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  • Cook County Toys for Tots donations down this year Dec 9, 2014 5:12 PM
    The Toys for Tots drive in Chicago and suburban Cook County is way under its usual level of donations, the organization says. So far this season the group has about 30,000 toys, far fewer than the 289,500 collected in 2013.

  • Woodland students shop with teachers Dec 9, 2014 7:57 PM
    Woodland Elementary West staff helped students purchase items Tuesday at the Gurnee Target to be donated to the District 50 Holiday Food Drive.

  • Schaumburg High School charity lunch Friday Dec 9, 2014 1:48 PM
    Students in Schaumburg High School’s Chemistry of Foods and Practices in Entrepreneurship (PIE) are preparing to host the 11th annual Charity Soup Lunch to benefit the SHS Blessings in a Backpack project and the SHS Magic Closet.

  • Believe Project: $100 to accessorize wheelchair for boy with MS Dec 9, 2014 5:23 AM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Billita Jacobsen of Carpentersville, who wants to jazz up the wheelchair of a boy she's worked with for six years who has MS.

  • Toys for Tots event: Dec 9, 2014 5:04 PM
    Mundelein’s Tavern on 60, 330 Townline Road, has organized a special wrap-up event on Saturday, Dec. 13, for the 2014 Toys for Tots program.

  • Veterans group donates $5,000 for College of Lake County memorial Dec 9, 2014 4:34 PM
    A $5,000 donation was presented Tuesday to help with expenses for a veterans memorial at College of Lake County's flagship campus in Grayslake.

  • Believe Project: $100 for nurse to buy coats, hats for kids Dec 8, 2014 5:30 AM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Laura Ehrhardt of Bartlett. She is a school nurse in Elgin Area School District U46 who wants to buy coats and hats for kids in need at the schools she serves.

  • Naperville community treats parents of sick kids just like family Dec 8, 2014 11:00 AM
    A visit to the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Edward Hospital is like a tour through the generosity of Naperville on a micro scale. The room is a well-stocked 1,700 square feet full of comforts for families of young patients in the pediatric or neonatal intensive care unit. “It’s compact, but we have a lot here,” said volunteer Jessica Jozwiak of Naperville. “Random acts of kindness are common here."

  • Schaumburg students campaign to save monarch butterflies Dec 8, 2014 12:00 PM
    Students in Kim Savino’s classroom at Collins Elementary School in Schaumburg are on a mission. Simply put, they want local residents to “start seeing monarchs.”

  • Rocking out to beat cancer in Ingleside Dec 7, 2014 10:32 PM
    J's Sports Grill and Bar in Ingleside was packed Sunday with supporters of Jessica Amanti, a Lakes Community High School sophomore who is battling leukemia. The bar hosted a fundraiser for Amanti's family on Sunday, and it included a performance by Alternate Past, a rock band that includes Jessica's father on drums.

  • Heartwarming gift collection at St. Mary of Vernon Dec 7, 2014 4:37 PM
    Children carried wrapped gifts to the alter at St. Mary of Vernon Catholic Church on Sunday, adding to an already massive pile of presents gathered as part of the Indian Creek church’s Gift Sunday. For more than 25 years, the church annually has set aside one weekend before Christmas to help make the holiday season a little brighter for low-income families.

  • On the road: Take in tea service to warm up this winter Dec 6, 2014 5:00 AM
    Holiday Tea is a festive tradition during which you can warm up and relax after holiday shopping downtown, and the Atwood Cafe in the Hotel Burnham has just the thing. The City Winery Chicago hosts a music, wine and champagne pairing concert. And Heidel House Resort & Spa in Wisconsin offers a storybook holiday for you and your family.

  • Santa Run brings merriment to downtown Arlington Hts. Dec 6, 2014 7:18 PM
    Hundreds of runners dressed as Santa Claus too to the streets of Arlington Heights on Saturday for the 7th annual Rotary 5K Santa Run.

  • Believe Project: $100 to help her boss whose husband has leukemia Dec 6, 2014 5:35 PM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Jaclyn Baird of Gilberts, who wants to help her boss and friend, whose husband has leukemia. "She is always the one taking care of everyone else; it is now her turn to be taken care of," Jaclyn writes.

  • Generous donations make Graylake Central holiday food drive a success Dec 5, 2014 2:01 PM
    Many Avon Township families will have bountiful holiday meals this year, thanks to the work of the Grayslake Central High School student council and public service practicum classes. They teamed up to collect more than 63,000 pounds of food this fall for the school’s 22nd annual food drive.

  • Believe Project: $100 to teach young women to pay it forward Dec 5, 2014 5:19 PM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Lenna Scott of Buffalo Grove, who wants to teach young women to pay it forward.

  • OCC Empty Bowls event is Saturday, Dec. 6 Dec 6, 2014 12:49 AM
    The annual Empty Bowls fundraiser at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines will be held 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. Professional and student potters from the Chicago area contribute hundreds of unique bowls and other pieces for the event.

  • Fundraiser started for engineer working on Addams Tollway over Fox River Dec 5, 2014 5:12 PM
    An online fundraiser has been started to help the family of a construction engineer severely injured Monday working on the Jane Addams Tollway bridge over the Fox River in Elgin. Rudolf Das, 51, was pinned when a crane component weighing thousands of pounds fell. “I’m still in shock. He’s still in the same position since Monday. He has a breathing tube,” his wife said.

  • Loves to dance, willing to help: Joe Greenberg Dec 4, 2014 7:01 AM
    Someone to be Thankful for in Geneva is the assignment, and "Joe Greenberg" is the name I'm given. I call Jean Gaines, director of the Chamber of Commerce, for guidance: Who is this guy? "He's a Geneva institution!" she crows. "And he's my hero!"

  • Winter Wonderland returns to Des Plaines this weekend Dec 4, 2014 11:57 AM
    Winter Wonderland, Des Plaines' annual two-day free family festival, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6-7, at the Frisbie Senior Center, 52 E. Northwest Hwy. “This is the perfect way to ring in a joyful holiday season,” said Linda Traina, Des Plaines Park District superintendent of recreation.

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