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A Tribute to Kevin, Lunchbox Tips and the Pursuit of Penguins

Best of the Blogs: Enjoy some of this week's top reads.

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Here is a roundup of the unique blogs found among our 23 Patch sites in the Chicago suburbs. Click on the headlines below to get the full story from some of our bloggers. Then get inspired and start your own blog!  

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A Special Place For Kevin

What sets Kevin’s Place apart from all the other small cozy diners out there is one thing and one thing only, Kevin. Kevin Quigley is the owner, head waiter, ring leader, pied piper, and all around master of ceremonies of his diner, Kevin’s Place. And if you ask anyone, young or old, who goes to Kevin’s Place, they go there to see Kevin. - a moving tribute to Kevin's approach to facing cancer with an incredibly positive attitude
- Posted by Brian Dann on Buffalo Grove Patch

Northwestern Grayslake Expansion Awarded for Environmental Design

The expansion project at Northwestern Grayslake has been officially certified for its environmentally friendly design...Grayslake Phase III, a 3-story, 90,000-square-foot addition to the existing outpatient facility, was awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver status by the U.S. Green Building Council.
- Posted by Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital on Grayslake Patch

Lunch box 101: 10 nutritious tips and tricks for parents

Lunch box nutrition has come a long way from bologna on white bread with a juice drink pouch. As parents get ready to send their kids back to school, an easy lesson on lunch box nutrition may be just the thing to help kids get to the head of the class. 
- Posted by Vince Romano on Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch

Game Preview: Harper vs. DuPage

Coming off two tough losses this week, the Harper College men's basketball team looks to get back on track as they take on rival DuPage on Saturday night at 7 PM.
- Posted by Harper College Hawks on Palatine Patch

In Pursuit of Penguins

I love both national food and unusual holidays because they add a fun element to creating food...January 20th has a lot going on since it’s Martin Luther King Day and our Presidential Inauguration Day. In the food and bizarre holiday realm it’s National Buttercrunch, National Granola, National Penguin Awareness, and National Cheese Lovers Days. All at once.
- Posted by Colleen Walsh Fong on Barrington Patch

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