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  • GiGi’s Playhouse gala March 14 at Drury Lane Jan 23, 2015 4:09 PM
    The 2015 international GiGi’s Playhouse “I Have a Voice” Gala will be held on Saturday, March 14, at The Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace, to celebrate 12 years of giving to help individuals and their families with Down syndrome. Hosting more than 1,000 guests from the Chicago area and emceed by CBS news anchor Rob Johnson, the gala is the most important fundraiser of the year for the Hoffman Estates-based agency and key to expanding its voice in the world.

  • Believe Project: $100 to make a friend feel like a millionaire Jan 23, 2015 5:30 AM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Barbara Stark of Naperville, who'd like to give it to a friend who has cerebral palsy and lives in an assisted care facility. To her, she says, $100 would feel like a million.

  • Wheaton boy now the face of fight against childhood cancer Jan 23, 2015 5:23 AM
    Chase Ewoldt, 5, of Wheaton is a special face for the St. Baldrick's Foundation. A brain and spinal cancer patient, Chase was named one of five national ambassadors for the organization. His family hopes it will help them raise awareness about childhood cancer research funding. “There are quite a few pediatric cancer treatments where the side effects border on barbaric," his mom Ellie says.

  • D95 hosts parent/child benefit dance: Jan 22, 2015 4:40 PM
    Families in Lake Zurich Unit District 95 are invited to attend the third annual Joanie’s Closet Parent/Child Valentine’s Dance on Friday, Feb. 6, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at May Whitney Elementary School, 120 Church St., Lake Zurich.

  • Hoffman Estates honors WINGS volunteer as ‘Great Citizen’ Jan 21, 2015 8:25 PM
    Sarah McClarey attended Monday’s Hoffman Estates village board meeting to recognize local business Fabbrini’s Flowers for its help in her annual campaign to send roses to recent survivors of domestic abuse on Valentine’s Day. But McClarey — who lived her own extraordinary story of survival — left with an honor of her own, the village’s Great Citizen Award.

  • Believe Project: $100 for a family that sees beyond their problems to help others Jan 22, 2015 8:49 PM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Susan Grandt of Elk Grove Village, who wants to give it to a family with health problems that still seeks to help others.

  • Restaurant night for Hawthorn PTO: Jan 20, 2015 4:20 PM
    A Restaurant Night to support the PTO in Hawthorn Elementary District 73 will be 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at Hitz Pizza & Sports Bar, 700 S. Butterfield Road, Mundelein.

  • Believe Project: $100 to feed the homeless Jan 20, 2015 5:30 AM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Monica Boska of Streamwood, who wants to feed the homeless in Chicago one sandwich at a time.

  • North Central needs volunteers to help feed starving children Jan 19, 2015 8:49 AM
    Community volunteers are needed to help feed children around the world by packing meals in two-hour shifts Sunday and Monday, Feb. 15 and 16, at North Central College in Naperville.T

  • Believe Project: $100 for a friend who never puts herself first Jan 19, 2015 5:30 AM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Michelle Herzau of Elgin, who wants to give her friend Diane — a constant caretaker for her extended family - something just for her for a change.

  • Stevenson High students honor MLK through public service Jan 19, 2015 5:35 PM
    About 200 Stevenson High School students traveled to eight sites across Lake County for volunteer projects on Monday, completed the Lincolnshire school's second annual Day of Service. It was again scheduled to coincide with Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

  • Living King's legacy: Turn a day off into a 'day on' Jan 19, 2015 10:57 AM
    For many young people across the suburbs, the Martin Luther King Day holiday won't be just a break from classes.They'll be spreading out across their hometowns performing service projects in King's honor. “It's not a day off, but it's a day on to do something in your community,” said Dianha Ortega-Ehreth, executive director of Elgin's Youth Leadership Academy.

  • Believe Project: $100 to help students bundle up for winter Jan 18, 2015 7:45 AM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Mary Fulin of Elgin, a second-grade teacher who wants to help buy mittens and hats for her students who don't have them.

  • Rotary winter fundraiser Jan 18, 2015 4:40 PM
    The Libertyville Sunrise Rotary Club hosts its “Service Above Self” winter charity fundraiser Feb. 21 at the Royal Melbourne Country Club, 4700 Royal Melbourne Drive, Long Grove.

  • Thousands of Girl Scouts learn economics and empowerment at Rosemont rally Jan 18, 2015 9:39 AM
    Thousands of Girls Scouts learned economics and empowerment at a rally kicking off regional cookie sales in Rosemont Saturday. “This is about having your own business and feeling what that feels like to experience the thrill of the close,” says Jennifer Fredericks, one of the organizers.

  • Believe Project: $100 to help friend buy diapers for her baby Jan 17, 2015 7:33 AM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is David Barnhill of Addison, who wants to help his friend Rebecca buy diapers and wipes for her son.

  • New Ronald McDonald House ready to open in Winfield Jan 17, 2015 7:34 AM
    The new Ronald McDonald House is scheduled to open Sunday across the street from Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield. The new 19,000-square-foot, two-story house will support families of hospitalized children at CDH, the CDH Proton Center in Warrenville, Delnor Hospital in Geneva and other area hospitals. "We are thrilled to provide a new place for families to stay and connect with others while they’re living through some of life’s most trying times," said Doug Porter, CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana.

  • Harper students join Saturday in MLK Day of Service Jan 16, 2015 5:41 PM
    Harper College students are taking part in the community college’s first MLK Day of Service Saturday, Jan. 24. They’ll work on a service project, design a mural of King and hear from keynote speaker Noelle Jones, founding English teacher at the Greater Lawndale High School for Social Justice in Chicago.s

  • Bowling tournament fundraiser: Jan 16, 2015 5:05 PM
    The Lake County United States Bowling Congress Women’s Bowling Association will hold its final fundraiser all day Saturday, Jan. 24, at Hitz Pizza and Sports Bar, 700 Butterfield Road, Mundelein.

  • Believe Project: $100 to make blankets for cancer patients Jan 16, 2015 5:30 AM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Iris Kanter of Buffalo Grove, who wants to buy supplies for a volunteer effort to make blankets for cancer patients.

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