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  • Schaumburg firefighters’ charity softball tourney Sept. 13 Sep 11, 2014 10:17 AM
    The Schaumburg Firefighters Benevolent Association will host its 21st annual charity softball tournament from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 at Olympic Park, 1675 E. Old Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Thirty-four fire departments from throughout the Chicago area will come together this year to raise money for Loyola University’s Burn Center and the Schaumburg Township Food Pantry.

     
  • Hoffman Estates police, fire softball fundraiser Sept. 27 Sep 8, 2014 12:52 PM
    Hoffman Estates’ police officers and firefighters will hold their second annual Shootz & Ladderz Softball Fundraiser from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 at Cannon Crossings, 1675 Nicholson Drive, in Hoffman Estates. Proceeds will go toward new Citizens Fire Academy equipment for the fire department.

     
  • From brother's Woodstock-like fest to Goodstock benefit Sep 7, 2014 7:47 AM
    The wild Woodstock-like music fest on the Constable family farm outside Goodland, Ind., 33 years ago set the foundation for this month's Goodstock benefit concert featuring a suburban band.

     
  • Day of Giving for Antioch native Sep 7, 2014 4:29 PM
    Culver’s of Antioch will hold a Day of Giving on Tuesday, Sept. 9 to establish a memorial fund for Kathryn Kowalczyk, a 23-year-old who died last month in a car crash.

     
  • Nominations open for BG ‘Heart’ awards Sep 7, 2014 4:30 PM
    The Buffalo Grove-Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce is still taking nominations for the 2014 Heart of the Community Awards, which will be presented at the Celebration Gala Event on Nov. 8 at the Arboretum Club in Buffalo Grove.

     
  • Wheaton man continues quest for clean water with Ironman Sep 7, 2014 7:00 AM
    Wheaton resident Steve Spear finished a run across America one year ago to raise money to bring clean water to African villages. On Sunday, he'll continue his mission to raise awareness by attempting his first Ironman. “I’m just going to keep stretching myself,” Spear said of finding the next challenge.

     
  • ‘It takes a team,’ Garth Brooks tells kids at Elk Grove High School Sep 6, 2014 4:59 PM
    Whether it's on a basketball court, in a concert venue or in life, you can't find success without good teammates, country music star Garth Brooks told kids Saturday at a basketball camp in Elk Grove Village. “Love one another. Have fun. Play your sport,” Brooks said.

     
  • First Rotary Tour d’Arlington held Saturday Sep 6, 2014 6:49 PM
    on Crawford, heading up this year’s first Rotary Tour d’Arlington, said he was a “little disapointed with the turnout” of less than 50 people. Their mission statement for the day was to End Polio Now, a longtime Rotary crusade that is nearing success. Taking the blame was Mother Nature, with Friday night’s storm and downed trees putting a damper on the event.

     
  • Buffalo Grove rallies around 4-year-old with brain tumor Sep 6, 2014 4:32 PM
    Mia Gurevitz is like many other 4-year-olds. She enjoys horseback riding, dance classes and playing with her big sister. But for Mia, those fun times come in between trips to the hospital, hours of testing and rounds of chemotherapy. Mia, who goes to school in Buffalo Grove, has been fighting an inoperable brain tumor since November 2011, just before her 2nd birthday.

     
  • Lincolnshire collecting coats: Sep 5, 2014 4:52 PM
    The village of Lincolnshire is collecting coats to provide to veterans and/or their families as part of Operation Stand Down.

     
  • Help clean the river: Sep 5, 2014 4:53 PM
    Join the Illinois Water TrailKeepers for the fourth annual Des Plaines River Cleanup. The event is set for 9 a.m. Saturday at Riverwoods village hall, 300 Portwine Road.

     
  • Calling All Party Animals to Clearbrook’s Pet Festival Sep 4, 2014 7:38 AM
    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (August 26, 2014) – Wag those tails and jump for joy because Clearbrook’s first-ever Raise the Roof Pet Festival is coming to Melas Park in Mount Propsect on Saturday, September 13 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

     
  • Work poised to start on Roselle Veterans Memorial Sep 4, 2014 10:34 AM
    While additional fundraising is needed, the group working to bring a Veterans Memorial to downtown Roselle is moving ahead with plans to break ground next month.

     
  • ‘Fill the Drums’ event: Sep 4, 2014 5:33 PM
    Woodland Elementary District 50’s Middle School Marching Wildcats band will join forces with the Warren Township High School Marching Blue Devils and the Viking Middle School band to perform their marching routine in exhibition style at 7 p.m., Sept. 9.

     
  • Multicultural fundraiser dinner in Schaumburg Sept. 13 Sep 3, 2014 10:49 AM
    Metropolitan Asian Family Services, a nonprofit multicultural and multiethnic organization, will hold its annual fundraiser dinner from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 at India House Banquet Hall, 1521 W. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. The evening will include a fashion show by Prinbyprina and music.

     
  • Hoffman police, fire softball fundraiser Sept. 27 Sep 3, 2014 1:25 PM
    Hoffman Estates’ police officers and firefighters will hold their second annual Shootz & Ladderz Softball Fundraiser from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 at Cannon Crossings, 1675 Nicholson Drive, in Hoffman Estates. Proceeds will go toward new Citizens Fire Academy equipment for the fire department.

     
  • Hanover Township seeking volunteers for creek cleanup Sep 3, 2014 1:25 PM
    Volunteers are needed to clear debris from a stretch of Willow Creek through east Elgin and a nearby park Sept. 13. Hanover Township, the Elgin chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America and Neighborhood Housing Services of the Fox Valley are hosting the cleanup. “This is a great opportunity for everyone to come together and really make a difference,” league President John Ziegler said.

     
  • Dist. 62 Foundation reports at school board meeting Sep 3, 2014 3:27 PM
    Des Plaines Elementary School District 62 Foundation officers Susie Adams and Julie Luck Jensen reviewed the grants that were funded during the 2013-2014 school year and presented the goals for the 2014-2015 school year at a recent school board meeting.

     
  • Saturday’s Campton Hills United Fall Fest continues growth Sep 3, 2014 5:52 PM
    The fourth annual United Fall Fest will be held Saturday in Campton Hills. What began as an effort to bring residents together after the divisive push toward incorporation has now grown into an all-day festival, highlighted by bands, food, a bags tournament, 5K run, car show and huge area where kids can play on inflatable obstacles.

     
  • Palatine Legion hosts casino night fundraiser Sept. 12 Sep 2, 2014 6:43 PM
    The Palatine American Legion Post 690 is holding a casino night on Friday, Sept. 12, to raise funds for Legion Family Charities. The fundraiser takes place from 5 p.m. to midnight at the newly renovated American Legion Hall, 122 W. Palatine Road in Palatine.

     
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