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  • Believe Project: $100 to help family wracked by cancer Jan 25, 2015 7:35 AM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Gladys Cruikshank of Hoffman Estates, who would like to help out a family wracked by cancer.

  • No snowshoes, no problem at Frozen Zucchini 5K in Barrington Jan 25, 2015 4:16 PM
    Runners braved a cold wind and lightly falling snow to take part Sunday in the 5th annual Smart Farm Frozen Zucchini 5K, which raises money to support area food pantries. While many of the participants were hoping for more snow on the ground so that they could race in snowshoes, as has become tradition at the annual event, organizers said Sunday morning’s dusting wasn’t enough to allow it.

  • Believe Project: $100 to help family of twins with ongoing health problems Jan 24, 2015 7:35 AM
    The daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Trudy Lewis of Des Plaines, who wants to help a Streamwood family whose twins were born severely premature and have costly ongoing health problems.

  • Making magic for a good cause in St. Charles Jan 25, 2015 6:12 PM
    Children stood with eyes wide and mouths agape Sunday in the lobby of the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, as at least four professional illusionists entertained them before they took their seats to see more magic onstage. It was all part of the annual "Believe in Magic" show to benefit the National Association for Down Syndrome.

  • Group that gives books to at-risk kids gets big donation from Goddard School Jan 23, 2015 4:11 PM
    The Goddard School donated 25,000 new and gently used books to Bernie' s Book Bank in Lake Forest on Friday to coincide with National Reading Day.

  • GiGi’s Playhouse gala March 14 at Drury Lane Jan 23, 2015 4:09 PM
    The 2015 international GiGi’s Playhouse “I Have a Voice” Gala will be held on Saturday, March 14, at The Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace, to celebrate 12 years of giving to help individuals and their families with Down syndrome. Hosting more than 1,000 guests from the Chicago area and emceed by CBS news anchor Rob Johnson, the gala is the most important fundraiser of the year for the Hoffman Estates-based agency and key to expanding its voice in the world.

  • Believe Project: $100 to make a friend feel like a millionaire Jan 23, 2015 5:30 AM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Barbara Stark of Naperville, who'd like to give it to a friend who has cerebral palsy and lives in an assisted care facility. To her, she says, $100 would feel like a million.

  • D95 hosts parent/child benefit dance: Jan 22, 2015 4:40 PM
    Families in Lake Zurich Unit District 95 are invited to attend the third annual Joanie’s Closet Parent/Child Valentine’s Dance on Friday, Feb. 6, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at May Whitney Elementary School, 120 Church St., Lake Zurich.

  • Wheaton boy now the face of fight against childhood cancer Jan 23, 2015 5:23 AM
    Chase Ewoldt, 5, of Wheaton is a special face for the St. Baldrick's Foundation. A brain and spinal cancer patient, Chase was named one of five national ambassadors for the organization. His family hopes it will help them raise awareness about childhood cancer research funding. “There are quite a few pediatric cancer treatments where the side effects border on barbaric," his mom Ellie says.

  • Hoffman Estates honors WINGS volunteer as ‘Great Citizen’ Jan 21, 2015 8:25 PM
    Sarah McClarey attended Monday’s Hoffman Estates village board meeting to recognize local business Fabbrini’s Flowers for its help in her annual campaign to send roses to recent survivors of domestic abuse on Valentine’s Day. But McClarey — who lived her own extraordinary story of survival — left with an honor of her own, the village’s Great Citizen Award.

  • Believe Project: $100 for a family that sees beyond their problems to help others Jan 22, 2015 8:49 PM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Susan Grandt of Elk Grove Village, who wants to give it to a family with health problems that still seeks to help others.

  • Restaurant night for Hawthorn PTO: Jan 20, 2015 4:20 PM
    A Restaurant Night to support the PTO in Hawthorn Elementary District 73 will be 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at Hitz Pizza & Sports Bar, 700 S. Butterfield Road, Mundelein.

  • Believe Project: $100 to feed the homeless Jan 20, 2015 5:30 AM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Monica Boska of Streamwood, who wants to feed the homeless in Chicago one sandwich at a time.

  • North Central needs volunteers to help feed starving children Jan 19, 2015 8:49 AM
    Community volunteers are needed to help feed children around the world by packing meals in two-hour shifts Sunday and Monday, Feb. 15 and 16, at North Central College in Naperville.T

  • Believe Project: $100 for a friend who never puts herself first Jan 19, 2015 5:30 AM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Michelle Herzau of Elgin, who wants to give her friend Diane — a constant caretaker for her extended family - something just for her for a change.

  • Stevenson High students honor MLK through public service Jan 19, 2015 5:35 PM
    About 200 Stevenson High School students traveled to eight sites across Lake County for volunteer projects on Monday, completed the Lincolnshire school's second annual Day of Service. It was again scheduled to coincide with Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

  • Living King's legacy: Turn a day off into a 'day on' Jan 19, 2015 10:57 AM
    For many young people across the suburbs, the Martin Luther King Day holiday won't be just a break from classes.They'll be spreading out across their hometowns performing service projects in King's honor. “It's not a day off, but it's a day on to do something in your community,” said Dianha Ortega-Ehreth, executive director of Elgin's Youth Leadership Academy.

  • Believe Project: $100 to help students bundle up for winter Jan 18, 2015 7:45 AM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Mary Fulin of Elgin, a second-grade teacher who wants to help buy mittens and hats for her students who don't have them.

  • Rotary winter fundraiser Jan 18, 2015 4:40 PM
    The Libertyville Sunrise Rotary Club hosts its “Service Above Self” winter charity fundraiser Feb. 21 at the Royal Melbourne Country Club, 4700 Royal Melbourne Drive, Long Grove.

  • Thousands of Girl Scouts learn economics and empowerment at Rosemont rally Jan 18, 2015 9:39 AM
    Thousands of Girls Scouts learned economics and empowerment at a rally kicking off regional cookie sales in Rosemont Saturday. “This is about having your own business and feeling what that feels like to experience the thrill of the close,” says Jennifer Fredericks, one of the organizers.

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