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  • Prosect High School raises funds selling mattresses Feb 21, 2015 6:50 PM
    Members of the Prospect High School track and cross country teams held a mattress sale Saturday to raise funds for equipment and transportation. “Why go all the way to Chicago? I knew what I wanted,” said Erma Pacheco of Wheeling, who found what she was looking for in the high school cafeteria.

  • Arlington Heights honors its Hearts of Gold Feb 21, 2015 9:03 PM
    The Rev. Arnold Perham, 85, found himself front and center before the sold-out crowd at Arlington Heights’ Hearts of Gold dinner, as the first award winner of the evening, Mentor of the Year. “Someone noticed you doing something out of the ordinary,” said Steve Fromm, chairman of the Special Events Commission. “But your actions weren’t ordinary; they’re exceptional.”

  • Woodlands Academy’s Lenten service project aims to start music program at African school Feb 20, 2015 1:50 PM
    Traditionally the Ash Wednesday liturgy at Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart marks the start of a major service project.

  • Wheaton Rotary helps fund two pediatric brain cancer studies Feb 20, 2015 10:35 AM
    New pediatric brain cancer research will soon be underway in Chicago and San Francisco, thanks in large part to a recent donation from the Wheaton Rotary. The organization presented a $25,000 check to the Ross K. MacNeill Foundation last week. It was the largest gift ever given by the club.

  • Believe Project: $100 to daughter, a music therapist for people in hospice Feb 20, 2015 5:30 AM
    The daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Craig Johnson of Palatine, who will give it to his daughter Amber, a music therapist for people in hospice who put 60,000 miles on her car last year and needs new tires.

  • Fundraiser for vet planned: Feb 19, 2015 5:13 PM
    Wauconda Moose Lodge No. 1969 and Wauconda American Legion Post 911 are sponsoring a fundraiser for a local Navy veteran with cancer who needs a stem cell transplant.

  • Cary bass player’s heart condition inspires suburban band Pulsebeat Feb 19, 2015 5:28 AM
    For the young members of the band Pulsebeat, the thrill of playing onstage is not just about getting lost in the music while crowds cheer them on — there’s also the reward of doing it for a great cause. “It brings our gift of music into something that’s worth it,” adds bass player Matt Jazwinski, 12, of Cary, whose heart condition inspires the band.

  • Believe Project: $100 to friend whose fiance was killed Feb 19, 2015 5:31 AM
    The daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Tina Murray of Lake Zurich, who wants to give it to a family friend whose fiance was killed.

  • Believe Project: $100 for gas money for sister Feb 18, 2015 5:31 AM
    The daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Sheryl Dugo of Elk Grove Village, who wants to help her sister, who has an 80-mile daily commute, with gas money.

  • Fox Lake hosts Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Sunday Feb 18, 2015 2:56 PM
    Brave swimmers will leap into the chilly waters of Fox Lake on Sunday to help raise money to support Special Olympics athletes. The 2015 Polar Plunge will take place at 1 p.m. at Lake Front Park, 71 Nippersink Blvd.

  • St. Raymond hosts 12th year of Lenten Fish Fry Fridays Feb 17, 2015 5:48 PM
    For the 12th consecutive year, St. Raymond de Penafort Catholic Church in Mount Prospect will host Lenten Fish Fry Fridays. The dinners will be available from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 20, March 6 and March 20 in the church’s Parish Life Center.

  • Believe Project: $100 to a friend undergoing cancer treatment Feb 17, 2015 5:31 AM
    The daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Antonia Larsen of Mount Prospect, who has a friend undergoing cancer treatment who was unable to do her job as a waitress.

  • ESO raises hunger awareness at Oscars concert Feb 17, 2015 1:55 PM
    The Elgin Symphony Orchestra will visit some of your favorite movie music memories and help Food For Greater Elgin promote hunger awareness at their “A Night at the Oscars concerts” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at the Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts and at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin.

  • Spaulding Elementary School students raise money, get fit during Jump Rope for Heart Feb 17, 2015 5:17 PM
    Spaulding Elementary School second-graders laughed and ran around the gym while jumping rope at various stations during the annual Jump Rope for Heart event Tuesday in Gurnee.

  • Believe Project: $100 to a friend who is blind and needs help around the house Feb 16, 2015 5:31 AM
    The daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Helen Knechtel of Mount Prospect, who would like to help a friend who is blind and needs help around the house.

  • Arlington Heights knitting class helps mothers in need Feb 16, 2015 1:00 PM
    The women who meet every Monday morning in the arts and crafts room at the Arlington Heights Senior Center think of their classes as something of a knitting circle. Sure, they registered for a knitting and crocheting class through the Arlington Heights Park District, but most of them also enjoy the weekly camaraderie of being together and working for a cause.

  • Believe Project: $100 for goodie bags for the homeless Feb 15, 2015 7:30 AM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Tony Zaputil of West Chicago, to help put together more goodie bags for the homeless that his daughter and her friends hand out at Chistmastime in Chicago.

  • Bartlett school, Elgin church help students, orphanage in Ghana Feb 16, 2015 5:33 AM
    Two ongoing fundraising projects at a Bartlett elementary school and an Elgin church will help feed 300 schoolchildren in Ghana and support an orphanage in that West African nation. “Our goal is to be able to raise funds to pay for a trimester worth of lunches for the school,” said James Reed, fifth-grade gifted program teacher at Sycamore Trails Elementary School spearheading the project. Reed, 40, of Elgin, also is leading the effort to fund an orphanage built through his charity — Two Pennies Ministry.

  • Volunteers at North Central prepare food for hungry Feb 16, 2015 5:39 AM
    Naperville-based Feed The Need!, a local coalition of churches, businesses and civic organizations, filled North Central College's Residence Hall/Recreation Center on Sunday. More than 4,000 volunteers prepared packages of food containing nearly 800,000 meals for hungry children around the world, including about 270,000 meals for Ebola-stricken countries in Africa.

  • Believe Project: $100 to buy snowboots for students in need Feb 14, 2015 7:35 AM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Laurie Gustafson of Palatine, who wants to buy snowboots for needy schoolchildren so they can play outside at recess.

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