some potentially record-breaking cold temperatures on Tuesday morning.

Park Ridge police: Hypodermic needles left on playground

Hypodermic needles were discovered on playground equipment outside a Park Ridge elementary school last week.

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