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Jose Osario stirs a batch of gluten-free pudding at Zogalo Home Style Pudding in Franklin Park. | Mark Lawton/Sun-Times Media

Franklin Park's gluten-free Zogalo Homestyle Rice Pudding in niche market

<p>The youngsters of Casa de Hogar Maximo Cornejo Quiroz orphanage in Puerto Vallarta will be among the children to benefit from the selling of tickets to the Cubs vs. Diamondbacks game on April 22. Tickets are $15 each. | Submitted</p>

Leyden's Cubs tickets fundraiser sale to aid orphanage slow

While overall fundraising is good, an effort by the Service Club at Leyden High School District 212 to sell 2,000 tickets to a Chicago Cubs game is going slow.

<p>In this photo from April 2013, 6-year-old Andres Rivera is pulled up a tree by arborist Jesus Ramirez at North&nbsp;<a id="firsthit" name="firsthit"></a>Park&nbsp;during the&nbsp;Franklin&nbsp;Park&nbsp;Earth&nbsp;Day&nbsp;celebrations. Sun-Times Media File</p>

Save the date: Earth Day celebration at North Park

The Park District of Franklin Park invites families to attend their annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday April 26 from 12-2 PM at North Park.

Social studies teacher Jason Kruski shows off a computer program that offers and grades quizzes instantly. | Mark Lawton/Sun-Times Media

Technology infiltrating Mannheim Middle School classrooms

When it comes to Mannheim Middle School, technology appears to be used in every classroom, and even in the gym.

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What is so special about brick oven pizzas?

When it comes to pizza making, an ordinary oven will not do. Wood-burning, brick ovens are the only proper cooking vessels for truly authentic...

Police: 11 vehicle windows smashed with pellet gun in Northlake

Someone smashed windows on 11 different vehicles in Northlake on April 9. Between 6:24 a.m. and 3:31 p.m. Northlake Police received 10 reports of damaged windows on 11 vehicles.

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Deliveryman sues Northlake police, claims van was unreasonably searched

A deliveryman from Gary, Ind., has filed a lawsuit in federal court against Northlake police, claiming they unreasonably stopped, searched, arrested and charged him.

North Park homeowners Helen Rosenberg (left) and her husband, Joel Frankel; Sauganash homeowner Diane Yost , and Indian Park homeowner Joyce Viglione all won property tax appeals after they argued that the value of their homes had decreased because of jet noise from the new flight patterns at O'Hare airport.  |  Richard A. Chapman/Sun-Times

Homeowners upset with O’Hare noise win property tax appeals

Residents of three choice Northwest Side neighborhoods have won property tax appeals — of up to nearly 12 percent — after arguing that the value of their homes has taken a...

About 50 adult students of Triton College's Nuevos Horizontes Educational Center rallied outside the center on April 12 to oppose the administration's decision to close the campus in June. | Rick Kambic/Sun-Times Media

Latinos rally to oppose Nuevos Horizontes closure at Triton

About 50 Latinos gathered Saturday afternoon to protest the upcoming closing of Triton College’s Nuevos Horizontes Educational Center in Melrose Park.

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Schiller Park firefighter from Elmwood Park facing child porn charges

A Schiller Park firefighter from Elmwood Park is facing multiple child pornography charges was ordered held on $150,000 bond Friday.

<p>Leyden&rsquo;s Ali Luna rips an RBI single to the outfield during the Eagles&rsquo; 8-5 win over Maine West on Saturday at The Ballpark at Rosemont. | Rob Valentin/for Sun-Times Media&nbsp;</p>

Softball: Leyden's Ali Luna will join NIU Huskies

Leyden’s Ali Luna is just months away from starting the next chapter of her life. Luna will be finishing up high school this spring and then she’ll embark on becoming the first...

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