Love, hope and years of marriage turned Deerfield’s Barbara Chandler into a published writer.
Chandler is one of the contributors to the latest edition of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series, published June 30, which contains 101 stories dealing with recovery from traumatic brain injuries. She and her husband, Allen Chandler, who was injured in Vietnam 44 years ago, hope their story will help others understand themselves and their loved ones.
“We did this to give people hope,” Barbara Chandler said.
July 30 12:30 p.m. |
The creators of Deerfield’s newest business consider their new enterprise building a community.
Indigo, a store offering “mindfully curated goods that nourish the soul,” is scheduled to open Sept. 1 at 1456 Waukegan Road.
“We’re trying to create a secure community,” said owner Joanna Hakimi of Deerfield. “This will be a space where people will see how joyful a community will be.”
July 30 6 a.m. |
Only five people have licenses to raise chickens in the village, but if a recent class at the Deerfield Public Library is any indication, that number is likely to grow.
More than 35 people showed up when chicken consultant Jennifer Murtoff conducted a class, “Chicken Keeping for City Folks,” Saturday, July 26, at the Deerfield Public Library to learn how to care for the birds.
Deerfield currently allows people to raise up to four hens for egg production only. Murtoff talked about raising chickens from baby chicks, how to feed them, collect the eggs, maximize their health and safety and how to determine which ones are roosters.
July 29 4:29 p.m. |
When Deerfield High School Principal Audris Griffith looks back at her five years leading the institution, she is reminded of a string of pearls.
Griffith, who enters her sixth and final year at Deerfield High School when the 2014-15 terms starts Aug. 27, considers a chain of events as the highlight of her time here.
“I see a series of vignettes which stand out like pearls in the strand of the last five years,” Griffith said. They combine to form what she hopes will be her legacy.
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July 29 4:06 p.m. |
Free to raise chickens in the village since March, Deerfield citizens now have the opportunity to learn some tips on the practice from an expert....
July 24 6 a.m. |
In an era day when Congressional gridlock makes passage of legislation difficult, Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) saw a unanimous vote on the second bill he has authored since he took office in 2013.
July 23 5:03 p.m. |
Use of the West Deerfield Township Food Pantry has increased nearly 20 percent in the last 18 months despite the fact the Dow Jones industrial average is at an all-time high and the economy adds jobs each month.
Early last year, 220 people were taking advantage of the township’s services for those who need assistance feeding themselves and their families, according to pantry President Bob Rosenbacher. The number is now 270. A person must qualify for assistance.
July 23 1:10 p.m. |
Deerfield residents will soon be able operate a home baking business without fear of prosecution or need of a license.
The Village Board of Trustees unanimously approved a modified proposal for an ordinance allowing home baking businesses in Deerfield during its regularly scheduled meeting Monday, July 21, at Village Hall.
July 23 10:10 a.m. |
Anyone wondering how difficult it might be to bring peace to the Middle East need look no further than the North Shore.
Riverwoods resident Hannah Schlacter and Bashar Sorri, a Jerusalem Arab currently living on the North Shore, both support a peaceful solution to years of conflict — but some of their ideas are miles apart.
July 23 10 a.m. |
With some of the area’s largest corporations considering taking their headquarters to foreign soil, both Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) and his challenger, former Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth), want to see government action.
Reforming the corporate tax code and specific legislation to curb the incentive for American corporations to move overseas and take advantage of lower corporate taxes has emerged as a leading issue in this rematch for the 10th Congressional District seat between Dold and Schneider Nov. 4.
July 22 2:54 p.m. |