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Judge: Statements in Wheeling homicide not coercedThe parents of Prospect Heights man who Wheeling police claim drove the getaway car when Jesus E. Sanchez mistakenly shot to death 23-year-old Rafael Orozco last year, testified during a hearing Thursday. Collin Scheffler's defense attorney is asking the judge to suppress the statement prosecutors say Scheffler made about his involvement in the shooting.Last Updated Aug 22, 2014 6:39 PM
Nine-year sentence for robberies in Palatine, WheelingUpdated Aug 21, 2014 6:22 PM
A Cicero man pleaded guilty Thursday to burglarizing several businesses in Palatine and a jewelry shop in Wheeling. In exchange for his guilty plea, Vantrell Jackson, 24, was sentenced to 9 years in prison.
Images: Photo Contest FinalistsPosted Aug 22, 2014 1:01 AM
Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of the bunch and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of August 18.
Images: The Week in PicturesPosted Aug 18, 2014 1:01 AM
This edition of The Week in Pictures feature photos of horses who kiss, cardboard boats that float, and cars that fly in the air.
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- Indian Trails Library trustee elected to national board serving libraries
- Harper offers free motorcycle safety training
- First Week of School at Saint Alphonsus Ligouri
- Roadside Safety Check Conducted This Month
- The 2014 ‘What Home Means to Me’ Poster Contest Winners Announced
- Volunteers needed for D214 Community Ed’s Read to Learn program, training sked’d for August 22-23
- Chicago Executive Airport holding open house
- BG Principal goes to Harvard?
- Spears Bourbon-Burgers-Beer Raises $2,000 For Gigi’s Playhouse At July 30 Grand Opening Celebration Fund Raiser
- Ginny Geis Turned 99 on August 3rd, Making Her The Most Senior Resident at Monarch Landing
- "When I grow up..." at the Station 26 Open House Hal Norman
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Saint Alphonsus recently held their family campout in the field behind the school. A bonfire, s'mores, balloon launching and an outdoor movie were just some of the fun events held on a beautiful evening. Hamburgers and hotdogs were also grilled for the many hungry campers.
- Before a round of golf at famous Bandon Dunes Resort in Oregon, I took an early morning walk and came upon this footpath to the beach. August 26, 2013. Richard Ruebe
- 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
- Saint Mary BG Preschool thru 2nd graders line up on decorated bicycles to parade around the football field prior to homecoming games. Leading the way is Colton Schwabe (Arlington Heights) Lisa Schawbe
- 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
- Children at Kingswood Preschool plant flowers and vegetables outside in the garden. One of many "hands on" opportunities offered throughout the school year and summer camp. Laura Kopk
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
- Rabbi Richard Prass
- This photo was taken Sunday morning 11/24/13 at 10:00AM,a large coyote was spotted crossing Stonegate Drive East near Rt 83 in Prospect Heights Jim Kelly of Wheeling
- On July 4, 2013, Sen. John McCain meets with Brian Gilligan, right, Commander, U.S. Navy Reserve, and Mount Prospect resident. McCain came to Kabul, Afghanistan along with Sen. Lindsay Graham and six other Senators to meet with troops and participate in several other meetings and briefings with Afghanistan and U.S. officials. Gilligan is a Commander in Navy Reserve, and is currently assigned as Chief, External Relations, at the International Security Assistance Force International Joint Command, and he helped plan for Senator McCain's visit to the the IJC. Gilligan will be returning home from his deployment in the September-October timeframe. COL Alan Shumate, ISAF, International Joint Commander, Kabul, AFG
- This beautiful doe was feasting on some frosty leaves this morning in Prospect Heights. Tina Haisman
- 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
- Extrication Demo at the Station 26 Open House Hal Norman
- Face painting at the Station 26 Open House Hal Norman
- In observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Marty Brounstein, author of the book "Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust," will be at the Indian Trails Public Library in Wheeling, on April 22 at 2:00 p.m. Register at www.indiantrailslibrary.org or call 847-279-2232.
- Fire Pole slide at the Station 26 Open House Hal Norman
- 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
- 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
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