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  • Rotary Club of Palatine allocation applications available Dec 17, 2014 1:38 PM
    The Rotary Club of Palatine is currently accepting applications from organizations for possible donations from the club.

     
  • Gold dropped in Libertyville Salvation Army kettle Dec 17, 2014 7:37 PM
    For the fourth consecutive year, an anonymous "Guardian Angel" has dropped seven gold coins in a Salavation Army red kettle at the Jewel store in Libertyville. The coins are valued at $1,500. “The writing of the note is very similar. The person gives to same kettle every year and he always gives seven,” said Whitney Lewis, spokeswoman for the Salvation Army.

     
  • More than 50 kids participate in Mundelein’s annual ‘Shop with a Cop’ program Dec 16, 2014 12:31 PM
    The Mundelein Police Department and the Mundelein Super Target recently teamed up to help a group of children have a brighter holiday with the annual “Shop with a Cop” program. 

     
  • Hoffman Estates mayor supports food drive Dec 16, 2014 4:34 PM
    Hoffman Estates Mayor Bill McLeod will be busy this week helping out at several businesses in the village where donations of nonperishable goods will be collected for the Hanover Township food pantry. McLeod will start his rounds at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Heroic Fitness, 2626 New Sutton Road in the Poplar-Prairie Shopping Center. He will serve “Thinny Mint” and eggnog smoothies, and kick off a “Sleigh Bells Strength” fitness class.

     
  • Believe Project: $100 to help sister who lost home in Thanksgiving fire Dec 16, 2014 6:30 PM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Joanne Gurion of Rolling Meadows, who would like to help out her sister, whose house burned to the ground on Thanksgiving Day.

     
  • Fundraiser Thursday for Streamwood girl with cerebral palsy Dec 16, 2014 12:57 PM
    Heritage Elementary School in Streamwood is hosting a fundraiser Thursday for a student in need of a wheelchair-accessible van. Proceeds from the “Family Movie Night” will help the family of Riley Woznicki, a first-grader with spastic cerebral palsy, toward the purchase of a new van, which could cost up to $50,000.

     
  • Lindenhurst Early Childhood Center hosts annual Gift of Giving event Dec 16, 2014 4:20 PM
    About 180 children at the Lindenhurst Early Childhood Center are hard at work this week making 400 hand-packed care boxes filled with food and toiletries. The boxes will be donated to various local charities and food pantries as part of the center’s annual Gift of Giving program.

     
  • Patton School students inspired to help Arlington Hts. family Dec 15, 2014 1:12 PM
    Fifth-grader Liam McGuffin of Arlington Heights and nearly 60 other children enrolled in the Children At Play program at Patton Elementary School in Arlington Heights worked with their supervisor, Agnes Roberts, to adopt a local family this holiday season. “I wanted to help people get gifts over the holidays,” Liam said. They were one of the younger groups who participated in the program that is now 30 years old.

     
  • Jewish school students make lunches for Lazarus House guests Dec 15, 2014 1:58 PM
    Fox Valley Jewish School students are learning about community service by helping Lazarus House, a shelter for people in need in St. Charles. Recently, the students made sack lunches for Lazarus House guests.

     
  • Mt. Prospect Lions make community donations Dec 15, 2014 1:24 PM
    Every Sunday for 20 weeks each year from June through October, the Mount Prospect Lions coordinate and staff the downtown farmers market in the west Metra train station commuter parking lot at the corner of Route 83 Elmhurst Road and Northwest Highway.

     
  • Bowlers take aim at suburban hunger Dec 15, 2014 5:30 AM
    Bowlers knocked over pins in an effort to help knock out hunger in the Northwest suburbs on Sunday as Mount Prospect-based Northwest Compass, Inc. hosted its inaugural Strike Out Hunger fundraiser at Arlington Lanes in Arlington Heights.

     
  • Believe Project: $100 to help sick friend buy presents for his kids Dec 14, 2014 4:16 PM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Paul Young of North Aurora, who would like to help a friend with cancer buy Chirstmas gifts for his four kids.

     
  • Constable: Grayslake pastor proud of link to Civil Air Patrol Dec 14, 2014 7:00 AM
    In a long-overdue honor, the Civil Air Patrol, created Dec. 1, 1941,was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal last week in Washington. Jill Paulson, a Presbyterian minister in Grayslake, received a replica medal in honor of her grandfather, who started the civilian force, which was instrumental in protecting the coast in WW II.

     
  • Trip to North Pole helps families leave health battles behind Dec 13, 2014 6:44 PM
    After challenging times in hospitals and at doctors' offices, children with life-threatening diseases and their families escaped to the North Pole Saturday. Operation North Pole is a volunteer effort that takes kids on a not-to-be-forgotten train ride followed by a special visit with Santa.

     
  • What’s it like to work for the forest preserve district? Dec 12, 2014 1:24 PM
    “I want your job!” said the twentysomething barista as I ordered my latte at the drive-up window. His comment was based solely on seeing the Forest Preserve District of Kane County emblem on my shirt. My colleagues have had similar reactions when wearing their uniforms. What is it about the Forest Preserve District logo that triggers this response?

     
  • Lisle groups help those in need regardless of the season Dec 12, 2014 11:30 AM
    Touchdown for Charity and Poised for Success are two local groups that stretch their giving spirit beyond a single holiday. The knitters and crocheters in Touchdown for Charity, based at The Nook in downtown Lisle, craft caps for premature babies and warm winter wear for families in need. Poised for Success, supported by the Lisle Convention and Visitors Bureau, collects business attire to outfit women in need as they interview for jobs and enter the workplace.

     
  • Believe Project: $100 to add joy for family with health issues, little money Dec 12, 2014 5:15 PM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Mel Fox of Lake Zurich, a teacher who has a student whose family could use a little cheer this Christmas.

     
  • Mt. Prospect school collects toys for the needy Dec 12, 2014 11:18 PM
    Lions Park School in Mount Prospect held its annual toy drive Friday, where all students bring an unwrapped gift for children who aren’t as fortunate as many of the town’s residents. The Mount Prospect Fire Department collected the toys and placed them in a firetruck for distribution later.

     
  • Catholic Charities provides a merry Christmas for thousands Dec 11, 2014 7:26 PM
    It will be a merrier Christmas this year for the needy families who went home with presents Thursday from the Catholic Charities gift program.

     
  • Palatine Legion group hosts Santa breakfast Dec. 20 Dec 11, 2014 5:29 PM
    The Sons of the American Legion in Palatine are hosting a special holiday pancake breakfast with Santa open to the public on Saturday, Dec. 20. The event will take place from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the American Legion Hall, 122 W. Palatine Road in Palatine, to raise funds for Legion Family Charities.

     
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