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75 years after D-Day, local WWII vets discuss military service

June 4, 2019 by Alan P. Henry, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, Living

Seventy five years ago this week, on June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops took part in history’s largest amphibious invasion, landing along a 50-mile stretch of heavily fortified coastline in Normandy, France to press the...

‘This has been and always will be a special place for me’: Beloved band director Chapman bids farewell to GBN community

June 11, 2019 by Alan P. Henry, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, Living, The Arts

Glenbrook North Band Director Rich Chapman bid an emotional farewell June 5 to the community of student-musicians, staff and parents he has loved for the past 31 years.

“This has been and always will be a special place...

Northbrook Community Theatre previews summer musical 'Newsies'

by Sarah Haider, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, Living, The Arts

Library-goers were serenaded with a sneak peek of Northbrook Theatre’s upcoming production of Newsies on Thursday, May 23, at the Northbrook Public Library.  

Cast members performed a selection of solo songs and...

Family Service Center raises $100K at Spring Promise Gala

by Submitted Content Life & Arts, Living

Family Service Center of Northbrook, Wilmette, Glenview, and Kenilworth raised almost $100,000 at its annual Spring Promise Gala fundraiser May 18 at The Glen Club.  

Dr. Timothy Hayes, assistant superintendent for...

Lutheran Church Charities helping raise awareness of veteran suicide with monthly ‘22’ events

by Alan P. Henry, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, Living

An average of 22 times a day, a U.S. military veteran commits suicide, according to a recent investigation by the Department of Veterans Affairs. To help raise awareness of veteran suicide, Lutheran Church Charities and its Kare 9...