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How the Pledge of Allegiance has changed since 1892The Pledge of Allegiance is as much a part of American tradition as July 4th fireworks, parades and barbecues. But did you know the Pledge's wording has changed several times since it was first written by minister Francis Bellamy in 1892?Last Updated Jul 4, 2015 10:13 AM
8 ways to be safe during July, the deadliest monthUpdated Jul 3, 2015 4:16 PM
July is the deadliest month of the year when it comes to preventable deaths. The key part of the statistic is that these are *preventable* deaths. Here are some tips to help keep you and your loved ones safe this month.
Lake in the Hills apartment complex plan moves forwardUpdated Jul 1, 2015 9:34 AM
A proposed 39-unit apartment complex on Haligus Road in Lake in the Hills is moving forward, despite objections from some residents.
Lake in the Hills considers new rules for group homesUpdated Jun 30, 2015 4:30 PM
Lake in the Hills officials are considering changing village code to allow group homes for people with disabilities as a permitted use for up to five residents and a conditional use for anything above in residential areas.
‘Pink slime’ lawsuit against ABC comes to St. CharlesPosted Jun 29, 2015 5:30 AM
The $1.2 billion "Pink Slime" defamation lawsuit filed by a South Dakota meat company against Diane Sawyer and ABC News will come to St. Charles in mid-July for a deposition from a food safety executive who was subpoenaed to testify.
Chick-fil-a hosts blood driveUpdated Jul 3, 2015 10:58 AM
Chicago-area Chick-fil-A restaurants will team with Heartland Blood Centers to host blood drives between July 6 and 10.
Dawn Patrol: Who’s getting paid in state shutdown? July 4 festivities beginUpdated Jul 2, 2015 5:55 AM
Who's getting paid in the state government shutdown? Not all lawmakers. Fourth of July parade, festival listings. Kane County strip search questioned. Rain delays construction in the suburbs. Batavia man accused of forcing way into home. Aurora man accused of attempting to join ISIS skips court. The Cubs make it eight in a row over the Mets. Sox beat the Cardinals after rain delays.
Dawn Patrol: State government shut down, or is it? Saad leaving HawksUpdated Jul 1, 2015 5:52 AM
1-month budget fix debated as state government shutdown looms; Police: Fleeing driver caused 2nd crash that sent 5 to hospital; Volo woman charged in 3 bank robberies; Police, FBI investigating Mount Prospect bank robbery; Blackhawks trade star forward Saad to Blue Jackets; Rozner: Chicago Blackhawks, Saad feel salary-cap pain again; U.S. heads to World Cup final with 2-0 win over Germany; Hendricks, 3 relievers shut down Mets in Cubs’ 1-0 win
Griffin: Taxpayers foot six-figure pension for private employeeUpdated Jul 1, 2015 9:41 AM
It's not a government job, but the Illinois Association of Park Districts leader still gets a taxpayer-funded salary of $360,000 a year and six-figure public pension contribution, Suburban Tax Watchdog Jake Griffin writes.
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- The Easter Bunny and Bunny Assistant, Madalynn Emberton, welcomed over 100 children at the Living Waters Lutheran Church Community Easter Egg Hunt on April 4th. The event was a great success with 4,000 filled eggs to be found, plus coffee and treats for the adults. Anne Tanner
- Nearly 100 fourth-through-seventh-grade students from St. Malachy School in Chicago visited Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart in Lake Forest Feb. 7 for a day of events including an uplifting gospel liturgy, pizza lunch, talent show and a carnival. This celebration marked the latest chapter in a Black History Month tradition between the inner-city grade school and the North Shore high school dating back to 1996. Pictured here, students from both schools joined the combined choirs at the conclusion of the gospel liturgy to sing “We Shall Overcome” in honor of Pete Seeger, who passed away Jan. 27. Woodlands Academy
It’s countdown time for Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart’s 41st annual financial aid fundraiser, Congé. Modeling this year’s theme colors are (from left) Co-Chair Mary Oelerich of Chicago, Silent Auction Chair Alison Kohlmeyer of Lake Forest and Co-Chair Jean Olson of Evanston. The fundraising starts at 9 a.m. Friday, April 11, with online bidding at www.bidpal.net/Congé for a variety of exciting silent auction items such as four VIP tickets to a Los Angeles taping of Conan O’Brien’s TBS TV show, a Chicago Blackhawks hockey stick signed by members of the 2013-14 team and for wine enthusiasts, a 750ml bottle of Chateau Petrus Pomerol (2006). Online bids will be accepted up to and then as part of the silent auction that takes place during the Congé dinner event which begins with cocktails at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Glen View Club, 100 Golf Road, Golf, IL. Silent auction bidding ends at 10 p.m.
For more information about Congé contact Woodlands Academy Associate Director of Advancement for Special Events Tami Rocha at 847-234-4300, ext. 226 or visit www.woodlandsacademy.org Woodlands Academy
- Full-day kindergarten students at Neubert Elementary School in Algonquin and principal Darlene Warner celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday. He was born March 2, 1904 and his books continue to inspire and amuse children every day! Patricia Rasmussen
- Lake in the Hills residents Riley Chadwick and her brother, Jeremy, play the game "Operation" with Chicago Blackhawks mascot TommyHawk while their mother, Darcy, donates blood at a LifeSource blood drive held March 21 in Rosemont. Dave Silbar
- Lindsey Willis, 13, of Algonquin won two Gold medals on May 10 at te WKC World Karate Championships in Melbourne, Austrlia. She competed as a member of the AAU/USA National Karate Team. Suzanne Willis
- Three Huntley Unit District 158 elementary schools — Mackeben, Chesak, and Leggee — each received more than $1,000 from recent Dine-N-Share fundraisers at Culver’s in Huntley. Richard Myers, right, of Culver’s presented checks totaling $3,190.42 to Mackeben Principal Alice Stech, 2nd from right, Chesak Principal Jen Zayas, and District 158 Director of Communications Dan Armstrong, representing Leggee. The fundraising feat shows the great level of support the district receives from both residents and the local business community. Courtesy of Culver's Huntley
- Dancers from Haper College Dance and Pom team and from Summers Academy of Dance in Crystal Lake, helped instruct mini-routines and hosted fun free-style dancing on Feb. 15th for tweens ages 10-14. The next Hip Hop Explosion is on March 15th for $6. Janet Kay of from me 2 you photography
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart students Elizabeth (left) and Laura Bartusiak of Lake Forest were among the volunteers who packed meals at Feed My Starving Children in Libertyville recently. In all, nearly 30 girls from the Lake Forest school helped out Jan. 17 at the Libertyville site, 742 E. Park Ave. Volunteers that afternoon packed 142 boxes which represented 30,672 meals. This amount of meals translates to enough nourishment to feed 84 kids for an entire year.
Woodlands Academy requires each student to do at least 70 hours of community service prior to graduation. Many students, though, are passionate about helping others and perform significantly more hours. Woodlands Academy
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