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Bob and Christine Davis brought their family on Thursday, July 9, to one of the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Mandala South Asian Performing Arts program to expose them to music from around the world. Their daughter Isabelle, 5, wasted no time getting in on the action.

“We want to expose our children to different types of music,” said her dad, Bob. “She likes to dance but we had no idea how much she would enjoy this program.”

Fouad Egbaria
A single-vehicle crash left one man dead Thursday, Sept. 21, near the intersection of Sheridan and Lake Cook roads in Glencoe — and the investigation continues.
Megan Bernard

At one point, the recruiting process seemed scary, but you wouldn’t be able to tell Katia Novi felt that way when talking to her now. 

Novi, a Loyola Academy sophomore, verbally committed to play soccer at Southern Methodist University on Oct. 25, 2014. It’s the next step in a journey that began when she was 3, playing AYSO in Glenview. 

Fouad Egbaria

It was a cold, somber day Dec. 20 as hundreds of people prepared for 16-year-old Sofia “Sofi” Troglia’s funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Parish in Winnetka. Troglia, a Glencoe resident and New Trier special education student, passed away Dec. 15 from a medical emergency. 

But during the days leading up to her service, something magical happened. The community banned together. 

Megan Bernard

Once again, it is an exciting time of the year at the Chicago Botanic Garden as another corpse flower is currently in full bloom.

Floriculturist Tim Pollak predicted weeks ago that the flower will bloom around the start of Memorial Day weekend, when it would produce its infamously putrid stench — and he was correct.

Megan Bernard
Project to be completed by mid-October
Megan Bernard
All love is equal — it’s an immutable thing, transcending measly comparisons. This isn’t the 2015-16 Golden State Warriors vs. the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls — there aren’t numbers to compare, analytics to be mined. Love is love.
Fouad Egbaria

Glencoe’s new coffeehouse has become a second home for its owners — but, after all, that’s the whole point. 

Working open to close every day at Hometown Coffee and Juice, Glencoe couple Lou and Julie Rubin have invested their money, sweat and tears into the new business and want the downtown location to feel like “you’re sitting in your living room,” Julie said.

“We wanted a place where people could go and feel like it is theirs,” she added. “It was really important to us.”

Megan Bernard

Glencoe Public Safety police and fire units responded to a report of a male subject who had fallen off a bridge in the 500 block of Sheridan Road at approximately 10 a.m. Friday. According to a press release from the Glencoe Department of Public Safety, responding officers located the unresponsive victim on the floor of the ravine with severe injuries. With the assistance of the Northfield Fire Department, the victim was rescued and transported to Evanston Hospital. The victim did not survive his injuries.   

Danielle Tabor

It appears a Goodwill store may soon call 911 Ridge Road home, reports The Anchor's sister paper, The Wilmette Beacon. 

Megan Bernard

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