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  • Leaders sought for Vernon library Friends group before it fades away Jul 15, 2014 10:06 AM
    The Friends of the Vernon Area Library in Lincolnshire has cited an urgent need for leaders to continue its work or risk disbanding. "We're at a transition point," said Angela Goodrich, president of the Friends board.

  • Sanfilippo Mansion to host fundraiser for immigration advocates Jul 15, 2014 10:50 AM
    The Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants is hosting a fundraiser from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Sanfilippo Mansion in Barrington Hills. The organization advocates for just and humane treatment in the immigration detention system, including those detained at the McHenry County jail.

  • Barbeque & More offers a taste of Pakistan in Algonquin Jul 14, 2014 12:57 PM
    After moving to Algonquin from Pakistan, Shakil Hussain noticed that if he wanted to get some of the tastes from home when dining out, he had to head all the way into Schaumburg. So, he decided to open his own restaurant closer to his Fox Valley home featuring food from Pakistan, as well as Indian, Mediterranean and Asian food.

  • Polo tournament fundraiser set for Sunday in Batavia Jul 14, 2014 1:03 PM
    Many people do not know there is a polo field in Batavia, on Bliss Road, just south of Main Street. This weekend, Blackberry Polo Field will host a Seniors Tournament that doubles as a fundraiser for local arts organizations.

  • Summer book drive: Jul 14, 2014 5:01 PM
    The Vernon Hills Park District’s Summer of Service day camp for students in grades 5-8 is hosting a book drive through July 21.

  • Antioch Senior Center scholarship: Jul 14, 2014 5:05 PM
    The Antioch Senior Center has awarded six, $1,000 college scholarships in the name of two longtime members of the senior center, Dolly Spiering and Florence Brown.

  • Car show benefits melanoma research Jul 13, 2014 4:29 PM
    A classic car show and melanoma benefit will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 24, in Lake Forest Market Square, just north of Deerpath Road at Market Square and Western Avenue in Lake Forest.

  • Elk Grove church is a lifesaver to local caregivers Jul 10, 2014 5:43 AM
    When he took a good look at the demographics in and around Elk Grove Village, the Rev. Stefan Potuznik of Christus Victor Lutheran Church noticed how quickly the community was aging. His church's response was to create A Caring Place, a drop off center where caregivers could leave their loved ones in a safe and social setting for a few hours a week.

  • CLC golf fundraiser results: Jul 10, 2014 6:02 PM
    The College of Lake County Foundation’s annual Joan Legat Memorial Golf Outing, held June 9 at the Glen Flora Country Club in Waukegan, raised more than $30,000 for the scholarship fund, according to Karen Schmidt, the Foundation’s executive director.

  • Energy assistance available: Jul 10, 2014 6:03 PM
    Low Income Home Energy Assistance applications for summer will be taken until July 23 at the Fremont Township office, 22385 W. Route 60.

  • Bartlett ties blood drive to National Night Out Jul 9, 2014 6:12 PM
    Bartlett will hold a blood driving during its National Night Out celebration. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment but walk-ins are welcome at the drive, set for Monday, Aug. 4.

  • It’s barbecue fest weekend in the Fox Valley Jul 8, 2014 1:01 AM
    The aroma of grilled meats and the sounds of live music will fill the air this weekend at two barbecue festivals in the Fox Valley -- Lake in the Hills Rockin' Ribfest and the Firin' Up the Fox BBQ Competition and Festival in St. Charles.

  • Allendale recieves grant to work with schools on mental health outreach project Jul 8, 2014 6:38 PM
    A new three-year grant will give local public-school teachers the opportunity to learn how to help students with emotional and behavioral challenges to remain in school and be successful in the classroom, thanks to the McGraw Foundation and the Alllendale Association.

  • Food pantry receives grant Jul 7, 2014 7:01 PM
    St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry has received a $5,700 grant that was used to purchase a three-door cooler and three two-door freezers, parish officials said in a news release.

  • Shoes collected for poor Jul 6, 2014 4:48 PM
    New and used shoes are being collected to help the poor at Brad Hempton — Farmers Insurance Agents, 701 E. Irving Park Road, Suite 107, Roselle. The donated shoes are delivered to Soles4Souls, an international anti-poverty organization.

  • First phase of Wheaton sensory playground, gardens opening soon Jul 6, 2014 8:01 AM
    If the weather starts to cooperate, planners say the first phase of a nearly $2.5 million sensory playground and garden project in Wheaton will be complete and ready for visitors in just a few months. “It's a place for everyone,” said Sarah O'Donnell, director of development for the Wheaton Park District.

  • Hoffman Estates pool party to benefit disadvantaged kids Jul 4, 2014 4:52 PM
    A fundraising event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 18 at Seascape Family Aquatic Center in Hoffman Estates. The “Splish Splash Family Bash” is new in 2014 and will include activities such as swimming at the water park, a dinner buffet and music. All proceeds will benefit the Friends of HE Parks, which provides disadvantaged families with scholarships to Hoffman Estates Park District programs.

  • WWII vet, school counselor from Mt. Prospect wins free roof Jul 3, 2014 7:53 PM
    Mount Prospect resident Henry Blim, a 90-year-old veteran of World War II, will receive a free roof for his house as part of the "No Roof Left Behind" porgram run by local business Peterson Roofing. After serving his country, Blim settled in Mount Prospect and worked for nearly 30 years in Northwest Suburban District 214.

  • Gurnee/Wadsworth Relay for Life: Jul 2, 2014 5:49 PM
    American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Gurnee/Wadsworth is set for 6 p.m. July 12 to 6 a.m. July 13, at Warren Township High School’s Almond Road campus track.

  • Golf outing to benefit GiGi’s Playhouse Jul 1, 2014 7:33 PM
    Golfers and individuals who care deeply about GiGi’s Playhouse programs and mission will tee up for charity on Aug. 13 for the GiGi’s Playhouse National Achievement Center Golf Outing at The Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club in Hoffman Estates.

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