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  • Arlington Hts. artist’s portrait of Spielberg hangs in Springfield Apr 7, 2014 2:08 PM
    Arlington Heights portrait artist William Chambers recently received a priority letter from a rather surprising source: Hollywood filmmaker Steven Spielberg. The handwritten note thanked Chambers for his recent painting of Spielberg. “I can imagine I’m not an easy subject to paint,” Spielberg wrote. “My wife is a painter and when she saw your work, she was very impressed, and I must admit, so was I!”

  • Student fashion show raises $18,000 for veterans Mar 31, 2014 2:20 PM
    In the fashion show produced last month by students from the Illinois Institute of Art in Schaumburg, models took to the runway escorted by Marines, wearing their dress uniforms. The event took place at the Meadows Club in Rolling Meadows and raised more than $18,000 for Salute Inc. in Palatine.

  • National Juried Art Exhibition opens at Harper for 37th year Mar 24, 2014 1:35 PM
    A juried art show has opened this week at Harper College, that not only drew nearly 500 entries from around the country, but has roots in the famous claims its roots in the Parisian studio Atelier 17, one of the most influential print workshops of the 20th century .

  • Hoffman grad wins prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship Mar 17, 2014 4:57 PM
    Schaumburg native Michelle Kelley still cannot wrap her head around it: She's one of only 40 students awarded a Cambridge Scholarship from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, valued at $50,000. And next year at this time she'll be in England, furthering her ambition for a career in physics.

  • Rotary gala funds a variety of community projects Mar 10, 2014 2:43 PM
    The Schaumburg/Hoffman Estates Rotary Club fundraiser Saturday night had a Mardi Gras theme but a serious purpose: Raise $75,000 to fund many worthwhile community projects - including the Blessings in a Backpack program at Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates high schools.

  • Competitive spelling career over for Palatine 8th-grader Mar 3, 2014 1:25 PM
    Eighth-grader Sarah Griswold of Palatine came very close to punching her ticket to the Scripps National Spelling Bee, coming in second at the Regional Suburban Cook County Bee. She survived 17 rounds and eventually went head to head with last year’s winner, Alia Abiad of Western Springs.

  • Ebert documentary filmmaker a ‘magician’ Feb 24, 2014 2:25 PM
    The Sundance Film Festival and the Arlington Heights Memorial Library shared a headliner last week, when award-winning filmmaker Steve James came to Arlington Heights less than a month after his newest documentary, “Life Itself” — profiling legendary film critic Roger Ebert — debuted at Sundance.

  • Holmes school ready for Jazz in the Meadows competition Feb 17, 2014 2:50 PM
    Jazz in the Meadows, featuring almost 50 high schools and 15 middle schools, is Saturday. The chance to win top honors at the acclaimed 29-year-old festival has bands bringing out their best stuff. Holmes Middle School in Mount Prospect is coming off a win at the North Shore Jazz Festival, while Cooper Middle School in Buffalo Grove has won eight of the last 11 times.

  • Friends send off Buffalo Grove-trained Olympians Jan 29, 2014 3:10 PM
    Figure skaters who train at Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion in Buffalo Grove are sending Gracie Gold and Jason Brown off to the Sochi Olympics with giant cards and their best wishes. Gold and Brown, who will compete for gold medals in ladies and men's figure skating, are well known at Twin Rinks.

  • Popular Arlington Hts. book club brings authors to readers Jan 20, 2014 12:48 PM
    A unique book club held at Tuscan Market & Wine Shop in downtown Arlington Heights is packing them in - not just for the wine and hors d’oeuvres but for a chance to meeting the authors and hear firsthand about the publishing process.

  • St. Viator senior helps carry EYEsee to new heights Jan 14, 2014 5:19 AM
    Started by high school students five years ago, EYEsee is the passion of St. Viator senior Paul Lewis. Through his innovation, now more than 100 local eye clinics are collecting used eyeglasses that EYEsee connects with missions in Third World countries.

  • Area figure skater has new role at 2014 Olympics Jan 6, 2014 9:54 AM
    Renowned figure skater David Santee has been an athlete, a broadcaster and a torch runner for the Olympic games, but for the 2014 Sochi games he's got a new job - video operator for the international panel of ice skating judges. “I’m so excited,” Santee said last week at the Oakton Ice Arena in Park Ridge, where he coaches private students and is the skating director. “I’ll be in the middle of all the action.”

  • Palatine volunteers find PATH to helping suburban families in need Dec 30, 2013 2:11 PM
    It promises to be a good New Year for hundreds of Palatine area families, thanks to a grass-roots organization called Palatine Assisting Through Hope, or PATH. The group’s Annual Day of Giving, which took place in late November in a donated storefront in Palatine, drew 970 people in need of winter clothing and outerwear for children.

  • Santa still makes house calls in Palatine neighborhood Dec 20, 2013 12:28 PM
    A tradition played out in the Willow Wood subdivision of Palatine this year, and not even most neighbors living in the area realized it stretched it stretched back 45 years. Santa and his elves made house calls throughout the neighborhood, visiting some 20 homes and more than 50 children.

  • ‘Katie Project’ a fire-safety model begins in Arlington Hts. Dec 16, 2013 1:27 PM
    Six weeks after a deadly fire in Arlington Hts. took the lives of three women, an initiative to promote fire safety has taken flight. Named in memory of a 7-year-old Palatine girl who died in a house fire nearly 40 years ago, The Katie Project sends volunteers into the homes of elderly residents to make sure the smoke detectors are working, and change out the batteries or the detectors themselves if they are not.

  • LGH volunteer program a boon for hospital and volunteers alike Dec 9, 2013 3:07 PM
    At Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, several young adults from its Adult Down Syndrome Center are volunteering at the hospital. “When he gets up on Tuesdays, he’s just giddy,” says Owen Laatsch’s mother, Cathy Laatsch. “He loves coming here and the teamwork involved.”

  • Schaumburg Township librarians publish young adult novels Dec 2, 2013 2:14 PM
    As teen librarians at Schaumburg Township District Library, Susan Miura and Amy Alessio know something about what kids read. Both have put that to work in novels of their own. Both novels are teen mysteries, and not surprisingly, each author drew from her own experiences to develop the characters and storyline.

  • St. James principal nominated for prestigious national Catholic educators award Nov 25, 2013 11:46 AM
    The Archdiocese of Chicago could nominate only one principal out of 250 for a national award, and it turned to Judy Pappas, a 37-year veteran in Catholic education and presently the principal of St. James Catholic School in Arlington Heights. Pappas learned of her nomination during an all-school Mass on Friday. “I’m stunned,” she said. "Just to be nominated is a blessing for the whole school.”

  • Nonagenarians find tai chi relaxing way to stay fit Nov 18, 2013 1:55 PM
    Eleanor Peet and Maxine Kitts are 90 and 91, respectively, and they credit their excellent health in part to a regimen that has involved practicing Tai Chi for nearly 20 years. “It’s kept me active enough that I don’t feel my age,” Kitts says.

  • District 54, Rotary open second food pantry in a local school Nov 11, 2013 2:22 PM
    Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54, a group of students and the Hoffman Estates/Schaumburg Rotary Club have done it again — a second school-based food pantry has opened, this time in Keller Jr. High. “I like being part of something bigger than myself," said eighth-grader Keneni Godana.

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