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  • Chef Rodelio Aglibot talks about teaching students how to cook and work in a kitchen.

    E+O's high-profile chef shows Maryville students basics of working in a kitchen Nov 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    Learning the basics of cooking are important for everyone to know, and the boys at the Jen School in Maryville had a celebrity chef with them last week. Chef Rodelio Aglibot, co-owner of E+O Restaurant at Randhurst Village, and his sous chef spent a day at Maryville last week.

  •  Cameron Sato, in the royal blue T-shirt, with friends who helped him build fish cribs that Cameron later installed at Axehead Lake and Belleau Lake in Des Plaines as part of an Eagle Scout project. The cribs give smaller, growing fish protection from larger predators.

    Eagle Scout candidate builds fish cribs for forest preserve lakes Oct 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    Fishermen who flocked to Axehead Lake in Park Ridge for the start of trout fishing season on Saturday found some new hot spots where the recently stocked fish gathered: fish cribs installed by a Mount Prospect Eagle Scout candidate. Cameron Sato, a Hersey High School freshman, worked with Jim Phillips, a fisheries biologist with the Cook County Forest Preserve District, to design his project.

  • In September, students pick tomatoes from their south garden. From left, they are first grader Sophie Fransen, and second graders David Dabrowski and Katie Ruszczak.

    Windsor School's 'farm to table' experience a hit Oct 14, 2013 12:00 AM
    For the third year, students at Windsor Elementary School in Arlington Heights tasted a little of the “farm-to-table” experience. Students planted seeds last winter, and last week enjoyed a homemade butternut squash soup. "it's a beautiful way to connect kids to the food they eat,” says Chef Tom Leavitt of White Oak Gourmet in Arlington Heights.

  •  Darwin Coligado of Elk Grove Village participates in wheeled races. He’s racing in his fourth Chicago Marathon Oct. 13.

    Elk Grove man to compete in wheeled division of the Chicago Marathon Sep 30, 2013 12:00 AM
    Two years ago, Darwin Coligado won the men’s wheeled division of the Air Force Marathon, held at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. In May, he was among the top finishers in the Fifth Third Bank River Run, a 25K race in Grand Rapids, Mich. Next week, however, when the Elk Grove resident lines up for his fourth Chicago Marathon and eight marathon overall, he doesn’t expect to compete with the elite racers in this year’s wheelchair division — the largest ever — but he says he will give them a run.

  •  People play backyard games in the Great Hall of Union Station, part of a winning design created by Buffalo Grove native Corey Nissenberg’s team for a Chicago competition.

    Buffalo Grove native wins Union Station design contest Sep 23, 2013 12:00 AM
    Buffalo Grove native Corey Nissenberg fondly remembers growing up in the suburbs, playing games like tetherball and bocce ball in his yard. Those memories of unstructured, outdoor play in the suburbs drove his latest design concept — for the Great Hall at Union Station — which became TrainYARD, a winning entry in a contest. “This was my first competition outside of school,” Nissenberg says. “The whole thing has been surreal.”

  •  John and Judy Prim address guests at a recent fundraiser at a church in Elk Grove Village, telling them of their dream to build a school and expand their residential program.

    Schaumburg family’s transformation into Guatemalan missionaries Sep 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    Little did John and Judy Prim know, more than 25 years ago now, the impact adopting a 4-year old girl from Guatemala would have on their lives — and the lives of those they would serve. The former Schaumburg couple, who now live in Guatemala and have turned their lives over to being missionaries, returned to Living Hope Church in Elk Grove Village recently — with their daughter, Joy, who is now 30 — where the congregation threw them a fifth successive fundraising dinner.

  • Curator Nathan Harpaz takes a closer look of a print made from the original Leon Garland painting hanging above it, called “Morgan Street.” Garland painted it in 1941.

    OCC's Koehnline Museum focuses on local artists to teach us about ourselvesSep 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Koehnline Museum of Art at Oakton Community College has made a name for itself as a place where Chicago area and Illinois artists get their due. On exhibit now: The Art of Leon and Sadie Garland, a married pair of artists who produced a large and important body of work.

  •  Prospect High School student Apurva Belsare, 16, was recognized over the summer for his research project on early detection of breast cancer.

    Prospect teen wins recognition for cancer research Sep 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    Apurva Belsare, 16, of Mount Prospect was one of 35 teens to be named a winner for excellence in research after he completed the six-week STARS program last summer for aspiring science researchers. “I thought research would be pretty individualized, but it turned out to be a team effort,” says Belsare.

  • Mary Ellen Gabler trains with former Russian skater Oleg Podvalny, who also coaches Gracie Gold, the reigning U.S. silver medalist.

    Arlington Hts. figure skater, 64, is cleaning up on the 'silver' circuit Aug 26, 2013 12:00 AM
    Mary Ellen Gabler of Arlington Heights didn't start figure skating until she was 41, but today she's a champion on the ice. She took first place in the Adult Silver division of the Chicago Open, and this December she will be a featured soloist at the Hoffman Estates Park District's winter ice show. “My original goal was to be able to skate backward,” Gabler says. “That fascinated me.”

  • Mike Notaro, of the Northwest suburban band Mike & Joe.

