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Mt. Prospect eyes trouble ahead for municipal budgetMount Prospect Mayor Arlene Juracek said this week the village needs to plan for a potential $3 million shortfall in the 2016 budget, given the uncertainty of state money in the near future - and despite a relative rosy current financial picture.Last Updated May 2, 2015 11:58 PM
Deputy Mount Prospect fire chief retiring; battalion chief promotedUpdated May 1, 2015 2:40 PM
After 30 years, Deputy Fire Chief Henry Dawson will retire from the Mount Prospect Fire Department on May 29. Battalion Chief Brian Lambel will be promoted to deputy chief on June 2.
Images: Kids, ponies and kites make pictures of the weekUpdated May 4, 2015 4:08 PM
From flying a kite to ponies at the track, see our best photos of the week.
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- Dig in at Gem and Mineral Show May 23-24
- Eli Skinner Chapter sends delegates to state DAR conference
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- Roger and Betty Chindberg, 57-year residents of Wheeling, celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on May 7th. Roger is retired from the Village of Arlington Heights where he worked in the water department. Betty is retired from School District 214 were she spent 21 years working in Wheeling High School cafeteria, and just recently at the age of 81 stopped working part time at Dovemuehle Mortgage. Their daughters Kelly Chindberg, Tracy (Frank) Witkus and Rory Chindberg are planning a party for them on the 10th of May. Their grandchildren, Gabriel Witkus and Beau (Alison) Witkus and three great grandchildren, Trinity, Christopher and Adalynn are all excited to be decorating and sharing the wonderful day with them. Tracy Witkus
- Claire Froehlicher (age 9) worked with school administrators for over a year to host a school-wide walk to raise money for JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Over $6,100 was raised. Over 500 students and staff "walked a mile for JDRF" submitting paper shoes with the names of every donor that sponsored their walk. Colleen Froehlicher
- Claire Froehlicher (age 9) and Meagan Froehlicher (age 19) stand in front of the wall of shoes after a successful walk to raise money for JDRF was held at Ivy Hill Elementary School. Claire worked with school administrators for more than a year to make this walk happen. Raising funds for JDRF is important to Claire as her older sister has been living with type 1 diabetes for over 8 years Colleen Froehlicher
- Dan Serrano of Barrington was just one of many Harper students to stop by the National Save a Life Tour in the College's Student Center April 2. The tour's state-of-the-art simulators recreate the experience of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving while texting in an effort to make students aware of the dangers of high risk behavior. This event was sponsored by Campus Activities Board. Harper College News Bureau
Local singing group, The Park Ridge Chorale, is seeking local World War II veterans to interview about their WW II experiences for inclusion in the historical narrative of their April 25 concert, “The Greatest Hits of the Greatest Generation”. “We will have some historical narration throughout the concert and would like to include a few personal veterans’ stories,” said Ed Zelnis, director of the chorale. “We plan to provide special seating for them at the concert as well.” The concert is Saturday, April 25, 7 p.m., St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 250 N. Prospect, Parke Ridge.
Local WW II veterans are encouraged to call Rhet O’Neill, 847-699-8901, for more information. Adrienne Dimopoulos
- The 8th grade girls Hersey Huskies feeder team won the Northern Illinois Girls Feeder Association chamionship this season. The team's 3 year league record was 70 - 1. k. burnetti
- Christian Liberty Academy team praying before the game Eileen Glad
- 2012-13 Christian Liberty's 1st Baseball Regional Win!! 5-18-13 6-0. Winning pitcher, only pitcher Senior David Colbert. Team won this together. Great plays by Aaron Karr, Shawn Andersen, Juan Pagan, Aaron Cunningham and last out caught by Brendan Brosnan. David did an awesome job pitching and catching line drives at the mount. Freshman Tim Laskowski, Peter Grob and Jimmy Calkins thanks for getting on base in order to score. Aaron Karr, Shawn Andersen, way to move our players on the bases with your great hits-triples and doubles and Daniel Glad and JD for your great catches. This was definitely a team playing together to win the victory. Eileen Glad
- Barrington High School Gymnast, Danny Schnura places 1st in All-Around at Friday's Freshman Invitational in Hinsdale. Eleven schools competed and Barrington High School finished 4th for overall team. Go Broncos! T. Lauderdale
- Harper College's fountain on the Euclid Road side of the campus Frank P. Sesko Ed. D.
