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Trial to begin for Arlington Heights man charged in dad's murderGeorge Nellessen worried when his son, Matthew, was arrested for drug possession, then burglary. But in 2011, the father's worries about the teenager turned to fear. That's what prosecutors will likely tell jurors as Matthew Nellessen goes on trial on charges that he duct-taped his father to a chair, beat him and stabbed him to death in their Arlington Heights home.Last Updated Mar 9, 2014 8:04 AM
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- Students raise thousand to fight hunger
- Harper partners with One Million Degrees
- Harper seminar puts focus on developing talent
- Wine tasting banishes cabin fever for record crowd
- Celebrate the Big Tournament with "The 3 Point Shot" special
- Build a wren house at Stillman Nature Center
- Kids help with Great Backyard Bird Count
- Smart Farm of Barrington Set for Spring Vegetable Seedling Sale
- Holy Family Catholic Academy Repeats Two-1st Place Finishes at Math Competition
- Citizens for Conservation’s Summer Camp registration is open
- Sentimental summer gathering of sorority sisters enjoys lunch at Blackfinn. Alumnae members of Northwest Suburban Alumnae Club plan philanthropic events and social gatherings. Since 1961, Alpha Gam women have shared a common goal to contribute to the world's work in their community. Front row L to R: Bonnie Everhard, Barbara Benson, Nancy Clauser, Sandra Enright. Back row L to R : Pat Smith, Mary Herther, Barbara Willmarth, Kay Bradley, Louann Lawson, Reta Holmgren, Cherrie Wickstrom, Sue Rogers. Pat Smith, Alpha Gamma Delta Publicity Chair
- Tim and Susan Campbell of Rolling Meadows sample slices of Lou Malnati's famous deep-dish pizza at the 5th annual Clearbrook Around the World Food Tasting presented by Meijer. Lifetime Treasures Photography
- Susan Saint James (seated, second from right) joins classmates of 50 years ago at Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart Reunion Weekend during which she was the keynote speaker Oct. 4. Also pictured are, from left, Peggy Connelly Karol, Geri-Anne Benning, Mariclaire Halligan Dixon, Mary Ann Entrup, Colleen Sullivan Farrell, Saint James and Suzie Floberg Hayes. John Rodas
- Sophomore Willa Hart of Winnetka will perform a cello solo during the Woodlands Academy Symphonic Orchestra?s rendition of "Stille Nacht" by Mannheim Steamroller during the annual Christmas Concert Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. This event, open to the public free of charge, features choral and orchestral music of the season. It takes place in the Chapel of the Sacred Heart at the school, 760 E. Westleigh Road, Lake Forest. Visit www.woodlandsacademy.org for more information. Woodlands Academy
- 'Mr. Crystal Lake', Bob Blazier on drums performs to sold out crowd on May 11 with his band the Dow Jones and the Industrials at 'the Listening Room' at Lakeside Legacy Foundation in Crystal LakeL. Patricia Bell of Lakeside Legacy Foundation
We are thankful for our abundant harvest! This year, Smart Farm has provided more than 2,700 pounds of produce to local food pantries with much more to come throughout the Fall. To join our wonderful group of volunteers, please contact Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org. Kathy Tabak
- Left to right: Coach Gina Szczesny, Kristin Sheyka, Jenna Szczesny, Alexa Dargis, Lauren Bulanda, Ana Lageschulte, Coach Sissy Clarbour Helen Sheyka
- Forest preserve employees hauled used Christmas trees to the Baker's Lake heron rookery using all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles. Volunteers from Citizens for Conservation and Friends of Deer Grove East were waiting on the island to trim the trees and stand them upright or lay them flat, providing nesting structures for herons, egrets and cormorants. Approximately 80 ? 100 Christmas trees are recycled in this way every year to freshen the rookery. Steve Halm
- A student dissects an owl pellet to see what owls eat. This unique opportunity was part of a class about owls presented by Citizens for Conservation and Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation, both from Barrington. In this "Leave No Child Inside" class, the children also saw live owls and learned many things about them, including where they live, how they can see in the dark, and why they fly so quietly. CFC's next Youth Ed. Class is "Geo-caching for Beginners" on November 9. Call CFC at 847-382-SAVE (7283)) for details. Diane Bodkin
- The Smart Arts Class at St. Mark's Day School in Barrington Hills celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday with a big celebration. The 4 and 5 year olds learned about the author, read and acted out scenes from an assortment of Seuss books, and dressed in the cat's red and white hat, red bow and whiskers. Dr. Seuss is just one of many well-known authors that the children are introduced to during the year. St. Mark's Day School
- Harper College's fountain on the Euclid Road side of the campus Frank P. Sesko Ed. D.