    Suburban band Mike & Joe more than 20 years of success Aug 13, 2013 12:00 AM
    Mike Notaro of Arlington Heights never thought staying up late and playing guitar would lead to anything. Instead, it was the catalyst a career. He and his band, Mike & Joe, headlined the Mane Event in Arlington Heights last week, playing to 10,000 people. “I’m so lucky to be able to play for my hometown,” Notaro said. “It’s fantastic.”

  •  Mary Trapp of Villa Park holds 10-week-old comfort dog Shiloh during the annual meeting for the K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry held this year at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Roselle.

    K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry recharged by convention in Roselle Aug 5, 2013 12:00 AM
    Seventy dogs and handlers from around the country gathered last week in Roselle to learn and recharge at second national convention of the K9 Comfort Dogs ministry. “I’ve been to so many disaster areas that it’s nice to be together with everyone at a happy occasion,” Lynn Buhrke of Palatine said. “There’s so much camaraderie here. Occasionally, we have to build each other up.”

  •  After completing their school work, Emily Longo, Claire Cason, Holly Giglio, Keagan Cornier and Tara Charvat, Schaumburg High School Spanish students, enjoy some free time white water rafting down the Sarapiqui River.

    Students are able to immerse themselves in the culture Jul 31, 2013 12:00 AM
    Spanish students from Schaumburg High school had the chance to travel to Costa Rica to immerse themselves in the Hispanic culture. The students stayed with local families, visited a coffee plantation and did some white water rafting.

  •  Interns take their class into the tall grass, with Mitch Groenhof bringing up the rear.

    Interns spread conservation message at Flint Creek Jul 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    Citizens for Conservation's “Botany on the Prairie” program is one in a series of hands-on outings for students that immerses them in the CFC’s mission of restoring native wetlands and prairies — and growing the next generation of conservationists.

  •  Pat Hughes and Daniel Gerardi of Arlington Heights, in the press box at Wrigley Field.

    Hersey sophomore ready to take over the airwaves Jul 17, 2013 12:00 AM
    How many high school sophomores know what they want to do in life? Daniel Gerardi does, and his teachers and coaches at Hersey High School are giving him every oppportunity to ply his sports broadcasting trade, now.

  •  Jimmy, 14, and Molly McDermott, 13, of Mount Prospect, are looking forward to more challenging speech and debate tournaments in their futures.

    Mt. Prospect siblings take national titles in speech and debate Jul 8, 2013 12:00 AM
    Jimmy and Molly McDermott of Mount Prospect are turning heads in the national speech and debate circuit, and they haven’t started high school yet.

  •  Sandra Aussem of Palatine, left, and Kim Firth, of Carpentersville plant tomatoes in the Willow Creek Community Church garden.

    Willow Creek Garden grows spirit, along with the vegetables Jun 24, 2013 12:00 AM
    Members of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington have been gardening for more than 15 years, but with the opening of the Care Center on its campus this month, the stakes have risen. “It’s given us more visibility,” says Sandra Aussem of Palatine, who coordinates volunteers for the church’s Giving Garden.

  •  Panos Calderaro, 10, of Arlington Heights takes a tour of the greenhouse with his mom Alex as part of the recognition event for Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization’s “Shining Stars” at Miner School in Arlington Heights.

    NSSEO honors people, businesses that aid its special education efforts Jun 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    During a reception last week, students gave tours of a greenhouse and sustainable vegetable garden in Arlington Heights that was created for special education students with help from individuals, businesses and local units of government. "It’s a huge asset to our students, to have this kind of collaboration,” said Maureen Daly.

  • Tiffany Fentry holds an iPad during a visit to her son Adorian, 8, at La Rabida Children's Hospital in Chicago, where he is recovering from severe burns. She's with her mother and Rolling Meadows firefighter Colin Barr.

    Rolling Meadows firefighters help 8-year-old burn victim Jun 3, 2013 12:00 AM
    Rolling Meadows firefighter Rick Acosta made a return visit to La Rabida Children's Hospital in Chicago last month, only to find a refreshing sight: an iPad charging next to a young patient's bed. It reassured Acosta that 8-year-old Adorian Fentry of Rolling Meadows was using the gift that he and members of Rolling Meadows Firefighters Local 3075 had purchased for him after coming to his rescue in March.

  • Curtis Thomas with his girlfriend, Christine Szukalla, taken in September 2010.

    Mt. Prospect store to donate part of proceeds to brain cancer group May 28, 2013 12:00 AM
    Owners of Capannari's Ice Cream in Mount Prospect hold multiple fundraisers throughout the year, but an event coming up on Sunday truly comes from the heart. Capannari's will donate 10 percent of its proceeds from 6-10 p.m. to raise money for Harley Helping Hands, an organization that helps adults living with brain cancer. A donation basket also will be available for more contributions.

  •  Brian Reynolds of Arlington Heights, in Haiti, where he first went two years ago to help build school desks for an orphanage.

    Haiti Relief Jam II in the suburbs on June 2 May 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    Brian Reynolds of Arlington Heights has pulled together Haiti Relief Jam II, and it's set to roll on June 2. He hopes the Relief Jam will raise both awareness and funding for their next series of mission trips to Haiti.

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