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MCC wins grant for information literacy projectA $50,000 grant is helping McHenry County College figure out where the information literacy gaps are for high school students in the county. The money, awarded by the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarians Program, will help MCC gather research about how well students locate, evaluate and effectively use information — skills that have become increasingly important in the digital age when so much is available online.Last Updated Jun 19, 2013 6:50 PM
McHenry Co. ‘most wanted’ fugitive arrestedUpdated Jun 15, 2013 10:45 AM
A Crystal Lake man wanted in connection with a Chicago bank robbery and listed as one of McHenry County Sheriff Office’s top 10 fugitives was arrested this week in McHenry.
A new generation of directors leads CTE in ‘iSing’Updated Jun 18, 2013 11:18 AM
When Allison Cherry stepped onto the Children’s Theatre of Elgin stage in 1992 as a second-grader, she never dreamed that she would one day end up running the show. But 20 years later, Cherry, a 28-year-old teacher at Prairie View Grade School in Burlington, will direct "iSing: Sounds of a New Generation," which will be presented June 21-23 and June 28-30 at the Elgin Community College Arts Center’s Blizzard Theatre.
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- Not your usual Shakespeare, Wheaton Drama's production of "Romeo & Juliet" brings a current New Orleans setting and exciting stage combat to the famous play. In this press shot, the Capulet/Montague feud gets personal for Tybalt (Eric Waddick)and Benvolia (Lynda Wellhausen). Show information and tickets at http://www.wheatondrama.org Steven Merkel
- Guest speaker J.J. O'Connor, center, chats with PAL/Clearbrook supporters at the 16th annual PAL fundraiser. Clearbrook
- Ken and Rose Peters show their support for The Blackhawks by using their garage door as a big sign stating " We Want The Cup" ! Ken Peters
Blessing of Graduates at Christ United Methodist Church
Front: Pastor Lee, Emily Williams, Steve Riedinger, Ryan Greenwood, Logan Moring, Rachel Hugg Second row: Julie Kupkreja, Kelley Williams, Pauly Ramsey, Shelli Morning, Doug Literski, Eric Hugg Backrow: Ralph Bergstrom, Joe Greenwood, Eleanor Kilberger, Joe Kilberger, Judy Baker Maria Lee
- '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
In conjunction with Accretive Helping Hands, Accretive Health employees teamed up with St. Thomas Health and Baptist Volunteer Services in Nashville, Tenn., to build houses for Habitat for Humanity. Pictured at the worksite are Accretive Health employees Macee Bumpus (left) and Clint Anderson (right). As part of its ongoing commitment to philanthropic activities in the communities it serves, Accretive Health employees founded an organization dedicated to charitable giving, with Accretive Health, Inc., providing an initial financial endowment. Accretive Helping Hands was launched in December 2012 as an exciting new way for Accretive Healths 1,750 U.S. employees to extend their volunteerism. Accretive Helping Hands helps patients and their families navigate the difficulties encountered after treatment by partnering with community healthcare and social work providers.At Accretive Health, we are taking a very grass roots approach to our volunteer work, said Chris Hartemayer, a senior manager at Accretive Health. We have the people in place across the country and we are looking forward to assisting patients in the communities where they live and work.
About Accretive Helping Hands
Accretive Helping Hands is a non-profit organization (501(c)(3) status pending) whose mission is to partner with healthcare and social service providers to jointly identify patients and their families and assist these individuals in a way that extends beyond the episode of care.
If you would like to make a donation to Accretive Helping Hands you can email the charity at email@example.com.
