Football Focus 2014

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  • Hoffman Jaycees hold Best Pizza Contest Nov. 6 Oct 14, 2014 1:12 PM
    The Hoffman Estates Jaycees will hold their annual Best Pizza Contest to determine who makes the best pizza in the Schaumburg Township area from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at Schaumburg Township Hall, 1 Illinois Blvd. in Hoffman Estates. For $7, area residents and guests will be able to sample a variety of pizzas from local eateries, vote for their favorites and help the community.

  • WINGS second in nationwide Allstate fundraising challenge Oct 13, 2014 3:26 PM
    Two local agencies came in first and second amoung 140 nationwide in an Allstate fundraising challenge to programs addressing domestic violence. The YWCA North Shore in Evanston wound up in first place, after raising more than $311,000, about $30,000 more than WINGS, a Palatine-based agency. “It is amazing that the top two agencies in the challenge serve the Northwest and North regions of Cook County,” says Rebecca Darr, executive director of WINGS. “We both won.”

  • Geneva race to help support disabled children, adults Oct 13, 2014 5:50 PM
    Suburban runners, including those with disabilities, are invited to participate in a fundraiser benefiting children and adults with developmental disabilities on Oct. 26 in Geneva. “We invite adults, kids, families and those in assistive devices like wheelchairs, walkers and specialized bicycles to join in our second annual Run, Walk & Roll for Marklund,” said Stephanie Heinz, race director.

  • Millburn Kids Resale Oct 12, 2014 4:26 PM
    The Millburn Middle School gymnasium in Lindenhurst will be the site of the Millburn Kids Resale school fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 17, and Saturday, Oct. 18.

  • Bikers (and Santa) rally in Elburn for charity Oct 12, 2014 4:30 PM
    Dressed as Santa Claus among a sea of black leather and denim, David Wyman was an obvious target Sunday. “I can’t tell you how many photos I’ve been in today,” the Katy, Texas man said as he posed with another group of bikers. “But I don’t pass up an opportunity when I can do something for the kids.”

  • Constable: Mt. Prospect family’s history of hardship starts in Siberia Oct 11, 2014 11:58 PM
    The Schacht family of Mount Prospect handles the obstacles facing their disabled son with the same strength and determination their ancestors used to survive Stalin and escape to the United States. “All you have to do is turn around and look, and somebody’s got it worse,” Val Schacht says.

  • Deer Park event promotes breast cancer awareness Oct 11, 2014 7:52 PM
    Deer Park Town Center and Alexian Brothers Health System hosted an event Saturday that included yoga, a fashion show and kids activities Saturday to promote breast cancer awareness and help fund research.

  • Two suburban marathoners running 26 for Special Olympics Oct 13, 2014 8:13 AM
    Among the thousands of runners at Sunday's Chicago Marathon will be about 75 from more than 30 states raising money for Special Olympics Chicago. And among that group are two suburban women, Bartlett resident Maureen Lue and Carpentersville native Becky Gould, for whom the cause is very dear to their hearts. “They're just about the sweetest kids you could meet,” Lue said. “They have such great sportsmanship. They enjoy everything!”

  • Costumed runners to take downtown Palatine once again at 9th Halloween Hustle Oct 10, 2014 7:10 PM
    The 9th Halloween Hustle 5K Fun Run & Walk through downtown Palatine will start at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the intersection of Eric Drive and Colfax Street.

  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s: Oct 10, 2014 5:12 PM
    The Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s is Sunday, Oct. 12, at Independence Grove Forest Preserve, 16400 Buckley Road, Libertyville.

  • Alzheimer’s Association walk Sunday Oct 9, 2014 5:21 PM
    An Alzheimer’s Association walk to help end the disease is set for Sunday, Oct. 12, at Independence Grove Forest Preserve near Libertyville. At least 700 participants from the Lake County area are expected at the walk to raise awareness and funds for the fight against Alzheimer’s..

  • Palatine parks foundation hosts fundraiser Oct. 27 Oct 9, 2014 4:07 PM
    The Palatine Park Foundation will host its annual fundraiser, 2014 Casual Cocktails, from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, October 27, at Heng Wing Restaurant, 121 W. Palatine Road, Palatine.

  • Libertyville eatery to hold tailgate party for charity Oct 8, 2014 4:45 PM
    Austin’s Saloon & Eatery, 481 Peterson Road, Libertyville, hosts its 5th annual Tailgate Party and Toy Drive to benefit the Walter & Connie Payton Foundation. on Sunday, Oct. 12 from noon to 3 p.m.

  • Northwest Community CROP Hunger Walk Oct. 19 Oct 8, 2014 4:16 PM
    Looking to make a difference in these trying times, the 25th annual Northwest Community CROP Hunger Walk has set a goal of 250 walkers and hopes to raise $25,000 to help stop hunger and poverty here in our community and around the world.

  • Mundelein High fundraiser: Oct 7, 2014 5:54 PM
    Mundelein High School’s girls volleyball teams will collect donations for The Lynn Sage Cancer Research Center at their games against Stevenson High School on Wednesday, Oct. 15, beginning at 5 p.m.

  • Mt. Prospect firefighters holding food drive Oct. 18 Oct 6, 2014 5:23 PM
    The Mount Prospect Fire Department and Mount Prospect Firefighters Local 4119 will sponsor a food drive on Saturday, Oct. 18, to help restock the village’s Emergency Food Pantry for the upcoming holiday season. Fire department vehicles and personnel will be in the parking lots in front of Costco, 999 N. Elmhurst Road, and Jewel, 333 E. Euclid Ave., from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Effort to help homeless marks 25th anniversary Oct 6, 2014 12:23 PM
    Twenty-five years after a small group of citizens and churches founded PADS or Public Action to Deliver Shelter in an effort to lift up the homeless and dispossessed in the local community, Journeys|The Road Home continues that mission.

  • Daily Herald, Deer Park Town Center yoga event to support breast cancer research Oct 7, 2014 2:52 PM
    Join the Daily Herald this Saturday for a special yoga event at Deer Park Town Center to support breast cancer research. For a $10 donation to help fight breast cancer, participants will receive a Color the Town Pink T-shirt and can attend a 60 minute yoga class by Core Power Yoga.

  • Make-A-Wish helps Arlington Heights boy become a Jedi Oct 5, 2014 6:17 PM
    Lukas Swanson of Arlington Heights will soon head west to realize one of his life dreams — studying to be a Jedi Knight. Lukas, who will turn 6 later this month, received a trip to the Jedi training school in Disneyland from the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

  • Lombard cancer patient counsels others on living with the diagnosis Oct 5, 2014 7:00 AM
    Marking the 15th anniversary of the cancer diagnosis that could have killed him, Lombard's Gary Grieger voluntarily immerses himself into a world of sorrow and hope, talking with others who've just learned they have cancer. “I try to help them find a way to be strong,” he says.

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