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  •  Newly acquired to the collection, the Duchess Dolls make their debut in the new doll exhibit, “Reflections on Fashion” at the Arlington Heights Historical Museum.

    Historical Museum hosts open house for new doll exhibit Oct 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Martha Mills collection of dolls eagerly awaits the pleasure of your company at the Arlington Heights Historical Museum’s Banta House. View the new exhibit, “Reflections on Fashion,” at a free open house from 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19.

     
  • Speed bumps could prevent a tragedy Oct 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Lauren Sayre of Arlington Heights writes that the wonderful new park on Falcon Drive comes with a danger - cars speeding down the street.

     
  • Attack should have gotten more press Oct 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Larry Powitz of Arlington Heights is concerned about the recent atack on a jogger at Lake Arlington.

     
  • “Chicago Center” by Jim Kelly

    Arlington Artists on Display opens at museum Oct 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    The annual Arlington Artists on Display exhibit is open now through Jan. 26 at the Arlington Heights Historical Museum’s Heritage Gallery.

     
  •  Gloria Amling, vice president of the Arlington Heights Historical Society, and John Amling, treasurer of the historical society and board member of Crime Stoppers, pour over potential questions to challenge and entertain participants of the joint Team Trivia program on Oct. 13.

    Trivia teams to compete at Arlington museum Sep 23, 2013 12:00 AM
    At 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13, teams will compete for trophies and prizes at the Arlington Heights Historical Museum, 110 W. Fremont. Teams of no more than six will answer trivia questions in a wide range of categories, ensuring the useless knowledge stored in everyone’s brain will finally be put to good use.

     
  • Father Bill Zavaski, pastor of St. James Catholic Church in Arlington Heights, blesses the Nativity scene that was added to the North School Park holiday display in 2012.

    Arlington Hts. parks to allow Nativity, other private displaysSep 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    In the wake of the 2012 controversy over a Nativity scene amid the Arlington Heights Park District's holiday display in North School Park, the park board has settled on a policy that spells out how private groups can host displays in both North School and Memorial parks.

     
  • Arlington Heights village trustees are expected to approve an Arlington Heights Park District proposal tonight that calls for a $6 million renovation nearly doubling the size of the community recreation facility at Camelot Park.

    Arlington Heights to consider liquor licenses, park renovations Sep 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Arlington Heights village board will reappoint more than 25 members of village commissions during its meeting Monday night as well as consider giving two new liquor licenses and approve plans for upcoming park district renovations at Camelot Park.

     
  • Camelot Park Community Center will close Wednesday in advance of a nearly $6 million project that will nearly double the size of the facility. The work, expected to be complete next fall, includes a new gymnasium with an elevated walking track.

    Camelot Park facility closing Wednesday for $6 million renovationSep 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Camelot Park Community Center will close Wednesday in advance of a nearly $6 million project that will nearly double the size of the facility. The work, expected to be complete next fall, includes a new gymnasium with an elevated walking track.

     
  •  Gigi and Sherry will provide expert appraisals and doll repair advice at the workshop Aug. 21.

    Antique doll appraisal, repair program at museum Aug 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    Gigi Williams-Giannone and Sherry Baloun from Gigi’s Dolls and Sherry’s Teddy Bears present an informative program based on years of doll collecting and their sales and repair business.

     
  • Signage overkill at Lake Arlington Aug 13, 2013 12:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Robert Griffith appreciates the Arlington Heights Park District's efforts to avoid more collisions at Lake Arlington, but says the cure may be worse than the disease.

     
  • Patrick Lulling

    Arlington Heights man dies in motorcycle crashAug 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    An Arlington Heights man was killed Sunday when his motorcycle collided with a minivan in Woodstock, authorities said. Patrick J. Lulling, 54, was a respected worker for the Arlington Heights Park District, who last year was recognized for his dedication to the agency.

     
  • Park district’s done job; now it’s up to us Aug 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Martin Robinson marvels at how well the Arlington Hts. Park District has marked the Lake Arlington path to avoid collisions - and marvels more at the people who ignore the warnings.

     
  • This will only work if we all comply Aug 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Paul Schmitz is hopeful that the new lane markings at Lake Arlington will prevent any more tragic accidents, but he points out that people have to follow the rules, if everybody is to be safe.

     
  • Norma Alfaro of Arlington Heights and her son Alex, 14, walk around Lake Arlington on Thursday. Changes officially implemented Thursday mean one-way lanes that are clearly marked in an effort to increase path safety after a death earlier this summer.

    Lake Arlington increases path patrols, splits path Aug 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    Visitors to Lake Arlington will see increased patrols, new signage and pathway markings indicating interim changes in response to the death of a woman struck by a bicyclist on the path earlier this summer. “The district knows that simply upgrading signage and pathway markings will not be enough to successfully promote a mutual respect among all path users,” officials said in a release

     
  • Problems on path are due to walkers Jul 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Bill Graves of Arlington Hts. says he quit riding his bike at Lake Arlington because of the inconsiderate walkers, who walk 3 and 4 abreast, let their children wander all over the place and ignore calls from bicyclists who are passing on the left.

     
  • Only solution at lake is to build 2nd trail Jul 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Larry J. Powitz of Arlington Hts. was there when they dug out Lake Arlington, and has been there ever since. The only solution to the current safety problem is a second trail, he believes.

     
  • How about putting bells on all the bikes? Jul 17, 2013 12:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Bonnie Cote of Arlington Hts. got an idea from a little girl on a pink bike riding at Lake Arlington; why not require all bikes to have bells, which riders would ring when they approach a walker?

     
  • Inexpensive idea for Lake Arlington trail Jul 17, 2013 12:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Ed Ridchter has an idea for making the Lake Arlington trail safer - have "wheeled" traffic travel in one direction on the trail, and have pedestrian traffic go the opposite direction.

     
  • Fears park district won’t do anything Jul 17, 2013 12:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Philip Pick of Arlington Heights says he thinks the park district can find $800,000 in their budget somewhere to build a second trail at Lake Arlington.

     
  •  A cyclist slows to ride past pedestrians on the Busse Woods bike path. Changes at the Lake Arlington trail could have implications for safety on other trails in the suburbs.

    Editorial: A first step toward Lake Arlington trail safetyJul 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Arlington Heights Park District has acted to make the trail around Lake Arlington safer for all users -- without committing a lot of money or banning bicycles. A Daily Herald editorial says this is a reasonable first step.

     
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