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Grace Gits as Abraham Lincoln plays 20 questions with her parents as the fifth-grade classes at Prospect School held a Civil War Day presentation for their family and friends. | Jon Langham/For Sun-Times Media

Prospect School fifth-graders live out the Civil War

Weird Crime: Million-dollar-fraud case takes police to Disney World and more

Free of charge, we offer tales of odd news, strange crimes, dumb criminals and otherwise silly stories from the Chicago suburbs.

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Outdoor projects to boost your home’s curb appeal this spring

Spring is the time for sellers to get their homes on the market, as buyers are more prepared to get out and look at houses when the weather is warm...

<p>Photo credit: Justin Shearer | Flickr</p>

Clarendon Hills property transfers: 23 Walker Ave. sold for $400,000

This week's Clarendon Hills area property transfers.

<p><span style="color: #7a7878; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 14.196000099182129px;">Dan Luedert | Sun-Times Media</span></p>

Things to do around Clarendon Hills this weekend, April 18-20

Spend time in the now-great outdoors with a night hike or orienteering, catch a classic Judy Garland film and more in our top picks of things to do around Clarendon Hills this...

<p>Ned with the Hinsdale Humane Society's Samantha Cheatham. | Hinsdale Humane Society</p>

Hinsdale Humane Society pet of the week: Ned, 2-year-old Pit Bull Terrier mix

Ned's 80 pounds and best suited to a home with children 10 years of age or older.

Attorney Rita Gitchell spells out some details of the new conceal and carry gun law before business leaders April 16 in Willowbrook. | Jane Michaels/Sun-Times Media

Attorneys help weed out medical marijuana, conceal carry laws

Illinois’ new laws permitting medical marijuana use and carrying concealed weapons could pose a variety of challenges for west suburban business operators.

Crime briefs: 2 residents claim Bill Me Later identity theft scheme

Both were told that someone had opened an account with their names and social security numbers.

<p>| Sun-Times Media File&nbsp;</p>

Police blotter: Marijuana found in driver's sunglasses case

The driver told the Clarendon Hills police officer that she pulled over to the side of the road thinking she had run out of gas.

<p>Sun-Times Media file photo</p>

Hinsdale District 86 bids coming on food contracts, capital projects

Hinsdale High School District 86 officials reviewed progress on bidding new service contracts and upcoming capital projects at a Facilities Committee meeting Monday.

Nick Leahy, a Hinsdale Central senior, who has done theater work and painting,  says fashion design gives him at outlet to both create art and entertain.| Kimberly Fornek/Sun-Times Media  April 11, 2014

Hinsdale Central senior showcases fashion designs

Nick Leahy, 18, of Clarendon Hills will showcase his fashions, which he calls “wearable art,” at a fashion show April 25 in the Hinsdale Community House.

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