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S. Elgin Lions Bingo jackpot grows to $4,200
Lion Linda Scham
Aug 9, 2011 5:16 PM
The South Elgin Lions Club will be having a Half Price Bingo on Saturday August 20th.
Grove Players announces 'Once Upon a Mattress' auditions
Aug 9, 2011 5:13 PM
Grove Players will hold auditions for their 2011-2012 season opener, "Once Upon a Mattress."
Larkin Center's 10th annual Community Yard Sale Aug. 11-12
Aug 9, 2011 5:11 PM
The Larkin Center's 10th Annual Community Yard Sale
Barrington takes first step toward underpass beneath CN tracks
By Eric Peterson
Aug 9, 2011 6:13 AM
Barrington officials plan to authorize a $3.5 million preliminary engineering study Monday for an underpass beneath the CN tracks at Route 14. The village's own financial contribution will be zero.
Wheaton Peace Corps volunteers inspire friends
By Megan Bannister
Aug 8, 2011 6:22 PM
Two 2006 graduates of Wheaton North High School have joined the Peace Corp for a 27-month committment. To show support, their friends and families will participate in the Live Like a Peace Corp Volunteer Challenge to live without luxuries like air conditioning for one week.
Images: Tour of Elk Grove, Day Three
Aug 8, 2011 4:16 PM
Sunday marked the final day of the Tour of Elk Grove cycling competition. Featured races on the last day included the Heart of the Marine Foundation Adaptive Athlete race and the third stage of the pro men's and women's circuit race.
Hurd more than just receiver for Bears
By Bob LeGere
Aug 8, 2011 1:55 PM
The Chicago Bears may have gotten a 2-for-1 bargain when they signed Sam Hurd. While the 6-foot-3, 208-pound wide receiver may help their passing game, he's also a standout special-teams player who had a career-best 21 tackles last season.
Hoffman Estates to start ticketing at Barrington/Higgins
By Zuzanna Skwiot
Aug 8, 2011 12:14 PM
No more Mr. Nice Guy: Starting Aug. 7, the Hoffman Estates Police Department will end the warning tickets and start issuing real tickets to drivers who run red lights at Barrington and Higgins roads.
Illinois veterans conservation group forms
Daily Herald report
Aug 8, 2011 10:42 AM
Illinois veterans interested in working on a volunteer basis on projects that restore the state's natural habitats can join the Veterans Conservation Corps, a joint program from the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
Parents not obligated to leave inheritance to children
By Carolyn Hax
Aug 8, 2011 10:03 AM
Q. My parents are in their mid-60s. They're retired and having a wonderful time, which I'm very happy about. Recently I was visiting them and, out of nowhere, my mother said, "I hope you kids know your father and I aren't going to be leaving you anything when we die. Our legacy to you was raising you well and loving you the way we do."
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