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<p>"Annie Jr." comes to Devonshire Playhouse in Skokie, April 25-27.</p>

Family Friendly: Young performers bring ‘Annie Jr.’ to Devonshire Playhouse

<p>Kids create Easter crafts. &nbsp;| &nbsp;Scott R. Brandush/Sun-Times Media&nbsp;</p>

5 'eggcelent' Easter crafts

Dyeing Easter eggs is usually an annual staple around this time of year. Switch things up a bit by making one of these simple Easter crafts.

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Throwback Thursday: Henry Proesel gets a kiss on the cheek

In this week's throwback Thursday, Henry Proesel gets a kiss on the cheek. From who? We aren't sure.

What are the benefits of independent school curriculum?

Students attending independent schools have a number of advantages in their education, beginning with the unique mission of the school. Independent...

<p>A bike rider passes an art piece titled "Totem" at&nbsp;<a id="firsthit" name="firsthit"></a>Channel&nbsp;Runne&nbsp;Park&nbsp;in Lincolnwood. &nbsp;| &nbsp;Buzz Orr/Staff Photographer</p>

Guide: Things to do around the Lincolnwood area

Every community has something unique to offer. Even though Lincolnwood is a small village, it still has a big personality. Here's a list of things to do in Lincolnwood you might...

Robin Brandt (from left), Jacqui Scott and Karishma Brownlee appear last week at Oakton Community College's The Clothesline Project, a t-shirt display about violence against women.  |  Mike Isaacs/Sun-Times Media

Oakton mounts powerful display on violence against women

The Clothesline Project has become a national and even global vehicle for women affected by violence to express themselves in a completely unvarnished way. They anonymously...

Popular McCracken Middle School seventh-grade social studies teacher Jennifer Ciok is a finalist for the prestigious Golden Apple award recognizing the best teachers in the state.  |  Mike Isaacs/Sun-Times Media

McCracken teacher becomes Golden Apple finalist

SKOKIE — Only one person who learned that McCracken Middle School social studies teacher Jennifer Ciok is a finalist for the prestigious Golden Apple teaching award expressed...

<p>Glencoe Park District | Easter</p>

Easter events in Chicago's suburbs

Have a hoppin' good time at these Easter celebrations throughout suburban Chicago.

<p>Father Michael Pfleger addresses the Niles Township Jewish Congregation in Skokie April 7.</p>

Pfleger blames social media, smart phones for disconnect among society

The domineering voice of social activist and Catholic priest Father Michael Pfleger boomed through the Niles Township Jewish Congregation Monday night during an event that...

The cast of Middleton School's "Annie Jr." before a dress rehearsal on the eve of opening night at McCracken Middle School.  |  Mike Isaacs/Sun-Times Media

Middleton School brings orphan Annie and her crew to life

SKOKIE — Annie is the first to tell you that tomorrow is always a day away, but she never mentions that not all tomorrows are the same.

<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.

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