Elgin Theatre Company proudly presents their September show, Ken Ludwig?s The Fox on the Fairway! Performances of this raucous comedy will run from September 6th to the 22nd at the Kimball Street Theater in Elgin, IL. This is ETC?s first production of the 2013-2014 season. An accessible performance for the deaf and hearing impaired will be available on Sunday, September 15, at the 2pm show. Anyone who would like seats near to the interpreter is encouraged to reserve tickets in advance.
Bingham, the president of the Quail Valley Country Club, is in a difficult position. Justin, his new assistant, is in love with Louise, a waitress at the club. Bingham has also discovered the golfer he thought would play for his club in the annual tournament has been recruited by his counterpart and nemesis from the opposing club, Dickie. The huge bet he had foolishly wagered is now likely to be lost. Fortunately, he discovers that Justin is actually a good golfer and finagles a quick membership so Justin can play for his team. Justin gains a huge lead but then learns that Louise has lost the engagement ring he gave her and he comes unglued. Justin goes on to lose his lead, and breaks his arm. Bingham is desperate, and the appearance of his wife complicates the matter, as she catches him much too close to Pamela, the sex-starved Vice President of Quail Valley. Can Bingham find a replacement for Justin to win the game, win the wager, and get his life in order?
The cast features Edward Duncan of Elk Grove Village, Kim Green of South Elgin, Scott Neidl of Carol Stream, Henry Honshul and Melynda Benjamin of Elgin, and Miriam Mikhael of Northbrook. The ASL Interpreter for the September 15th show is Andrew Ross of Carpentersville. The play is directed by Frank Del Giudice and is produced by Linda Collins and Edward Duncan.
Performances will be held on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from September 6th to the 22nd at the Kimball Street Theater of the Elgin Academy. Show times are 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 2pm on Sundays. The theater is located at the northeast corner of Kimball Street and Dundee Avenue in downtown Elgin.
Tickets are $15/adults and $12/seniors and youths. Group rates are available. For reservations or more information, please call 847-741-0532, email email@example.com or visit www.elgin-theatre.org. Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. This program is funded in part by a grant from the City of Elgin and the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission. Ed Duncan
- Tim Koll as the title role of Joseph, and Julia Macholl as the Narrator in Theatre Nebula's "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" in its final 2 weeks at Cutting Hall in Palatine, September 20-29, 2013. Cutting Hall- Michael P. Noens
Back Row: Leni Lageschulte, Helen Sheyka, Gina Szczesny, Sissy Clarbour
front row: Phil Lageschulte, Cameron Bulanda, Patty Bulanda, Olivia Lageschulte, Marie Dargis, Gint Dargis Helen Sheyka
- Children chasing bubbles at last Saturday's 25th anniversary celebration of Flint Creek Savanna in Lake Barrington, owned by Citizens for Conservation. Glowby the Bubbler provided the bubble fun. Bob Lee
- Girl Scout Troop 40523 delivered cookies to the homeless at JOURNEYS | The Road Home in Palatine. The clients felt grateful receiving such a special treat. JOURNEYS | The Road Home
- Boy scouts from Grove Avenue Elementary School in Barrington picked prairie seed with Citizens for Conservation on Make a Difference Day on Saturday, October 26. Here the boys are picking and checking how much seed is in their bag. Donna Bolzman
- A Halloween contest during lunch was a highlight of the day that saw most students and many faculty members at Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart in costume Oct. 31. Judges used a decibel-meter app on their iPads to determine winners in various categories based on the cheers contestants received. Pictured, English teacher Erin Brysiewicz as the “Crazy Cat Lady” surrounded by her (advisory group) cats took second-place honors in the Sophomore Advisory Group category. Woodlands Academy
- Women gathered for a wonderful luncheon at the Inverness Golf Club April 30 to benefit JOURNEYS | The Road Home. JOURNEYS provides supportive services to over 1,300 homeless and at risk families and individuals annually. It also manages the PADS shelter program. The "Garden of Giving" Women's Luncheon raised nearly $8,000. JOURNEYS | The Road Home
