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  • Northwest suburban police blotterMar 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    A woman got her cellphone back after confronting the thief, Rolling Meadows police said. A woman stole a wallet and cellphone out of a customer’s purse hanging on a chair in Starbucks, 1414 Golf Road. A witness alerted the victim, who chased the woman and a companion. They entered an SUV driven by a male accomplice, but the victim stood in front of the vehicle and confronted them. The offender returned the phone but kept a change purse valued at $25 and $50 in cash.

  •  National Honor Society members from Elk Grove High School partnered with Home Instead Senior Care to help spread holiday cheer to seniors through the Be a Santa to a Senior Program.

    ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ proves to be cooperative effort Jan 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Area retailers, high schools and skilled nursing facilities partnered with Home Instead Senior Care, Elk Grove Village, a local senior care service provider, to make sure that isolated and lonely seniors received gifts and companionship through the “Be a Santa to a Senior” program.

  •  Food pantry volunteers sort and date and check all donated nonperishable food before it is stored. Every Tuesday morning, fresh produce and bakery items from local stores are quality checked and distributed with bagged groceries.

    LCC Food Pantry fights hunger, helps neighbors in need Jul 17, 2013 12:00 AM
    Serving the communities of Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village, Mount Prospect and Rolling Meadows for 37 years, the Lutheran Church of the Cross (LCC) Food Pantry’s mission is to: Improve the health and quality of life of impoverished families and the homeless by providing a variety of nutritious groceries year-round until there is no longer a need for its services.

  • Northwest suburban police blotter Jul 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    Rolling Meadows Police made one driving zero tolerance arrest and wrote 40 seat belt citations during the recent July Fourth Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over/Click It or Ticket crackdown, said Deputy Chief Mark Hogan.

  • Young, Hoffman Estates top Schaumburg Nov 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Hoffman Estates girls basketball team got off to a winning start in the Mid-Suburban West with a 57-45 victory over visiting Schaumburg. Seniors Destinee Young (19 points, 17 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 blocks, 2 steals) and Becca Stoczynski (10 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 blocked shots, 2 steals) helped lead the way as Hoffman improved to 6-1 and 1-0.

  • Rolling Meadows Fire Department hosts clothing drive Aug 12, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Rolling Meadows Professional Firefighters Association has paired up with Elk Grove-based nonprofit, Heart of A Marine, to host a clothing drive for homeless veterans in the Northwest suburbs during the month of August.

  • Alfonso Soriano, left, and Starlin Castro can't make a play on a single hit by the Reds' Brandon Phillips during the ninth inning Friday at Wrigley Field.

    Cubs bumble their way to another loss Aug 10, 2012 12:00 AM
    Growing pains? Oh, yeah, on some days it feels like those pains are growing inside the Cubs. Take Friday's 10-8 loss to the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field. Manager Dale Sveum didn't say, “Please, take it,” but he was irritated aplenty after the Cubs made 5 fielding errors and shortstop Starlin Castro appeared guilty of a mental gaffe. “I'm a little upset today,” Sveum said.

  • Almora ‘top player’ on Cubs’ boardJun 4, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Cubs got their man Monday. They selected 18-year-old Albert Almora, a high-school center fielder out of Florida with the sixth overall pick in the amateur draft. The Cubs had scouted Almora heavily. Between the first and second rounds, the Cubs took a pair of right-handed pitchers to address an organization need.

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    Des Plaines city attorney announces retirement Mar 28, 2012 12:00 AM
    Des Plaines City Attorney Dave Wiltse has announced his retirement after more than 18 years with the city.The Arlington Heights resident wants to do trial work, finish a book about the Civil War, and help spread the gospel of Jesus Christ, something he couldnt do as city attorney.

  •  James Russell looks to fill the setup role left vacant by the trade of Sean Marshall to Cincinnati.

    Russell could spell lefty relief for Cubs Mar 18, 2012 12:00 AM
    The trade of Sean Marshall to the Reds in December left a huge void in the left side of the Cubs' bullpen. James Russell, who performed creditably as a reliever last year, says he can be the guy to replace Marshall. Kerry Wood is back to set up closer Carlos Marmol from the right side, and the Cubs have some homegrown products ready to step up.

  • All may not be well inside the headquarters of Goldman Sachs in New York. On Wednesday, Greg Smith, an executive director at the bank, resigned with an editorial in the New York Times that accused the bank of putting profits ahead of customers' interests — only he didn't put it that nicely.

    Goldman exec resigns with a blistering farewell Mar 14, 2012 12:00 AM
    Goldman Sachs, arguably the most storied investment bank on Wall Street, has been compared to a money-sucking vampire squid and called the evil empire of finance. On Wednesday it got an entirely different kind of black eye delivered by one of its own.

  • Bad decisions on privatizing Nov 7, 2011 12:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Rolling Meadows has to drive one hour to Skokie to dump the garbage. What a waste of time and fuel for the city

  •  Pitching coach Don Cooper as new manager of the White Sox? Well, it would be interesting.

    Spellman’s Scorecard: Changes ahead for White Sox Sep 8, 2011 12:00 AM
    Can you imagine Don Cooper managing the White Sox? Not sure if he would even want the job or how well he’d handle it, but if charisma is a factor in the next managerial hire - assuminbg Ozzie Guillen isn't back next year - Coop would have to top the list.

  • Rolling Meadows mayor nominates for council seat Jun 4, 2011 12:00 AM
    Rolling Meadows Mayor Tom Rooney said Friday he has nominated Jim Allen to fill the vacant 2nd Ward seat on the city council. Allen is Rooney’s second attempt at filling the seat left vacant by Alderman Barb Lusk’s resignation April 15.

  • Rolling Meadows’ WildStang needs new shop Mar 3, 2011 12:00 AM
    The storied WildStang robotics team based at Rolling Meadows High School is looking for a new machine shop where adults can make parts for a robot and the students can assemble it.

  • Can helping others improve your health? Oct 25, 2010 12:00 AM
    Yes, according to scientific studies. Not only does it “feel good” to be kind to others, but it can have both physical and mental benefits, including:

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