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  • Arlington Lakes to close in June for $2.4 million renovation Jan 27, 2015 5:30 AM
    Arlington Lakes Golf Club will close its course in June for a $2.4 million renovation, the 18-hole facility’s first major upgrade since it opened in 1979. The renovations are expected to take a little over a year, said John Robinson, superintendent of recreation. “It’s in dire need of a renovation,” Robinson said.

     
  • Fitness Expo motivates those New Year’s resolutions in Arlington Heights Jan 4, 2015 6:29 PM
    Despite slick road conditions and freezing rain, people showed up Saturday morning at the Arlington Heights Park District’s Camelot Community Center to participate in the renovated venue’s first big event since its grand reopening in October. “What better time to kick something like this off than for the New Year?” said Stacey VanEnkevort, park district fitness supervisor.

     
  • State awards $400,000 for Lake Arlington improvements Jan 4, 2015 4:58 PM
    The Arlington Heights Park District has received a $400,000 state grant to add new upgrades like a pier, picnic shelter and sensory garden at Lake Arlington, officials announced over the weekend. The money awarded was the highest amount possible through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development grant program.

     
  • Enjoying winter in Arlington Hts. Jan 2, 2015 6:02 PM
    Caroline Holum, 11, of Arlington Heights finally got a chance to try out a new pair of pink and white ice skates while visiting the Sunset Meadows Park rink with her dad, Tom, Friday. Caroline received the skates as a gift more than two years ago, but she said her feet were too small and she had to wait until she grew into them.

     
  • Free fitness expo in Camelot Community Center Dec 30, 2014 5:13 PM
    The Arlington Heights Park District is holding its first Fitness Expo Saturday, Jan. 3, just in time to aid in fulfilling those New Year’s resolutions. The free expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the district’s newly renovated Camelot Community Center, 1005 E. Suffield Drive.

     
  • Races take shape for Arlington Heights board, schools and park district Dec 23, 2014 10:30 AM
    Arlington Heights voters will have contested races next spring for village trustee, school boards in District 214 and District 25, and the Arlington Heights park board.

     
  • Atheism sign vandalized again in Arlington Heights park Dec 8, 2014 5:25 PM
    An atheism sign installed as part of the holiday display at North School Park in Arlington Heights has been damaged by vandals for the second year in a row, and the group that placed it there is offering a $2,000 reward to find out who is responsible. “It seems there is no peace, good will to all in Arlington Heights,” Dan Barker, co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s Chicago chapter.

     
  • Thanks for the great maintenance job Dec 1, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Pam Goorsky of Arlington Heights gives a shout out to the Arlington Hts. Park District.

     
  • ‘EC Swims On’ honors Collins’ aquatic legacy Oct 23, 2014 9:22 PM
    Faced with the task of finding a fitting way to honor Eric Collins, those closest to him dove right in. The result is called EC Swims On, a swimming meet dedicated to his memory and devoted to seeing the sport he loved continue to thrive. The event will be held Sunday at Olympic Pool, a park district facility in Arlington Heights. A lifelong swimmer and recently the coach of the Arlington Wellness Center’s Masters swim team, Collins died suddenly in April after suffering a pulmonary embolism. He was 42.

     
  • Arlington Hts. reduces hours at Heritage park center Oct 22, 2014 6:19 PM
    The Arlington Heights Park District announced on Thursday that its Heritage Community Center, 506 W. Victoria Lane, will remain open to support scheduled recreation programming year-round, but with fewer hours.

     
  • Arlington Hts. park district center reopens Saturday after $6.4 million renovation Oct 9, 2014 5:23 PM
    After a year of construction and $6.4 million in renovations, the new Arlington Heights Park District Camelot Park Community Center reopens on Saturday“Residents have been asking for this for a long time,” said Anita Pacheco, superintendent of marketing and communications.

     
  • Arlington Lakes path still not safe Oct 6, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Larry Powitz complains that the path around Lake Arlington still isn't safe enough for walkers and bicycles to co-exist.

     
  • Motoring at the Museum, plein air in Arlington Hts. Sep 16, 2014 2:00 PM
    If you like classic cars, trucks and motorcycles (or have one) consider this Sunday's Motoring at the Museum event at the Arlington Hts. Historical Museum.

     
  • Mt. Prospect gauging interest in bike/pedestrian bridge over Northwest Highway Sep 4, 2014 5:30 AM
    The village of Mount Prospect has reached out to several other local governments to see if there’s interest in building a bike/pedestrian bridge over Northwest Highway. As envisioned, the bridge would connect Melas Park, which is south of Northwest Highway, with Meadows Park on the north side.

     
  • Air Force Band jazz ensemble to perform in Arlington Heights Aug 5, 2014 1:55 PM
    The U.S. Air Force Band of Mid America’s “Shades of Blue” jazz ensemble is scheduled to perform 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 13 and Sept. 9, at North School Park, Eastman Street and Arlington Heights Road in Arlington Heights.

     
  • Moms opt out of National Night Out event after rifle group plans protest Aug 5, 2014 3:54 PM
    Moms Demand Action, a group advocating gun control, has withdrawn its application to appear at Tuesday night's National Night Out in Arlington Heights after the Illinois State Rifle Association asked its members to attend and protest the event. The debate is the latest instance of North School Park being used as a public forum for free speech. During the holiday season the park district allows both a Nativity scene, as well as a protest sign from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, to be displayed in North School Park.

     
  • Little Free Library debuts at Arlington Hts. community center Jul 28, 2014 2:18 PM
    For Tyler Frank, 14, and Matt Barba, 13, what started out as an assignment for their Genius Hour class at Thomas Middle School in Arlington Heights recently became a reality. They have created and built the very first Little Free Library in Arlington Heights.

     
  • Terry Moran Softball Tournament Saturday in Rolling Meadows Jul 17, 2014 4:49 PM
    The 19th Terry Moran Softball Tournament will be held all day Saturday, July 19, at Kimball Hill Park, 3251 Campbell St., Rolling Meadows.

     
  • ‘Odds and Ends’ showcases Arlington museum’s seldom-seen pieces Jun 24, 2014 4:04 PM
    “Odd and Ends,” can be viewed from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, through Sept. 21, in the museum’s Heritage Gallery, 112 W. Fremont St., Arlington Heights.

     
  • Melas Park’s bark park now open Jun 21, 2014 7:36 PM
    Dogs in Arlington Heights and Mount Prospect finally have their own park with Saturday mornings grand opening of Canine Commons in a portion of Melas Park. Canine Commons is nearly two acres in the northwest corner of the park and includes three areas — one for large dogs, one for small/medium dogs and a third to be used when one of the other two is undergoing maintenance.

     
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