- Sisters Lisa Clair (left), freshman, and Kristen Clair, sophomore, of Lake Forest were among the eight student recipients of first quarter Sacred Heart awards presented Oct. 23 at Woodlands Academy. They were nominated by their fellow students for exemplifying the Sacred Heart goal of commitment to the building of community as a Christian value. Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart
- A 6:30 p.m. open house Nov. 12 will showcase the unique educational experience at Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart, 760 E. Westleigh Road in Lake Forest. Visitors will be able to tour the school, meet with teachers and coaches, and learn about the many exciting clubs and activities that are available to students. Woodlands Academy
- Mount Prospect's very own Lee DeWyze, who won American Idol in 2010, will perform at the Cures Gala event on Oct. 26, benefiting the nonprofit Gateway for Cancer Research. Having lost his grandfather to cancer, Lee is a long-time supporter of cancer research. The musician has generously donated an autographed guitar, an autographed CD and shirt, and two tickets to his upcoming concert in Chicago. These items are being raffled to the public through Oct. 26. Raffle tickets are available for $25 each online at DemandCuresToday.org/Lee Gateway for Cancer Research
- Kozi Salon in Lake Barrington attends a fundraiser-fashion show sponsored by Italian American Women Organization with the theme, "The Great Gatsby." The annual show benefits "One Step At A Time" camp for children with cancer and leukemia, operated by COSI-Children Oncology Services Inc. a nonprofit charitable organization. Pictured from right: Violetta Kozicki-owner/stylist, Amanda Castilo-stylist, Claudia McCoy-owner/stylist, Zaneta Modrzejewska-stylist. The program gives children facing cancer a chance to bond with other pediatric cancer patients and survivors in a non-hospital setting and is open to children ages 7 to 19.
- Citizens for Conservation and Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation, both from Barrington, recently sponsored a "Leave No Child Inside" class about owls. A capacity crowd of children and adults saw live owls and were given the opportunity to dissect owl pellets to see what owls eat. The class was educational and fun! CFC's next Youth Ed. Class is "Geo-caching for Beginners" on November 9. Call CFC at 847-382-SAVE (7283)) for details. Diane Bodkin
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2014 Miss Teen Chicago
Sandra Hill of Carpentersville was recently selected to participate in the 2014 Miss Teen Chicago Pageant that will take place on Sunday, October 27, 2013. Sandra learned of her acceptance into this year?s competition when the pageant announced their selections following interviewing in the local Chicago area. Sandra submitted an application and took part in an interview session that was conducted by this year?s Chicago Pageant Coordinator.
Sandra will be competing, for her share of thousands of dollars in prizes and specialty gifts that will be distributed to contestants. Sandra will be competing in the Miss Teen division, one of four divisions that will feature young ladies ages 7 through 19 and competing in modeling routines, which will include casual wear and formal wear. Most important, Sandra will display her personality and interviewing skills while interviewing with this year?s Chicago judging panel. Personality is the number one aspect that each contestant is judged on during all phases of competition.
If Sandra were to win the title of Miss Teen Chicago, she would represent Chicago and the surrounding communities at the National Competition that will take place in Orlando, Florida. Over $30,000.00 in prizes and awards will be presented at the National Competition while each winner enjoys this expense paid trip of five nights and six days in Orlando, Florida.
Community businesses, organizations and private individuals will assist Sandra in participating in this year?s competition by becoming an official sponsor to her. Through sponsorship, each contestant receives all the necessary training, rehearsals and financial support which will allow Sandra to become a very confident and well-prepared contestant in this year?s Chicago Pageant.
Any business, organization or private individual who may be interested in becoming a sponsor to Sandra may contact the Miss Teen Chicago pageant coordinator Patty, at 1-877-403-6678. Nidya Hill
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