Football Focus 2014

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  • 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.

     
  • JOURNEYS lauds laundry aid from medical centers Oct 3, 2014 2:33 PM
    Two days before Northwest suburban homeless shelters’ Oct. 1 opening for the cold weather months, JOURNEYS | The Road Home received word that its primary donator of laundry service would no longer provide clean linens for 13 of its 18 sites. However, two medical centers, which already jointly did laundry for the five other shelters, agreed to take over all the sites.

     
  • ‘Steppin 0ut for Kids’: Oct 3, 2014 1:01 AM
    Tickets are still available for “Steppin’ Out for Kids,” CYN Counseling Center’s annual dinner dance, on Saturday, Oct. 4, at Maravela’s, 4 Washington St., Fox Lake. The dance runs from 6 to 11 p.m.

     
  • Fundraiser to help homeless Dist. 211 students Nov. 6 Oct 3, 2014 1:38 PM
    Realtors Against Homelessness will be hosting a fundraiser to raise money for District 211 students who are classified as homeless.

     
  • St. Raymond in Mt. Prospect hosts 7th “Volley for the Cure” Oct 1, 2014 4:43 PM
    To support National Breast Cancer Awareness month, the sixth, seventh, and eighth grade girls’ volleyball teams from St. Raymond School in Mount Prospect will host St. James in Arlington Heights and Park View in Morton Grove at the seventh annual “Volley for the Cure” fundraising event 4:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3.

     
  • Prospect Heights Police reach out to community Sep 30, 2014 2:56 PM
    Prospect Heights Police will be holding the last Community Outreach Field Trip of the 2014 Summer Program Sunday, Oct. 5. Volunteers made up of Prospect Heights police officer’s, city staff and elected officials and community volunteers will accompany about 40 youths to a Chicago Fire Soccer Game.

     
  • Libertyville dentist and her staff heading to Kenya on mission trip to help orphans Sep 30, 2014 12:36 PM
    As a local dentist, Meagan Heilman of Libertyville regularly helps children with their dental hygiene, but it’s not every day that she gets to have the same impact on children half a world away. In October, she and two fellow staff members Park Avenue Dental Professionals in Libertyville will do just that.

     
  • Walking It Forward Sep 30, 2014 9:02 AM
    North Elementary School students and staff raised $3,000 in their second annual Walk to Off campaign to benefit the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation.

     
  • Dempsey’s ‘challenge’ raises more than $1.1M Sep 29, 2014 10:42 AM
    Nearly 3,900 people helped raise more than $1.1 million for cancer care and support at the 6th annual Dempsey Challenge, organized by actor Patrick Dempsey in honor of his mother.

     
  • Six Flags coaster marathon raises funds for Special Olympics Sep 28, 2014 7:08 PM
    The 2014 Coaster Challenge at Six Flags Great America on Sunday proved you don’t have to be on your feet to do a marathon. But while participants may have been resting their legs during the Special Olympics Illinois fundraiser, their lungs got quite a workout from all the screaming.

     
  • Run in Libertyville: Sep 26, 2014 5:49 PM
    The Libertyville High School Athletes Committed to Excellence group will hold the 22nd Annual Red Ribbon Kuz Classic race and fun run on Sunday.

     
  • Girls Night out to benefit Palatine Township Senior Center Sep 26, 2014 12:28 PM
    Ladies 21 and over can sip, shop and pamper themselves all for a good cause Oct. 2 when the Palatine Township Senior Center hosts its annual Girls Night Out Fundraiser to benefit the center’s programs and services. The event takes place from 5:30-8 p.m. at Durty Nellie’s, 180 N. Smith St., in Palatine.

     
  • Oakton raises awareness about homelessness on World Habitat Day Sep 26, 2014 12:22 PM
    In honor of World Habitat Day, Monday, Oct. 6, Oakton Community College will call attention to the plight of the homeless by filling the Des Plaines campus courtyard through Friday, Oct. 10, with makeshift shanties built from discarded materials. The event is one of many the college is holding to highlight the problem.

     
  • Auto show in Des Plaines to benefit Scouting program Sep 26, 2014 5:51 PM
    The 2nd Annual Cool Cruisers & Hot Dogs Auto Show, a fundraiser for local Boy Scout programs, will be held Sunday in Des Plaines.

     
  • Dog walk and pet festival: Sep 25, 2014 3:38 PM
    Our House of Hope K-9 Rescue is sponsoring the “Hope Hike Dog Walk, Family and Pet Festival” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 11, at Adler Park, 1500 Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville.

     
  • Motorcycle run in Des Plaines calls attention to heroin epidemic Sep 25, 2014 3:18 PM
    A motorcycle run will make its way through Des Plaines, Mount Prospect and Arlington Heights Saturday to call attention to the growing heroin epidemic in the suburbs, organizers say.

     
  • Open Arms Mission seeks sponsors: Sep 25, 2014 3:17 PM
    Open Arms Mission Food Pantry, 1548 Main St., Antioch, is seeking sponsors for children in need of Christmas gifts this season.

     
  • Shelves nearly bare at Milton Township food pantry Sep 25, 2014 7:42 PM
    The Milton Township food pantry is starved for cash. And unless there’s an influx of donations, the hundreds of people who rely on the Wheaton pantry may have to look elsewhere to feed themselves and their families. “We are totally broke,” Milton Township Supervisor Chris Heidorn said.

     
  • Wheaton Warrenville athletes lend hand in community Sep 24, 2014 12:37 PM
    More than 250 varsity student-athletes from Wheaton Warrenville South High School will perform community service projects Sunday as part of the third annual Tiger Day of Caring program.

     
  • Kiwanis Peanut Days in Des Plaines Friday and Saturday Sep 24, 2014 4:42 PM
    Volunteers with the Kiwanis Club of Des Plaines will again be on the streets for the club’s annual Peanut Days fundraiser Friday and Saturday.

     
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