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  • Specialized Traffic Enforcement Campaign Begins December 19 Dec 17, 2014 7:27 AM
    Specialized Traffic Enforcement Campaign Begins December 19

  • Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System Finds Creative Ways to Celebrate Holidays with Patients and Staff Dec 17, 2014 7:29 AM
    Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System Finds Creative Ways to Celebrate Holidays with Patients and Staff

  • Oak Brook-based IMRF Receives Excellence Award Dec 19, 2014 5:41 PM
    Illinois Performance Excellence announces Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund of Oak Brook, IL is a recipient of the 2014 Silver Award for “Progress toward Excellence” for demonstrating effective, systematic, well-deployed approaches that respond to the multiple requirements to most of the Criteria. Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund will be formally honored at the 20th annual award recognition ceremony, “Saluting Excellence,” on March 26, 2015, held at the Abbington Banquets located in Glen Ellyn. “Congratulations to Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund and all of its employees for its commitment to an on-going journey to excellence,” says Darcy Davidsmeyer, President and CEO of Illinois Performance Excellence. “IMRF is taking the lead in its industry to address organizational performance and process/resource alignment with the outcome for better efficiencies, focus and overall results.” Recipients of the ILPEx Silver Award go to those organizations which have demonstrated effective, systematic, well-deployed approaches that respond to the multiple requirements to most of the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence. The Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) was created by the Illinois General Assembly. Since 1941, IMRF has partnered with local units of government to provide retirement, disability and death benefits for public employees. With a funded status of 96.7 percent and $33 billion in assets, IMRF is well-funded and sustainable. Today, IMRF has about 400,000 members and retirees, and serves nearly 3,000 different units of government, including towns and villages, libraries and park districts, and counties and school districts (non-teaching personnel). The average member who retired in 2013 had 22 years of service and received an annual benefit of about $16,500. “For any organization committed to excellence by improving the products or services it provides its customers, clients or members, the task of identifying and implementing the best approach can appear daunting. There are innumerable books and videos on the best management practices. The Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund has found the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence as implemented by ILPEx to be the most successful and comprehensive approach for developing the culture and infrastructure necessary for meeting our customer service goals. Our members deserve the best and ILPEx is helping us to meet that challenge. IMRF is honored to be recognized for its progress toward excellence as it receives a Silver Award. This recognition and the feedback report support and reinvigorate our efforts to become a world class organization,” said Louis W. Kosiba, Executive Director, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund. About Illinois Performance Excellence (ILPEx) ILPEx was founded in 1994 to nurture, develop and highlight excellence by bringing individuals and organizations together, to learn from each other, to share best practices for organizational change and process improvement. As a 501 (c)(3), ILPEx’s mission is to advance Illinois organizations’ capability and knowledge of performance excellence by delivering consultation, instruction and assessments within the framework of the Criteria for Performance Excellence. For more information on how your organization can benefit from services provided by Illinois Performance Excellence, visit www.ilpex.org, or call 630-637-1595. For more information on the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, visit www.nist.gov/baldrige/.

  • Nazi policy was anti-Christian Dec 15, 2014 5:01 AM
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: I would like to correct two gross historical falsehoods in the letter by Mr. Lowry on Dec. 6 that stated the Nazis were complicit with Christian churches regarding atrocities, and soldiers of the German army were also Nazis who adopted “Gott Mit Uns” (God with us) as a slogan. Completely wrong.

  • Silence on Pearl Harbor was insult to veterans Dec 15, 2014 5:01 AM
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: Failure to not only commemorate Dec. 7, but to totally ignore it without a single printed word on its anniversary, is a grave insult to those servicemen and women who served and sacrificed so we all could live in a safer world.

  • Remember what happened on 9/11 Dec 15, 2014 5:01 AM
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: I assume I am in the minority and have never been very politically correct. But I do remember Sept. 11, 2001. I remember the fear on the faces of many of the suburbanites as they waited to board a train to take them home. We were attacked without warning by a minority group of terrorists who hate us just because we are who we are (of course, we trained them to be pilots).

