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  • Extension offers tips on choosing perfect Christmas tree Nov 25, 2014 9:46 PM
    Selecting the perfect Christmas tree this holiday season is simply a matter of following a few steps. “When I was growing up, we would often cut down a Christmas tree growing on my grandparents’ farm,” said Ron Wolford, a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator. “Today you can purchase trees from garden centers, pop-up lots, big box stores, and Christmas tree farms. The following tips can help you select a fresh tree for your home and keep it looking its best throughout the holiday season.”

     
  • Top ten tips for holiday food safety Nov 24, 2014 6:53 PM
    As families and friends across Illinois makes plans for their holiday feasts, the Illinois Poison Center is offering its top ten tips for proper food handling techniques this season. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 76 million people experience foodborne illness each year.

     
  • Arlington Hts. church kids’ Living Market aids Heifer group Nov 25, 2014 3:09 PM
    On Sunday, Nov. 16, the Sunday school children (preschool through grade five) of First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights held the church’s second annual Living Gift Market to benefit Heifer International.

     
  • Register now for Smart Farm’s 5th annual Frozen Zucchini Snowshoe Adventure Nov 26, 2014 11:43 AM
    Smart Farm’s 5th annual Frozen Zucchini Snowshoe Adventure will take place at Citizens Park in Barrington, at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25. This event is a great way to enjoy some fun winter activity while supporting a worthy, local nonprofit organization.

     
  • Reptiles and amphibians star at Barrington Hills event Nov 22, 2014 5:12 PM
    Citizens for Conservation put together a program from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday on Reptiles and Amphibians. The event was held at the Barrington Hills Riding Center, 361 Bateman Road, Barrington Hills and offered attendees the chance to spend the afternoon with some amazing scaly friends. Experts from the Wildlife Discovery Center introduced people to alligators, lizards and other creatures. Participants also made nature-based crafts for holiday gift-giving.

     
  • Thanksgiving Miracle Nov 21, 2014 5:59 PM
    A MIRACLE FOR THANKSGIVING The Nelson grandchildren and close friends are partnering with LongHorn Steakhouse to do a pancake breakfast on Saturday 11/22.

     
  • Stitches & Woodchips to host 13th annual Holiday & Primitive Craft Sale Nov 21, 2014 11:14 PM
    Stitches & Woodchips will hold its 13th annual Holiday & Primitive Craft Sale from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28 to Sunday, Nov. 30, at 1024 Duncan Ave. in Elgin. They specialize in quality primitive and homespun items for the home as well as unique handmade gifts. See handmade quilted items and wool designs, ornaments, shelving and more.

     
  • Songwriter Michael McDermott to perform Dec. 13 in the Listening Room Nov 21, 2014 11:41 PM
    On Saturday, Dec. 13, singer songwriter Michael McDermott will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Listening Room at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in Crystal Lake. Hailed as one of the finest songwriters in the country, Michael McDermott started performing in Chicago coffeehouses in the early 1990s, incorporating elements of Irish music into an American folk rock sound.

     
  • Billy Flynn hosts blues party and open jam Nov. 26 Nov 24, 2014 2:56 PM
    Blues icon Billy Flynn with an All Star band offers a taste of the authentic Chicago blues at “Crystal Lake’s Real Chicago Blues Party and Open Jam” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 in the Listening Room, located within Lakeside Legacy Arts Park at 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake.

     
  • Self-published authors can enter Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author contest Nov 20, 2014 9:02 PM
    Illinois authors who have self-published an adult fiction book may enter the second year of the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project until Monday, Dec. 15. The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project is being coordinated in collaboration with the Illinois Library Association and Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) and is supported by the American Library Association Digital Content Working Group, the Public Library Association (PLA), Illinois Heartland Library System.

     
  • Lake Barrington gets first look at Speedway plan Nov 20, 2014 5:30 AM
    The plan to build a Speedway gas station in Lake Barrington went before the board of trustees for the first time Wednesday night at a special meeting. The proposal has fueled outrage among residents who have held a protest, circulated a petition and come out in droves to public meetings.

     
  • Sedgebrook Woodworker Brings New Life to Old Finds Nov 21, 2014 5:59 PM
    Don Hollenbeck is disturbed by “move-in-ready” home makeover TV shows. “I can’t understand how people can just come into a place with things that someone else has picked out and set up for them,” said the woodworker and resident of Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire.

     
  • Friendship Village Introduces Skills Lab Nov 24, 2014 7:44 AM
    Friendship Village Introduces Skills Lab

     
  • Property tax appeal seminar to be held Dec. 1 Nov 25, 2014 10:00 AM
    Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak will hold a property tax assessment appeal seminar for taxpayers seeking to appeal their 2014 property tax assessments at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at the Hanover Township Senior Center.

     
  • Sedgebrook Honors Veterans Nov 19, 2014 4:03 PM
    In a solemn and inspiring ceremony, Sedgebrook residents honored veterans today: those now living beside them at the Lincolnshire retirement community, those lost in the four wars during their lifetime and all those who served in our military and their families.

     
  • Jingle All the Way at Santa Hustle 5K: Comin’ to Town Saturday, Dec. 6th Nov 17, 2014 4:05 PM
    Join in on the jolly fun at the 6th annual Santa Hustle 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, December 6th starting at Chicago’s iconic Soldier Field. Race participants will be suited up with a Santa hat and beard-compliments of event producer Adrenaline Sports Management-along with a newly designed dri-fit Santa sweatshirt to boot!

     
  • Lake County 4-H Officer's Training 2014 Nov 14, 2014 3:33 PM
    Lake County 4-H Teens lead the annual officer training on November 11. Thirty five youth participated in a Parliamentary Procedure Jeopardy game created by Avni Patel, learned the importance of being a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer taught by Maddie Currie, Abby Daniels, Charlotte Roberts and parent volunteer Robbie Roberts.

     
  • Sweets show to feature Harper students, instructors Nov 12, 2014 10:23 AM
    Sweets show to feature Harper students, instructors

     
  • New gated subdivision proposed in Barrington Nov 11, 2014 5:51 PM
    A national developer is moving forward with plans to build a 43-home gated subdivision on South Grove Avenue in Barrington, east of the former Barn of Barrington and west of the Park Barrington subdivision.

     
  • Charges against Barrington Hills cop dropped Nov 11, 2014 4:32 PM
    The domestic battery charge against a Barrington Hills police officer Gary Deutschle was dropped by prosecutors last week in exchange for an agreement to seek treatment, the man’s lawyer said Tuesday. Deutschle was arrested by Lake in the Hills police after they determined his wife had been hurt by a slammed door. A spokesman for the Barrington Hills Police Department said Deutschle remains on administrative leave pending completion of an internal investigation.

     
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