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Video: Durbin on Jesse Jackson Jr./Sandi: "Heartbreaking"

The state's top Democrat, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, served in the U.S. House with Jesse Jackson Jr. and knew Sandi Jackson before the couple married. Speaking shortly before the verdicts were handed down, Durbin described his feelings on the Jacksons' fall. 
- Posted by Reboot Illinois on Palatine Patch

46th Annual Antiques & Treasures in the Field

The Lake Forest Chapter of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago will sponsor the 46th Annual Antiques & Treasures in the Field on Sunday, September 8th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Deer Path Middle School, located on Deerpath Road, one mile east of Highway 41 in Lake Forest. Featuring over 50 quality Midwest dealers, highlights include a Country Market with a variety of gourmet delicacies along with the ever popular Treasures Tent filled with items from many Lake Forest Estates.  

- Posted by Gorton Community Center on Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch

10 Great Points to Add the WOW! Factor to Your Photos

As summer turns to fall and the annual spectacle of fall color beckons the photographer in all of us, Chicago Botanic Garden Staff Instructor, professional photographer, and Glenview resident, Jack Carlson, will help you with the basics of light, time, and perspective with 10 easy points. 
- Posted by Jennifer Black for the Glenview Public Library: Highlights & Happenings on Glenview Patch


Jr. Warrior Football Practices in Full Swing

Ed. Note: This is a great example of how to promote your local sports league. 
This week, local boys have started the annual ritual of getting ready for a season of youth football in Deerfield. The boys practice every weeknight until August 30th and, while we inject fun into the practices, they work hard! Coach Vince Sassano said, "This is a great group of kids we have this year at all levels."
- Posted by Deerfield Young Warriors Football on Deerfield Patch

China's Shadow Banks

It appears China is worried about a boom in lending by the country's fast-growing "shadow banks," China created a cash crunch in June to squeeze their source of funding. One unintended consequence, though, was a selloff in the country's $4 trillion bond market.
- Posted by Benjamin Miller, CFP on Barrington Patch

Under But Not Out

Homeowners who want to buy a new house, but who paid more for their current house than they can sell it for today, feel stuck. Some are waiting for housing prices to rise so they can break even. The hitch is that when at some future date their current house goes up in price, so will the one they want to buy.
- Posted by Joan Conlisk on Winnetka-Glencoe Patch

Museum Adventure Passes Available at MGPL

Take advantage of the last days of summer and have some fun with your family when you explore many of the suburban-area attractions and museums through the Museum Adventure Pass program. There something for everyone with options like the Chicago Botanic Garden, Legoland, and the Brookfield Zoo.
- Posted by the Morton Grove Public Library on Niles-Morton Grove Patch

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