  • Five candidates so far for Arlington Heights board Dec 15, 2014 12:03 PM
    Five candidates have filed so far Monday for four open seats on the Arlington Heights village board, and at least two more are expected.

  • Rowers raise awareness, funds for American Brain Tumor Association Dec 15, 2014 3:32 PM
    It seemed only fitting that three Elite Athletic Development | CrossFit Arlington Heights athletes who contributed in excess of 30,000 meters each were part of the group rowing just after sunrise Nov. 22, when the odometer rolled past 1 million meters during The Million Meter Marathon to benefit the American Brain Tumor Association.

  • Patton School students inspired to help Arlington Hts. family Dec 15, 2014 1:12 PM
    Fifth-grader Liam McGuffin of Arlington Heights and nearly 60 other children enrolled in the Children At Play program at Patton Elementary School in Arlington Heights worked with their supervisor, Agnes Roberts, to adopt a local family this holiday season. “I wanted to help people get gifts over the holidays,” Liam said. They were one of the younger groups who participated in the program that is now 30 years old.

  • Bowlers take aim at suburban hunger Dec 15, 2014 5:30 AM
    Bowlers knocked over pins in an effort to help knock out hunger in the Northwest suburbs on Sunday as Mount Prospect-based Northwest Compass, Inc. hosted its inaugural Strike Out Hunger fundraiser at Arlington Lanes in Arlington Heights.

  • Flu coming earlier, harsher than last year in Illinois Dec 15, 2014 5:30 AM
    Illinois’ flu season started earlier this year, and the most prevalent strain is also the one known for causing the most severe illness. In the suburbs, hospitals are temporarily banning visitors under the age of 18 because of an influx in the number of patients with the flu.

  • Images: The Week in Pictures Dec 15, 2014 1:01 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures gallery features Daily Herald staff photos of eagle and angel wings, secrets for Santa, and the annual Festival of Guadalupe pilgrimage.

  • WIBAF Enjoys Holiday Luncheon and Meeting Dec 16, 2014 9:11 AM
    WIBAF Enjoys Holiday Luncheon and Meeting

  • Looking for a Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve? Dec 16, 2014 9:37 AM
    Finding a family-friendly and safe New Year’s Eve option can be quite a trick for Moms and Dads... The Lake Zurich Holiday Inn Express and Suites is providing an option for area families. Join others for an overnight stay, where you can enjoy a pool party, pizza and soda, a visit from Elsa and Olaf from Frozen and a complimentary breakfast the next morning! Simply call 847-726-7500 or email LakeZurichSales@mphhotels.com for rate information. The Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Lake Zurich is located at 197 S. Rand Road in Lake Zurich.

  • WGN meteorologist visits St. Theresa School sixth-graders Dec 17, 2014 12:29 PM
    Since early November, the sixth-grade students of St. Theresa School in Palatine have studied the atmosphere and weather. As part of that learning unit, WGN meteorologist Tim McGill recently spoke to the students

  • Magic is lost in ‘Happy Holidays’ Dec 13, 2014 5:01 AM
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: My daughter works at a popular retail store. The employees were told not to say Merry Christmas, which I’m sure is common practice nowadays. However, I have to wonder if, in order not to offend anyone, are we trampling on our own civil rights?

  • Circle Dec. 7 as a day to remember Dec 13, 2014 5:01 AM
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed Dec. 7, 1941, as “a date which will live in infamy” subsequent to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Evidently the staff of the Daily Herald as well as Chicago Tribune did not feel this date was very significant to their American readers.

  • The Soapbox Dec 13, 2014 5:01 AM
    Daily Herald editors comment on suburban stories such as teachers who excel, the Grammys phenomenon in District 204, and hopeful reconciliation in Kane County.

  • Two men charged in Palatine car burglaries Dec 13, 2014 1:55 PM
    Two men have been arrested in a string of car burglaries in Palatine, police said. Danylo Anufriiev, 21 of Arlington Heights was charged with four counts of felony burglary and Astamur Gumba, 19, of Buffalo Grove was charged with one count of misdemeanor possession of stolen property.

  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Dec 12, 2014 1:01 AM
    Each week, you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of them and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of December 8.

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