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  • Park district should try sharing facilities Jul 15, 2013 12:00 PM
    Letter to the editor: Greg Larson of Arlington Hts. wishes the park district could find more ways to share facilities with the local schools, so that money could be redirected from new gyms to other priorities.

  • Changes planned at Lake Arlington path following death Jul 15, 2013 9:44 AM
    The Arlington Heights Park District announced this weekend that it will make a few interim changes at Lake Arlington in light of the recent death of a pedestrian who was struck by a bicyclist last month. As part of the interim action plan for Lake Arlington, the park district will restrict bicycle and other wheeled use to the outside lane of the path and require people to only travel one-way — counter clockwise — every day.

  • Editorial: Walker's death a clarion call for safety Jul 11, 2013 10:27 AM
    The death of a pedestrian who was hit by a bicyclist on an Arlington Heights path is a wake-up call for all to use suburban paths safely, a Daily Herald editorial says.

  • Fatal Lake Arlington trail accident renews calls for safety Jul 9, 2013 5:19 AM
    The recent death of a pedestrian after a collision with a bike on the path around Lake Arlington in Arlington Heights has fellow patrons saddened — but not surprised, and calling for more courtesy and enforcement. “I feel real bad, but I’m not surprised,” said Barbara Ilic, an Arlington Heights resident who walks there daily. “Something like that was just bound to happen sooner or later. It’s just become a danger zone.”

  • Lake Arlington trail safety will be looked at, officials say Jul 10, 2013 5:27 AM
    Arlington Heights Park District officials say they will again look at how to increase safety at Lake Arlington after a woman who was hit in June by an 11-year-old cyclist died last week. Police and park officials are saying the death of Barbara Pagano, 74, was a tragic accident. “We will continue to look at ways to make the path as safe as possible,” Executive Director Steve Scholten said.

  • Districts 25, 214 to share Arlington Heights Park District facilities Apr 25, 2013 1:45 PM
    The Arlington Heights Park District recently reached agreements with Northwest Suburban High School 214 and Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 to share or lease its facilities over the next several years. The District 25 deal allows the park and school districts to share one another's properties for free through April 30, 2018. The District 214 agreement involves the school district paying the park district a weekly fee, adding up to $286,650 over the next three years.

  • Why are trees torn up in Willow Park? Apr 22, 2013 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Shery Hogan and her husband wonder why trees are being taken down in Willow Park in Arlington Heights.

  • Arlington Heights referee, youth advocate loses battle with cancer Mar 26, 2013 5:59 PM
    Longtime Northwest suburban basketball referee Bill Spicer, who battled a rare form of leukemia for nearly a year, succumbed to the disease Sunday. He was 59. Spicer was involved with youth athletics for more than 20 years in the Northwest suburbs. He was active with the Arlington Heights Youth Athletic Association, serving as its president since 1989.

  • Why not use the gyms already here? Mar 12, 2013 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Greg Larson says he wishes the Arlington Heights Park District would do more to use gyms that already exist at area schools, instead of trying to build more.

  • Teens, businesses connect at Arlington Hts. job fair Mar 9, 2013 1:27 PM
    T-ball instructor. Receptionist. Landscaper. Cashier. Bagger. Dishwasher.Arlington Heights businesses are looking to fill these jobs — and then some — and they got the word out to their target employment pool Saturday morning at the first Teen Job Fair. "The goal is to get it out there that we have jobs for them," said Matt Healy, athletic supervisor with the Arlington Heights Park District.

  • Arlington Heights struggles to gain interest in teen job fair Feb 19, 2013 7:37 PM
    With less than three weeks until the first Teen Job Fair in Arlington Heights, officials are still trying to get more employers involved to make sure the event doesn't have to be canceled for the second year in a row. So far four employers have signed up to participate.

  • Tim Gelinas: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:27 PM
    Candidate information for Tim Gelinas, running for Arlington Heights Park Board (4-year Terms)

  • Maryfrances Leno: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:26 PM
    Candidate information for Maryfrances Leno, running for Arlington Heights Park Board (4-year Terms)

  • William Ploger: Candidate Profile Mar 4, 2013 6:39 PM
    Candidate information for William Ploger, running for Arlington Heights Park Board (4-year Terms)

  • Arlington Heights starting work on Frontier Park this spring Feb 19, 2013 10:47 AM
    Construction on the first phase of a major renovation project at Frontier Park in Arlington Heights will start this spring with help from a $3 million grant. The work includes adding a baseball field, a soccer field, a tennis court and lighted walkways. "We've been waiting quite a while for this so we're very excited," Steve Scholten, the district's executive director, said. "There are some nice changes coming to the park and we're anxious to get moving."

  • Museum marks 25 years of the Martha Mills Doll Collection Feb 15, 2013 5:18 PM
    The Arlington Heights Historical Museum celebrates 25 years of the Martha Mills Dolls Collection with a new exhibit Calendar Dollies. The new exhibit features dolls representing holidays and red-letter calendar days throughout the year that bring color and excitement to every season. Dolls represent New Yearís Day, Lincolnís Birthday, Valentineís Day, St. Patrickís Day, Easter, Motherís Day, Fourth of July, and Christmas to name a few.

  • Community invited to weigh in on Arlington Heights park upgrades Feb 5, 2013 2:06 PM
    The Arlington Heights Park District invites residents to share their ideas and provide input for improving two neighborhood park playgrounds. Upcoming community input meetings will focus on developing and/or improving the playgrounds at Falcon Park and Volz Park.

  • 18-year-old Arlington Hts. park board candidate thrown off ballot Jan 25, 2013 3:54 PM
    A Buffalo Grove High School student has been thrown off the ballot for Arlington Heights Park District Board, making the April election an uncontested race, according to the Cook County Clerk's office. The Cook County electoral board ruled on Thursday afternoon in favor of the objectors.

  • Arlington Park Board votes to renovate Camelot center Jan 23, 2013 12:17 AM
    The fieldhouse at Camelot Park in northern Arlington Heights will be renovated and expanded at a cost of $5.5 million, the Arlington Heights Park Board voted 4-1 Monday night. The commissoners decided to use a $2.5 millionstate grant for the project.

  • Ruling delayed on teenís park district candidacy Jan 15, 2013 7:40 PM
    A hearing Tuesday to determine if Jona Augustyn will remain in the running for the Arlington Heights Park District board was continued to Thursday, as officials continue to examine signatures on his petition, according to the Cook County Clerk's website.

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