- Sarah and George Naxera show off their delicious sample plate from one of the many restaurants that attend the Around the World Food Tasting. This year's event is scheduled for Tuesday, October 21st at Arlington Toyota-Scion from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM. More information can be found at www.clearbrook.org/aroundtheworld Clearbrook
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Melas Park Fireworks-Mount Prospect -July 4, 2013 JustDar
- 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 John Hersey High School Marching Band of Arlington Heights opens its competition season by placing both third in its class and third overall out of 27 bands at the Chicagoland Marching Band Festival in Wheeling on Sept. 22. Denis Jones
- 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
- Grayson Parmenter, 3, of Mount Prospect, proudly leads the band in a "Marching Experience" with PMK band members at the Prospect Marching Knights "Day as a Knight" fun fair on Aug. 12. Prospect Band Boosters/ B-L Pellicore
- The Littelfuse executive team led by Gordon Hunter, Chief Executive Officer, center left, along with Mayor Arlene Juracek, center right, and Village of Mount Prospect officials celebrated the opening of the new technology center with a special ribbon cutting ceremony March 18. Littelfuse, Inc.
Mount Prospect 3rd Grade 2013 Travel Basketball Team
Back (left to right): Cade Cory, Brody McAloon, Tyler Drew, Ben Clawson, Jimmy Makuh
Front (left to right): Brady Jensen, Brett Thompson, Jon Ziemianin, Jake Bush, Jason Cosio Charisse McAloon
- Mayor Irvana Wilks and Panera Bread General Manager Tracy Michelli break bread with Mount Prospect Trustees and Chamber officials to commemorate the Grand Opening of the Mount Prospect Panera Bread bakery-cafe at 1065 N Elmhurst Rd on Monday, August 27th. Maura El Metennani
- Tenaha, Texas Vietnam Veteran Earl Brannon is presented the nations third-highest award for valor, the Silver Star, at his Army Division's annual reunion in Atlanta, Georgia, Sept. 15. Brannon, a combat medic, had been issued the award for saving lives in a minefield in 1970, during which he was severely wounded himself. Brannon was never aware he had been nominated for the award and, through government oversight during many years of hospitalization for his severe wounds, the award never reached him. Standing behind Brannon in his wheelchair is his wife Victoria and standing to the right is Brannon's fellow comrade, Jim Pene, who helped to save Brannon after Brannon was severely wounded. John
- All students(pre-K to 8)at St. Emily School, Mt. Prospect, participated in a bus evacuation drill on Sept. 9. B. Eiffes/St. Emily School
- St. Emily School students enjoyed an out-of-uniform Red, White and Black(Hawks) Day to support their favorite hockey team, Wednesday, May 7. Bonnie Eiffes
- Patrick Hurst (left) and Tina Menconi of American Classic Rides in Palatine joined Clearbrook President, Carl M. La Mell in Clearbrook's suite at the First Look for Charity Preview Night of the 2014 Auto Show on Friday, February 7.
- Brian Boldt of Prospect Heights listens to music to stay in the zone during a four-hour charity spin-a-thon held March 3 at Midtown Athletic Club in Palatine. The event raised more than $20,000 for UPS for DownS, a parent directed, non-profit organization based in the northwest suburbs offering support, education, and encouragement for parents, families and others who love and care about persons with Down syndrome. Stacy Nowak
- Lori Lindahl, Arlington Heights, returns to a cheering, capacity crowd -- hidden by the contrast created by inside lighting and bright outside sunshine -- at the 2013 Athena Classic hosted by Elite Athletic Development / CrossFit Arlington Heights. Lori just completed a 250-meter run carrying a 35-pound weight plate during one of three qualifying workouts. The competition was held Saturday, April 20 and drew 80 women from Indiana, Illinois, Oklahoma and Wisconsin to Arlington Heights. Josh Peckler
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