About Accretive Health
At Accretive Health, our mission is to help our healthcare clients strengthen their financial stability and deliver better care at a more affordable cost to the communities they serve (increasing healthcare access to all). For more information, visit www.accretivehealth.com. Accretive Helping Hands
- Crystal Lake's carnival at Lakeside Festival Jorian Lewke
- Dole Mansion and LLAP getting ready for opening of 33rd annual Lakeside Fest! Jorian Lewke
- Attendees of Crystal Lake's Lakeside Festival enjoying a ride on the carnival ride, the Zipper Zach Dalzell
- Montage of fireworks as viewed from Lakeside Legacy Arts Park during Lakeside Festival Zach Dalzell
- Children at Messiah Lutheran Preschool & Kindergarten in Wauconda collected 147 items to help stock the shelves of the Wauconda/Island Lake Food Pantry. MLPK
- Emery Moorhead from the 85 Chicago Bears (second from right) spins the roulette wheel for Clearbrook at their Spring Casino Night held on March 2 in Palatine. Moorehead was one of five former NFL players who volunteered at Clearbrooks Spring Casino Night. Clearbrook
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- 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
- The varsity cheer team from Immanuel Lutheran School in East Dundee celebrates its first place finish in the Midwinter Tournament in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. D. Lemke
- Six runners from East Dundee's Immanuel Lutheran School competed at the recent LSA Illinois State Cross Country Meet. Runners Meghan Lemke and Brenden Pachniak advances to the nation meet held in Wisconsin on October 20th. S. Domeier
- Supporters of JOURNEYS | The Road Home came out to participate in the 1st ever SUPERHERO 5K! Participants raised money for JOURNEYS' supportive services for those who are homeless and at risk of becoming homeless in suburban Cook County. Thank you to everyone who came out to be a hero for the homeless! JOURNEYS | The Road Home
Launching of 2013 Confirmation Class at Christ Church of Algonquin
Top photo: (kneeling left to right) Jensen Jones, Celine Jones,Casey Deak, Pastor Lee
Backrow: Carrie Jones, Gary Slagle, Shelli Moring,Robin Deak
Lower photo: (front row) Alison Blackmore, Nicholas Masek, Dale Harden, Pastor Lee
Backrow: Lisa Greenwood, Cathy Blackmore, Cheryl Fournier, Eric Linner, Linda Mullen, Gary Slagle
Last row: Debbie Thomas, Mark Gatsakos,Mark Harden Maria Lee
Picture of newly crowned Ms. Wheelchair, Illinois
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- Ned Zerwic and Ya-Ju Wang are our new physical therapy students interning at Cary Physical Therapy. They are in their second year at the University of Illinois Chicago. Brenda Law, Marketing
- Spirit Ringers, from left, back row: Tyler Greene, Chad Juergensen, Kira Frendreis, Kurtis Arndt, Devin Turk, Zach Ott; and front row: Aliz Rhode, Amanda Juergensen, Bailey Greene, Zoe Dowell, Grace Boster, Madison Szekely, Casey Rhode. The Spirit Ringers from Shepherd of the Prairie Lutheran Church performed to a nearly full church along with Organist Michael Waal at First Presbyterian Church, Elgin. Sunday's concert was offered as part of the Phyllis A. Lange-Connelly Memorial Lenten Recital Series, now in its 19 year. The Spirit Ringers are comprised of 13 students from Huntley, Crystal Lake South, and Jacobs high schools. Under the direction of Music and Worship director Jane McMullen, the group has been playing together practicing weekly and playing several times a year during worship services at Shepherd of the Prairie. In July 2012, the group attended the Handbell Musicians of Americas National Seminar in Cincinnati, Ohio where they took part in the Distinctly Teen portion and participated in an ensemble of more than 300 handbell musicians ringing the national anthem for a Cincinnati Reds game at the Great American Ballpark. Amazing people as well as gifted musicians, many of these students are active in additional music programs, including choirs, bands, and private music instruction Sheri Ott (one of the mothers sent the picture)
- Congressman Roskam cancelled his meeting with families to discuss immigration reform and its effect on families. The families then decorated his door with messages written on colorful butterflies. The butterflies symbolize freedom and migration. Colin Tysoe
- Gracie Gold, 2012 Junior U.S. National Figure Skating Champion and 2012 World Junior Silver Medalist, stopped by the Triphahn Center Ice Arena in Hoffman Estates this week with her sister Carley Gold. The skaters performed their winning figure skating routines and skated with the Hoffman Estates Figure Skating Academy skaters. Figure skating enthusiasts have pegged Gracie Gold as the United States' best chance for a medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics. "It's a great honor to have skaters of such great caliber visit our rink and meet our skating academy," said Jennifer Dooley, figure skating program manager. The Hoffman Estates Figure Skating Academy is affiliated with the Hoffman Estates Park District and is open to residents and non-residents of Hoffman Estates. The Figure Skating Academy offers classes year round at all levels including beginners and competitive skaters. For more information visit heparks.org Jennifer Dooley