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  • George Nellessen

    Jurors view autopsy photos as Nellessen trial continuesMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Grim-faced jurors — some with furrowed brows, others with hands over their mouths — viewed autopsy photographs Tuesday as the prosecution concluded its case against Matthew Nellessen, charged with first-degree murderin the April 2011 death of his father, George Nellessen, in the family’s Arlington Heights home.

  • Mathew Nellessen

    Jurors view photos, videos in Nellessen murder trialMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Prosecutors showed jurors photographs of George Nellessen’s bound wrists and feet and blood splattered on the ceiling above the victim as the murder trial of his son, Matthew Nellessen, entered its fourth day.

  • Members of the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District at the March 6 pinning ceremony held at Station #1 in Lake Barrington.

    Pinning ceremony honors firefighters, fire service traditionsMar 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Surrounded by hundreds of family members, friends, and local leaders, the 70 members of the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District received their official service badges during a March 6 pinning ceremony that embraced the fire service’s rich traditions.

  • Alden Estates of Barrington Short-Term Rehabilitation Center, specializing in transitional care and post-acute services, is rated ‘the best’ in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Alden Estates of Barrington

    Alden Estates of Barrington Short-Term Rehabilitation Center, specializing in transitional and post-acute servces, is rated 'the best' in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

  • Marlon Green

    Friend testifies she spent day with Matthew Nellesen after his dad’s murderMar 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    An acquaintance of Matthew Nellessen said he phoned her one April morning in 2011 and asked for her help if he got in trouble with police. The call came at 8:45 a.m. April 14, 2011, Amanda Meinheit testified in the third day of Matthew Nellessen’s murder trial. Nellessen asked if she would bail him out if he got into trouble that day, Meinheit said. “It sounded like he was in a car,” Meinheit said, adding that she occasionally heard sirens over the course of their 30-minute conversation.

  • The Starline Gallery in Harvard hosts “4th Fridays,” a monthly art event.

    ‘4th Fridays’ brings chic to the suburbs Mar 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    4th Fridays, a monthly art event at The Starline Gallery in Harvard has been rapidly growing in popularity and scope for the past 3 years. The event offers a fun and culturally relevant night out, featuring art by established and emerging regional artists.

  • Matthew Nellessen

    Co-defendant says killing father wasn't part of planMar 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    Self-confessed Chicago gang member Marlon Green testified Thursday that he saw 22-year-old Matthew Nellessen strike his father George Nellessen in the head four or five times with a baseball bat and then stab him in the neck on April 12, 2011. Green, testifying in Matthew Nellessen's murder trial at the Rolling Meadows courthouse, said he agreed to help Matthew Nellessen get money from his father. “Killing his father was never part of the plan,” said Green.

  • George Nellessen

    Son was victim, not dad’s killer, his lawyers sayMar 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    The 22-year-old who authorities claim murdered his father in their Arlington Heights home nearly three years ago is not a killer, but an intended victim, his lawyers say. Attorneys for Matthew Nellessen outlined their defense Wednesday during opening statements in his trial on charges including first-degree murder in the April 2011 death of his widowed father, George Nellessen.

  • Fonda Lewis is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor with Personal Growth Associates with offices in Schaumburg and Crystal Lake. She can be reached at (847) 413-9700 x336 or (847) 975-6294.

    Will Winter Ever End? Overcoming the Wintertime BluesMar 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    "Does it feel as if spring will never come? Do you feel unusually sad, irritable, moody or anxious?" - This article covers symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and depression caused by our unusually bad winter this year. It then discusses various treatments, including light boxes, and multiple tips to help individuals and families overcome the wintertime blues.

  • George Nellessen

    Trial to begin for Arlington Heights man charged in dad's murderMar 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    George Nellessen worried when his son, Matthew, was arrested for drug possession, then burglary. But in 2011, the father's worries about the teenager turned to fear. That's what prosecutors will likely tell jurors as Matthew Nellessen goes on trial on charges that he duct-taped his father to a chair, beat him and stabbed him to death in their Arlington Heights home.

  • From left to right, Dr. Jose M. Torres (Superintendent District U-46), Kristi Wisdom (board member), Juan Martinez (board member), Susan Ericson (executive director), Don Hopp (board member), Michelle Frampton (Community Outreach Manager), Mike Warren (board member)

    Students raise thousand to fight hungerMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Elgin, IL – Wednesday, March 5th proved to be a spectacular “Champions of Change” celebration. Students and faculty from fourteen U-46 and Burlington district schools were honored for taking part in Food For Greater Elgin’s Change for Hunger Challenge to help hungry families in need.

  • Harper partners with One Million DegreesMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    One Million Degrees empowers low-income, highly motivated community college students to succeed in school, in work and in life. Now, the Chicago-based nonprofit organization is expanding its scope into the Northwest suburbs through a partnership with Harper College.

  • Harper seminar puts focus on developing talentMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Harper College for Business will put on an interactive workshop that provides leaders, coaches and mentors will a practical process and skills necessary to develop talent, which can prove critical to an organization’s success.

  • Celebrate the Big Tournament with "The 3 Point Shot" specialMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Urology, Ltd. is celebrating the Big Tournament with "The 3 Point Shot" special now through the end of March.

  • Barry and Mary Ellen Masek of Park Ridge enjoy swirling and sipping one of 60 wines at Clearbrook’s 50th annual A Grapevine of Friends Wine Tasting. Chicago Corporate Photography

    Wine tasting banishes cabin fever for record crowdMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    On Saturday, February 22, over 450 people wined and dined at the 50th annual A Grapevine of Friends Wine Tasting, benefitting Clearbrook’s Employment Services Program.

  • Stop by Stillman Nature Center from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 30, and build a nest box for house wrens.

    Build a wren house at Stillman Nature CenterMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Stillman Nature Center invites you to build a nest box for house wrens on Sunday, March 30.

  • Ability to oppose makes America greatMar 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Barrington Hills letter to the editor: Having just read the Feb. 21 letter by Mr. Brauer, I am almost, not quite, rendered speechless. The first three paragraphs match his description of “misrepresentation, hysterical charges, and wild accusations.” Fortunately they pertain to his own diatribe, not the entire news media.

  • Children search for birds during the Great Backyard Bird Count in Barrington with Citizens for Conservation and the Prairie Woods Audubon.

    Kids help with Great Backyard Bird CountMar 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Barrington-area participants took part in the 16th Great Backyard Bird Count, a Leave No Child Inside-related youth education class with Citizens for Conservation and Prairie Woods Audubon on a blustery Saturday.

  • Interior of Smart Farm’s hoop house growing happy, healthy organic vegetable seedlings.

    Smart Farm of Barrington Set for Spring Vegetable Seedling SaleFeb 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Smart Farm of Barrington will host its annual spring vegetable seedling sale on Saturday, May 17, from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon at their hoop house located on the Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Campus, 450 W. Hwy. 22, Barrington.

  • HFCA’s 1st Place Winners in Carmel High School’s annual math competition. (l to r) 8th graders, Jake G., Christopher K. (1st place in the individual), McKenzie S., Kate B. and Grace M.

    Holy Family Catholic Academy Repeats Two-1st Place Finishes at Math CompetitionFeb 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Holy Family Catholic Academy (Inverness) earned 1st place honors in both the team and individual categories at Carmel Catholic High School’s Math Contest for the second consecutive year.

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