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  • Find the spirit of Santa within ourselves Dec 19, 2014 4:14 PM
    A Buffalo Grove letter to the editor: Back in 1960, I cried when my third-grade teacher pulled six of us aside and told us there was no Santa Claus. It was a devastating heartbreak I can still picture today. Many children believe in you. Many grown-ups count on you to drive the economy at this time of the year.

     
  • Buffalo Grove sets spending ceiling Dec 19, 2014 1:33 PM
    Buffalo Grove trustees this week passed the 2015 appropriation ordinance, which sets the year’s maximum legal spending limit. Finance Director Scott Anderson said it includes significant sums for contingencies and emergencies not contemplated while developing the annual budget — such as the loss of a major industry, unforeseen capital expenditures, or an economic downturn.

     
  • Buffalo Grove streamlines snow removal Dec 19, 2014 12:59 PM
    When Buffalo Grove deals with snow this season, it will be done more efficiently than before, Public Works Director Michael Reynolds said this week. Using the suggestions of plow drivers and utilizing GIS, Public Works has a plan that will provide better service to residents in terms of curb plowing and driveway clearing, he said.

     
  • Lake County Center for Independent Living to celebrate 25 years Dec 18, 2014 9:19 AM
    Lake County Center for Independent Living (LCCIL) is a 501c3 disability rights and service organization that was founded in 1990.

     
  • Buffalo Grove honors retiring chamber executive Dec 18, 2014 4:46 PM
    The Buffalo Grove village board this week honored the retiring executive director of the local chamber of commerce. Lynne Schneider, a resident since 1988, has served with what is now the Buffalo Grove Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce since 1989, becoming its executive director in 1999.

     
  • Buffalo Grove abates part of property tax levy Dec 18, 2014 10:33 AM
    Buffalo Grove trustees this week passed an ordinance abating a portion of the property taxes levied on Dec. 1. The abatements were recommended following a review of anticipated funding from a variety of sources.

     
  • Dec. 22: Deadline for CLC trustee nominating petitions Dec 19, 2014 10:52 AM
    Nominating petitions for three positions on the College of Lake County Board of Trustees are due by 5 p.m. on Dec. 22. Candidates for the positions will be placed on the ballot for the April 7, 2015 election.

     
  • CLC Board awards $3 million sustainability contract Dec 19, 2014 10:52 AM
    Beginning an investment in reducing energy costs and making the College of Lake County more sustainable, the Board of Trustees approved a contract for $3.05 million for the construction of a geothermal field on the west side of the Grayslake campus.

     
  • Buffalo Grove honors planner Dec 18, 2014 4:28 PM
    The Buffalo Grove Village Board honored longtime Village Planner Robert Pfeil this week. Pfeil, who is retiring at the end of the year, served the village from 1987 to 2014.

     
  • Annual MLK breakfast will feature leader of interfaith youth movement Dec 19, 2014 5:33 PM
    Eboo Patel, Ph.D., whose Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) organization is focused on building the interfaith movement on college campuses nationwide, will be the featured speaker at the 20th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast hosted by Benedictine University and College of DuPage on Monday, January 19, 2015. The breakfast will be held from 8:00-9:30 a.m. in the Main Dining Room of the Krasa Student Center on the campus of Benedictine University. Patel, named by U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Leaders of 2009,” is the founder and president of IFYC. The author of several books, Patel is also a regular contributor to The Washington Post, USA Today, Huffington Post, NPR and CNN. He served on President Barack Obama’s inaugural Advisory Council of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and earned a Ph.D. in the Sociology of Religion from Oxford University, where he studied on a Rhodes scholarship. Patel serves on the Religious Advisory Committee of the Council on Foreign Relations, on the board of directors for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, on the National Committee of the Aga Khan Foundation USA, and on the Department of Homeland Security’s Faith-based Security and Communications Advisory Committee. Both Patel and the IFYC were honored with the Roosevelt Institute’s Freedom of Worship Medal in 2009, and he was recently awarded the Guru Nanak Interfaith Prize, which is given to an individual to enhance awareness of the crucial role of religious dialogue in the pursuit of peace. The King Breakfast, which honors the legacy of the civil rights leader and celebrates diversity, is one of the largest events of its kind in the state. More than 500 community leaders and citizens attend annually. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Fund. The event is sponsored by Nicor Gas. For more information and tickets, call the McAninch Arts Center at (630) 942-4000 or visit http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?pid=7882739. Tickets are $25 each.

     
  • Jewish families prepare for start of Hanukkah tonight Dec 16, 2014 5:30 AM
    Jewish families around the suburbs are preparing for the opening night of Hanukkah Tuesday night. The eight-day holiday is celebrated with dreidel games, gifts, lighting candles in the menorah and eating potato pancakes or latkes.

     
  • Northwest suburban police blotter Dec 16, 2014 6:12 PM
    Police reported three more burglaries in north Arlington Heights after a string of them in late November, when more than $5,000 of electronics was taken from five homes in the 4100 and 4200 block of North Bloomington Avenue, 4200 block of Mallard Lane and 4000 block of Newport Lane.

     
  • 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

     
  • Controversial Buffalo Grove downtown plan gone, but tensions remain Dec 17, 2014 12:38 AM
    Chuck Malk has walked away from his plans to redevelop the Buffalo Grove Golf Club and village campus into a downtown featuring high-rise condominiums, entertainment venues, retail and office buildings, and dozens of acres of open space. But the developer’s proposal has left behind a mess — including a fractured village board and apprehensive neighbors — just in time for a contentious election season.

     
  • 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/.

     
  • 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.

     
  • New HVAC Installer Technician Certificate to be offered at CLC Dec 15, 2014 3:54 PM
    A new 18-credit, flexible Fast Track-HVAC Installation Technician Certificate is being launched by the College of Lake County’s Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology program in January 2015 (pending approval by the Illinois Community College Board).

     
  • A sea of red at poinsettia greenhouse Dec 15, 2014 5:40 PM
    The Leider family is growing thousands of poinsettias for the holiday season at Leider Greenhouses in Buffalo Grove.

     
  • BG introduces Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages Dec 15, 2014 6:48 PM
    The village of Buffalo Grove has launched Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages, it announced Monday. Information and messaging will be consistent on all three platforms and updated weekly, except in emergencies, which will be communicated immediately.

     
  • Sussman, Braiman file for Buffalo Grove president Dec 15, 2014 5:49 PM
    Buffalo Grove Trustee Beverly Sussman officially challenged Village President Jeffrey Braiman Monday as both filed their candidacies for the village’s highest office. As well, five candidates have filed so far for three seats on the BG village board.

     
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