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  • New Arlington Hts. store owner started as stock boy 26 years ago Jun 2, 2014 5:47 PM
    The ownership of Sherwin Ace Hardware in Arlington Heights changed hands in January. Former owner Bob Ward didn't have to look far for a buyer. He sold the store to the first stock boy he hired in 1988: Matt Hanson, a 15-year-old sophomore at Rolling Meadows High School. “I grew up in the neighborhood,” Hanson says. “I'm the type of kid who took apart my toys, just to see how they worked.”

  • New Harper program aids students with mild cognitive disabilities May 27, 2014 9:41 AM
    Ashley McLeod was one of the first 14 graduates of Harper’s new Career Skills Institute program, which began two years ago to help students with mild cognitive disabilities assess and strengthen their employability skills and develop a realistic career plan. “I loved it,” said McLeod, who has Down syndrome and lives in St. Charles.

  • The gift of wheels: Needy kids benefit from donated bikes May 19, 2014 11:24 AM
    Wayne Mikes, the second generation owner of Mikes Bike Shop in Palatine, goes about it quietly, but over the years he and his employees have restored and donated something like 3,000 bikes to needy families.

  • Prairie Brass Band in Arlington Hts. weighing 2 for conductor job May 12, 2014 1:56 PM
    Members of the Prairie Brass Band will be rehearsing before a concert next weekend. They rehearse in the 2nd floor music room. Our interest would be in the conductor (who also serves as music director at Christian Liberty) Peter Held, and the principal tenor horn player, Mary Gingrich, who also is in the running as the new conductor of the band.

  • Elk Grove students rally around coach with breast cancer May 5, 2014 1:24 PM
    Last week’s water polo games between Elk Grove and Rolling Meadows high schools drew a standing-room-only crowd — and yet it was hard to tell which fans were which. Fans and players alike were all were wearing the same T-shirt, which read: "Rivals united for a cause." For one day at least, the two teams — which share the Elk Grove High School pool — came together in support of the Lady Grenadiers’ 28-year old varsity coach, Alexa Rodheim, who is battling a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer.

  • Alexian Brothers men explain their late-in-life career changes Apr 28, 2014 2:50 PM
    Three Alexian Brothers men at the Ball de Fleur fundraising event on Saturday night at the Field Museum described themselves as “regular guys,” who were called to religious life later than the traditional vocation, but now find themselves “in the trenches” and working with the poor and marginalized.

  • Arlington Heights girls’ puppy mill bill passes House Apr 21, 2014 12:38 PM
    A group of girls from Patton Elementary School in Arlington Heights are taking the state Legislature by storm. Just last week, Claire Hackmann, Maddie O’Dell and Brooke Martin, wrote to State Sen. Pam Althoff, who will be sponsoring a bill — originally written by State Rep. David Harris of Arlington Heights — before the Illinois State Senate. It has already passed the House. “They did just an outstanding job,” Harris said.

  • Don’t just sit on the couch, says 102-year-old volunteer Apr 14, 2014 1:44 PM
    Marie Schaak is not only one of the longest serving volunteers at JourneyCare in Barrington, she's the oldest. At 102 Schaack comes to work every week to help other volunteers mail out the agency’s bereavement letters. “It’s nice to get out of the house and be with a lot of nice people," Schaak says. "I feel like I’m doing something worthwhile.”

  • 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.”

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