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Niles, Morton Grove crime briefs: Woman gets death threat for not returning man’s call

Elizabeth Olkerhom contemplates her next brush stroke during an art club meeting at Silverado Orchard Park in Morton Grove. | Natalie Hayes/For Sun-Times Media

Buried memories flow through paint brushes for dementia patients

On a cold spring morning at a dementia care facility in Morton Grove, a group of patients wander into a sunny makeshift art studio to bring once-forgotten memories to life.

<p>Morton Grove's new police chief will be Michael T. Simo, who's currently a deputy chief in the village of Addison. | Photo courtesy village of Addison</p>

Morton Grove’s new chief stresses community policing, crime prevention

After Morton Grove Mayor Dan DiMaria announced the village has chosen Michael Simo as its police chief, we sat down with Simo, 56, to learn more about him and find out what he...

A German-style omelet is one way to whittle down reserves of leftover Easter ham. | Photo by Melissa Elsmo

Food: When life gives you ham, make an omelet

I think I am going to make a ham this week. Those seemingly innocuous words would fall from my mother’s mouth once every three months or so and send me into a culinary tailspin...

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Earth Day and Arbor Day events in suburban Chicago

Find a fun way to make a difference in the community with these Earth Day and Arbor Day celebrations in suburban Chicago.

<p>Transcending Darkness: A Girl's Journey Out of the Holocaust by Estelle Glaser Laughlin. &nbsp;| &nbsp;Submitted</p>

MGPL pick of the week: 'Transcending Darkness: A Girl's Journey Out of the Holocaust'

MGPL's pick of the week is "Transcending Darkness: A Girl's Journey Out of the Holocaust" by Estelle Glaser Laughlin.

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...

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The Morton Grove round up: Top stories, April 11-18

Here's a round up of what you might have missed this week in the Morton Grove Champion.

An eighth-grader at Golf Middle School in Morton Grove reads a diagnosis for a patient during mock emergency room day at the school April 16. | Natalie Hayes/For Sun-Times Media

Golf Middle School students learn life lessons in mock E.R.

White lab coats flapped around the room while jumbled stethoscopes nearly flew off the necks of Golf Middle School eighth-graders as they rushed around a makeshift emergency...

<p>"Find Pravin Varughese" Facebook group supports the recent death of missing SIU student. &nbsp;</p>

Pravin Varughese's family reacts to toxicology report, starts petition

Niles West graduate, Morton Grove native and former student of Southern Illinois University, Pravin Varughese, was missing for nearly a week before he was found dead in Carbondale.

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

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

A lovable red-headed orphan will leave her “Hard Knock Life” behind when Devonshire Young Performers presents “Annie Jr.”

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