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  • The Falconaires Orchestra presents When Music was Music Oct 24, 2014 7:54 AM
    The Falconaires Orchestra presents When Music was Music

     
  • NORTHWEST CHORAL SOCIETY ANNOUNCES PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE FOR 2014-15 SEASON Oct 24, 2014 7:48 AM
    NORTHWEST CHORAL SOCIETY ANNOUNCES PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE FOR 2014-15 SEASON

     
  • Attend Upcoming Fundraiser to Benefit Homeless Students at D211 Oct 24, 2014 7:41 AM
    During the 2012/2013 school year, District 211 Superintendent Dan Cates estimates that 200 students were in fact, homeless. So far this this school year, 170 students are experiencing the same hardship. According to Cates, officials predict the number of homeless students attending one of the seven District 211 high schools - which include Palatine, Fremd, Hoffman Estates, Conant, Schaumburg and two alternative high schools - will again exceed 200 by the end of the school year. Given that families often do not report homelessness due to shame or embarrassment, the actual number of homeless students is suspected to be even higher. WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP: To combat the issue that became evident several years ago, a group of realtors joined forces in 2011 to provide assistance to students who go without one of the most basic human needs: a consistent place they can call home. They group is named Realtors Against Homelessness (R.A.H.). R.A.H. chose to do something proactive to address the problem. The organization, which is an affiliate of the D211 Foundation (a 501(c)(3)), has held fundraisers for the past three years to provide a number of immediate supports to homeless students and their families. To date, more than $50,000 has been raised by R.A.H., and all proceeds from the events are donated to District 211. The money is then allocated to school social workers who work directly with the students. The 4th annual R.A.H. Fundraiser will be held on Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Chandler’s Banquets, 401 N. Roselle Road in Schaumburg. The event will include an appetizer buffet, desserts, cash bar, raffles, a silent and live auction, and entertainment. Tickets are $40 and all are encouraged to attend to support this very worthy cause. For more information, or to purchase your ticket online, visit www.RAH211.com or call Cindy Eich at 847-255-1000. The homeless classification comes from the federal government, and includes an array of living situations that all result in the same experience: these young people do not have a stable place to call home. Many times these students live in shelters, stay at a friend’s house, or even sleep in vehicles. About R.A.H. and its Founders: Realtors Against Homelessness (R.A.H.) was founded in August of 2011 by ten local realtors who work for a variety of area real estate offices. They joined together with a mission to provide support to the growing number of homeless students attending District 211 schools. By increasing awareness and fundraising efforts, R.A.H. has been able to positively impact the lives of homeless students. Homeless Designation from the Federal Government: According to federal laws, students are considered homeless if they lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence, share housing with other persons due to housing loss resulting from economic hardship, or if they are unaccompanied youth, including students who are unable to live in their home and are forced to find alternate shelter. R.A.H. Founding members include: Gail Bergstrom Sandie Boxleitner Bobus Maureen Brand Cindy Eich Marty Eich Sue Gould Maria Radwan Greg Smith Stephanie Szigetvari Basel Tarabein

     
  • Congregation Beth Judea hosts Torah Scribe Oct 24, 2014 7:43 AM
    Congregation Beth Judea hosts Torah Scribe

     
  • Hersey named third best marching band in state at University of Illinois competition Oct 24, 2014 7:45 AM
    Hersey named third best marching band in state at University of Illinois competition

     
  • Sugar Grove brothers make Marriott debuts in 'The King and I' Oct 24, 2014 6:00 AM
    Sugar Grove brothers Matthew, 11, and Zachary Uzarraga, 9, are already acting pros. Now the brothers finally get to perform together as they make their Marriott Theatre debuts for a new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1951 Broadway classic “The King and I” in Lincolnshire. Jeff Award-winner Nick Bowling is also making his Marriott Theatre debut as the director. "The King and I" continues in Lincolnshire through Sunday, Jan. 4.

     
  • Lake Barrington's Horseshoe serves bar fare with Western flair Oct 24, 2014 5:45 AM
    Open since December, The Horseshoe Grill on Northwest Highway in Lake Barrington offers a place for sports fans to watch the game while enjoying some solid grub and beers. A new menu and happy hour specials help make the place even more appealing.

