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Roskam to talk at synagogue on Israeli relationsU.S. Rep. Peter Roskam will be speaking at Congregation Beth Judea, Route 83 at Hilltop Road, from 8 to 9 p.m. on Monday, March 17, on the current state of the Israel-U.S. Alliance.Last Updated Mar 9, 2014 4:28 PM
New power provider selected by Vernon Hills and six other townsUpdated Mar 5, 2014 5:07 PM
Vernon Hills and six other suburbs have opted for a new power provider as the initial two-year electric aggregation contract nears an end. However, savings aren't expected to be as great as in years past.
Long Grove's proposed property tax facing bumpy roadUpdated Mar 4, 2014 11:33 AM
Long Grove finds itself in a tough spot: It doesn't have enough revenue to pay for deteriorating roads, leaders say. Trustees have decided to bite the bullet and seek voter approval March 18 to charge the first property tax in the village's nearly 60-year-old history. “It's a hot button for everyone in the community, but it's a much bigger picture than just the roads,” said opponent Marcia Marshall.
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Wayne Stayskal (right), retired Tribune Media editorial cartoonist, explains some of the finer points of his work to guests when Windsor Park, a Covenant Retirement Community at 124 Windsor Park Drive in Carol Stream, hosted a retrospective exhibit of his syndicated work. About 75 people attended the artistís reception Aug. 20, including Stayskalís wife Helen (center) and son Bob (left). The show is open to the public daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Sept. 30.
To see a video interview and catch a glimpse of the engaging personality who humorously commentated on culture for more than 30 years visit www.WindsorParkIllinois.org/downloads-news. For details, call Windsor Park at (630) 510-5500. Shirley Mott
- Nathan Cummings of Grayslake was the overall men's winner at the Long Grove Heritage Run on Sept. 8 with a time of 18:28. Nathan participated on behalf of OMNI Youth Services, one of the 10 charities participating in this year's event. G Dorner
- 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
- Bestselling mystery author Elizabeth George signs copies of her latest novel following her book talk at Kemper Lake Golf Club in Kildeer. The event was sponsored by Ela Area Public Library and Lake Forest Book Store. Valerie Stern
- The BG Singers are preparing for their 21st Annual Choral Concert, "Coast to Coast" at Stevenson High School in the West Auditorium on November 8 and 9 at 7:30 and Nov. 10 at 3:00. Tickets are available at the door or bigdealproductions.org. For further information, contact Lindsay Grandt at 847 850-2132 Debbie Macklin
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
- Congregation Beth Am of Buffalo Grove dedicates its new home.
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- Free fire truck rides at the Station 26 Open House Hal Norman
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- Eric Mason of Round Lake shows his Blackhawks pride at the Libertyville Sports Complex Driving Range wearing his Patrick Sharp Blackhawks jersey on Friday June 28 while working on his golf game hitting range balls. Friday was Blackhawks Stanley Cup Parade & Rally Day in Chicago with Blackhawks fans everywhere celebrating the Hawks Stanley Cup Championship. Connie Kowal-Libertyville Sports Complex
- Heather Robbins, Trauma Treatment Program project director at the Lake County Health Department, received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award from Michael Peck, Superintendent of the Veterans Assistance Commission of Lake County. She was nominated by Oluwatoyin Hines, a major in the U.S. Army Reserve and an intern at the Health Department. Peck presented the award on behalf of the Illinois Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, which recognizes efforts employers make to support citizen warriors. Lake County Health Department
- 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
- In Long Grove, Illinois at District 96 Kildeer Countryside Elementary School, 5th-grade Student Council, sponsored by Leslie Norman, Art Teacher, partner with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, represented by Staff Sergeant Arias (left), Staff Sergeant Dickerson (left) and Corporal Kent (right), to kick-off the Toys for Tots annual donation drive at the school. New, unwrapped toys collected will be distributed to less fortunate children in the community this holiday season. Kildeer Countryside School District 96
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