Wednesday, January 2, 2013
See which area babies were born on New Year’s Day in 2013. Both babies were born shortly after midnight.
A New Year’s Day baby boy - Samson Chambers was born to Chicago residents Donald and Sheryl Chambers at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, 2650 Ridge Ave., on Jan. 1, 2013, at 12:41 a.m. The boy came in at 8-pounds, 3-ounces and 20-inches. “I wanted [Samson] to be born on Christmas day and my husband wanted him to be born on New Year’s Day,” Sheryl Chambers said. “My husband got his wish.” This is the fifth child for the Chambers family. The mother said she now has three girls and two boys. “Honestly, for me, I think it’s a normal thing. It was a regular day for me,” Chambers said. “We gave him the name Samson [which is] from the bible. The name means ‘being strong.’” Chambers added that she had family at the hospital …
Friday, December 7, 2012
More than 35 costumes were created using thrown out items such as VHS tapes, prom dresses and even umbrellas, among other things.
Perhaps Ben Stiller's "Zoolander" wasn't that far off with its Derelict fashion concept. More than 35 recycled-designed costumes were on display at the Solid Waste Agency of Cook County's (SWANCC) Trashy Fashion Show. The models represented more than 50 designers. According to SWANCC, 90 percent of the outfits were made from items that are found in everyday garbage, including old chef coats, t-shirts, prom dresses, Halloween costumes, jeans, candy wrappers and packaging materials, among other things (like VHS tapes and umbrellas). For the sixth annual showing, this year's theme was based on movies like "Harry Potter," "The Hunger Games" and "Black Swan." Residents from Arlington Heights, Barrington, Evanston, Glenview, Lincolnwood, …
Monday, August 27, 2012
A Geniza is a Jewish ritual in which used books, clothing and other items are donated by members of the community and buried in a sacred place.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Monday, August 27, 2012
From the community ~ In preparation for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Weinstein Funeral Home and Piser Funeral Services sponsored a Geniza ceremony at Memorial Park Cemetery in Skokie on Aug. 22. A Geniza is a Jewish ritual in which used books, clothing and other items are donated by members of the community and buried in a sacred place to benefit both the community and future generations. An estimated three tons of donated items were placed inside caskets and buried in plots donated by Memorial Park Cemetery. The children of Keshet participated in the ritual with the burial of the donated items. All items for the Geniza were collected by Weinstein Funeral Home. Rabbi Jeffrey Weill of Ezra-Habonim, Niles Township Jewish Congregation, lead…
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Northwestern students hosted Evanston residents for a town hall debate Monday.
In an effort to build "conversations with the community," Northwestern students hosted a talk with Evanston residents Monday regarding the city's waste transfer station developments, The Daily Northwestern reports. The town hall debate was a project hosted by the University's senior Brady Scholars, who have been working on "town-gown relations" in their class, according to The Daily. Students selected the waste management issue because the university also uses Veolia Environmental Services. Evanston has had issues with Veolia, including an harassment lawsuit. Related: New Garbage Station for Evanston? Mayor Tishdal, who in mid-March expressed interest in pursuing a potential waste site in Morton Grove, attended the event did not speak …
Monday, April 2, 2012
Morton Grove says it's open to having a waste transfer station in the 6000 block of Oakton. Evanston Mayor Tishdal has previously indicated interest in looking into hosting a site in Morton Grove.
Locating a waste transfer station in an industrial area of Morton Grove could bring the village $60,000 or more a year while not disturbing residents with noise or smells, said Ryan Horne, village manager pro tem. Morton Grove has been mentioned as a place for a waste transfer station, mainly by Evanston Mayor Tisdahl, who wants a Veolia waste transfer station out of Evanston because it's located close to residents' homes and Evanston Township High School. The Morton Grove location would be at 6132 W. Oakton, in an industrial area adjacent to the train tracks on the east, in a deep lot with little frontage on Oakton Street. It's a half-mile west of Niles West High School. "It truly will create a win-win situation," Horne said. "We'll have…
Monday, July 11, 2011
Check Patch throughout the day for storm updates.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, July 11, 2011
10:05 a.m. -- The Skokie Yellow Line is up and running. 9:03 a.m. -- The CTA Purple Line and Skokie Yellow Line have been suspended until further notice, according to the CTA's website. Other stations, such as the Howard Red Line, Orange Line and Green Line are experiencing "major delays due to severe weather." The service announcement came around 7 a.m. today and CTA officials are citing this morning's thunderstorm as the cause of the delay. As an alternative to the Yellow Line, Skokians can take the No. 97 Skokie bus. For the Purple Line, use the #206 Evanston Circulator buses as an alternative to Red and Yellow Line service. For more information, visit the CTA website by clicking here. To read our update on the current storm, click …