     
  • Three charged in marijuana robbery in Wheeling Oct 24, 2014 4:12 PM
    Wheeling police have charged two men and a juvenile girl with attacking and robbing a man who they arranged to buy marijuana from last month.

     
  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Oct 24, 2014 1:01 AM
    Each week, you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of them and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of October 20.

     
  • Microbrewery trying to open in Arlington Heights Oct 24, 2014 5:28 AM
    Plans for Arlington Beer Co., a new microbrewery in Arlington Heights, are moving forward, but part of the original proposal - to include a tap room with tours and tastings - has been put on hold.

     
  • Armed robber hits Arlington Hts. gas station Oct 24, 2014 5:22 PM
    A man with a gun robbed the Arlington Heights Mobil station at 815 W. Rand Road Wednesday night, police say. They are looking for a black man about 35 years old, wearing a multicolored cloth on his face, black backpack and black clothing.

     
  • Lombard mom, children missing since Sunday Oct 24, 2014 12:31 PM
    Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a Lombard mother and two children who have been missing since Sunday. Lanette Anderson, 43, left the area of 22nd Street and Glen Avenue in unincorporated Lombard around noon on Sunday to attend a Halloween party, according to a news release from the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office.

     
  • No injuries reported in semi-truck fire on Route 176 in Green Oaks Oct 24, 2014 3:39 PM
    No one was injured in a semi-truck fire on Route 176 near the Tri-State Tollway in Green Oaks early Friday morning, fire officials said. Libertyville Fire Department Assistant Chief Ken Komers said firefighters were called at 5:01 a.m. and found the vehicle’s cab fully engulfed in flames.

     
  • Bartlett Hills Golf Club manager retiring after more than three decades Oct 24, 2014 5:30 AM
    The longtime general manager of a village-owned golf course is retiring after more than three decades with Bartlett Hills. "(E)very morning I walk in, and the first thing I see is the golf course, and I think to myself that’s my office," Bob Gavelek said. “So I’ve been very, very fortunate."

     
  • Chicago Pet Show comes to St Charles Nov. 8-9 Oct 24, 2014 5:57 PM
    Join the fifth annual Chicago Pet Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, and Sunday, Nov. 9, in the Prairie Events Center at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles. Looking for pet services? Meet local vets, talk to food vendors, hang out with vet chiropractors, and find holistic methods available for your furry, feathery or scaly friends.

     
  • Mt. Prospect to give Kensington Center a spruce Oct 24, 2014 4:25 PM
    Mount Prospect is stepping up efforts to pump new life into the Kensington Business Center. The village wants to make the center more attractive to businesses and turn it into more of an economic engine, so this week the village board hired an engineer to do design and construction work on the jogging path and on making lighting improvements.

     
  • Illinois names 2014 Senior Hall of Fame inductees Oct 24, 2014 8:26 AM
    A 92-year-old man who earned three degrees and wrote six books and a 69-year-old inventor are among those inducted into Illinois’ Senior Hall of Fame. The Department on Aging announced the 2014 inductees in a Thursday news release.

     
  • Deadline for St. Charles’ Electric Christmas Parade entries due Oct. 27 Oct 24, 2014 2:26 PM
    Businesses and organizations are invited to participate in the Electric Christmas Parade on Saturday, Nov. 29. The parade steps off at 5:30 p.m. on Main Street. Those interested in taking part in the parade are encouraged to return completed forms as soon as possible as the Downtown St. Charles Partnership is now accepting entries through Monday, Oct. 27.

     
  • Coming Sunday: Special report on Route 53 Oct 24, 2014 10:01 AM
    The newest incarnation in the 50-year struggle to extend Route 53 north into central Lake County is heading to a make-or-break decision about its future. Starting Sunday, read Mick Zawislak’s two-part report, which includes videos, photos, detailed map/graphics and an interactive Web map/graphic.

     
  • Benedictine symposium weeds out pesticides in lawn care Oct 24, 2014 4:38 PM
    Benedictine University is joining the Chicago Park District, the Midwest Pesticide Action Center, Sierra Club and other environmental groups advocating for the use of natural lawn care techniques in place of pesticides. The university’s Center for Mission and Identity will hold a free, all-day seminar on the issue of pesticides, lawns and social change from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. Benedictine faculty and experts will discuss the scientific, cultural, ethical and public health implications of eliminating the use of pesticides. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

     
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